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    Low Cal snack / Breakfast

    Quite new at the Paleo stuff... and am struggling with finding "on the go" food you can eat with your fingers that I could eat for breakfast (in the car ) or as snack at work.

    I seem to eat mainly walnuts and sadly this means my calorie intake is above 2,000 every day and not losing weight / girth whatsoever... Can someone suggest something that does not involve a carrot or an avocado ?

    I look forward to reading your answers and appreciate all your help !

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    You will find eventually you won't really need to snack.
    Boiled eggs are a quick and easy meal. Def try to cut the nuts.

    It is quick to scramble some eggs in butter in the morning though. Do you have to leave super early?
    Cold meat leftover from the night before is also good and easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tally View Post
    Can someone suggest something that does not involve a carrot or an avocado ?
    As above, hard boiled eggs. How about roast chicken thighs although you'd need to wipe your fingers. Beef jerky or even pre cooked bacon would suit me too. Snack at work could be a tin of mackerel/salmon/herring. Although many here would poopoo the idea, a hunk of cheese can be tasty.

    I suggest you think about primal foods you like that can be finger food. You're the one who knows you best after all.

    Mind you, you specified low calorie, and we're into celery country there. I hope you get many useful replies.
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    I blend up a smoothie of sorts. The good thing about it is it is fast, portable, and flexible. You put in what you want according to what macros you need. Mine is usually some unsweetened milk (almond and or coconut) some eggs or whey, a bit of stevia. To this base you could add a handful of greens or yogurt, or a few berries, whatever. Then put the whole thing in a travel mug, put a drop of soap and some water in the blender and give it a whirl then rinse and off ya go.
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    I love the chicken thighs idea. I did this all summer when they would go on sale. BBQ up a huge batch and keep them in the fridge for snacks.

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    I love thighs too (wink) but for a snack I like to do 3-4 tablespoons of sunflower seeds so I can check off my daily vitamin E requirement.

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    You can try my bacon cream jalapeno's. I think they are brilliant snacks. Try the deli roll ups. They're great and simple as well.

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    I tend to snack on apples these days if I feel the need. But as has been said you won't need to once you get into it. If I can't find anything to eat while I'm out I just wait till I get home. You need to kick the habits that have been drilled into you regarding meal times..there is no such thing
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    Another thing you can do is mix up Protein shakes in the morning. Mixed with full fat Milk they last me well into the afternoon if I have one for breakfast. Yes I drink Milk..love it
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    Thank you all for the replies and apologies for not visiting you more often.

    I think the egg / cold meat idea is interesting / strange to me as in the past I always thought of snack as sweet rather than savoury and a bowl of cereals used to be my "healthy" alternative... LOL
    Also, the idea of an afternoon snack is maybe one I need to kick - maybe more of a habit than something I need !

    For breakfast, I think I'm going to try the smoothies (works well with my long car drive). I find if I only put fruits/berries in, I tend to get quite hungry quite quickly (no fat / no protein so not surprising). Besides adding an egg (not sold on the idea yet), where do you get protein shakes that would be acceptable from a Paleo pov (low sugar / starch etc...) ?
    I do use full fat goat milk for cooking (it's my own goat so 100% organic)

    Really appreciate having the Forum ! Many thanks

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