Monday, June 11, 2012

Paleo-Friendly Snacks

By Diana Hsieh

Recently, I received free samples of "That's It" fruit bars. They're just dried fruit -- no sugar, no preservatives, no nothing, except two kinds of fruit per bar. They're really quite delicious, and they make a good on-the-go snack. If anything, they're a bit too easy to eat. (I'm not anti-fruit, but I try to limit my fruit intake, particularly dried fruit.) If you can't find these bars in your local store, you can buy online.

The "That's It" Fruit Bars got me thinking about other easy paleo snacks, particular when I'm out and about. Here's a few items that I like to mix and match:

  • Diced uncured ham

  • Apple

  • Salami

  • Prosciutto ham

  • Macadamia nuts

  • Diced cheese

  • Hard-boiled eggs

  • Dehydrated fruit

  • Dehydrated roasted sweet potato

  • Lara Bars

  • Grape tomatoes

  • Banana

  • Dark chocolate

  • Sweet potato

  • Chicken breast

  • "That's It" Fruit Bars

  • Greek yogurt
As for the sweet potato and chicken breast: I always keep small portions of them frozen for when I need a full meal while in town, particularly after my SuperSlow workouts.

I'll roast about 20 pounds of sweet potatoes, cool them and remove their skins, and then pack 5 oz into each sandwich bag. I throw all the sandwich bags into a gallon-sized freezer bag, then store that in the freezer. I do the same for sous-vide chicken breast. (That freezes and thaws very nicely.) Then, even if I'm in a big rush, I can grab a sandwich bag of sweet potato and a sandwich bag of chicken for a decent meal.

As for my dehydrated fruit and sweet potatoes, I'll save that for a future post.

What are your favorite paleo-friendly snacks?

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