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Paleo Fast Food

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 06, 2010 at 1:01 AM

Scenario: You're starving on your way home and too lazy to cook. What is your quick paleo approved food fix? Mine:

  • Fajitas sans tortillas, rice, beans, chips, etc. from mexican restaurant

  • Roasted chicken at local grocer

Yours?

D8437a1370dc47874134f7b74cf2a8c4

on October 23, 2013
at 04:50 PM

@patrick3000 not of it's a real BBQ joint, any BBQ sauce will be on the side. But, pulled pork (which is just pork shoulder) would most definitely have some sort of sugar (brown or granulated) and kosher salt in the rub. That would be completely caramelized as bark by the time @tnlakegirl would have eaten it.

You can always eat BBQ without the bark, especially pulled pork.

312537f2ecb216c830c3fd351efcfbbc

(110)

on May 26, 2013
at 03:32 PM

Curry sauce has canola oil mayo; just ask cuz they can differ/vary.

337b24e948ed467fa775b5f56f51560c

on February 20, 2012
at 02:34 PM

Just an FYI, 90% of the prepared food vegetables are cooked in Wegmans "Basting Oil," which has a base of, you guessed it, soybean oil. I'll agree though, wegmans here in ithaca is my go to for "paleo fast-food." The brussels sprouts–chicken combo is the BEST!

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(19469)

on November 08, 2011
at 08:55 PM

Super lame @ Moe's for contaminating their meat with gluten. When I visited their a few weeks ago, they were touting their antibiotic free/hormone free meats. Clearly this was a move to compete with Chipotle on quality, but they obviously didn't try too hard if gluten and soy are still present.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on November 08, 2011
at 05:27 PM

I just checked the Moe's website for paleo-friendly options, and the only protein that doesn't contain wheat/gluten or soy is the fish....which contains artificial coloring. ugh!!!

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(213)

on October 18, 2011
at 09:14 PM

I second the Wendy's salads too. They're pretty good if you leave off the dressing.

7255a87872b75e6f691d84dca769b87e

on October 18, 2011
at 08:46 PM

Do this with the pork and you're fine:http://paleohacks.com/questions/20014/have-you-tried-the-ghetto-burrito-bowl-chipotle-menu-hack#axzz1b2obTesG I say, better than fine. With triple meat that's something like 3/4lb somewhat-natural pork.

7255a87872b75e6f691d84dca769b87e

on October 18, 2011
at 08:43 PM

When I'm city-locked I find a Chipotle and buy a salad with Carnitas (the only meat not fried in soy), guacamole and tons of salsa. Damn them for frying their veggies in rancid oil >.<

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on October 11, 2011
at 04:15 AM

I had the Carl's Jr low carb burger last night, and it messed me up. The only food I had a reaction to within a few hours since I went paleo 5 weeks ago.

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(24553)

on July 18, 2011
at 09:29 PM

Grocery stores seem to be at least as ubiquitous as fast food places when I'm out. Pouch o' tuna, piece of fruit, and a bunch of parsley isn't bad.

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(24553)

on July 18, 2011
at 09:26 PM

+1 for the Wendy's baked potato, it is conventionally grown, but it may be the only "whole food" I've ever seen on a fast food menu. I love that their condiments come with ingredients lists, so if I'm tempted to put some of that fake sour cream on I can just read through the list a few times, and then it is easy to resist.

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on April 04, 2011
at 07:16 PM

their website doesn't mention the pork containing soy, and as far as Im concerned, thats the best thing there.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on March 13, 2011
at 02:58 PM

I like the chicken lau lau at L&L. can't get much more paleo than that.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 09, 2011
at 02:07 PM

@Sgroh87 - Yeah, sucks to high heaven, doesn't it. Go there to avoid the gluten and get slammed with the N6.

