Eat Well Snacks, Eating Out and Traveling

Snacking

Snacking is something that should be focused around healthy fats as much as possible. After all it is healthy fat that fuels us and gives us sustainable energy.  Here are a few of my go to snacks.

Olives
Guacamole and veggies
Trail Mix - Raw macadamia nuts, almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds with 80% or more dark chocolate chunks and sugar-free coconut flakes
Full fat, raw, grass-fed yogurt with Steve's PaleoGoods Krunch 
Any kind of salmon, beef, elk and/or buffalo jerky
 
Nut butter with celery or carrots 
Chocolat Pudding

Check out my Eat Well Hiking and Camping article for other snack ideas. 

Eating Out

I love to eat out.  I love the atmosphere of restaurants, especially in Denver.  We have a pretty cool farm to table culture that emphasizes local, organic and seasonal food. So up my ally.   When I started my search to find Denver restaurants that serve Paleoesk dishes or at least grass-fed meats, organic and local foods, I was pleasantly surprised at the results.  Eat Well Denver an independent restaurant network that supports Denver's amazing food scene offers a list of restaurants that support many of the Eat Well guidelines. Please visit my local food page to find fine dining, quick stop restaurants, food trucks and local amazing food.  

Traveling

When traveling eating according to the Eat Well Program can be a bit tricky.  Here are some things I do when I'm jet setting.   

I pack my Bulletproof Coffee along with grass-fed butter and MCT oil and if I am in a hotel I bring a hand mixer to blend it (Ikea has a perfect little one to travel with).  When I bring my coffee with me I know that at the very least I am getting a good breakfast.   If the rest of the day gets away from me, well so be it. I am going to do my best to make healthy choices and really just enjoy it.  I will also bring my Bulletproof Whey Protein with me so I at the very least I have a quick, decent meal and since I have my MCT oil with me I know I can add that for some additional healthy fat and if need be, put me into ketosis (fat burning mode).  Also I pack trail mix, jerky, coconut flakes and even some Primal Pacs, Steve's Paleogoods  and/or an Epic bar(s) for the flight or for snacks when traveling.  If I don't take these along with me.  This is what I do. 

Breakfast: Eggs with bacon or other protein.  Omelet.  Protein with avocado and some veggies. Coffee with full fat cream.  
 
 Lunch: If there is a Whole Foods or other natural grocery store near by I will do the salad or soup bar. Focus on a healthy fat like avocado, olive oil or olives, fatty fish or even butter.  Add some quality protein like salmon, beef or poultry and add a group of non-starchy vegetables.  Really you can follow this same rule in any restaurant.  Sushi or sashimi with a seaweed salad is fabulous.  A burger without a bun with a side salad, add avocado or a sandwich put into lettuce instead of on bread are all good options.  Always try and add that healthy fat wherever you can.  Scope out the city before you leave or while sitting in the airport waiting for you flight. Find some healthy restaurants or see where the closets grocery store is. ALWAYS BE PREPARED! 
  
 Dinner: This is probably the easiest meal to eat when traveling.  Since the Eat Well Program focuses on eating safe-starches (potatoes, squash, taro, plantains..) in the evening you can really get away with most anything. Even if you choose to eat pizza or pasta, dinner is the time to do it.  But stick with quality protein, healthy fat and lots of veggies as much as you can.