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Please help me find an easily transportable snack!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 04, 2013 at 2:25 PM

So I have an extremely limited diet, due to many foods worsening my rheumatoid arthritis inflammation. Basically, everything worsens inflammation except fish, avocados, and vegetables that aren't nightshades, starchy, or sweet. Fermented veggies are good, too.

Nuts used to be my go-to transportable snack, but I gradually (and sadly) realized that they were also worsening my inflammation. I'm looking for something that's as easy to take with me and eat as a granola bar. It has to be at least fatty, but protein is definitely a plus, too.

I've looked into pemmican, which I think would be ideal, but it looks like a big ordeal to make, and I can't seem to find any to buy that is both in my price range and literally fruitless.

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on May 04, 2013
at 09:32 PM

When I said "everything worsens inflammation except fish, avocados, and vegetables that aren't nightshades, starchy, or sweet." I meant it. Coconut is included in the category of "everything."

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on May 04, 2013
at 04:42 PM

No, they are sealed, so not exposed to air. I buy them in bulk, to save a little money. They are basically all natural Slim Jim type snacks - about 1000x tastier though! I'm in a mass gaining phase, and for my 4th meal / snack, I eat a pack of those (two to a pack) and a Larabar.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on May 04, 2013
at 04:36 PM

Would I have to refrigerate that? That sounds like a good idea.

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on May 04, 2013
at 03:25 PM

They don't make fish pemmican. However, if you have a dehydrator, dehydrating fish to make your own jerky works pretty well. Stick with non-oily fish or small fish for jerky, or you end up with smoked-salmon type consistency.

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Agh, good point. That's probably really why I steered away from pemmican. I may try it once to see if it's okay, but it probably wouldn't be. ... Do they make fish pemmican? Is that even possible? Salmon jerky is hella expensive.

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on May 04, 2013
at 05:45 PM

I like the Snack Sticks at US Wellness meats.

Can you do coconut? If so, one of my goto snacks is Coconut Chips from Tropical Traditions. I sometimes mix it with a little beef jerky for a nut-less trail mix.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on May 04, 2013
at 09:32 PM

When I said "everything worsens inflammation except fish, avocados, and vegetables that aren't nightshades, starchy, or sweet." I meant it. Coconut is included in the category of "everything."

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on May 05, 2013
at 05:41 AM

I have found an avocado is an awesome on the go snack, just peel and bite ;) You could also try vegetable chips (made with pretty much any veggie you like) just throw them on a tray and put into oven for a good few hours at a really low temp and you have your own chips, you can season them to your liking :-)

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on May 05, 2013
at 05:25 AM

Kale chips baked in fat and sea salt are an option. If you have a dehydrator you could dehydrate fish, but you'd have to use beef tallow to make pemmican because other fats won't stay so solid at room temp.

I know its not what you're asking, but it helped when I just decided to go to hell with not standing out and just got a thermos for soups. Soup can be low maintenance to cook and easy to pack in with calories.

If you ever decided to go this way you could make some basic fish broth from fish bones, and possibly enrich it with dried kelp and bonito flakes (strain these out before adding other stuff). Put in whatever fish and veggies you want after straining it, let them cook, and then add your fat and if needed, salt. If you make a giant batch you could easily have meals on the go for weeks.

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on May 04, 2013
at 05:24 PM

canned fish, hard boiled eggs (if eggs are okay), beef jerky, seaweed snacks, bacon, avocados are easy to pack and eat

but why do you need to snack? try eating just meals (2-3 a day).

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on May 04, 2013
at 02:59 PM

You say the following:

many foods worsening my rheumatoid arthritis inflammation except fish, avocados, and vegetables that aren't nightshades, starchy, or sweet.

I've looked into pemmican

But beef and beef fat aren't on the first list? So is beef okay?

If so, I like Nick's Sticks a lot. They are all natural food ingredients, grass fed beef snack sticks (i.e. not dry jerky, but moist). Super easier to carry around!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 04, 2013
at 04:42 PM

No, they are sealed, so not exposed to air. I buy them in bulk, to save a little money. They are basically all natural Slim Jim type snacks - about 1000x tastier though! I'm in a mass gaining phase, and for my 4th meal / snack, I eat a pack of those (two to a pack) and a Larabar.

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 04, 2013
at 03:25 PM

They don't make fish pemmican. However, if you have a dehydrator, dehydrating fish to make your own jerky works pretty well. Stick with non-oily fish or small fish for jerky, or you end up with smoked-salmon type consistency.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on May 04, 2013
at 03:10 PM

Agh, good point. That's probably really why I steered away from pemmican. I may try it once to see if it's okay, but it probably wouldn't be. ... Do they make fish pemmican? Is that even possible? Salmon jerky is hella expensive.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on May 04, 2013
at 04:36 PM

Would I have to refrigerate that? That sounds like a good idea.

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