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on March 08, 2011
at 09:38 PM

haha, that reminds me of years ago going to the "Spice Market Buffet" in Vegas, with a lot of ethnic variety foods. I'd really really pile up the tuna and salmon sushi they served, and by the time I was done had left behind impressive Egyptian pyramids on my plate constructed of rice bricks : )

A993550f2a130df8d3462c08582f08ec

(589)

on March 08, 2011
at 03:24 PM

Actually, all of Chipotle's food is cooked in soybean oil: http://www.chipotle.com/en-US/menu/special_diet_information/special_diet_information.aspx Pissed me right off when I found out.

80f18fe71d6fc0940ab8b7a036dd056e

(0)

on March 01, 2011
at 06:40 PM

Carl's Low Carb Six Dollar Burger = burger wrapped in lettuce plus cheese, tomato, red onions, pickles, mustatd, mayo, ketchup

80f18fe71d6fc0940ab8b7a036dd056e

(0)

on March 01, 2011
at 06:32 PM

In-n-Out Protein style = burger wrapped in lettuce. Animal style = burger wrapped in lettuce, plus tomato, mustard-cooked beef patty with tomato, pickle, grilled onions, and extra spread

80f18fe71d6fc0940ab8b7a036dd056e

(0)

on March 01, 2011
at 06:32 PM

I had to look this up: Protein style - burger wrapped in lettuce Animal style - burger wrapped in lettuce, plus tomato, mustard-cooked beef patty with tomato, pickle, grilled onions, and extra spread

07ca188c8dac3a17f629dd87198d2098

(7970)

on December 11, 2010
at 04:11 PM

Yeah, I used to have morning fasts and stay satiated by having the baristas at starbucks make me a decaf with heavy cream. Just make sure it's not whipped cream - they adda syrup to that. But the keep the heavy cream in a little fridge by the espresso machine for when they make they whipped cream :)

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on December 11, 2010
at 04:10 AM

Not enough meat on your In-N-Out burger? You can always order more patties. http://www.whatupwilly.com/2006/01/in-n-out-100x100.html

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on December 10, 2010
at 09:21 PM

at in-n-out that is

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on December 10, 2010
at 09:21 PM

Yep yep, my favorite is the 4x4

88905cfc5bb098ad3830671a1af373a8

(803)

on September 03, 2010
at 01:37 AM

what oils do the local places tend to use? i'm hopeful upon hearing that...

88905cfc5bb098ad3830671a1af373a8

(803)

on September 03, 2010
at 01:33 AM

the meats are often BBQ'd in sweet sauces though, right?

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on September 02, 2010
at 04:33 AM

I wish more places carried hard boiled eggs.

95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

(2384)

on September 02, 2010
at 12:24 AM

One more advantage of Chipotle is that everything (except the flour tortillas) is gluten-free. And the meat and dairy is about as good as it gets for fast food -- they say 35% of their dairy is pastured now, and their goal is for all their meat and dairy to be pastured.

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(2007)

on August 02, 2010
at 08:19 PM

Usually Mexican restaurants will offer the meats as a "plate", i.e. a carne asada plate.

002d63c0ab8bfe4a20b6eb14944f0e22

on June 04, 2010
at 10:31 PM

What is the spanish term for fajitas without a tortilla?

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on June 02, 2010
at 05:17 PM

This is the problem with thinking. You realize what you are REALLY feeding yourself when you give in and buy something already-prepared. Sometimes I just feel so ....different....from most people. And no doubt, most of them think I am a nut. But at least I am a healthy nut. Real food is just so much better than the crap you buy that someone else cooked.

C53665c3f012fa1ede91033b08a8a6e7

(2269)

on June 02, 2010
at 12:27 AM

fast-food fish is going to be the cheapest farmed tilapia or catfish and full of the same crap as factory-farmed beef or chicken.

