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Best high carb snack options?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM

I know low carb gets the main focus here, but I have been looking for viable high carb paleo options that I could, say, eat at work on a workout day with minimal prep/no need for refrigeration. I have been microwaving sweet potatoes but I am looking for variety and was wondering if you had any well sourced carbohydrate alternatives?

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on June 04, 2012
at 12:13 PM

upvoted to restore fairness!

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on February 15, 2012
at 02:43 PM

I'm not personally a big dried fruit fan. I tend to like volume and I just eat too much when it's dried. Whole fruit is hard to overeat. Another fav of mine is a kiwi. I eat them skin and all, except for the little hard nub at the bottom. They, like bananas, are good snack food for offices because they're quiet, unlike apples, carrots, celery, nuts or chippy things. Nobody wants to hear you crunch crunch crunch.

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on February 15, 2012
at 02:41 PM

I'm not personally a big dried fruit fan. I tend to like volume and I just eat too much when it's dried. Whole fruit is hard to overeat. Another fav of mine is a kiwi. I eat them skin and all, except for the little hard nub at the bottom. They, like bananas, are good snack food, nuts or chippy things.

829f8e29e21516004cb5059dbd00ce50

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on February 14, 2012
at 08:20 PM

Thanks, do you have any input on prunes, dates, raisins, craisins?

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on February 14, 2012
at 07:45 PM

I know some people are anti-fruit. But if Kurt Harris thinks they're a good option, I'm in. "Plant storage organs like potatoes and sweet potatoes are nutrient laden and well tolerated by most people. Bananas and plantains are convenient starchy fruits." from http://www.archevore.com/get-started/. Banana chips are not as good an option as the whole fruit IMO.

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on February 14, 2012
at 07:27 PM

down voted? theyre only 4-5g carbs less than a medium banana!

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:34 PM

do you have any input on store bought banana chips? I know trader joe's sells pretty big bags of "organic banana chips" that I believe are cooked with coconut oil. thoughts? i do love bananas though and eat them regularly

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:31 PM

+1 for "totes". Also good idea.

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:21 PM

Bananas. Plain and simple, come with their own wrappers.

829f8e29e21516004cb5059dbd00ce50

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:34 PM

do you have any input on store bought banana chips? I know trader joe's sells pretty big bags of "organic banana chips" that I believe are cooked with coconut oil. thoughts? i do love bananas though and eat them regularly

829f8e29e21516004cb5059dbd00ce50

(45)

on February 14, 2012
at 08:20 PM

Thanks, do you have any input on prunes, dates, raisins, craisins?

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on February 14, 2012
at 07:45 PM

I know some people are anti-fruit. But if Kurt Harris thinks they're a good option, I'm in. "Plant storage organs like potatoes and sweet potatoes are nutrient laden and well tolerated by most people. Bananas and plantains are convenient starchy fruits." from http://www.archevore.com/get-started/. Banana chips are not as good an option as the whole fruit IMO.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on February 15, 2012
at 02:41 PM

I'm not personally a big dried fruit fan. I tend to like volume and I just eat too much when it's dried. Whole fruit is hard to overeat. Another fav of mine is a kiwi. I eat them skin and all, except for the little hard nub at the bottom. They, like bananas, are good snack food, nuts or chippy things.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on February 15, 2012
at 02:43 PM

I'm not personally a big dried fruit fan. I tend to like volume and I just eat too much when it's dried. Whole fruit is hard to overeat. Another fav of mine is a kiwi. I eat them skin and all, except for the little hard nub at the bottom. They, like bananas, are good snack food for offices because they're quiet, unlike apples, carrots, celery, nuts or chippy things. Nobody wants to hear you crunch crunch crunch.

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:17 PM

Totes buy a dehydrator or dry in your oven - Plaintain chips. Sweet potato chips. Yum yum

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:31 PM

+1 for "totes". Also good idea.

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:10 PM

Ok, so these are my decadence -- Taro root chips and Pao de caejo. I make these on the weekend and store them in airtight containers to enjoy during the week. (The pao de caejo may or may not be considered paleo--it does have cheese in it).

Taro Chips:

Peel a taro root, and cut it so that you can cut out the fiberous core in the middle ('cause most of the ones in the grocery stores up here have thick, fibrous centers). Steam the roots until mostly tender. Slice into long, thin slices.

Heat 1 cup of lard and 1 cup of coconut oil in a large cast-iron skillet until hot enough to sizzle when a strip of taro is dropped in the water. Drop strips in the hot oil--don't let them touch... you don't want to over-crowd them. Careful, too, because they fry up fast!

Drain on paper towels when lightly browned and crisp--salt to taste with sea salt or 'RealSalt'.

Pao de Caejo

2 cups tapioca (yuca) starch 1/4 tsp RealSalt 2 large eggs 1/4 cup melted butter 2/3 cup hard cheese (I like asiago or romano)

Melt butter and beat with eggs. In a large bowl, mix tapioca starch with salt. Beat in egg and butter mixture. Toss in cheese. Blend with your hands until a smooth ball forms. Roll into ping-pong-ball sized balls and bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes.

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on February 14, 2012
at 07:25 PM

For high carb snacks I limit myself to fruits (dried figs especially) and the occasional Larabar.

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Dc77df0e0b3a7643c94ce84eb0ae1fb4

on February 14, 2012
at 06:55 PM

pears are also pretty high carb

Dc77df0e0b3a7643c94ce84eb0ae1fb4

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on February 14, 2012
at 07:27 PM

down voted? theyre only 4-5g carbs less than a medium banana!

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on June 04, 2012
at 12:13 PM

upvoted to restore fairness!

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:03 PM

Not very paleo but puffed rice cakes?

Beware thin rice crackers though.. too easy to eat an entire packet of them.

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