Food I Really Buy

Sticking to a healthy diet can be hard. Convenience is amazing. Luckily, there are new healthy packaged foods springing up everyday. These are some paleo-friendly products I really use or have used in the past and would use again when my diet becomes less restrictive. I always buy real food goods with no preservatives or additives, and choose glass packaging over plastic or cans when I can (sometimes while doing the can-can). Shop healthy!

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Recommendations

SeaSnax Seaweed

Seaweed contains a concentrated abundance of minerals. Dr. Terry Wahls, author of The Wahl's Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles recommends seaweed as an integral part of her protocol. But many varieties of seaweed snacks are made with canola oil or other lower-quality oils. This one is made with organic extra-virgin olive oil.

The other reason I choose the seasnax brand is because it is available in these big sheets like nori. I hate all the trash the little rectangular packages make for what amounts to a couple bites of air. So if you like to eat your SeaSnax in quantity, go for these bulk packages. You'll get a total of 20 sheets in 4 foil packs.


Omega Nutrition Pumpkin Seed Butter

This is the best tasting and best consistency pumpkin seed butter I've come across. Some types are quite stiff and dry, but this stuff is blended with pumpkin seed oil for a smooth and creamy texture. It has a hint of salt and if you can eat honey or maple syrup it tastes great blended. I eat it with celery or apples. (Yes, writing my reviews is totally inspiring me to snack on each of these products as a type).

Pumpkin seeds are particularly high in zinc and magnesium and thought to be anti-parasitic. I once took a nice photo of my Omega Nutrition Pumpkin Seed Butter in the desert and they sent me a free jar in exchange for being able to post it on their social media. Sweet! Maybe you can try that trick. But even if you pay for every jar, I say the price is not bad for a 20-ouncer. It will go a long way. 


Braaitime BIlTONG

Okay, so they don't have the prettiest packaging but this brand of biltong is known as the most authentic you can get for any reasonable price in North America. For most of you that will not matter because you've never had biltong before and don't know what it is supposed to taste like. That's okay. I don't know either.

 Biltong is a South African food that can be made from many kinds of meat including ostrich and springbok. It differs from beef jerky because it is marinated in vinegar, dried and then sliced, and not smoked. I would describe the taste as like dried pastrami.

It might seem pricey but compare this 1 lb package to the price of a few ounces of jerky and they are about even. And the great thing about this Biltong is no sugar. Ingredients include: beef, salt, vinegar, black pepper and coriander. Even with the profusion of new paleo products I keep coming across these dried meat products containing sweeteners. Why? WHY??!!! 


Coconut milk is an excellent addition to a low-carb diet and almost necessary if you are trying to do something paleo ketogenic. There are only a few brands with no added guar gum thickener and this is one of them. 

I used to get very nauseated when I ate too much coconut milk but without the guar gum and with improved fat tolerance in general things seem to be better.