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What's a good snack besides nuts?

Answered on January 12, 2015
Created February 13, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Nuts lead to binges.

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on April 08, 2013
at 08:30 PM

Try making your own nut butter and adding cinnamon or other spices. It reminds me a little of apple pie!

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on July 10, 2011
at 02:10 AM

Really? Why is that?

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

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on March 23, 2011
at 01:54 PM

Try Justin's brand nut butters - they're amazing and all natural so they aren't too sweet or processed. Though I also recently came across a brand of peanut butter that is *just* peanuts, which is great - no added sugar or anything. Krema brand. http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/ http://www.krema.com/

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on November 01, 2010
at 06:00 AM

2 Tbsp of labneh has about 5 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, and 2 grams of carbs. I grew up on the stuff and love it, it is one of only 2 Paleo non-compliant items I eat, the other being pasture butter.

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on September 06, 2010
at 09:41 PM

Ooo! I love the coconut milk with a square of chocolate idea!! Awesome!

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on July 17, 2010
at 07:44 PM

Yes, I was interested in the proportions as well? I have just made home made beef broth and have lard on hand as well as coconut oil. And the Powerballs- that would hold my lil one's over for a bit!

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

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on July 17, 2010
at 07:41 PM

Great ideas! I would like to try the popsicles for my kids. None of my kids will eat my plain full fat yoghurt which I love! I wish I had started them on it earlier.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

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on July 17, 2010
at 07:36 PM

I completely agree! great snacking & nutrient dense

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

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on July 17, 2010
at 07:35 PM

I was just traveling into very remote areas up the Inside Passage to Alaska. I would have coveted some tinned sardines! I eat this home once in awhile. And my family always snacks on hard-boiled eggs which are very portable. We eat a lot of cheese and make mozzarella once in awhile too.

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on July 17, 2010
at 07:32 PM

wow great idea. and I recently tried cacao nibblets and they were very good tasting. I never thought about making my own chocolate; I will give it a try.

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on May 07, 2010
at 03:53 PM

What's the fat content of Labneh ?

8347d512bca9b034d53da40dab8cd21c

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on March 14, 2010
at 03:34 AM

I agree -- personally I've become a huge fan of Granny Smith apples. Crisp, incredibly tart, and filling. Sometimes I'll pair one with a few almonds (few meaning "five or less") and that satisfies me.

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on March 10, 2010
at 04:54 PM

Wow, chocolard! Is that for real? What are the proportions?

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on March 10, 2010
at 03:52 PM

I've been making my own chocolate - comes out way better than anything I've bought in the store 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 cup crushed nuts or coconut flakes (you could also use dried berries or pretty much whatever else you want) 1 Tbsp honey Just melt the coconut oil and mix everything together. Then put it into a container lined with aluminum foil in the fridge til it hardens

B694ff94abba729b4d1568fc12ff3285

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on February 21, 2010
at 09:28 AM

Same :). Try "Pealing" of the shell without breaking the coconut inside, I managed twice now, great fun ;)

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on February 20, 2010
at 08:21 PM

I love the challenge of consuming a coconut without having someone else separate all the bits! Makes snacking less easy. :)

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on February 20, 2010
at 08:19 PM

These are great suggestions!

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on February 16, 2010
at 05:30 PM

Even better than Greek yogurt is Labneh. It is even thicker and has an even higher fat content. I have it for breakfast every day with cinnamon and a drizzle of really good extra virgin olive oil. The olive oil is traditional with labneh and tastes almost like honey in contrast with the tartness of the labneh. They sell it in Trader Joe as Yogurt cheese. Otherwise search out any local middle eastern grocery which almost certainly will have it.

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on February 16, 2010
at 11:58 AM

Celery and almond butter...yum!

E7edfa98fd4c90d71f43933bf34822b0

on February 16, 2010
at 11:57 AM

I've had luck finding the high-octane stuff at Harris Teeter and Fresh Market.

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on February 16, 2010
at 09:33 AM

Making my own jerky here, and loving it!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on February 14, 2010
at 07:27 AM

Also, dried beef is another option! I buy mine (sugar-free) from a local store.

