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Food for Night Out on the Town

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Created December 20, 2011 at 10:09 PM

I understand that alcohol isn't exactly paleo, but there are times when we are going to go drinking at a bar. I have been drinking tequila, soda, and lime so the drink itself isn't horribly un-paleo. What paleo foods do you find that work well pre and post going to the bar? I'm looking for something to replace a greasy cheeseburger or plate of hashbrowns.

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on January 06, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Yep! The French may be arrogant, but it's because they know what they're doing!

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on January 06, 2012
at 06:59 PM

Wow, that sounds amazing. Sign me up for a French holiday.

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on January 06, 2012
at 05:41 PM

If your friends are pressuring you to eat a french fry, you have more troubles than just keeping to Paleo!

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on December 21, 2011
at 02:42 AM

I brought all the fixins for lettuce wrap tacos to my GFs for late night after bar snacking! It was the best after bar snack I ever had!

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on December 20, 2011
at 10:13 PM

I'd definitely do the pre- and post at home. If you eat fatty meat before you go, you can cheerfully tell others, "Oh, I just ate before I came" and they'll be less likely to pressure you to help eat fries, etc. Depending on how the time out goes, you may or may not be hungry when you get back and might just go to sleep and resume normal eating the next day.

On the other hand, it is the holidays and if potatoes don't give you trouble how bad would it be to snag a fry or two from the basket? :-))

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on January 06, 2012
at 05:41 PM

If your friends are pressuring you to eat a french fry, you have more troubles than just keeping to Paleo!

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Bfddc0ab925c8ea0e0c2e87198514907

on January 06, 2012
at 06:44 PM

I happily drink wine and cider. I know alcohol itself can't be paleo, but I don't see what's not paleo about grapes and apples. A caveman would consume fruit happily.

Food wise, I don't find it difficult at all. I suppose I don't go into too much detail. On a cheat day, as it were, I don't worry about vegetable oil and whatnot. I'll happily have steak, salad and potatoes. Or fish or whatever. I guess it depends where we're eating.

I'm British and curry is a popular choice. I don't eat rice all the time, but I will eat it at a curry house. I just don't have any bread etc... if I wanted to do without the rice and go as paleo as possible I could eat a tomato based meat curry with a vegetable side order. They usually have stuff. It would be unusual, but do what you want!

The south of France is a good place to go on holiday, because everywhere you go to eat they will sell you a massive salad with fish and seafood in it, and it's the most obvious thing to eat. I guess that's why so many of them seem healthy and so many of the women are beautiful.

Bfddc0ab925c8ea0e0c2e87198514907

on January 06, 2012
at 07:09 PM

Yep! The French may be arrogant, but it's because they know what they're doing!

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(3850)

on January 06, 2012
at 06:59 PM

Wow, that sounds amazing. Sign me up for a French holiday.

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on January 06, 2012
at 06:22 PM

I always take rolled up deli-turkey in my purse...uh...but you don't have a purse. I would say though...eat the greasy cheeseburger and just not the bun. Get a baked potato on the side if you eat starches. After I would go with the traditional eggs and bacon--fried in vegetable oil but it's not going to be perfect.

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on December 23, 2011
at 03:58 PM

a lot of places have steak tips.. you could try those.

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on December 21, 2011
at 12:21 AM

Mark Sisson had a post recently recommending sweet potatoes on the days when you know you'll be drinking. I don't know if you have found that you've become more sensitive to alcohol since going Paleo (I definitely have), but the post suggests that the upped carb intake on the day you'll be drinking can help with that.

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on December 23, 2011
at 02:36 PM

I might go for the potato skins for one thing, and possibly chicken wings. Or just get a burger and skip the bun part. Blame that on a gluten allergy.

Stay clear of the fries- a couple leads to wolfing down more and no-one knows what type of oil they were cooked in.

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on December 20, 2011
at 10:49 PM

Yup, I think being well fed with your standard paleo fare is the best defense, that's kind of the point. And you could probably get a reasonable greasy cheeseburger effect at home with a little planning without it containing anything bad. If you're looking to actually eat out, you're going to fall foul somewhere so just enjoy it and recover the next day as you plan to with the alcohol.

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