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May 15, 2018

Primal Snack Round-Up: 9 Tasty Options

By Worker Bee
18 Comments

PrimalIt’s certainly getting easier to find healthier snacks at the store, but the convenience of healthier, pre-packaged snack food often comes at steep price. For most of us, homemade snacks are still the most practical, budget-friendly option.

For convenience, stick with whole food snacks that require little or no cooking. Fresh fruit, cut up veggies, olives, pickles, nuts and nut butter, sardines, soft- or hard-boiled eggs, and high quality cheese are always delicious choices.

And when you have a little more time to spend in the kitchen, try one of these favorite Primal snacks.

Frozen Yogurt Bark

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This tart and refreshing icy treat is great for hot days. Try different versions using frozen blueberries, mango, shredded coconut, nuts, or maple syrup instead of honey.

Kitchen Tools

  • 9 ½ x 13 quarter-sized rimmed sheet pan
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 2 cups full-fat plain Greek yogurt (470 g)
  • 3 tablespoons wild honey, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries (85 g)
  • ½ cup raspberries (65 g)

Instructions

Line the sheet pan with parchment paper

In a food processor, blend the strawberries and raspberries into a chunky puree.

In a bowl, mix together the strawberries raspberries, yogurt, honey, and vanilla. Use a rubber spatula to evenly spread the mixture across the sheet pan.

Put in the freezer until firm, at least 3 hours.

Break or cut the bark into pieces. Store in a sealed freezer bag in the freezer.

Salami Chips

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It doesn’t get any easier than this. Simply bake salami until crisp, for a meaty chip option that’s delicious dipped into guacamoleartichoke dip,
salsas, and other dips.

Ingredients

  • Sliced uncured salami or pepperoni

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 ºF

Bake salami for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool until crisp.

Dark Chocolate and Citrus Macadamia Balls

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Marinated Olives and Nuts

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Antipasto Italian Skewers

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Vanilla Coconut Collagen Bites

 

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Bacon Trail Mix

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Instant Pot Buffalo Ranch Wings

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Collagen Fuel Fudgsicles 

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sander
sander
7 days 22 hours ago

As soon as I saw “instant pot wings”, my first thought was soggy mushy chicken skin. When following the link, there are others with the same concern. Can you really cook chicken wings in an instant pot and have something even remotely crispy?

Liver King
7 days 20 hours ago

I don’t know about wings, but I do know that wife makes the crispy chicken quarters on earth using this Instant Pot device. She knows that this is what I’m having for my second meal after breaking a 5-day water fast. Nothing beats this crispy-on-the outside, succulent-on-the-inside dish with a bone that you can easily gnaw through. When you pierce that perfectly crispy skin, it’s 100% pure dripping goodness!

Shary
Shary
7 days 19 hours ago

No, probably not. Thing is, an Instant Pot isn’t designed to produce a crispy product unless you plan to use it as a skillet. The problem there is that its surface area is relatively small and therefore unsatisfactory for frying. I would skip the pressure cooker and do the wings under the broiler or in a frying pan. They don’t take long to cook.

Shary
Shary
7 days 22 hours ago

I must not need as much food as some people do. I eat two meals a day and hardly ever have a need to snack, although a couple of these (individually or combined) could easily take the place of a meal if a light dinner is desired.

Elizabeth Resnick
7 days 21 hours ago

I know what you mean Shary…these are more like little meals for me!

Steve
Steve
7 days 15 hours ago

I’m usually not a big snacker, either. But a few times a year I end up doing a 12+ hour drive, and it is nice to have something to munch on. Or when you’re watching a movie with friends, and everyone else is pigging out on chips. There’s often a relatively healthy selection of cheeses, and dips, but nothing to dip with!

Joe S.
Joe S.
6 days 14 hours ago

Hungry all the time. No matter what I eat. Some things like eggs are better than others but I still get hungry. This is why eating primal works so well for me.

Elizabeth Resnick
7 days 20 hours ago

Along the lines of the salami chips, prosciutto can be made crispy in the oven. Broken into bits it adds a really nice crunch and flavor to salads. Great crouton substitute!

rachel
rachel
7 days 20 hours ago

Seconding the below comments in hopes of someone explaining how wings can be done in the instant pot. Can those instructions be updated? Has anyone tested it out and been successful?

Liver King
7 days 20 hours ago

I believe that snacks were invented around the same time that diabetes gained in popularity. If snacks indeed belong in the modern world, I still prefer the bite-sized movement snacks (maybe some pemmican; still more of a meal) to confectionery food-like things that look good enough to take a picture of. Are these snacks keto-ish… sure. Are they really Primal… probably not!

Steve
Steve
7 days 15 hours ago

Are you saying that Grok didn’t walk along the shoreline grabbing handfuls of fresh berries as he went upon his way, maybe stopping occasionally to crack open some nuts on the rocks? Or chewing on some jerky that he retrieved from his pouch? I’d say snacks were invented long before we first swung down from the tree, and attempted to walk upright. At the very latest, when we discovered fire, and used it to preserve food.

Liver King
7 days 1 hour ago
Precisely! Fresh berries would have been rarely available (seasonally) and only in certain climates. If Grok came upon a batch of berries, it likely wouldn’t be just a snack… more of a feast fest (sound familiar!). Same goes with nuts… same goes with buffalo. Having said that, dehydrated meats (especially pieces of lung), pemmican and stocks could be saved-for-later to be used as a snack per se. However, I certainly don’t understand the concept of snacking from an evolutionary standpoint so it’s my belief that these implements were made into meals. Of course, I’m probably wrong but I wonder… I… Read more »
Shary
Shary
7 days 1 hour ago

Steve, those probably weren’t snacks for Grok. More likely they were all he ate on many occasions, particularly if hunting or foraging was bad. By it’s definition, a snack is food eaten between regular meals. I doubt if the Paleo people had the luxury of tucking into a full meal two or three times a day, every day, like we do. I don’t have the statistics, but I’ve read that starvation was rampant among our earliest ancestors.

framistat
framistat
7 days 14 hours ago

MMC only works between meals. To snack is to invite SIBO, bloating, gas, constipation…

Shary
Shary
7 days 36 minutes ago

What is MMC? (My crystal ball isn’t working.)

Danielle
Danielle
6 days 18 hours ago

It took awhile for even my google to figure it out:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migrating_motor_complex

Dr. Dana Leigh Lyons
6 days 23 hours ago

With more and more packaged paleo-primal snacks out there, I love the focus on homemade ones here! Simple, less expensive, less plastic/paper/etc. waste.

Mister_Root
Mister_Root
6 days 17 hours ago

Some nice ideas here regardless if they are used as snacks or meals for sure! Here too got hooked by the wings recipe and would like to know how they are meant to be cooked exactly.

Someone who owns a decent dehydrator like the Excalibur could also make the yogurt recipe portable at any temperature by drying it on Teflex or parchment!

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