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on February 13, 2010
at 11:57 PM

Ihahne, Do you buy it online? At my local publix they only sell up to 85% Lindt's - though I have seen they sell a higher purity on the Lindt's website. Maybe I should see if there is a chocolatier in town.

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on February 13, 2010
at 06:11 PM

Love making my own jerky. Very tasty indeed

52cae90a114ca8f0404948e2b7ccb7ef

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on February 13, 2010
at 04:45 PM

I once wrote to the Utz company to ask that question and their reply was "Our pork rinds are rendered in their own fat."

33974ac55e5240bcc34a067a5644726c

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on February 13, 2010
at 02:46 PM

I really like Lindt's 99% chocolate. It really makes your appetite go away ;)

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(2119)

on February 13, 2010
at 02:34 PM

The pork rinds I buy all just say "fried pork skins." I find myself wondering what they are fried in. I've been assuming it's pork fat since there are no other ingredients, but does anyone know?

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on February 13, 2010
at 07:22 AM

The local Trader Joe's only carries the low-fat stuff nowadays....

52cae90a114ca8f0404948e2b7ccb7ef

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on February 13, 2010
at 02:37 AM

Yeah, home made beef jerky is great stuff. And it's your gateway to pemmican.

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10
41169da3c4552089ac3d62e143960f07

(100)

on February 13, 2010
at 02:09 PM

Seaweed - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/14/dining/14mini.html

Crackling -if you render your own tallow or lard, save the leftovers and sprinkle them with salt (or NoSalt) and cinnamon for a tasty snack

Choco-lard - heat 100% cacao chocolate, butter, coconut oil, and tallow/lard in a pan, cool, break into chunks - store in the freezer for chocolate consistency, in the fridge for fudge consistency. Can be sweetened with Stevia or honey if you like, but my sweet tooth is long gone.

Powerballs - same as above, only mix in crushed nuts and roll into ping-pong sized balls before storing in the fridge

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on February 20, 2010
at 08:19 PM

These are great suggestions!

587538a2db229b2ec884ea04cc3dc75e

(462)

on March 10, 2010
at 04:54 PM

Wow, chocolard! Is that for real? What are the proportions?

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on July 17, 2010
at 07:44 PM

Yes, I was interested in the proportions as well? I have just made home made beef broth and have lard on hand as well as coconut oil. And the Powerballs- that would hold my lil one's over for a bit!

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65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

on February 13, 2010
at 01:31 AM

I think that high purity dark chocolate is a good snack, since it is high in fat. Of course, the lower the purity of the dark chocolate the more sugar is probably added. I've been gradually working my way up from 85%, to 86%, and then 88% recently by trying different brands like Lindt's and Ghiradelli. Now, the pure 100% dark chocolate is probably the most optimal you can get in bar format, but if you are not use to it the taste, it is quite bitter with a woody flavor.

You can look online for things like cacao nibblets, which are small bits of raw cacao. Those are probably the closest to the natural form you can get. I'm sure the Mayans and Aztecs ate a lot of the stuff.

65125edd5aafad39b3d5b3a8b4a36bb7

(6082)

on February 13, 2010
at 11:57 PM

Ihahne, Do you buy it online? At my local publix they only sell up to 85% Lindt's - though I have seen they sell a higher purity on the Lindt's website. Maybe I should see if there is a chocolatier in town.

33974ac55e5240bcc34a067a5644726c

(260)

on February 13, 2010
at 02:46 PM

I really like Lindt's 99% chocolate. It really makes your appetite go away ;)

08f65e31fe63fa8c91edcdf8ece35607

(220)

on March 10, 2010
at 03:52 PM

I've been making my own chocolate - comes out way better than anything I've bought in the store 1/4 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/4 cup crushed nuts or coconut flakes (you could also use dried berries or pretty much whatever else you want) 1 Tbsp honey Just melt the coconut oil and mix everything together. Then put it into a container lined with aluminum foil in the fridge til it hardens

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on July 17, 2010
at 07:32 PM

wow great idea. and I recently tried cacao nibblets and they were very good tasting. I never thought about making my own chocolate; I will give it a try.

