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New to Paleo HELP!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 14, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I am trying to gather information on the Paleo diet and recently purchased the Paleo Solution book. While, I have gained a lot of great information from this book I am finding my largest problem to be that I don't always have the time to create the meals in the book. I have a full time job and attend graduate school at night time. I am looking for a grocery list that has some "on the go" Paleo foods. I need some snack and meal ideas that I can buy prepackaged or package myself. Any ideas? Also does anyone have a good Paleo grocery list?

Thanks!!

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on October 15, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Either a typo or got bitten by the auto-correct monster :). Definitely Bulletproof Coffee.

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on October 15, 2012
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Maybe a typo... I'm guessing he meant bullet proof coffee (BPC).

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on October 14, 2012
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What is BFC? I'm not familiar.

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on October 14, 2012
at 06:29 PM

I don't trust anything that is pre packaged and comes in a box or is meant for on the go. You could maybe make your own beef jerky which would be a nice on the go snack.

My advice is to make a big dinner with plenty of leftovers. I use the leftovers for lunch the next day and perhaps another dinner.

The paleo cookbooks have nice meals, but I make simple meals. Maybe I should venture and try more complicated dishes.

Fatty cuts of meat, steamed veggies soaked in butter, maybe a potato, etc. That's typical. Breakfast, if I have time to make it, involves bacon and eggs.

Also, I would invest in a slow cooker. Throw in a roast and some veggies. Turn it on low before work and when you get home, you'll have enough for 3 meals or more. A slow cooker is also great to make bone broths.

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on October 14, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Hi Kaitlin, I'd recommend spending time on this site, doing searches etc. You'll get the hang of quick, easy meal ideas in no time. I am too lazy/busy to follow recipes. Dinner is often just a steak and a pile of sauerkraut, or a burger wrapped in romaine leaves and some root veggie chips. Lunch is a salad with some bacon, avocado, chicken or fish in it. Snacks - banana with almond butter. Easy peasy. And welcome!

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on October 14, 2012
at 06:39 PM

The slow cooker is the best friend of the busy person. It does take a little more planning, but I almost always repurpose dinner for lunch the next day. I pack lunch as I'm cleaning up the kitchen from dinner. I follow the Leangains IF approach which means I'm only concentrating on two meals which has helped tremendously with planning. I typically drink BFC in the mornings as well.

Matt
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8aaf45dcdbc21a2144df0006180fe60e

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on October 14, 2012
at 06:43 PM

What is BFC? I'm not familiar.

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(20436)

on October 15, 2012
at 02:40 PM

Maybe a typo... I'm guessing he meant bullet proof coffee (BPC).

06ca9c524c28bc3fba95d4d90f8f43c6

on October 15, 2012
at 07:39 PM

Either a typo or got bitten by the auto-correct monster :). Definitely Bulletproof Coffee.

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on October 15, 2012
at 08:07 PM

I know this sounds crazy but I have kids and wanted them to eat healthy lunches at school so I googled paleo school lunches, at Everyday Paleo http://everydaypaleo.com/2012/04/03/school-lunch-ideas/I found some great ideas with good variety that look quick and easy. At first I think I was trying to make things complicated and once I seen those ideas my own ideas started to go wild. Good luck!

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on October 15, 2012
at 06:31 PM

I had the same exact experience! I strongly suggest Melissa Joulwan's Well Fed, Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat. The whole first couple of chapters walk you through how to make really fast, easy, and tasty Paleo meals.

The basic idea is to do a one-hour cook-up on the weekend: hamburger, chicken thighs, or other meat; a few varieties of veggies that you chop up and steam to sort of half-cooked. Then you just mix and match in a pan with some coconut oil and spices.

But I really recommend getting the book. She gives you a good idea of how much and what to buy on your weekly grocery trip and she has fantastic ideas about herbs and spices in combination.

Good luck!

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on October 14, 2012
at 06:33 PM

I get pre-cut and ready to cook veggies and easily cooked meats for busy days. Most grocery stores have prepped veggies. I throw a turkey cutlet, boneless pork chop, steak etc into my frying pan and cook it and then throw the veggies in to steam in the juice. Quick and simple and I control the additives.

For snacks I go with fruit and nuts. I also like kale chips and seaweed.

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on October 14, 2012
at 06:20 PM

You're gonna have an extremely hard time finding paleo-approved packaged snacks, let alone healthy packaged snacks.

Jerky/pemmican is a good one. Throw some leftover meat + salad greens + butter/coconut oil into a tupperware and you've got a filling meal.

Trader Joe's, Costco and Whole Foods all have roasted seaweed snacks, which are a good alternative to chips and provide Iodine, which can be difficult to get in your diet in good amounts.

If you have the money, you can invest in a dehydrator and make dehydrated veggies or meats to nibble on in between meals.

A blender is one of the most important kitchen tools imo. Just throw some veggies, eggs, and mushroom in there, blend it and put it into tupperware/thermos and simply microwave it.

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on October 15, 2012
at 06:37 AM

All foods in the produce section (including nuts) can be considered "on the go" paleo snacks. It can be THAT easy. In order to make a meal of them, just add more.

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on October 15, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Thanks everyone!! I have some really good ideas now!

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on October 14, 2012
at 07:06 PM

You could make larger portions at dinner time and take the left overs for lunch the next day. I also like Boiled Eggs, microwaved Sweet Potato and Beef Jerky. Fruit and Nuts could be a good option too.

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