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Snacks for the On-the-GO

Ok, ok so this post isn’t exactly a recipe but I still thought it was information worth sharing. One of the questions we are most often asked is, “what can I eat on the go?” There are a number of things that you can do at the beginning of the week to make sure you have plenty of healthy snacks on hand. I make a couple of bags of mixed nuts up each week. One goes to the office and one goes in my purse. I’ve been caught with out anything to eat enough that now I don’t ever let it happen. I hate it when I’ve gone too long without eating because I start to get sleepy and cranky. Here see for yourself:

A glimpse inside Dr. Carrie’s purse.

If you look closely you can see something sitting under the nuts….that’s my backup snack. It’s a packet of almond butter with a little honey in it. I can get the little packets at the local COOP. They’re about 200 calories and perfect when I need something in a hurry and don’t want to eat crap.

Backup Snack

At the of office we often have a stash of apples/pears and cheese sticks in the fridge so we never to too long without eating. Other great snack ideas are hard-boiled eggs and veggies sticks. It just takes a few minutes to chop some fresh veggies and hard boil some eggs. In fact, you can chop the veggies while the eggs boil. Instead of cheese sticks you can always get a block of cheese and slice it up.  A little prep can go a long way in making sure you have healthy food on hand.

If you don’t have time to that you should keep some of these on hand….It’s called a PaleoKit and is one of our favorite snacks. You get them from Steve’s Originals.com.

PaleoKit from Steve’s Originals

I mentioned them in and email I sent out earlier this week. They are easy, yummy and healthy. We usually order a bunch at time. We like the grass-fed beef kit and often get the Coconut PaleoKit as well. He also carries a product called Just Jerky which is pretty self-explanatory. The PaleoKrunch bars are good when you need a sweet treat or they could be eaten after a workout to replace carbohydrate. Plus, 15% of the proceeds from the PaleoKits, PaleoKrunch and other Steve’s Original products goes to the Steve’s Club National Program to help bring Crossfit, nutrition and personal development to youth across the country. (We don’t do Crossfit but we do support programs that get children and adults up and active.)

 
You’ll notice that the focus is on snacks that for the most part of whole foods. There are tons of bars on the market but honestly I’ve not really found one that has enough protein that’s not soy or doesn’t have too much carbohydrate. Kind bars are one option that are low glycemic but often for me they still seem to have too much carbohydrate and not enough protein which leaves me feeling hungry not long after I eat it. However, if I manage to somehow run out of both of my snacks and need something quick I’ll probably grab one but it’s not my first choice.

 

What are your favorite snacks? Are they listed here? If not, share them with us.

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Paleo Breakfast Bread

This recipe comes from Dr. Court’s Uncle Me. He sent it to us last week and I decided to make them Sunday morning. They are AMAZING! They remind me of coffee cake but a little lighter. The original recipe calls for stevia but you absolutely do not need it. The bread is plenty sweet without it. I also used a crunchy almond butter as that was all I had on hand and we thought they were fantastic. This bread is a great alternative to a wheat based breakfast bread but remember they are still pretty sweet and should probably be considered a once in a while treat.

Paleo Breakfast Bread

Serves 4

  • ½ cup creamy roasted almond butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  1. In a large bowl, with a hand blender, mix almond butter until creamy
  2. Mix in eggs, honey and vanilla
  3. Add salt, baking soda and cinnamon
  4. Mix well with hand blender until all ingredients are combined
  5. Transfer batter into a well-greased 8×8 inch Pyrex baking dish
  6. Bake at 325° for 12 to 15 minutes

Enjoy topped with butter along with the Fresh Veggie and Herb Scramble…now I call that a breakfast of champions!

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