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Creative snacking and tasty treats

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 04, 2013 at 4:49 AM

I'm getting bored with eating the same snacks everyday and would love to switch it up a bit. I would love to hear everyone's go-to snack. The more creative the better!

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

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on February 05, 2013
at 05:02 PM

Definitely have to try this!

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

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on February 05, 2013
at 04:35 PM

I used the recipe from dangerouslyhardcore.com

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on February 05, 2013
at 06:37 AM

It's great warm, but I find the flavors are even better when I cool it and let it chill in the fridge for an hour or two, then top with yogurt and toppings :)

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

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on February 05, 2013
at 05:44 AM

Yum! Do you have a recipe?

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

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on February 05, 2013
at 03:33 AM

What a great dessert idea!

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

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on February 04, 2013
at 06:34 PM

Sounds very easy! Thanks!

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

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on February 04, 2013
at 06:29 PM

How do you make you chocolate balls? Are the ingredients finely blended together or just loosely mixed, and then rolled into balls?

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on February 04, 2013
at 08:53 AM

You can make your own. 300 degree oven. Cut kale into desired sizes. Toss with oil. Lay out flat on a baking sheet for about 20 minutes. The ones near the edge get done the fastest so I take those off and move the others around. Salt when done or chipotle or ranch seasonings, yum!

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

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on February 04, 2013
at 05:51 AM

The banana cashew "oatmeal" idea is awesome! When I first started paleo I had cut out all forms of gluten except oatmeal because it's so filling. I recently just stopped eating oatmeal and miss it dearly! I will definitely be giving this a try!

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

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on February 04, 2013
at 05:45 AM

I've never tried kale chips, but have always been curious about them. I may give that a try. Thanks!

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23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

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on February 05, 2013
at 02:42 AM

For dessert, I like to cut a banana in half lengthwise and roast it with coconut oil until it caramelizes. Then I'll either put some greek yogurt / coconut cream on top, sprinkle with dried coconut flakes, dark chocolate shavings, and crushed nuts. It's AMAZING, decadent, and oh so sweet. Makes me feel like I'm eating a banana cake.

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

(45)

on February 05, 2013
at 03:33 AM

What a great dessert idea!

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on February 05, 2013
at 05:02 PM

Definitely have to try this!

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

(489)

on February 05, 2013
at 06:37 AM

It's great warm, but I find the flavors are even better when I cool it and let it chill in the fridge for an hour or two, then top with yogurt and toppings :)

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532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on February 05, 2013
at 03:06 AM

Coconut-oil-chocolate-almond-butter cups.

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

(45)

on February 05, 2013
at 05:44 AM

Yum! Do you have a recipe?

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

(1981)

on February 05, 2013
at 04:35 PM

I used the recipe from dangerouslyhardcore.com

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on February 04, 2013
at 04:03 PM

I love to get creative with my paleo snacks and it is lovely to see others like me here. My favorites include berries and cream (a combination of berries with coconut milk and topped with walnuts), my lovely chocolate balls ( with dates, almond butter, and organic cocoa powder), almond and fig cookies and a lot more. The list is never ending.

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

(45)

on February 04, 2013
at 06:29 PM

How do you make you chocolate balls? Are the ingredients finely blended together or just loosely mixed, and then rolled into balls?

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42d2659b00602d58a378356006d0c737

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on February 04, 2013
at 05:23 AM

i usually just munch on fruit, nuts, carrots, or a boiled egg for snacks, but when i'm feeling creative, i'll have something like:

  • blend one banana, a tbls or two of coconut flour, about 1/3 cup cashews, and some coconut milk for something that tastes and looks like (and has a consistency similar to) banana oatmeal. i used to love oatmeal before realizing that i cross react to it pretty badly, so this was a great discovery for me. it's not a low calorie snack, though, obviously, but soooooo good.
  • steamed/chopped cauliflower and avocado slices wrapped in nori for faux-sushi. if you have way more money than i do, through in some actual sushi grade fish. i haven't tried it with canned tuna yet. i do eat it with a little bit of gluten-free tamari since i've eliminated all other soy from my diet.
  • TURNIP "BAGEL" BITES bc i used to love bagel bites as a kid. still fine-tuning this one because the last batch was a bit mushy, but slice up some turnip roots, pan fry or bake the slices, cover them with a little bit of tomato sauce + diced tomato, balsamic & goat cheese if you eat dairy, any bits of meat you want and bake until everything is melty! MAGIC.

