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Healthy, office friendly, inexpensive Paleo snacks?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created March 20, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I work a typical 8-5 workday. I do CF almost every morning and I am hungry most of the day. I eat snacks at 10, lunch at 1 and another snack at 3:30. I usually eat fruit, but I'm starting to think I eat too much of it. I try and stick to low sugar fruits, although I love bananas. I don't want to bring eggs or anything with too much of an odor to work. Suggestions?

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on April 16, 2013
at 02:42 PM

I absolutely love Uswellness Meats Pemmican. I live off that stuff during long hikes!

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on March 21, 2013
at 06:50 PM

I don't know what Pemmican is? I will look into that, it sound interesting!

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on March 21, 2013
at 12:18 AM

canned sardines...mwahahaha... oh wait, you said office friendly

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on March 20, 2013
at 09:37 PM

Love all of those, especially sweet potato "chips". I knew the mandoline would come in handy one day!

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on March 20, 2013
at 07:42 PM

No-cook options: avocados, jerky, olives, nuts (coconut, walnuts, anything really), cucumbers, carrots.

Cooked options that "don't smell": cooked sweet potato "chips" (just baked fries, really), cooked veggies of any kind.

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on March 20, 2013
at 09:37 PM

Love all of those, especially sweet potato "chips". I knew the mandoline would come in handy one day!

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on March 20, 2013
at 09:11 PM

Salad in a jar! Make sure there is plenty of olive oil as the fat will help you feel more full. I also roast a big batch of veggies with olive oil or coconut oil and balsamic vinegar to eat on throughout the week.

Nuts, nut butter with celery or fruit to dip, avocados, and guacamole with radish and carrot to dip. Larabars are a good backup, though I wouldn't eat them everyday because of the dried fruit content.

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on March 23, 2013
at 12:01 AM

coconut oil and a spoon

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on March 22, 2013
at 11:11 PM

When I first started eating Paleo I found that I missed breakfast on many occasions. Not good... and then I found a tasty Paleo Trail Mix which I used as a quick breakfast with either coconut or almond milk. I also made it a habit to carry a bag of the mix with me as a great ???pick me up??? snack during the day. Try it; it's quick and easy to make. http://latestinpaleo.net/recipes/snacks/

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on March 20, 2013
at 10:16 PM

Pemmican! Sounds nasty but its really just a more savory beef jerky. I have a simple recipe of blueberries, lean beef, and tallow. Simple and really doesn't have any smell, also it keeps for a long time.

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on March 21, 2013
at 06:50 PM

I don't know what Pemmican is? I will look into that, it sound interesting!

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(57)

on April 16, 2013
at 02:42 PM

I absolutely love Uswellness Meats Pemmican. I live off that stuff during long hikes!

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on March 20, 2013
at 10:10 PM

I use Power Crunch protein energy bars.... not perfect but they are conventient & easy and I'm a bit lazy.

I get them at Trader Joes but they're also avaible from Amazon.

The higest protein (13g), decent fat level (13g) & reasonable carb (10g) of which 4g are sugar and no sugar alcohol. They're not health food, not awesomely Paleo but (imo) the best resonably priced bar that will serve.

Most protein / energy bars have 2x to 3x carbs or sugar alcohol or are very low fat.

The ingedient list is in very small print & I'm inclined (in the case) towards blissful ignornace. :)

They've worked for me. I'm too lazy to make my own "perfectly" formulated custom protein bars (it's easily doable) and I'm too cheap to have custom ones made.

Nuts (for me) are too easy ot over consume & bust the calorie budget.

Added 4-4-13 http://www.amrapnutrition.com/products/refuel-bar.php Decent ingredients but lots of sugar & kinda spendy.

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on March 20, 2013
at 07:58 PM

I like making a mix of coconut chips (whole foods has good ones, they're not shavings but actual chips) and almonds or walnuts. I would say you could mix in dried fruit, but that's about as good as table sugar in some cases. Like greymouser said, cucumbers and carrots are also a good option. Maybe kale chips.

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on March 20, 2013
at 07:58 PM

Two of my go to snacks are dark chocolate and low glycemic index berries(blackberries/raspberries).

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on October 08, 2013
at 08:54 AM

Cooked meats are always good, just cook some extra when making your evening meal. Nuts are easy to overindulge on so I tend to stay clear as I have big hands and a "handful" of nuts ends up being nearly a whole packet!

There are a few companies out there that make paleo snacks as well if you google paleo snacks a few of them will come up. I have tried the ones from www.thenakedape.co.uk before and they are great. Cherry coco is my go to as its got more biltong than the others and is lower in fruit content meaning less sugars.

My other fail safe is having a tin of tuna in the desk drawer and I will put this with an avocado if I have one or just with some balsamic and olive oil.

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