C53665c3f012fa1ede91033b08a8a6e7

(2269)

on June 02, 2010
at 12:25 AM

Costco chickens are indeed delish, but they're still factory-farmed misery on a spit.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 08, 2010
at 04:41 PM

@Patrik - A double-double has cheese on it. ;) http://www.in-n-out.com/secretmenu.asp

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on April 08, 2010
at 05:06 AM

@gilliebean - I have to fault you for only one thing. It is not a double-hamburger but a double-double. :)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 06, 2010
at 05:48 PM

Jae, thanks for that info. I didn't know the fajitas were cooked in soybean oil! Ew!

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

(6157)

on April 06, 2010
at 05:39 PM

I also avoid the "fajitas" (sauteed peppers and onions) at Chipotle b/c they are cooked in soybean oil, but other than that Chipotle is by far my favorite quick meal. The quality of the pork is usually pretty decent.

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on April 06, 2010
at 07:32 AM

You can you not get enough meat on an In-N-Out burger? I've had up to 4 patties on mine. :-)

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(4645)

on April 06, 2010
at 04:05 AM

A good ( read no Mac,BKing, etc) like 5 guys or In and Out with half or no bun is truly a fine quickie. Always cook for leftovers

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 06, 2010
at 02:19 AM

Y'all, this is a legitimate question. I don't think we need to debate the merits of fast food with Josh. Let's provide legitimate answers!

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 06, 2010
at 01:18 AM

My default choice is a cobb salad or a mixed green salad with steak or chicken, no dressing.

Here are my other options for specific fast-food places:

Johnny Rockets: the Original with bacon, lettuce wrapped (aka protein style) with a load of pickles for the side! Yummy!

Chipotle: salad bowl with chicken, no beans, no dressing, but loads of guacamole!

Boston Market: 1/2 chicken with two sides of steamed veggies.

Thai: spicy beef salad, no dressing, with lemon wedges.

Sharkey's (for the Californians): Half Power Plate, with steamed broccoli and grilled veggies!

In-n-Out (again, for the Californians): Animal Style (no spread), Protein Style, double-meat.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 06, 2010
at 05:48 PM

Jae, thanks for that info. I didn't know the fajitas were cooked in soybean oil! Ew!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on April 08, 2010
at 04:41 PM

@Patrik - A double-double has cheese on it. ;) http://www.in-n-out.com/secretmenu.asp

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

(10502)

on April 08, 2010
at 05:06 AM

@gilliebean - I have to fault you for only one thing. It is not a double-hamburger but a double-double. :)

77732bf6bf2b8a360f523ef87c3b7523

(6157)

on April 06, 2010
at 05:39 PM

I also avoid the "fajitas" (sauteed peppers and onions) at Chipotle b/c they are cooked in soybean oil, but other than that Chipotle is by far my favorite quick meal. The quality of the pork is usually pretty decent.

95ab15c8ef50ff0daf87ccbdd52cd3b8

(2384)

on September 02, 2010
at 12:24 AM

One more advantage of Chipotle is that everything (except the flour tortillas) is gluten-free. And the meat and dairy is about as good as it gets for fast food -- they say 35% of their dairy is pastured now, and their goal is for all their meat and dairy to be pastured.

80f18fe71d6fc0940ab8b7a036dd056e

(0)

on March 01, 2011
at 06:32 PM

I had to look this up: Protein style - burger wrapped in lettuce Animal style - burger wrapped in lettuce, plus tomato, mustard-cooked beef patty with tomato, pickle, grilled onions, and extra spread

80f18fe71d6fc0940ab8b7a036dd056e

(0)

on March 01, 2011
at 06:32 PM

In-n-Out Protein style = burger wrapped in lettuce. Animal style = burger wrapped in lettuce, plus tomato, mustard-cooked beef patty with tomato, pickle, grilled onions, and extra spread

A993550f2a130df8d3462c08582f08ec

(589)

on March 08, 2011
at 03:24 PM

Actually, all of Chipotle's food is cooked in soybean oil: http://www.chipotle.com/en-US/menu/special_diet_information/special_diet_information.aspx Pissed me right off when I found out.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on March 09, 2011
at 02:07 PM

@Sgroh87 - Yeah, sucks to high heaven, doesn't it. Go there to avoid the gluten and get slammed with the N6.

