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Paleo care packages

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 18, 2013 at 5:44 AM

Hi all! My husband is in the Navy and is on deployment. The galley on the ship, needless to say, doesn't serve anything Paleo friendly. (Unless mealy apples and iceburg lettuce counts.) The meat is low quality and the eggs are powdered. He doesn't really have much of an option on food and he does what he can with what he has.

My question is: What kind of things can I stuff in a care package for him? I'm already planning on making him some beef jerky and sending him nuts. I was considering making him some bone broth or soup and canning it to be sent to him, though I don't know how well that will hold up. I don't want the glass to break or contents to spoil on its way there.

Thank you! :)

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on January 21, 2013
at 05:23 AM

Here is the link to the recipe video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuGjDagUWNg. I forgot she added vanilla bean, I never did, still super tasty - I also don't think I used salt either.. but luckily when you're just mushy dried fruits together you can play with the taste a bit, and it still feels like a homemade treat, even if not chocolate chip cookies :)

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on January 21, 2013
at 05:12 AM

Will do! Thank YOU! :D

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on January 21, 2013
at 05:11 AM

Sounds good! Thank you for the advice! I will look those up. :D

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on January 21, 2013
at 05:11 AM

He'd probably love bacon jerky. I'll have to look into that! The "donut holes" sound pretty good too! Thanks!

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on January 18, 2013
at 06:44 AM

I didn't know that whole meals could be dehydrated. That is an absolutely excellent idea! I will have to look into that. Canned tuna and sardines is great as well. Thank you!

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at 06:06 AM

oCconut sounds like a good idea, though I'm not sure what he could do with it since he isn't able to cook himself. I don't think he'd be one to eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon, but that is a funny visual. The vegetable chips are a definite yes! Thank you!

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on January 18, 2013
at 07:18 AM

I don't think the broth would hold up, but maybe some Great Lakes Gelatin? He can mix it into other drinks (the hydrolyzed one doesn't clump jello style but has the same goods in it), canned fishes, tins of sardines, baby clams, dates (dense and tasty!). I recently heard about bacon jerky (http://baconjerky.com/) but I don't know how it is sourced or what is added to it.

I have this one recipe for "donut holes" that actually came from a raw vegan recipe video on youtube by Ani Phyo, which basically consists of mixing pitted dates, chopped up dried pineapple, coconut flakes and ground almonds (I liked using almond butter to bind a bit better) and then rolled in more coconut flakes. I chopped and mixed my ingredients more fine than she does in the video, and I really loved the texture. Pretty much a date roll but the pineapple adds a nice zip! You can do without the almonds too if you want. I just remember liking baking cookies for my brother in law when he was deployed, though it was SAD cookies.

Oh and if he eats nuts, mac nuts are super calorie dense, and dry roasted aren't processed with oils.

Coconut oil and ghee don't need refrigeration, though not sure if he would just spoon into some ghee, though coconut oil might be a more palatable thing to do.

B4892d619c3817a808e37f3f947c8fc2

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on January 21, 2013
at 05:11 AM

He'd probably love bacon jerky. I'll have to look into that! The "donut holes" sound pretty good too! Thanks!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on January 21, 2013
at 05:23 AM

Here is the link to the recipe video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuGjDagUWNg. I forgot she added vanilla bean, I never did, still super tasty - I also don't think I used salt either.. but luckily when you're just mushy dried fruits together you can play with the taste a bit, and it still feels like a homemade treat, even if not chocolate chip cookies :)

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on January 18, 2013
at 08:54 AM

I send improveats wraps up to the north slope with my oil-worker husband who is also at the mercy of what he is served to a degree. These are spendy ($5 for a pk of 4) but allow him to put together things from the 'lunch bar' and skip the bread and the worst of the junk. We love the curry flavor. Beef jerky without junk, nuts, dried fruit, coconut milk in cans, maybe some larabars? smoked salmon, canned salmon (Costco has canned wild boneless skinless at a nice price), tuna, and a jar of Bubbie's dill relish so that he could make tuna salad (even though he would be stuck with the icky mayo it is better than spam hash on white bread!)

I wonder how zucchini noodles would dehydrate for 'paleo ramen' ?

B4892d619c3817a808e37f3f947c8fc2

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on January 21, 2013
at 05:11 AM

Sounds good! Thank you for the advice! I will look those up. :D

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on January 18, 2013
at 06:42 AM

Plantain chips, canned tuna/sardines, summer sausages, homemade paleo trail mix, kale chips, date rolls (buy or whole foods has), dark chocolate, also you can dehydrate tons of stuff if you have one of those my friend makes her own meals for backpacking he makes the meal then just dehydrates and then adds hot water....I'm sure you can google specifics. Oh dried fruits are yummy too and nut butters!

B4892d619c3817a808e37f3f947c8fc2

(15)

on January 18, 2013
at 06:44 AM

I didn't know that whole meals could be dehydrated. That is an absolutely excellent idea! I will have to look into that. Canned tuna and sardines is great as well. Thank you!

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on January 19, 2013
at 05:48 AM

Make homemade paleo kits for him. Vacuum seal together in one bag some homemade beef jerky, maca/brazil nuts, some dried fruits and coconut chips or chunks. Maybe throw in a few pieces of dark chocolate in each one.

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on January 18, 2013
at 08:23 PM

Lots of your high-quality jerky if he needs that!

Please thank him for serving for us. That is someone highly deserving of a Paleo care package!

B4892d619c3817a808e37f3f947c8fc2

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on January 21, 2013
at 05:12 AM

Will do! Thank YOU! :D

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on January 18, 2013
at 05:55 AM

Those sound like good ideas. How about some unsweetened coconut/creamed coconut/cans of coconut milk/coconut oil? Dehydrated vegetable chips. Hmmm that's all I got for now.

B4892d619c3817a808e37f3f947c8fc2

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on January 18, 2013
at 06:06 AM

oCconut sounds like a good idea, though I'm not sure what he could do with it since he isn't able to cook himself. I don't think he'd be one to eat it straight out of the jar with a spoon, but that is a funny visual. The vegetable chips are a definite yes! Thank you!

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