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When limited in choices, is there a meal replacement powder that's Paleo compatible?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 11, 2012 at 8:34 PM

I work and live on a US Navy ship. My food choices are limited (mostly processed, non-organic and as unnatural as you can get). I have eliminated most flour/sugar from my diet while on board (it's in almost everything). I can usually find healthier/natural foods when in port, but have no way to store anything onboard that must be refrigerated. Does anyone know of a meal replacement powder that's compatible with the Paleo diet? Sometimes on longer trips the food goes from bad to worse and I need something to get me by until we get back to port. I'm not getting out any time soon, any suggestions would be appreciated.

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on July 12, 2012
at 02:14 PM

I love myoplex as well, it's the only protein powder I will consume. Not sure how it differentiates from meal replacement powder though as the OP was looking for that.

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on July 11, 2012
at 11:08 PM

Apparently none of the responders know the difference between a protein powder and a meal replacement powder.

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on July 11, 2012
at 09:16 PM

It sucks we can't offer good food options to our troops. :-(

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on July 12, 2012
at 08:39 AM

A meal replacement formulation is different to a protein supplement in that it is meant to provide a percentage of the the nutritional spectrum that would be required for the daily allowance.

However, a paleo meal replacement is different to the average meal replacement formulation.

I would suggest a mix of ground chia, ground almond and whey protein isolate as the foundation. To simulate meat you could add taurine and creatine. You could also add pure cocoa to increase fat and some stevia for sweetness.

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on July 11, 2012
at 09:09 PM

First thing comes to my mind is unflavored egg white powder. Also, Mark Sisson's Primal Fuel. I wouldn't call either paleo but you gotta balance the good and bad with your situation and make a choice, I suppose

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on July 11, 2012
at 11:13 PM

Optimum nutrition makes a "natural" whey protein powder that has less funky stuff than most do. You'd want to add some kind of fat though...perhaps coconut oil, canned coconut milk, or raw egg yolks (eggs will keep for a while unrefridgerated).

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on July 11, 2012
at 09:40 PM

Jars of coconut oil would be shelf-stable and would work. You could also try to find some pemmican. I know none of these are powders but they would keep rather well. And pemmican IS the original food of the explorers. The problem with powders is that I can't see how you could get something high in fat.

There is also the Paleo MRE, and he gives a military discount. http://stevesoriginal.com/cart/Paleo-MRE

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on June 14, 2013
at 08:58 PM

Fish Protein Powder. High protein up to 30g/40g serving and it actually tastes good.

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on July 12, 2012
at 12:40 PM

I've never had this but Ben Greenfield, who I enjoy listening to, mentions this quite frequently:

http://www.livingfuel.com/Living-Fuel-Rx-Super-Greens.aspx

It's about 250 cals per serving so while not really a ton ton it's closer to a meal-replacement than any whey powder I've seen

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on July 12, 2012
at 05:23 AM

EVCO combined with whey powder.

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on July 11, 2012
at 11:05 PM

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on July 11, 2012
at 09:51 PM

The first thing that comes to mind is beef jerky--lots and lots of it. Perhaps make a HUGE batch, using grass fed beef if possible, before you ship out and store that in your quarters.

If you're not avoiding carbs, I'd make dried fruit or perhaps some fruit butters, too. Pack that, in addition to some nuts and nut butters (yes, they have Omega-6 but they're tasty and filling).

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on July 11, 2012
at 09:07 PM

http://www.spinellinutrition.com/eas-myoplex-carb-sense-powder.html

This one is my favorite

Protein 25 gr. Carbs 5gr

And they taste pretty good too

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on July 12, 2012
at 02:14 PM

I love myoplex as well, it's the only protein powder I will consume. Not sure how it differentiates from meal replacement powder though as the OP was looking for that.

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