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    So I am strictly primal from breakfast to lunch to dinner. But at night, somewhere round 9-10 man I am really craving a crunchy snack. If there were cheetos in front of me I would eat them. Looking for something to replace the urge. I have tried pork rinds and they are ok I guess. Are sweet potatoes chips ok to eat assuming I make them myself? Any other crunchy snack ideas? I have pretty much reached my goal weight although I would like to lose the last little bit of fat around the stomach.

    My carb count is real low during the day

    Breakfast : Bacon and sausage
    Lunch: Big Salad with chicken
    Dinner: some form of animal and usually some cauliflower mash , asparagus or string beans

    Thanks

  • #2
    Fry up a piece of bacon, very crisp?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by magnolia1973 View Post
      Fry up a piece of bacon, very crisp?
      Sweet jeezabel, magnolia, I think I love you. I do this a couple nights a week. Awesome snack!

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      • #4
        Some people have talked about kale chips. I don't know how to make them, but apparently they're satisfying in a crunchy-chippy way. I imagine with some Celtic Sea Salt and some paprika or cayenne you could spike 'em up a bit.
        Height: 5' 10"
        Starting Weight: 292
        Starting Primal Weight: 275
        Current weight: 224
        Goal weight: 172
        Body Fat 30.5

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        • #5
          Kale chips: Start with any variety of Kale (Lacinato/Dino works best but Red Russian also works!)

          1 bunch fresh Kale
          1 tablespoon olive oil (or more if you like)
          1 teaspoon sea salt or favorite seasoned salt

          Preheat Oven to about 375 deg F (you may have to reduce to 350 if the kale burns too easily on your first batch
          Tear kale off the thick midtribs, into bite-sized pieces.
          Wash kale & thoroughly dry in a salad spinner or salad bag.
          Drizzle with about 2 tsp of the oil and sprinkle with the salt.
          Spread out on cookie sheets.
          Bake for about 15 min, until edges are brown and kale is crispy when moved in pan BUT NOT BURNT - check often as it can burn easily.

          You can also do this in a food dehydrator but most people don't have one. And yes, if 15 year olds will eat this without prompting -as I have witnessed- then there is a good chance most people will like it!

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          • #6
            Kale chips are so nasty. They have become such a fad, especially in whole foods. I have never been a snacker at night, but my favorite snack besides fruit are Cliff Bars, especially the macadamia one. I have a physical job working in a warehouse all day and a cliff bar gives me a nice boost.

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            • #7
              I think kale chips taste great but I don't think I'd call them crunchy (at least not when I've made them at home).

              If it's really just crunch you're after, you could go for some raw fruit or vegetable, with some kind of dip (sweet or savory).

              About those pork rinds ... nachos. You're welcome : )

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              • #8
                Cliff bars have soy protein, or at least the "Builder" varieties do.

                I like kale chips, or you can make root vegetable chips with things like beets or sweet potatoes (or even white potato if you eat them).
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Owly View Post

                  I like kale chips, or you can make root vegetable chips with things like beets or sweet potatoes (or even white potato if you eat them).
                  I often read people talking about eating a potatoe, rice..etc "if you can eat them" or "if you can handle them" What is meant by that?
                  I can eat white rice, or potato here and there and it has no effect on how I feel. If anything I feel more full when I add a small baked potato with butter to a meal.

                  BTW thanks for all the replies they are very helpful.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sjmc View Post
                    About those pork rinds ... nachos. You're welcome : )
                    OMG. Making these tonight!!!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Owly View Post
                      Cliff bars have soy protein, or at least the "Builder" varieties do.

                      I like kale chips, or you can make root vegetable chips with things like beets or sweet potatoes (or even white potato if you eat them).

                      I like soy here and there. A bit won't kill you.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by richnash33 View Post
                        I often read people talking about eating a potatoe, rice..etc "if you can eat them" or "if you can handle them" What is meant by that?
                        I can eat white rice, or potato here and there and it has no effect on how I feel. If anything I feel more full when I add a small baked potato with butter to a meal.
                        I eat them happily, but some people have nightshade sensitivities or are doing vlc for weight loss or health reasons (ketogenic diet for epilepsy, for example).
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Barefoot Gentile View Post
                          I like soy here and there. A bit won't kill you.
                          That depends on the person's sensitivity. My partner has major issues with unfermented soy. Like gluten, soy protein isolate isn't primal, and while you may tolerate it well, a Cliff bar is no more a primal snack than a piece of peanut butter toast. If you like them, cool, enjoy, but they are a highly processed food that has a lot of weird stuff in it.
                          “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                          • #14
                            Are you really hungry at all three meals? If not, maybe adjust your mealtimes so that one comes at 9-10 pm when you know you're hungry.

                            Over 85% of soy in this country is a GMO. Even the USDA webste admits it.
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                            • #15
                              I've found that white potatoes do not negatively affect my digestion, weight loss, or other things. So every now and then (I did it this week in fact) I will slice a potato up into chips. DELICIOUS. Better than any potato chip you get in a bag (and they were one of my biggest weaknesses, believe me!).

                              One batch (one very large brown skin potato, or 2 smallish white rose potatoes) makes 2 nights worth of chips for me.

                              Step 0: Pre-Heat Oven to 400
                              Step 1: Slice potato thins
                              Step 2: Rinse them in cold water
                              Step 3: Toss in fat of choice
                              Step 4: Toss in seasoning of choice (Curry Powder + Paprika + Salt = LOVE)
                              Step 5: Spread out with no overlap on foil line pan or baking sheet
                              Step 6: Bake 15-20 minutes
                              Step 7: Cool for 10 minutes
                              Step 8: Rejoice in Chip Heaven
                              yay!

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