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paleo on the go meal replacements?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 27, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Hi there!

So I've been doing the paleo thing for about 2 months now, and in the past I've always pretty much eaten clean, basic, whole foods so it wasn't a hard transition for me. However, two weeks ago I started bartending again, working 5 nights a week, leaving my house around 1:30 and not getting back home until around 1:30. I don't have much time at work to eat a meal, and have been taking smoothies and larabars but they're not really cutting it. I'm starting to lose a lot of weight and I feel pretty exhausted ALL THE TIME.

I'm looking for nutrient dense, energizing, easy to eat (or even better, drink) meal ideas. Any of your favorite smoothie recipes, suggestions for paleo approved protein powders (if they exist!) or other quick meal ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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on June 28, 2012
at 03:44 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Vitol-100%25-Protein-Vanilla-40oz/dp/B000V7KOTO/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340898156&sr=1-2&keywords=vitol+egg+white It's called Vitol, I like it specifically because it's low on sugar and carbs. I found mine at a local health food store or you can order it online.

D19fa7b7fc8b5430c7d62447ed155fd7

(35)

on June 28, 2012
at 11:15 AM

I would imagine so. Pick up some fresh local turkey at a farmer's/community market and go to town. The dehydration time might need to change.

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on June 27, 2012
at 09:37 PM

Hard boiled eggs are totally a staple of mine, I just get so bored with them! Egg white protein powder, eh? Any specific brand you recommend?

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on June 27, 2012
at 09:35 PM

i'll have to check that out, a trader joe's is opening close to me in a few months! the salmon salad is a great idea! I'm so used to eating salmon salad in lettuce wraps, but with a spoon on a 5 minute break would definitely be a viable option for me! Thanks for the idea!

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on June 27, 2012
at 09:33 PM

great recipe! Thanks for sharing! I wonder if I could use it to make turkey jerky? I love beef, but I find it hard to digest.

1e12736db48aa1e95502c65454084f0c

on June 27, 2012
at 09:31 PM

those sound yummy, I'll have to make them sometime for a snack at home bc i LOVE avos and miss guac and chips! thanks for sharing!

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on June 27, 2012
at 07:08 PM

boiled eggs, canned fish (sardines, tuna, salmon), easy to eat veggies - cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, fruit, dried fruit, unsalted nuts. That's what comes to mind.

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D19fa7b7fc8b5430c7d62447ed155fd7

on June 27, 2012
at 07:20 PM

Beef jerky is another excellent choice. I just cooked up a batch last week using 3 lb of lean London broil, coconut aminos, and spices. I vacuum-packed half the batch for later. Delicious.

Here's the recipe (it calls for flank steak but you can use London broil, top sirloin, etc...): http://beta.primal-palate.com/recipe/beef-jerky/

1e12736db48aa1e95502c65454084f0c

on June 27, 2012
at 09:33 PM

great recipe! Thanks for sharing! I wonder if I could use it to make turkey jerky? I love beef, but I find it hard to digest.

D19fa7b7fc8b5430c7d62447ed155fd7

(35)

on June 28, 2012
at 11:15 AM

I would imagine so. Pick up some fresh local turkey at a farmer's/community market and go to town. The dehydration time might need to change.

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A7e67ce8d8ff86449913488199b4ac11

on June 27, 2012
at 08:28 PM

I eat so many boiled eggs it's ridiculous! I find that they're easy to make and I just pop a few in my lunch for work to snack on. I also found egg white protein powder with coconut milk will hold me down for a while, too.

1e12736db48aa1e95502c65454084f0c

on June 27, 2012
at 09:37 PM

Hard boiled eggs are totally a staple of mine, I just get so bored with them! Egg white protein powder, eh? Any specific brand you recommend?

A7e67ce8d8ff86449913488199b4ac11

(55)

on June 28, 2012
at 03:44 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Vitol-100%25-Protein-Vanilla-40oz/dp/B000V7KOTO/ref=sr_1_2?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1340898156&sr=1-2&keywords=vitol+egg+white It's called Vitol, I like it specifically because it's low on sugar and carbs. I found mine at a local health food store or you can order it online.

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on June 27, 2012
at 08:25 PM

Trader Joe's, if there is one near you, has organic beef jerky for $5. It has a little bit of sugar but could be a good solution. I know how it is working in restaurants/bars- it is go go go and you hardly have a chance to eat anything! If you do get a break in your shift I'd suggest bringing along pre-made salmon salad (wild canned salmon, celery, carrots, mayo, mustard) and storing it in the fridge until you get your break- it always fills me up and I bring along my tooth brush and brush my teeth before going back to work!

1e12736db48aa1e95502c65454084f0c

on June 27, 2012
at 09:35 PM

i'll have to check that out, a trader joe's is opening close to me in a few months! the salmon salad is a great idea! I'm so used to eating salmon salad in lettuce wraps, but with a spoon on a 5 minute break would definitely be a viable option for me! Thanks for the idea!

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F5be4be097edc85690c12d67ee1a27c0

on June 27, 2012
at 06:58 PM

Have you tried making yourself a bag of plantain chips for a change up? You could bring a tupperware of guacamole or mix up whatever dips you'd use (hummus, baba ganoush, mango salsa, etc.) Plantains are carby and should help with your exhaustion.

http://mango-sal.blogspot.com/2012/02/bacon-onion-grilled-guacamole-on.html

btw I make a batch of these when I know it's going to be a busy day, and I'm not going to have a chance to sit down and eat.

1e12736db48aa1e95502c65454084f0c

on June 27, 2012
at 09:31 PM

those sound yummy, I'll have to make them sometime for a snack at home bc i LOVE avos and miss guac and chips! thanks for sharing!

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