Medium avatar

(5136)

on April 04, 2011
at 07:16 PM

their website doesn't mention the pork containing soy, and as far as Im concerned, thats the best thing there.

7255a87872b75e6f691d84dca769b87e

on October 18, 2011
at 08:46 PM

Do this with the pork and you're fine:http://paleohacks.com/questions/20014/have-you-tried-the-ghetto-burrito-bowl-chipotle-menu-hack#axzz1b2obTesG I say, better than fine. With triple meat that's something like 3/4lb somewhat-natural pork.

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B22e5946e28a1845a6006737e59edfc6

(2437)

on December 11, 2010
at 03:17 AM

The chicken curry salad from Whole Foods is amazing. Its basically just free range chicken covered in curry sauce and nuts with a tiny bit of raisins.

312537f2ecb216c830c3fd351efcfbbc

(110)

on May 26, 2013
at 03:32 PM

Curry sauce has canola oil mayo; just ask cuz they can differ/vary.

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Medium avatar

(19469)

on July 18, 2011
at 11:06 PM

  • Five Guys double with bacon (no bun no ketchup)

  • Moe's or Chipotle burrito bowl (double meat, guac, no beans no chips)

  • Wendy's Grilled chicken sandwich (no bun no sauce) eaten on top of 99 cent side salad

  • Plain BBQ Brisket or Pork (the picture below was snapped while in N.C.)

  • Convenience store pork rinds (no msg or other additives) and gluten-free/sugar free jerky

    paleo-fast-food

If you want to read more about my recent attempt to stick with paleo while traveling, check out "Going Paleo (and not so Paleo) on the Road"

Medium avatar

(19469)

on November 08, 2011
at 08:55 PM

Super lame @ Moe's for contaminating their meat with gluten. When I visited their a few weeks ago, they were touting their antibiotic free/hormone free meats. Clearly this was a move to compete with Chipotle on quality, but they obviously didn't try too hard if gluten and soy are still present.

76c885d7d27e6c83542ea493ca866dcd

(2178)

on November 08, 2011
at 05:27 PM

I just checked the Moe's website for paleo-friendly options, and the only protein that doesn't contain wheat/gluten or soy is the fish....which contains artificial coloring. ugh!!!

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86a7abe4a54c4dc15ea44bacef00c5a8

on June 05, 2010
at 03:02 AM

Earlier today, I was driving up I-75 on a long trip. I had already exhausted my supply of snacks and was getting hungry. After saying to my husband that it was difficult to find "Paleo fast food" on the road, the light bulb went off. BBQ!!! After all, we were in GA where there is an sign for a BBQ joint every 20 miles or so. Half an hour later, we had a pound of pork plus a pound of ribs and were back on the road.

BBQ is going to be my new emergency go-to snack on the road. The extra bonuses are that most of the smoked meats are cooked in advance, so takeout orders are usually pretty quick and most meats are available by the pound. Pork ribs, pulled pork, or smoked chicken without the sauce are my favorites.

88905cfc5bb098ad3830671a1af373a8

(803)

on September 03, 2010
at 01:33 AM

the meats are often BBQ'd in sweet sauces though, right?

D8437a1370dc47874134f7b74cf2a8c4

on October 23, 2013
at 04:50 PM

@patrick3000 not of it's a real BBQ joint, any BBQ sauce will be on the side. But, pulled pork (which is just pork shoulder) would most definitely have some sort of sugar (brown or granulated) and kosher salt in the rub. That would be completely caramelized as bark by the time @tnlakegirl would have eaten it.

You can always eat BBQ without the bark, especially pulled pork.

