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Would you like some varied and novel suggestions for quick, handy, protein rich snacks, especially those including tuna, eggs, beans and chicken. I hope everyone will chime with a few favorite ideas for kids!
Have you tried alternatives of fish/crab/oyster/sardine/salmon in place of tuna in patties, salmon cakes, salads, fish-melts, etc. with various spices and bits of carrot, celery, onion, peppers, mayo, breading, etc and fish salads with cucumber, greens, tomato, beans, etc. And chicken can be done as above also.
Also, hummus in an assortment of bean dips is fun for kids, include various spices and herbs and veggies, such as tomatoes, avocado chunks, on organic corn chips or with melted cheeses, or as bean spread on sandwiches with other veggies on top. Or make 'lettuce wraps' with any combo of these ingredients, including fish or meat, or spiced up with Indian or Mexican flavors, with or without cheese or peppers.
Free-range pastured raw eggs are lovely in smoothies or in custards, mouse, puddings, or homemade mayos with various spices and herbs for dipping, or as spreads, or as salad dressings.
Shredded chicken as BBQ, or "kabobs" skewers are always fun. There are infinite marinades with mustards and Indian or Italian spices...
This was just posted on Mark's Daily Apple Blog:
Primal Blueprint Snacks
(See the link for more detailed info on preparation of some of these snacks)
Little to No Preparation
Seeds and Nuts (Walnuts, almonds, pistachios, etc. Macadamias are my favorite.)
Almond Butter (You can make your own.)
Hard boiled Eggs
Jerky (You can make your own.)
Canned Salmon and Tuna
Cold, Sliced Meat
Black and Green Olives
Half of a Coconut (and other Coconut Products)
Fresh and Dried Fruit (Berries are a good choice.)
Veggies (jicama, celery, cucumbers, peppers, cherry tomatoes, etc.)
For all dairy eaters out there:
High-quality Cheese (Cottage cheese seems to be a fave in the Primal community.)
Snacks That Require Preparation
Leftovers (Cold bacon, chicken drumstick, steak and just about anything else from the night before.)
Primal Energy Bars
Sweet and Savory Shakes
Fat Guacamole Devils
Sweet and Salty Primal Trail Mix
Cocoa and Coconut Snacks
Sushi with a Twist
Sunflower Sesame Crackers
Zucchini Chips with Spicy Salsa
What is your favorite protein snack? What is your child's favorite way to eat veggies?
Beet Test (stomach acid?)