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E91fd339d760ed76cc72570a679ebf5a

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on February 13, 2010
at 01:11 PM

Water. Eating anything between meals confuses my body's signals.

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Dbfd016ec2d477a76d7db6c1538f7182

on February 13, 2010
at 02:28 AM

Gluten-free Beef Jerky!

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on February 14, 2010
at 07:27 AM

Also, dried beef is another option! I buy mine (sugar-free) from a local store.

52cae90a114ca8f0404948e2b7ccb7ef

(1595)

on February 13, 2010
at 02:37 AM

Yeah, home made beef jerky is great stuff. And it's your gateway to pemmican.

7f8d633c32b75ad7f9f148ceb6283866

(315)

on February 13, 2010
at 06:11 PM

Love making my own jerky. Very tasty indeed

B694ff94abba729b4d1568fc12ff3285

(169)

on February 16, 2010
at 09:33 AM

Making my own jerky here, and loving it!

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93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on February 13, 2010
at 12:51 AM

I like:

  • Tinned sardines in olive oil (not canola!)
  • Cheese (Not "orthodox" Paleo, I know)
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Sausages from local German deli

Also, nowadays, when traveling, I would rather just fast and endure some discomfort then eat the sh*t on airplanes or the stuff available at gas stations.

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on July 17, 2010
at 07:36 PM

I completely agree! great snacking & nutrient dense

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on July 17, 2010
at 07:35 PM

I was just traveling into very remote areas up the Inside Passage to Alaska. I would have coveted some tinned sardines! I eat this home once in awhile. And my family always snacks on hard-boiled eggs which are very portable. We eat a lot of cheese and make mozzarella once in awhile too.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

the de vany classic: celery. i want to crunch on something for a snack, and celery satisfies that urge.

E7edfa98fd4c90d71f43933bf34822b0

on February 16, 2010
at 11:58 AM

Celery and almond butter...yum!

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A6c24d24be86cd02215a54feb8840206

on March 10, 2010
at 12:18 AM

dude, learn to live without delicacies. if nuts trigger binges for you, avoid the chocolate. nuts and chocolate are delicacies to me because i like having special occasion foods (cheating the paleo way with a cup of nuts after a huge success). go with hardboiled eggs with some salt. it fills me right up.

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on March 09, 2010
at 12:02 AM

My kids love coconut popsicles... blend coconut milk w/a little banana and freeze in popsicle mold. You can adjust the amount of banana based on your own preference for sweetness/carbs. Even SAD consuming play date friends who reject other snacks such as strained full fat yogurt as having "no flavor" (ei: no sugar...) like these pops!

For a savory snack: cut celery in bite sized pieces, fill with cream cheese and top with smoked fish and chives. I served these as an appetizer for a brunch I hosted over the weekend - they were demolished and no one missed the crackers!

04293f705870e1837b8670d3c1cd5f67

(2261)

on July 17, 2010
at 07:41 PM

Great ideas! I would like to try the popsicles for my kids. None of my kids will eat my plain full fat yoghurt which I love! I wish I had started them on it earlier.

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on February 14, 2010
at 06:11 PM

Apples with fresh almond butter.

8347d512bca9b034d53da40dab8cd21c

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on March 14, 2010
at 03:34 AM

I agree -- personally I've become a huge fan of Granny Smith apples. Crisp, incredibly tart, and filling. Sometimes I'll pair one with a few almonds (few meaning "five or less") and that satisfies me.

9aa2a816c61170cc0183a68be0386ba5

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on March 23, 2011
at 01:54 PM

Try Justin's brand nut butters - they're amazing and all natural so they aren't too sweet or processed. Though I also recently came across a brand of peanut butter that is *just* peanuts, which is great - no added sugar or anything. Krema brand. http://www.justinsnutbutter.com/ http://www.krema.com/

90bcfafd2ef73fea5398c483c593349e

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on April 08, 2013
at 08:30 PM

Try making your own nut butter and adding cinnamon or other spices. It reminds me a little of apple pie!