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8fde659b39634705f79da89ef10dd3dc

on April 06, 2010
at 02:32 AM

hard boiled eggs from the prepared food bar at whole foods.

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0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

(4645)

on April 06, 2010
at 01:26 AM

No disrespect Josh- But a lazy Paleo-man dies of starvation, but I know what you are asking. This is one of the true benefits of Intermittent fasting (which I believe needs to be UN-planned). There is always time to wait til a nice steak is done in a pan. or a few veggies (never forget the veggies) are chopped. That mexican stuff has way too much corn meal, starch and grains for me. Roasted Chickens are always the chicken that could be sold for one reason or another (old), so they roasted it. Get a slow cooker crock pot and come home to some real food. Keep a hard boiled eggs in the frig. Eggs are quick to cook- hardboiled ones even quicker, and I don't think I have gone a day with cutting an Avocado open and spooning the guts out.

145d4b0f988af15acc6b26eccc1f4895

(1932)

on June 02, 2010
at 05:17 PM

This is the problem with thinking. You realize what you are REALLY feeding yourself when you give in and buy something already-prepared. Sometimes I just feel so ....different....from most people. And no doubt, most of them think I am a nut. But at least I am a healthy nut. Real food is just so much better than the crap you buy that someone else cooked.

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8347d512bca9b034d53da40dab8cd21c

on April 06, 2010
at 11:50 AM

I don't know how many of you have a Wegmans supermarket in your area, but with the size of the Prepared Foods section being built into most of them, it's a huge variety of "fast food". What's more, they (usually) list the ingredients plainly for a lot of what they offer, as well as the calorie count (if that's of issue to you).

I'll go in some nights and snag roasted brussels sprouts or broccoli with a plain roasted chicken and some green tea.

337b24e948ed467fa775b5f56f51560c

on February 20, 2012
at 02:34 PM

Just an FYI, 90% of the prepared food vegetables are cooked in Wegmans "Basting Oil," which has a base of, you guessed it, soybean oil. I'll agree though, wegmans here in ithaca is my go to for "paleo fast-food." The brussels sprouts–chicken combo is the BEST!

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on April 06, 2010
at 10:09 AM

i go to 7-11 and get black coffee, hard boiled eggs, and almonds.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on September 02, 2010
at 04:33 AM

I wish more places carried hard boiled eggs.

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93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on April 06, 2010
at 02:37 AM

In N Out burger animal style, protein style FTW!

0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

(4645)

on April 06, 2010
at 04:05 AM

A good ( read no Mac,BKing, etc) like 5 guys or In and Out with half or no bun is truly a fine quickie. Always cook for leftovers

4
D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

on September 01, 2010
at 11:57 PM

I carry food with me, in an insulated pack with a cool-pack in it.

Hard-boiled eggs (peeled), nuts, and a mixture of cream cheese/butter/heavy cream. And purified water.

Canned chicken, tuna, salmon, sardines and herring make good fast food.

Pork rinds, too. Dipped in the cream cheese/butter mixture with Rotel is nice.

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on August 02, 2010
at 07:48 PM

The problem with getting a lot of these things like BBQ, chicken breasts at fast food places, etc. is that most people don't realize how many additives are but in there. Whole foods usually has rotisserie chickens, but you have to be careful if you're looking to stay paleo. One is cooked in soy sauce and a bunch of other stuff, but they also have one cooked with only pepper on it, and another one that is cooked completely plain. If it comes down to it and nothing else is around, you can always find raw veggies that anywhere that will satisfy your hunger for a good while.

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(1638)

on June 07, 2010
at 05:56 PM

Find a grocery store - just a regular one - and hit the deli counter. Most will have some kind of a basic roast beef with no or minimal seasoning - like Boar's Head brand Oven Roasted Top Round. I have 4oz or more of this for a quick lunch quite often - just roll the slices up and chow down. Really good if you get a couple of slices of a good all-natural cheese and add some good mustard for dipping!

