I’ve been asked a couple of times recently what I snack on with this paleo schtick. I’ll first actually answer the question, but be prepared for a discussion after on why you maybe _shouldn’t_ be snacking so much.
About the Food
I have a couple of places that I get snacks from:
My Fridge and Pantry
with real, I just (or recently) picked/bought/fixed this food
- Hardboiled Eggs
- Nitrite/-trate and Gluten free lunch meat
- Shredded Coconut
- Coconut Milk
- Left Over Anything
- Carrots, Apples and Almond Butter
- My wife also makes a KILLER Paleo Crunch ‘Granola’
- Anything from the Whole9’s post What’s in your Cooler?
But I travel a LOT (four days, and at LEAST four flights, a week), so I’m always looking for easy travel food. I will pack my own food, and I buy food once I get to my location, but I also use a couple of different websites to provide good, Paleo approved food to put in my carry-on.
If you’ve been around CrossFit for more than a minute, you should be aware of Steve’s Club and the wonderful things the organization does, including making tasty, tasty snacks.
- Coconut Paleo Kit
- Paleo Kits
- Apple Pie Paleo Kit
- Grassfed Paleo Stix
- Paleo Krunch Bars (Guilty Pleasure)
Gourmet Grass fed Meats
The chef, Andy, is a friend of mine, which allows me to say that everything about this company is quality.
- Bold Original Jerky (Whole30 Approved)
This can be tricky as they have a lot of NON Paleo ingredients, so you need to read. But once you get a recipe that works, you get a reorder code that will give you the same recipe every time. I have a strict Paleo kind as well as a “Treat” that includes Coco powder
I’ve also created an egg protein based shake on their YouShake site that has come in handy in a pinch.
I like just about everything they produce over there at Justin’s, although I don’t eat the Peanut butter products at all.
Why are you Snacking?
I just threw out a ton of food suggestions, but it’s important to know _why_ you are snacking. You might actually be underfed, but if you’ve been eating your good, Paleo foods to satiety, then more than likely you’re bored or thirsty. Have a big glass of water, make a cup of hot tea and ask yourself _why_ you’re reaching for that handful of nuts. If you aren’t really hungry, don’t eat. Get up, stretch and go for a walk, drink some water and ride it out. You don’t have to give in to the gremlins of boredom that love to eat.