Snacking

Posted: March 2nd, 2012 | Filed under: Paleo Recipes | 2 Comments »

I love snacking. Before Paleo, it was chips, salsa, cheeses, and dip, but I obviously had to change that. Since I wasn’t about to stop snacking, I had to find good substituions.

Here’s what I have in my pantry and refrigerator at the moment.

  1. Dates
  2. Almond butter
  3. Dried apple rings (or really any non-processed, additive free freeze dried fruit, i.e. Certain grocery stores will sell sulfur-free, sugar-free dried mangos)
  4. Cut up carrots and home made baba ganoush
  5. Nuts: Macadamia, Almonds, Cashews
  6. Sliced up fruit (pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, whatever is in season)
  7. Guacamole
  8. Carrot or banana (aka plantains or platanos) chips.

I have these foods prepared, sliced up, and ready to be eaten at a moment’s notice. Preparation makes a big difference here.

Here’s what normal people do:

  1. They buy a bunch of fruits and vegetables
  2. They put them in the fridge
  3. After a long day, they come home, open the refrigerator and see a stack of unprepared fruits. Uncut pineapples, unwashed strawberries, and unopened blueberries. Then they shut the door and think “crap, too much work just to eat, forget about it”

Here’s what you should do:

  1. Buy a bunch of fruits and vegetables
  2. Prepare them for your future lazy self. This means cleaning, slicing, and putting them in resealable bags or containers.
  3. Now, after a long day, you can open the fridge, and the hardest thing is picking your favorite fruit.

Prepare your food ahead of time, your future lazier self will thank you.


2 Comments on “Snacking”

  1. 1: sheehan said at 11:19 pm on March 20th, 2012:

    totally agree about the “unprepared” fruits & veggies in the fridge.

    almond butter sounds interesting, will give it a try :)

  2. 2: Marc Chung said at 4:45 pm on March 27th, 2012:

    It’s awesome. Get the unsalted almond butter from Sprouts. You can make your own, but why bother. Keep it simple for now.