But I can still snack, right?

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
  • Cashews/Almonds/Hazelnuts
  • 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.

Steves Club

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.

Gourmet Grass fed Meats

The chef, Andy, is a friend of mine, which allows me to say that everything about this company is quality.  

YouBar

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.

Justin’s Nut Butters

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.

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About cacharbe

Software Engineer, ALM Specialist, Professional Improviser, Lv 1 Certified CrossFit trainer. I eat Paleo and coach others in being successful eating whole, unprocessed, nutritious foods.
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