Many people find it hard to stay Paleo during the times when they have a very hectic schedule, and they are always on the go. Sometimes, they tend to somehow ‘forget’ that they are engaged in Paleo. Therefore, they sometimes end up choosing fast and unhealthy food.
The same applies when you are travelling. It is really a hassle being Paleo when you’re not in the comfort of your own home. When you are travelling, you often end up eating at a restaurant because it is way more convenient (but not healthy). And of course, it is much harder if you have kids with you.
The thing is, no matter where you are or what you do, always put in mind the reason why you have decided to go Paleo. So here are super easy on the go recipes for busy peeps:
Raw Chocolate Mousse Brownie
Yields 20 bars
This is a no-cook recipe which lessens up the hassle when you really have a tight schedule. Give yourself a little chocolate treat so you can still manage to keep going throughout the day.
1 cup raw nuts (macadamias or almonds are the best)
1/3 cup cacao powder
3 tbsp melted coconut oil
10 Medjool dates
Top layer ingredients:
1/4 cup raw organic honey
1 ripe avocado
1/8 cup cacao
Water, as required
For the base:
>Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until everything is mixed well and the nuts are crushed.
>Pour the mixture into a lined tin, then smooth out with a spoon or baking spatula and place in the freezer to let it set.
For the top layer:
>In a high-speed blender, add ingredients to this order: honey, avocado, banana, and then cacao. Blend until smooth and creamy.
>Pour mixture into the top layer and put back the tin into the freezer for about an hour to let it set completely.
>Remove from the tin then slice right away.
>Store slices in an airtight container in the freezer.
Almond Butter Stuffed Dates
Well, this is probably one of the easiest Paleo snacks on-the-go that you could make. All you need is 5 minutes to prepare, and you’re done! You can even multi-task while making these.
2 cups whole pitted dates (preferably Medjool)
2 tablespoonful natural almond butter (can use other nut or seed butter, like peanut, sunflower, cashew or hemp)
>Open the dates using your fingers to create a pocket for your stuffing.
>Scoop a generous amount of butter and stuff inside the dates.
>Store in an airtight container.
Curried Baked Zucchini Chips
There are probably hundreds of dishes that you can make using zucchini, even chips! Zucchini is a must in your Paleo grocery shopping list. It is one of the healthiest and cheapest vegetable.
Here is an easy zucchini chips recipe that you can munch on anytime you like without worrying about the unhealthy contents found on chips you find in the groceries.
2 medium or large zucchini
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1-8 tsp sea salt
>Preheat oven to 225 degrees.
>Lightly brush 2 parchment papers with olive oil then line each paper into 2 baking sheets.
>Cut off the ends of zucchini and discard. Using a mandolin or a sharp knife, very thinly slice the zucchini into thin rounds.
>Place zucchini rounds in a single layer on the prepared baking sheets, making sure they don’t touch one another.
>brush the tops of zucchini with olive oil.
>In a small bowl, mix together curry powder, garlic powder and salt then sprinkle lightly over zucchini slices.
>Bake in the oven for at least an hour or until they are dry and crisp.
>Let zucchinis cool before storing them in an airtight container like a Ziplocs.
This is another super easy on-the-go snack recipe that even your kids will surely love. If you are craving for sweet snacks, then this should be a great choice. Frozen grapes are delicious, low in fat and calorie, so you can enjoy as much as you want.
A bunch of seedless grapes (red or green), washed
>After washing the grapes, pat dry with paper towel
>Line a baking sheet with paper towels.
>Place the grapes, trying to leave some space between them.
>Freeze until firm.
Note: Eat the grapes while it is still frozen, as they can become mushy when you let them thaw.
No-Cook Key Lime Coconut Energy Balls
Are you tired of feeling low on energy in the middle of your shift? Try these healthy and easy-to-make energy balls. You can bring some at your office to share with your mates, and you’ll all feel energized and ready for the rest of the day!
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashews
1 1/2 cups Medjool dates, pitted
zest and juice of 3 key limes
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
>In a food processor, mix together almonds and cashews and pulse until finely chopped, making sure the nuts won’t turn into a paste.
>Add the dates, lime juice and zest then pulse until dates are finely chopped and the mixture starts to clump.
>Shape the mixture into 1 1/2 inch balls then roll over coconut to coat outside of the balls.
>Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.