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on February 13, 2010
at 05:52 AM

Straight up spoonful of virgin organic coconut oil if you're looking to stop a craving of anything in it's tracks.

If you're actually looking to snack, home-made deer jerky is a winner hands-down.

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on July 10, 2011
at 02:10 AM

Really? Why is that?

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on February 13, 2010
at 04:35 AM

93f44e8673d3ea2294cce085ebc96e13

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on February 13, 2010
at 07:22 AM

The local Trader Joe's only carries the low-fat stuff nowadays....

E7edfa98fd4c90d71f43933bf34822b0

on February 16, 2010
at 11:57 AM

I've had luck finding the high-octane stuff at Harris Teeter and Fresh Market.

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on February 13, 2010
at 05:58 AM

3rd the dark chocolate. I like Green & Black's 85% Dark chocolate or Lindt 90 Dark. I have at least 1 oz per day. I used to be a huge consumer of homemade (I love to bake) baked goodies. I'd usually have at least 2 types of pies in the fridge at all times. I'm glad I'm done with that. Dark chocolate is my saviour!!

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on February 13, 2010
at 03:00 AM

  • I'm a big fan of beef jerky. Someday I'll make my own.
  • Coconut milk
  • Coconut Flakes
  • Nuts and seeds in moderation
  • Tuna
  • I second the sardines in oil and watch out for the tins packed in soybean oil
  • Avocado

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on March 12, 2010
at 11:26 PM

Lara Bars!!!!! I recently found these, and am so completely happy. I keep a few in my purse, as I'm out and about, so that my blood sugar doesn't get too low and I end up eating non-paleo.

From the website: "L??RABAR is a delicious blend of unsweetened fruits, nuts and spices - energy in its purest form. Made from 100% whole food, each flavor contains no more than eight ingredients. Pure and simple, just as nature intended."

Gluten, Dairy, and Soy free. Reading the ingredients on the label is totally refreshing: (from the Cocoa Mole flavor) dates, almonds, walnuts, unsweetened cocoa powder, cinnamon, and chili.

Is L??rabar unprocessed? ???L??rabar is made by what we consider to be a simple process: by which fruit, nuts, and spices are mixed and pressed together. They are not cooked, baked, or otherwise ???processed??? and we use whole ingredients, as close to their natural state as possible.

Does L??rabar have added vitamins, minerals or supplements? ???No. L??rabar only contains the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients inherent in the whole, natural ingredients we use ??? the way nature created it.

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on February 14, 2010
at 07:30 AM

Make homemade chocolate with coconut oil and store it in the fridge or freezer. A little cocoa and a little coconut oil will make your hungry go away!

Here's a recipe!

Use stevia instead of rapadura and cocoa instead of carob and you're good to go!

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on February 13, 2010
at 02:37 PM

Kale Chips! Here's one recipe

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on February 13, 2010
at 01:39 AM

I second dark chocolate. I recently discovered Lindt 90% (having been a fan of their 85 and 99%) and it is truly excellent. I actually reviewed it on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Lindt-Excellence-Chocolate-3-5-Ounce-Packages/dp/B002RBOCZE/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&s=grocery&qid=1265047810&sr=8-16

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on March 15, 2010
at 01:50 PM

Don't graze.

Eat a proper dinner at night to keep you satisfied. Possibly lunch.

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on March 09, 2010
at 02:13 AM

Bacon. Cold pan-roasted chicken pieces. Or just wait 'til dinner.

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on March 09, 2010
at 12:42 AM

I make my own macadamia and coconut oil butter. I toss in some unsweetened coconut flakes for a little extra flavor. I usually spread this on a few pieces of celery. I also snack on a few steamed oysters with some Tabasco sauce.

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on March 08, 2010
at 12:58 AM

Our local FM sells extremely tasty salmon jerky. I'm pretty much raising the kids on it.

Cost Plus sells 99% chocolate as well which I LOVE http://www.worldmarket.com/family/index.jsp?categoryId=3586884

Or a cup of warm coconut milk with a square of chocolate melted in it tends to set me up for the afternoon.

