For those of you who’ve read my About page, you’ll realize that I have a major sweet tooth. Sugar is my weakness. So while I’ve been trying to eat healthy for several years, snacking has always been my downfall.
The idea came to me through a co-worker. He was doing the paleo diet hardcore, complete with cross-fit training. He would sit at his desk and snack on a package of lunch meat and a bag of dried bananas. Even when someone brought in a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts he didn’t have one. His self control was admirable. After talking with him I came up with an idea for my own snacking problem – Paleo snacking.
My basic strategy has 3 main components:
- Nuts – They’re pretty healthy and they’re salty. And the best part is that you don’t need to eat many to get rid of those hunger pangs (or compulsive snacky cravings).
- Dried fruit – I started with dried apples because I like them. Dried bananas aren’t my thing. I’ve also experimented with dried mango (okay, not great) and dried pineapple (did not like). This is the other half of the “sweet & salty” for me.
- Grass Fed Beef Jerky – Any old beef jerky won’t do. Grass fed beef is healthier and tastes better. Trust me.
So I’ve been snacking healthy at work for a few weeks now and it helps me avoid the ups and downs in energy that sugary treats gave me. I’ll keep you posted, but so far I’m pleased with the results.