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on April 06, 2010
at 03:58 AM

Bunless burger.

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7bea72ef073e8f76b5828727f1460900

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on April 06, 2010
at 03:56 AM

The Low Carb Six Dollar Burger at Carl's Jr.

Actually, Carl's will lettuce-wrap any of their sandwiches, and is one of the only fast food chains that "gets" low-carb. I used to like In-N-Out protein style as well, but after a while In-N-Out burgers seem to not have enough meat for me.

Another very good option is the Low Carb BBQ Plate at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue, for those of you fortunate enough to live close to one.

A third alternative is a whole rotisserie chicken at CostCo for $4.99. The price is unbeatable, and it is actually one of the best rotisserie chickens available at any price.

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on April 06, 2010
at 07:32 AM

You can you not get enough meat on an In-N-Out burger? I've had up to 4 patties on mine. :-)

C53665c3f012fa1ede91033b08a8a6e7

(2269)

on June 02, 2010
at 12:25 AM

Costco chickens are indeed delish, but they're still factory-farmed misery on a spit.

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on December 10, 2010
at 09:21 PM

at in-n-out that is

50637dfd7dc7a7e811d82283f4f5fd10

(5838)

on December 10, 2010
at 09:21 PM

Yep yep, my favorite is the 4x4

5e36f73c3f95eb4ea13a009f4936449f

(8280)

on December 11, 2010
at 04:10 AM

Not enough meat on your In-N-Out burger? You can always order more patties. http://www.whatupwilly.com/2006/01/in-n-out-100x100.html

80f18fe71d6fc0940ab8b7a036dd056e

(0)

on March 01, 2011
at 06:40 PM

Carl's Low Carb Six Dollar Burger = burger wrapped in lettuce plus cheese, tomato, red onions, pickles, mustatd, mayo, ketchup

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on March 13, 2011
at 02:58 PM

I like the chicken lau lau at L&L. can't get much more paleo than that.

3eca93d2e56dfcd768197dc5a50944f2

(11697)

on October 11, 2011
at 04:15 AM

I had the Carl's Jr low carb burger last night, and it messed me up. The only food I had a reaction to within a few hours since I went paleo 5 weeks ago.

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on December 10, 2010
at 08:36 PM

A couple of good options for paleo fast food, with a few tweaks.
Chick Fila - grilled chicken salad
Wendy's - apple pecan chicken salad

Actually both of these are pretty tasty. Just thought I would share.

Check out www.paleofastfood.com where there are some other good paleo fast food options.

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B3c62d89cd47b7d7209b6a99243d0ded

on June 07, 2010
at 08:10 PM

Hit a Chinese Buffet that has a heavy selection of seafoods.

Eat as much Steamed and or Broiled fish and/or shellfish as you care to.

Steamed veggies on the side!

If any meats have escaped sugared or floured preparation, enjoy some of those too!

If they have a sushi section, why not peel the good stuff off the top, and set the rice aside?

A2fe5bbd09c7804fd321e9e9a9f9d199

(1614)

on March 08, 2011
at 09:38 PM

haha, that reminds me of years ago going to the "Spice Market Buffet" in Vegas, with a lot of ethnic variety foods. I'd really really pile up the tuna and salmon sushi they served, and by the time I was done had left behind impressive Egyptian pyramids on my plate constructed of rice bricks : )

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on June 02, 2010
at 11:54 AM

Rotisserie Chicken at most big grocery/Sams/Costco

Pound of Pork at most BBQ places- no sauce

2 Large Burgers, Lettuce for Bun

Grilled Chicken Salad from Zaxbys etc no dressing

find a good country kitchen/greasy spoon and talk to them at an earlier date about how they cook the food, once you find the right one this is gold, we have one that cooks in lard

run into the buffet, and get a Togo plate, fill it with steak

moo shu beef or pork, no rice at Chinese place, talk to them first about cooking oils local places tend to use good stuff, chains are almost all veg oils

I hate to say it, subway salad.. Such low quality meat

of course nothing beats leftovers of real food from last night

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on September 03, 2010
at 01:37 AM

what oils do the local places tend to use? i'm hopeful upon hearing that...