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on September 06, 2010
at 09:41 PM

Ooo! I love the coconut milk with a square of chocolate idea!! Awesome!

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on March 08, 2010
at 12:13 AM

  • Coffee with a few ounces of cream
  • Cream with one or two teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa (adding a little 85% Lindt is also good)
  • Pemmican

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on February 16, 2010
at 08:17 PM

Sardines in olive oil work for me.

Very interested in the Dark Chocolate as De Vany recommends it.

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on February 16, 2010
at 03:06 PM

I find carrots work well due to their crunch.

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on February 16, 2010
at 11:25 AM

  • Wrap an egg in bacon/smoked beef
  • (home made) Beef Jerky
  • Buy yourself a coconut, break it into pieces (always a good snack)

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on February 20, 2010
at 08:21 PM

I love the challenge of consuming a coconut without having someone else separate all the bits! Makes snacking less easy. :)

B694ff94abba729b4d1568fc12ff3285

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on February 21, 2010
at 09:28 AM

Same :). Try "Pealing" of the shell without breaking the coconut inside, I managed twice now, great fun ;)

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on February 15, 2010
at 05:16 PM

ALMOND JOY!!!!Cup of almond milk( unsweetened) and teaspoon of 100% baking chocolate and 1 tbsp. of coconut milk makes a great hunger stopping, energizing drink.

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on January 12, 2015
at 07:14 AM

Canned sardines and mackeral chunks from the dollar store have always been a go-to for me. They also sell canned clams ~ YUM. 

A lot of people forget that fresh fruits and vegetables are actually supposed to make up more of your paleo diet than meat and fat. Carrot sticks, celery sticks, tiny radishes, snap peas... Even apples and oranges, since they're hard to binge on. 

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on April 08, 2013
at 07:39 PM

There is this coconut dark chocolate bar that I found at Moms which tastes great and to my knowledge has little to no damaging properties.

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on September 24, 2010
at 11:56 PM

I was just at my local organic market and met the maker of "The Real Bar". 100% raw cocoa energy bars. Himalayan salt, coconut, organic whey protein and he even soaks the almonds and other nuts to minimize the phytic acid. They are delicious. They're available at TheRealBar.com.

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on May 09, 2010
at 02:23 PM

Mine are not all completely paleo, but:

  • Berries with coconut milk or fermented cream
  • Grass-fed beef jerky
  • Salumi made with natural pork from a local charcuterie
  • Bacon & hard-boiled egg
  • Soaked and dehydrated nuts, in moderation (macadamia and filberts are lowest in n-6)
  • Wedge of raw, hard cheese (best with any of the above)
  • A quick omelette
  • Straight-up coconut oil

I've been wanting to try making pemmican for a while now.

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on March 15, 2010
at 01:25 PM

Boiled eggs cold bacon cold chicken (nom!) cucumber with or without a splash of EVOO/vinegar

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on March 10, 2010
at 04:12 AM

Well, it may not be totally legal but it satisfies the craving for chips when I get it. Take pepperoni slices and bake them until they are crispy- cool and crunch! Yummy! Just watch out where you get your salami.

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on February 16, 2010
at 03:37 AM

  • coconut flakes
  • nori sheets
  • 82% dark chocolate (working my way up to 99%)
  • cacao nibs

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on February 13, 2010
at 01:44 PM

Depends on the purpose of the snack. If I am truly hungry, coconut oil is the best for quenching hunger. If I'm craving something crunchy, celery (with out without guacamole for dipping). Hot green tea is also great between meals.

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on February 13, 2010
at 02:48 AM

Pork Rinds are good too, just make sure there is no MSG

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on February 13, 2010
at 02:34 PM

The pork rinds I buy all just say "fried pork skins." I find myself wondering what they are fried in. I've been assuming it's pork fat since there are no other ingredients, but does anyone know?

52cae90a114ca8f0404948e2b7ccb7ef

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on February 13, 2010
at 04:45 PM

I once wrote to the Utz company to ask that question and their reply was "Our pork rinds are rendered in their own fat."

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