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Created January 17, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I frequently am asked to bring snacks for an evening Bible study as well as a Sunday morning class. Typically, the morning snacks are a pastry and a fruit, but obviously I won't be able to eat anything.

When you're asked to bring snacks, what are your favorite paleo foods that other people will eat, too?

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on January 24, 2012
at 03:23 PM

but if you have paleo folks in the room, there will be two bowls of macadamia nuts.

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on January 24, 2012
at 10:03 AM

LOL that's not a bad idea, unless you've got paleo folks in the room. Agree with the easy to clean up after. Open mouth, insert nut, close mouth, chew. Repeat as needed. Yum.Amazing how fast the bowl is "clean."

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on January 21, 2012
at 03:12 PM

just roast them in bacon grease and tell everyone about your new recipe.

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on January 18, 2012
at 05:28 PM

Oh, yes -- they're really good at room temperature as well as hot off the skillet.

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on January 18, 2012
at 01:44 AM

I forgot to mention that I use vinaigrette instead of mayo in my deviled eggs... So much flavor with the bacon!

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on January 18, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Someone asked that on here, if you search "ranch-dressing", but it looks like there's one on Paleoeffect.com

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on January 17, 2012
at 10:25 PM

Speaking of ranch, does anybody know of a paleo-friendly ranch? Or, for that matter, paleo-friendly dressings that are not vinaigrettes? I love vinaigrette, but am looking for something different that I can buy in a store, for those days where I want convenience.

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on January 17, 2012
at 10:24 PM

+1 for sure. Now I feel like making my own little buffet table at home with these snacks... just for myself. LOL. I kid. But man, sounds so good. :D Oh yeah, do you have a recipe for crustless quiche?

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on January 17, 2012
at 08:34 PM

those all sound really good! Are the bananas still tasty if they're room temperature when you serve them?

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on January 17, 2012
at 08:32 PM

I just tried Kerrygold Dubliner cheese for the first time this week...ohmydelicious! That would go great with a cut melon/berry salad. And chocolates? At a ladies Bible study? I think i shall be quite popular ;)

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on January 17, 2012
at 08:24 PM

veggie cookies actually sound great! I can of course eat some fruit (I have PCOS, so trying to limit), but only a few of us remember to bring a non-donut variety food.

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on January 17, 2012
at 08:06 PM

I make paleo veggie cookies and people really enjoy them. Of course, I don't tell them it's zucchini, carrots, and pumpkin until after they're licking their fingers! This has actually turned into a little side business...veggie cookies, who would of thought? Tons of recipes on the interwebs...paleofriendly, everyday paleo.

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on January 17, 2012
at 06:17 PM

but pricey. I usually hog them all to myself.

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on January 17, 2012
at 05:28 PM

There is actually a version called Girls Scout Cookie Larabars and that one has coconut in it. For the above, it's 1 1/3 cups of dates (I use dried add a few spashes of water at the end), 1 cup of nuts, 3-4 tbsp of cocoa (I use the dark), and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Put it all in the food processor and let it go until it's a bread crumb consistancy. This is when you add the water. They are my favorite treat :)

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on January 17, 2012
at 05:21 PM

I would like to see the recipe. I'd appreciate the convenience of the occasional Lara bar, but I can't have nuts. I suspect I could substitute toasted coconut and it would be fine.

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:55 PM

Mini meatballs and mini frittatas are always snapped up in a flash!

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:49 PM

+1 I have found that no many deviled eggs I make for a potluck, they are gone fast.

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at 04:25 PM

Why can't you eat fruit?

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:46 PM

I'm really lazy so I usually go for something that involves minimal processing/preparation - carrot sticks, olives and nuts (maybe some cucumbers and radishes in there, too). You can supply a bowl of ranch style salad dressing for those who can't take their veggies plain.

For morning snack, I'd just beg off, or bring some berries and/or fruit salad. Fruit is good for you, particularly when compared with muffins and other baked stuff. Mini crustless quiches sound great but like I said, I'm lazy, too much work. :)

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on January 17, 2012
at 10:25 PM

Speaking of ranch, does anybody know of a paleo-friendly ranch? Or, for that matter, paleo-friendly dressings that are not vinaigrettes? I love vinaigrette, but am looking for something different that I can buy in a store, for those days where I want convenience.

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(258)

on January 18, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Someone asked that on here, if you search "ranch-dressing", but it looks like there's one on Paleoeffect.com

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:15 PM

Bacon deviled eggs (perfect for bible study ;) Mixed nuts, Grapes, Berries, Melon Salad, Kerrygold Cheese if you're doing dairy (inexpensive and pastured), Bag of individually wrapped extra dark chocolates (usually Lindt), Crustless Quiche. If you???re feeling adventurous, the orange cake recipe from Elana???s Pantry is out of this world.

