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    Hi

    I'm just getting started with the Primal Blueprint and I'm finding the snack thing a bit difficult. Generally I've always kept boxes of some kind of bar around for quick snacks at my desk or when I don't have time to prepare anything but obviously they're not the best in terms of primal eating habits!

    I am spending more time preparing Primal friendly foods for myself which is fine and I'm actually quite enjoying it. I've found loads of great recipes for all sorts of meals and snacks on this site and lots of others. But all these take time to get together and I do sometimes need something as an on the go snack that doesn't require lots of preparation.

    I live in the UK where Primal is most definitely not out there in any big way yet. All the shops are still hooked on low fat, grain filled, sugary (or worse - artificial sweetener filled) foods.

    So, my question is: can anyone recommend some easy to get hold of, not too expensive off the shelf Primal Snacks that I can just buy somewhere to keep for the times when I haven't prepared anything in advance?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    macadamia nuts.
    Do you think you eat enough at each meal though? If you are hungry enough to snack, maybe you don't?

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    • #3
      Lara Bars??

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      • #4
        Nakd bars, usually no more than three ingredients, dates, cashews, and raisins. Raw, no added anything. You can get them at Waitrose, H&B or order them even online. They are lovely in taste and texture

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ayla2010 View Post
          macadamia nuts.
          Do you think you eat enough at each meal though? If you are hungry enough to snack, maybe you don't?
          I seem to get hungry mid morning no matter how big or small my breakfast is. I thought it was just habit at first or that I wasn't drinking enough and have tried just having water or another cup of tea to stave off the pangs, but it does seem to be genuine, stomach rumbling hunger!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Nanci View Post
            Lara Bars??
            I've never heard of these - are they American? I guess I might be able to get hold of them on the internet......

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            • #7
              Canned fish is a good snack. I found tuna in olive oil with jalapeno's which I eat right out of the can.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by chestnutbrown View Post
                I've never heard of these - are they American? I guess I might be able to get hold of them on the internet......
                Larabars are great.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kml View Post
                  Nakd bars, usually no more than three ingredients, dates, cashews, and raisins. Raw, no added anything. You can get them at Waitrose, H&B or order them even online. They are lovely in taste and texture
                  I do eat Nakd bars - their my main non-homemade snack actually! I agree, they're delicious and seem to be pretty good in terms of the ingredients but I was worried that they were too high carb (18g carb per bar!).

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                  • #10
                    OP, I'd go with the fish also. Bars of any kind are too like cookies in taste. IOW, if your body is asking for a yummy sugary rush mid-morning rather than really being hungry, you'll know if you feed it fish.

                    The nuts are a little reminiscent of snack food also, but they're not processed. Try not to leave a can at your desk and measure out portions at home ahead of time.

                    itchy166, that sounds awesome. I took a can of sardines in oil and lemon, put it on top of a little white rice, topped the whole thing with some jalapenos and a tablespoon of parmesan, and it was one of the best "lazy" dinners ever.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                      OP, I'd go with the fish also. Bars of any kind are too like cookies in taste. IOW, if your body is asking for a yummy sugary rush mid-morning rather than really being hungry, you'll know if you feed it fish.

                      The nuts are a little reminiscent of snack food also, but they're not processed. Try not to leave a can at your desk and measure out portions at home ahead of time.

                      itchy166, that sounds awesome. I took a can of sardines in oil and lemon, put it on top of a little white rice, topped the whole thing with some jalapenos and a tablespoon of parmesan, and it was one of the best "lazy" dinners ever.
                      Fish is great for a quick snack at home, but not so great for at my desk , thanks for the tips!

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                      • #12
                        If you are worried about carbs, how about Biltong then? The Unearthed version of Beef Biltong is great, not cheap, but this is a good protein snack

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                        • #13
                          Jerky, mac nuts, almonds, seeds. Do you eat fruit? It's portable and fast weather it's dried or fresh.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by kml View Post
                            If you are worried about carbs, how about Biltong then? The Unearthed version of Beef Biltong is great, not cheap, but this is a good protein snack
                            What's Biltong? I've never heard of it, is that like jerky?

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