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on April 06, 2010
at 02:39 PM

Where I live we don't have a lot of those places. I would think that one of the salads at Wendy's with grilled chicken would be satisfying, maybe with a baked potato. When I lived in Omaha we had Runza. They grind their own meat for the burgers, nice and greasy, the way they should be. In the winter they used to have a deal where with the purchase of a drink and a side the main item cos the low temp for the day. If it was -10 degrees you paid a penny for the burger.

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on July 18, 2011
at 09:26 PM

+1 for the Wendy's baked potato, it is conventionally grown, but it may be the only "whole food" I've ever seen on a fast food menu. I love that their condiments come with ingredients lists, so if I'm tempted to put some of that fake sour cream on I can just read through the list a few times, and then it is easy to resist.

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on October 18, 2011
at 09:14 PM

I second the Wendy's salads too. They're pretty good if you leave off the dressing.

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on April 03, 2011
at 10:22 PM

I love Jimmy Johns roast beef un wich. Its all the stuff that would be on a reg sub but wrapped in lettuce.

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on March 08, 2011
at 10:45 AM

I surely don't let myself get to that point. Where I live the restaurants are closed till 7:00-8:00 pm. The only fast food is McDonalds. I have stopped for their baby carrots, nothing else there. Or if for some reason I am tired of the dried figs, cranberries and almonds I keep in the car I stop at a mini market (when opened) for prosciutto, turkey, roast beef, carrots, fruit (devour it in the car or take it home)

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on March 08, 2011
at 10:14 AM

Quick? Easy? This is FastFood.

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on December 11, 2010
at 07:37 AM

Eggs fried in butter - fast, delicious, and nutritious.

When I'm out, I get either a breve latte (made with half-and-half, yes it's not strict paleo) or an espresso with pure cream in it. Makes a decent breakfast!

There's also a great local cafe that makes a delicious bacon cheeseburger - bunless of course - that comes with a side salad.

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on December 11, 2010
at 04:11 PM

Yeah, I used to have morning fasts and stay satiated by having the baristas at starbucks make me a decaf with heavy cream. Just make sure it's not whipped cream - they adda syrup to that. But the keep the heavy cream in a little fridge by the espresso machine for when they make they whipped cream :)

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on June 02, 2010
at 04:03 AM

Can of sardines from a local grocer, and maybe some veggies if they look fresh. Also, the Whole Foods prepared foods dept peeps are sometimes nice to me and will cook up the little bit of grass-fed beef that I buy from their meat dept. And then there's the seafood dept, which often has prepared shrimp or alaskan wild-caught salmon. But I usually just have the sardines with some kombucha or tea on those lazy evenings.

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on July 18, 2011
at 09:29 PM

Grocery stores seem to be at least as ubiquitous as fast food places when I'm out. Pouch o' tuna, piece of fruit, and a bunch of parsley isn't bad.

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on February 20, 2012
at 06:09 AM

how bad...??? REALLY BAD...!!! ZERO MCDONALDS !!!!! AKA (devils cafe)... you will LIVE much longer without it !!!

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on October 18, 2011
at 08:42 PM

I beeline to the nearest trailhead, build an Atlatl, and kill an elk.

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on October 18, 2011
at 08:43 PM

When I'm city-locked I find a Chipotle and buy a salad with Carnitas (the only meat not fried in soy), guacamole and tons of salsa. Damn them for frying their veggies in rancid oil >.<

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on September 14, 2011
at 03:15 AM

I go to McDonald's and have the Caesar salad with double chicken and no cheese. I sub the ranch for vinaigrette. Otherwise I go to Chipotle and order a salad and I can pick the ingredients. Taco Bell is almost impossible to make Paleo-friendly meals... Thanks for the info!

