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    coming up on two months of primal living and i've definitely noticed my nice lil routine for my day has carried over into the food area. you can multiply that by two because i pack lunch for my partner as well. we have our homemade trail mix daily, mixed berries, and pieces - at least one maybe two for me - of fruit (maybe apple, peach, pear, plum) and smoothies in the morning during the week (on days we aren't IFing) and eggs and bacon on the weekend. we are definitely over-fruitting, not so much a problem for me as it is for her because she has some weight to lose. i have greek yogurt and almond butter during the day as well. any ideas on new snacks? we have a dehydrator so jerky is definitely one option...i just want to know what other people are doing to help me brainstorm.
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  • #2
    Jerky should definitely be one. Hardboiled or deviled eggs, any kind of cooked meat, chilled shrimp, homemade guacamole, or for something super easy, grab a Larabar. Good luck!

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    • #3
      Guac and pork rinds FTW! Hardboiled eggs are also a winner, pretty hard to fuck up. I am partial to Kippered Herring in a tin, but Sardines work pretty good too.

      Good luck.

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      • #4
        Vegetable sticks. In addition to the usual carrot and celery, zucchini, cucumber, red pepper strips, jicama, lightly steamed broccoli, lightly steamed sugar snap peas are all great. Bring guacamole or tahini to dip.

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        • #5
          Guac devils! Salsa and pork rinds, hard boiled eggs, jerky, dried coconut, smoked fish, bacon strips.
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          • #6
            my girlfriend will thank you for the pork rinds! something i have strictly forbidden in the house since we have been together. i guess she's good to go now she can handle the sardines, but not me. i do keep those around for her.
            i make a wicked guac so that will be easy. i will just have to keep some eggs boiled up all the time, something we don't do currently. i don't know how to make tahini dip, but i did use to make a wicked hummus (that i miss so dearly) recipes are welcome
            i thought about trying this: have ya'll ever had that delicious hot pepper garlic red sauce stuff they top hummus with in middle eastern restuarants? i thought about mixing that with some cream cheese for an alternative to ranch dip with veggies.
            thanks for all the replies!
            i will maintain the truth
            i knew naturally as a child
            i won't forfeit my creativity
            to a world that's all laid out for me
            i'll look at everything around me
            and i will vow to bear in mind
            that all of this was just someone's idea
            it could just as well be mine - ani difranco

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            • #7
              I subsituted Almonds in Hummus for the Garbonzo beans, and it works just fine. I haven't made this since i was a rawfoodist, but seems like it would be be perfectly primalish.

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              • #8
                Today I have peanut butter balls but I would usually make them with almond butter but we were out. I will post the recipe on my blog eventually.

                Banana nut butter cake is a snack/desert I use, that is also on my blog.

                I also use eggs, sardines, lara bar, tea with cream (chai and bengal spice work well), sausages, any meat, bacon!, coconut pudding (also on my blog), apple & almond butter, avocado, glass of whole milk, nuts & whip cream (helps to have some pre whipped cream).

                www.karlmacphee.com

                Hope this helps.

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                • #9
                  Pemmican is meant to be really healthy and you could live off of it. I'm going to try making a batch pretty soon. I'm going to have to a camp with my son for a couple days this summer and there's a slight chance that the menu won't be completely primal. I'm all about the IFing, but I'll definitively need some primal fuel for my body.
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                  • #10
                    thanks kmacphee, i'll check out your blog. always looking for more primal sweets - i get tired of almond butter and greek yogurt all the time.
                    i've read about pemmican on here, but am still not sure exactly what it is...?
                    has anyone tried bumble bars? those are great, we can find them in the health food store and took them along camping.
                    i will maintain the truth
                    i knew naturally as a child
                    i won't forfeit my creativity
                    to a world that's all laid out for me
                    i'll look at everything around me
                    and i will vow to bear in mind
                    that all of this was just someone's idea
                    it could just as well be mine - ani difranco

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                    • #11
                      Do you eat cheese? BabyBel cheeses are my new answer to everything. They're yummy, they're portable, and they can survive outside a fridge for days.

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                      • #12
                        Pemmican is a food that the Native American's made with meat to get it to last pretty much forever. In short it's dried meat mixed with equal parts tallow. It's meant to be nutritionally complete very very calorically dense and you could sustain on it forever. It sounds kind of like lembus bread from J.R.R. Tolkien's stories. Mark has written about it and made some himself.
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                        • #13
                          Well I am new to this blog but I recently found a fabulous snack that is natural, vegan, and has great nutrition. It's a bar from Kardea Nutrition. They are chewy with bits of crunch from oats and nuts and fruit. My whole family is addicted to them! You can get them at some health food stores and a bunch of places online, including the website: www.kardeanutrition.com/bars/

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                          • #14
                            My life savers (in my bag everytime I leave the house) include 1 HB egg, 1 string cheese, 1 -2 oz nuts and 1-2 oz grass fed jerky - all do fine with out refrigeration for a day. This combo has makes it unnecessary for me to forage any fast food places - I have forgotten a couple of times and it is distressing!

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                            • #15
                              I like "stuffing" things.

                              Hollow out half a cucumber, stuff it with guacamole, top it off with a layer of crushed cashews to keep the avocado from turning brown.

                              Colored bell peppers. Cut in half and stuff with tuna salad.

                              Celery stuffed with nut butter.

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