Group Forum: What Do You Like To Snack On?

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ctlss

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Posted: 28 Apr 2011, 09:39
Please share your Primal snack ideas. I am in the process of drying some zucchini slices, lightly sprinkled with sea salt, for zucchini chips. What I have tried so far are awesome. Anyone else have any ideas for snacks? If so, please share...we are going to a trivia night for church Saturday, and are supposed to provide our own snacks, and I need some easily transportable ideas.

Thanks,

Stef
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Mom2Boxers

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Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 09:09
The quickest snack I know of that is portable is a handful of almonds or walnuts. Throw them into a baggie and put them in your purse. Staves off hunger and full of protein.
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ctlss

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Posted: 03 Nov 2011, 18:46
Mom, I eat that, some cheese, a few apple slices, or some dried meat or meat sticks (gluten free only). Any time we make meat, we always make extrea for the next day. We are making portabella pizza tonight (use the mushroom for crust), with chicken breast, and there WILL be leftovers...Laughing
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust~


"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "
~Groucho Marx~

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Mom2Boxers

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Posted: 07 Nov 2011, 10:29
Oh I saw a recipe for that! Was it from MDA? I have to try that! I love pizza toppings anyway!
Fate whispers to the warrior, "You cannot withstand the storm." The warrior whispers back, "I am the storm."

My first goal: 198 lbs
2nd goal: 179 lbs
3rd goal: 162 lbs
4th goal: 146 lbs

Taking it one day at a time. Hugs, M♥M


Mom2Boxers

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Posted: 02 Dec 2011, 13:40
Another snack or nice breakfast or lunch treat:

Coconutty Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS
- 3 eggs
- ½ cup Virgin Coconut Oil
- ½ cup Grade A Maple Syrup
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

DIRECTIONS:


In a small bowl blend eggs, coconut oil and maple syrup with a hand mixer over a warm water bath to help
break down the coconut oil.

Stir in coconut flour, salt, baking soda and shredded coconut.

Allow batter to sit and thicken just a bit.

Line a cupcake tin with unbleached baking cups. Spoon ¼ cup cupcake batter into each cupcake liner.

Bake at 350°F for 20 - 25 minutes. Remove cupcakes from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
Fate whispers to the warrior, "You cannot withstand the storm." The warrior whispers back, "I am the storm."

My first goal: 198 lbs
2nd goal: 179 lbs
3rd goal: 162 lbs
4th goal: 146 lbs

Taking it one day at a time. Hugs, M♥M


Rowanfair

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Posted: 06 Dec 2011, 16:15
Is maple syrup really primal? I'm new to this and not clear on sugars allowed.
http://pinterest.com/rowanf/recipes-mostly-low-carb/

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Mom2Boxers

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Posted: 06 Dec 2011, 16:35
One of the things I like best about the Primal Blueprint is that it isn't strict like some of the other Paleo fare. PB has a 80/20 rule of strictness. It's not 100% this or that.

Not all sugar is created equal. MDA's Definitive Guide to Sugar


I think it is an individual's preference or the particular plan you follow. I really try not to eat any sugar at all but there are times I have a sweet tooth or just need a guilt-free indulgence. There are some excellent recipes on Mike's Daily Apple blog. Check them out. Primal Blueprint Recipes

Most of the primal blueprint recipes that call for a sweetener will have small amount of pure maple syrup, possibly pure molasses or pure raw honey. Berries or fruit is a great sweetener. They also might use Stevia.

Whatever can be found in the wild that is seasonal is acceptable in small amounts because it's natural.
Fate whispers to the warrior, "You cannot withstand the storm." The warrior whispers back, "I am the storm."

My first goal: 198 lbs
2nd goal: 179 lbs
3rd goal: 162 lbs
4th goal: 146 lbs

Taking it one day at a time. Hugs, M♥M


ctlss

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Posted: 08 Dec 2011, 12:55
Sandy, the recipe for the pizza is one I made up. It is in my cookbook!
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust~


"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "
~Groucho Marx~

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Mom2Boxers

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Posted: 11 Dec 2011, 18:22
I will definitely go and find that! Thanks, Stef!
Fate whispers to the warrior, "You cannot withstand the storm." The warrior whispers back, "I am the storm."

My first goal: 198 lbs
2nd goal: 179 lbs
3rd goal: 162 lbs
4th goal: 146 lbs

Taking it one day at a time. Hugs, M♥M


loligoss

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Posted: 01 Jan 2012, 06:26
Kale chips (sprinkled with salt and vinegar after they are ready)
Goats yogurt with 1 tbs of roasted desiccated coconut
and/or 1 tbs of nuts
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Baked slices of apple with cinnamon and some yogurt poured on top

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Apple/carrot/celery with almond butter

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An oz of macadamia nuts or almonds, pecans etc

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A banana shake or a frozen banana

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How do you dry your zucchini?
ctlss

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Posted: 04 Jan 2012, 12:16
loli, love the kale chips...yummo!!!
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust~


"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "
~Groucho Marx~

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ctlss

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Posted: 04 Jan 2012, 12:17
loli, I used a dehydrator, but I suspect that the oven would work as well, much like you do the kale chips.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust~


"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "
~Groucho Marx~

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clflowers2

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Posted: 06 Mar 2012, 21:09
Something else I read just recently was to have a cup of hot tea with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in it. Sounds gross, but it was not yucky at all. I did this last night and tonight right when I got home (around 6pm) and it did really cut down on my appetite. Make the tea first, remove the tea bag, and then add the coconut oil. (The first night my tea bag absorbed most of the oil and did not release the tea flavor, tonight I added the oil last and that worked better.)
I also read recently that to LouAna brand of coconut oil is chemically processed and not as good for you. Seems like the saying; "you get what you pay for" is usually true.
mereberg

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Posted: 26 Sep 2013, 14:19
Some good advice I received from a nutritionist friend is to pick up a rotisserie chicken from whole foods (they have a gluten-free, low salt one) and keep it in the fridge to pick at whenever peckish.
Ctlss, would you mind sharing your pizza recipe? That's the one thing I still haven't mastered on this diet. I've tried almond crust, cauliflower crust and cheese crust with little success.