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on August 16, 2011
at 06:32 PM

  • Almonds, soaked the night before
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • Banana
  • Organic rotisserie chicken from Whole foods
  • fresh figs

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on July 19, 2011
at 05:39 AM

In Norway I always buy fishcakes. Wild cod with little additives, yummy!

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on July 18, 2011
at 07:57 PM

Wahoo's has grilled steak and veggies. Get double steak.

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on March 09, 2011
at 06:44 PM

The nice thing about Florida, is that wherever they put a fast restaurant, they usually stick some sort of grocer in as well. It's just as fast to run into a grocery store, buy some grape tomatoes, an avocado, some almonds, and a pound of (preferably organic) turkey. It might not be a purist's version of Paleo, but it get's the job done. It's faster to go to the produce section of a Publix, than to go through a fast food drive-thru sitting in your vehicle.

I also try to keep a backup plan with a pack of tuna and some fruit and nuts.

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on March 08, 2011
at 09:23 PM

I keep my freezer stocked with homemade meals ready to go for just these times.

I can hardboil-poach two eggs in the microwave in 2 minutes. Slap on some butter and I'm good. No muss, no fuss. I do this a lot.

Otherwise Chipotle or roast pastured chicken from my local grocery store.

Canned sardines if I'm really hard up ;)

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on March 08, 2011
at 01:21 PM

If I need to buy something when I'm out (and it'll normally be to get protein, for fear of muscle wastage, or because I'm feeling cold and tired, rather than just to get fat calories), rather than going to a restaurant, I tend to just go to a shop and buy some cold, cooked chicken. It tastes pretty awful, but I can normally find something that's just chicken and maybe a couple of grams of dextrose in a glaze and no vegetable oil.

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on March 08, 2011
at 11:32 AM

When I'm travelling, especially early AM through airports - egg mcmuffins sans muffins.

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on March 08, 2011
at 11:12 AM

I go to McDonalds. I get the biggest burger, but I don't eat the bun. I do eat the chips (aka french fries). It only happens once every six weeks or so. How bad can it be?

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on February 20, 2012
at 12:45 PM

Kebab without the bread, just the meat and some salad to go, works just fine!

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on September 02, 2010
at 04:38 AM

I really can't stomach fast food places but I would probably get a sub-way sandwich even though I don't want the bread. Its part of the compromise ( 80/20 )...

I carry in my car beef jerky, nuts, canned sardines, water.

If I am running short of time for making a lunch at home, I try to grab a banana and hard boiled egg for the road. Right before I walk out the door I take a tablespoon of coconut oil. Keeps me pretty satisfied for a long time.

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on June 04, 2010
at 09:24 PM

Just have some soaked, dried, flavoured nuts on hand always. And then I'll just munch on celery slathered with some nut butter or tahini with a wee bit o honey....

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on June 02, 2010
at 12:03 AM

i try to get fish. better hn massproductio chicken, with arom and gmo

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on June 02, 2010
at 12:27 AM

fast-food fish is going to be the cheapest farmed tilapia or catfish and full of the same crap as factory-farmed beef or chicken.

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on April 06, 2010
at 04:55 AM

Bunless grilled chicken breast or a side salad minus the dressing. Usually can only eat the salad. After becoming accustomed to organic chicken and cooking it on my own, the fast-food chicken doesn't really taste like chicken...just sayin'. Prep your food in advanced and always keep some Paleo kibbles handy (chopped veggies, almonds, etc.). Don't leave home without them. Good luck!

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on April 06, 2010
at 01:47 AM

I always have leftovers or something pre-made to grab like hard boiled eggs.

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on April 06, 2010
at 01:39 AM

I skip fast food at all costs, but salads are good. I think of what I'm supporting when I eat at those places and then add them to the fasts. I do fail and my wife calls the shots somedays :)

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