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:49 PM

+1 I have found that no many deviled eggs I make for a potluck, they are gone fast.

9a2cb6e1ae3b17c7a680bb34c820faf2

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on January 17, 2012
at 08:32 PM

I just tried Kerrygold Dubliner cheese for the first time this week...ohmydelicious! That would go great with a cut melon/berry salad. And chocolates? At a ladies Bible study? I think i shall be quite popular ;)

0e5045fb58c84420a8eb7ee8d41dfc12

(258)

on January 18, 2012
at 01:44 AM

I forgot to mention that I use vinaigrette instead of mayo in my deviled eggs... So much flavor with the bacon!

6ec8d30130a6fb274871314533b5536b

(581)

on January 17, 2012
at 10:24 PM

+1 for sure. Now I feel like making my own little buffet table at home with these snacks... just for myself. LOL. I kid. But man, sounds so good. :D Oh yeah, do you have a recipe for crustless quiche?

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:14 PM

For mornings, I'd go on and bring fruit and egg/sausage/spinach muffins or mini-quiches. For afternoons or evenings, try guacamole, deli meat/cream cheese/pickle rolls, mini-meatballs, and deviled eggs. Just stay away from sweets or buy something you'd never ever touch- the 'sweets' that I happily make that are semi-legal are met with awful faces for being unsweet from SAD eaters.

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:55 PM

Mini meatballs and mini frittatas are always snapped up in a flash!

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Ca1150430b1904659742ce2cad621c7d

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on January 17, 2012
at 05:17 PM

A lot depends on your budget:

If you have the funds-

  • melon chunks, banana chunks, or avocado chunks wrapped with prosciutto are easy and tasty
  • An 'oven breakfast casserole' of 2 eggs per person, chopped spinach, and home-made breakfast sausage is a regular donation to morning staff meetings here.

    • Chebe bread (see related recipes here) stuffed with scrambled eggs, breakfast meat, and spinach or kale

If funds are short:

  • Stuffed eggs: Boil 1-2 eggs per person. Mix egg yolks with steamed spinach or kale, cream cheese or coconut mayonnaise, and garlic/spices, then re-stuff whites

  • Cinnamon-covered broiled bananas (nice if you want a sweet): Cut slightly green bananas into bite-sized chunks. Dip each chunk in melted, pastured butter and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Broil for 2 minutes, until browned. Add a toothpick, and you're done.

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on January 18, 2012
at 05:28 PM

Oh, yes -- they're really good at room temperature as well as hot off the skillet.

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on January 17, 2012
at 08:34 PM

those all sound really good! Are the bananas still tasty if they're room temperature when you serve them?

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:58 PM

My mother-in-law was worried about what I would eat at Christmas, and she found a really good recipe for bacon wrapped water chestnuts. I have never heard if water chestnuts are Paleo. I think they are... but they were delicious! She wrapped them, stuck a tooth pick in them and baked them at 300, I think it was for about 2 hours. Just an idea. I have also brought some homemade Larabars. That would be more on the desertish side. I like the chocolate fudge brownie ones and can provide the recipe, if you like. They are made with dates, nuts, and cocoa powder with a smidge of vanilla extract. These went over well with my mother and MIL, but my sister didn't care for them. My two year old thinks they are great, and I like them. It's really a mater of taste. You can't please everyone all the time :)

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

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on January 17, 2012
at 05:28 PM

There is actually a version called Girls Scout Cookie Larabars and that one has coconut in it. For the above, it's 1 1/3 cups of dates (I use dried add a few spashes of water at the end), 1 cup of nuts, 3-4 tbsp of cocoa (I use the dark), and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Put it all in the food processor and let it go until it's a bread crumb consistancy. This is when you add the water. They are my favorite treat :)

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on January 17, 2012
at 05:21 PM

I would like to see the recipe. I'd appreciate the convenience of the occasional Lara bar, but I can't have nuts. I suspect I could substitute toasted coconut and it would be fine.

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on January 31, 2014
at 11:41 PM

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on January 17, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Macadamia nuts are a huge hit, and easy to bring, easy to serve, easy to clean up after.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on January 17, 2012
at 06:17 PM

but pricey. I usually hog them all to myself.

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

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on January 21, 2012
at 03:12 PM

just roast them in bacon grease and tell everyone about your new recipe.

Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on January 24, 2012
at 10:03 AM

LOL that's not a bad idea, unless you've got paleo folks in the room. Agree with the easy to clean up after. Open mouth, insert nut, close mouth, chew. Repeat as needed. Yum.Amazing how fast the bowl is "clean."

8949bf87b0e0aefcad10f29975e4fa2b

(8989)

on January 24, 2012
at 03:23 PM

but if you have paleo folks in the room, there will be two bowls of macadamia nuts.

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