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

(45)

on February 04, 2013
at 05:51 AM

The banana cashew "oatmeal" idea is awesome! When I first started paleo I had cut out all forms of gluten except oatmeal because it's so filling. I recently just stopped eating oatmeal and miss it dearly! I will definitely be giving this a try!

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on February 04, 2013
at 05:03 AM

I recently found different flavors of pumpkin seeds by a brand called Kaia at my Whole Foods, they are quite tasty and also available on Amazon in bulk. I liked the party mix flavor, and its a nice change from traditional nuts.

http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Organic-Sprouted-Pumpkin-3-5-Ounce/dp/B004LL970I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1359953988&sr=8-2&keywords=kaia+pumpkin+seeds

Making your own Kale chips can also be a nice way to have a mid-day snack that's highly portable and also a little different:

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-kale-chips-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-183073

Of course, there are a variety of paleo jerkies out there. Just search Amazon.

Otherwise, why not just throw an apple or some other fruit in a bag? Or even an avocado or a tomato? Any of these fruits can last a day without refrigeration and can make for a wonderful snack.

C657d176db6f11f98aeb2a89071e3281

(842)

on February 04, 2013
at 08:53 AM

You can make your own. 300 degree oven. Cut kale into desired sizes. Toss with oil. Lay out flat on a baking sheet for about 20 minutes. The ones near the edge get done the fastest so I take those off and move the others around. Salt when done or chipotle or ranch seasonings, yum!

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

(45)

on February 04, 2013
at 05:45 AM

I've never tried kale chips, but have always been curious about them. I may give that a try. Thanks!

Ed6125fbb3e40ed42a03f4053adca7ec

(45)

on February 04, 2013
at 06:34 PM

Sounds very easy! Thanks!

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06bf7b92d77f1ac1d8e3dc9d539d8254

on February 26, 2013
at 01:42 PM

I guess it depends on your level of paleo-ness, but here are some that I eat on a regular basis: --Apples with almond butter --Bananas dipped in dark chocolate rolled in chopped nuts and then frozen --Rice crackers with anything.. hard cheese, tuna, sliced lunch meat, guac.. --I also recently made paleo sweet potato brownies from paleomg.com. --Of course you can make your own sort of interesting mix by combining nuts, dried fruit, rice cereal, dark chocolate chips, etc. --If you have a local trader joe's they now carry salmon jerky

I hope one of those speaks to you!

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on February 26, 2013
at 10:49 AM

Hi there,

My favorite is Chickpea snacks. I love to keep healthy snacks next to me when I work. Vegan snacks work best for me. Choose snacks such as fresh fruits, nuts, popcorn, and veggies. Chop fruits and veggies into bite-sized pieces or strips. Smoothies and fruit shakes are packed with nutrients so try having yogurt, milk, fresh or frozen fruit and fruit juices too.

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on February 04, 2013
at 10:54 PM

smoked wild caught sockeye salmon!

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C657d176db6f11f98aeb2a89071e3281

on February 04, 2013
at 08:56 AM

I make paleo ice cream. Coconut milk with the heavy cream, heavy cream if you do dairy, mixed with banana or sweet potato. Yummy! I am sure you could do your own ingredients, add vanilla, etc. I let it start to freeze and then beat it with a fork. Repeat. It freezes up nicely. When you want to eat it, defrost it a little and smash it to the consistency or real ice cream....

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