THE PRIMAL GOURMET + THE PRIMAL APPROACH with Nicole Gusé
Nicole Gusé, Managing Editor at LVBX Magazine, co-author at The Primal Gourmet, and connoisseur of all things healthy, on what she likes to snack on. Time to take notes!
PLANTAIN CHIPS // Simple and satisfying, and I could easily eat an entire bag in one sitting (TMI) – they’re that good. My favorite is sea salt with either coconut oil or olive oil. (Another similar, but equally loved favorite is Bubba’s Fine Foods Snack Mix.)
HONEY MAMA’S HONEY COCOA BARS // These honey-cocoa bars are made from five nutrient-rich ingredients: virgin coconut oil, cocoa powder, Himalayan pink salt, and either sprouted almonds or shredded coconut. That’s it! Chilled in the fridge, they’re the perfect indulgence.
SIETE GRAIN FREE TORTILLA CHIPS/TORTILLAS // This was a game-changer. Finally, a Paleo-approved vehicle for guacamole. (Keep in mind, the brand also has a line of dairy free queso.)
MOON JUICE’S ACTIVACTED NUTS // It’s certainly a splurge, but their Activated Dulse & Vinegar Almonds are one of my favorites.
LESSER EVIL PALEO PUFFS // These are baaad. Or at least they make me feel like I’m being bad? We buy them for the kid but let’s be honest, the adults usually end up eating the majority. Find them at your local Whole Foods or Natural Grocers.
AVOCADO // Whether it’s smashed avocado with hemp seeds on paleo bread, or blended with coconut cream and cacao and made into a quick pudding, there’s many ways to enjoy avocado. Hello, healthy fats.
FRESH FRUIT // Apples (it’s the season), blueberries, raspberries – or a smoothie full of fresh greens, fruit, and adaptogens.
NUT BUTTER // Justin’s nut butter packets are perfect for on-the-go snacking. (And if you haven’t already tried their Cinnamon Almond Butter, do it.)
JERKY/MEAT BARS // Currently, one of my favorite meat bars is Epic’s Wagyu Beef Steak Strips.
DATES // I’m not sure why, but I long avoided dates. They weren’t appealing to me, but I’ve changed my mind. Sliced and filled with a bit of nut butter or sun butter, they’re completely delicious. And I promise, they’re indulgent enough that you’ll only need one. Or maybe two.
PUMPKIN SEEDS // Skout Backcountry Organic Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are likely my new favorite snack, especially when I’m on the road. With flavors such as Pink Himalayan Sea Salt, Smooth Cocoa, Mountain Ranch, and more – they’re delicious. (The brand also has an Energy Bar that is by far the best Paleo energy bar I’ve yet to encounter.)