I’m looking at Paleo as a potential business venture. I know many of you are anti-snacking, but I have found that finding paleo snacks is a bit of a challenge, and I assume that I’m not the only one. I’d like to gather some information and I don’t think there is a better platform then this. So what I want to know is:
A. Do you have a problem finding "ready to eat" ( no cooking required) snacks?
B. What are your favorite "ready to eat" Paleo snacks?
C. Do you order snacks online? If so, what kind?
D. Are you a member of a crossfit gym? ( I’m trying to get a better feel of the connection between Paleo and crossfit)
E. Would you like to see a wide variety of snacks available at your crossfit gyms about once a month?
Any additional comments/questions would be great. Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Yes, I do have a problem finding ready to eat Paleo snacks.
I have a suggestion right away:
You can market it as SOUP STARTER but it still should be already cooked so if you are in a hurry, you can just add water and eat it the way it is. It would be best packed in paper or carton, no aluminum, no cans, no artificial wrapper. So the people would have to put it in a glass/cup to pour boiled water over. NO STYROFOAM PLEASE!!! If it is in Styrofoam, I am not going to buy.
I would use them as soup/meal replacement/starter. (JUST ADD HOT WATER). They should be gluten free/preservative free/sauces and additives free. No whey powder either.
Another idea - marketing organic, naturally brewed sugar-free beet kvass (additives free) as a beverage.
B. Jerky, nuts, berries, grapes, sunflower seeds, dark chocolate, kale chips, nut butters, cut veggies.
C. Sunflower seeds and jerky.
I have almost eliminated snacking myself, but hubby and kids are still snackers. I keep what I listed above on hand so they don't venture off the path.
A. Do you have a problem finding "ready to eat" ( no cooking required) snacks? Nope.
B. What are your favorite "ready to eat" Paleo snacks? Cheese (I'm lacto-Paleo), dark chocolate
C. Do you order snacks online? If so, what kind? Nope.
D. Are you a member of a crossfit gym? ( I’m trying to get a better feel of the connection between Paleo and crossfit) Nope.
The vending machine company at my work recently opened a "low carb friendly" machine on one of our floors.
It has seeds, nuts, jerky, tuna snacks (canned tuna + mayo), trail mixes, dried fruit, atkins bars, atkins protein shake mix, "veggie chips", Lara bars...
Just some ideas. I go because it has a good selection of nuts (maybe 10 different mixes), and the tuna if I am starving (although that has only been twice in 7 months).
B. Beef jerky, tuna in olive oil or tomato and basil (if canned without BPA), aged cheddar cheese (not strictly paleo, but primal), berries, especially, nuts - specifically:
macadamias, walnuts & brazil nuts (all low starch, but macadamias are the paleo nut allstar for being low in o-6, also almonds are popular too).
Being able to get nuts in a "paleo mix" without peanuts or roasting or salt would be awesome, as well as individual types especially macadamias.
Also a coconut, nut and dried berry bar of some kind would be just awesome, and if had some coconut oil too, it would serve as an energy bar. If not add coconut flakes to the list.
Others might also like: Full fat unsweetened greek yogurt with berries (primal) + dried fruit, though I wouldnt eat em.
We are also starved for low sugar, low nonsense drinks. Like: Unsweetened cranberry juice , iced teas without nonsense, decent mineral content mineral water (higher in calcium and magensium), fruit infused water without nonsense in it. Coconut water. Hard to avoid all that sugar and additives when out and about without just buying water, and then its low quality water with no minerals, which I personally find lame. Tap water has more minerals that most of the common bottled waters.
So if your making a snack machine type business, you may as well add a few more paleo freindly drinks into the machine, if you can, especially if they are less common drinks.
C. Unroasted unsalted macadamias.
D. Not myself, no.
A. Do you have a problem finding "ready to eat" ( no cooking required) snacks? Yes
B. What are your favorite "ready to eat" Paleo snacks? Paleo People granola, but it has a bit too much sugar to eat when I'm trying to lose weight.
C. Do you order snacks online? If so, what kind? I've ordered Paleo People granola (Cappuccino Crunch) online, but for the most part, I just snack on nuts from the grocery store or protein shakes.
D. Are you a member of a crossfit gym? There's a Crossfit gym attached the my MMA gym, but I don't do Crossfit.
E. Would you like to see a wide variety of snacks available at your crossfit gyms about once a month? Yes.
A. Yes - especially affordable options! Sometimes I just need to grab something on the way out the door to work.
B. Nuts (which I need to eat less of but feel I have limited options w/out for snacking), kale chips, berries, raw veggies, nut butters, occasionally full fat cheese/yogurt or jerky
A. Yes. Any ready to eat items that would be paleo-ish (like ready to eat hard boiled eggs) that I find are never organic or pastured, and as for dried items, it is hard to find good ones that are grab and go, so I usually buy things bulk online. I really like someone's idea about broth or dehydrated foods.
B. Soaked/Sprouted pecans and bahari dates.
C. I order Peanut Butter Cookie Lara Bars (peanuts and dates.. not paleo really because of the peanuts but I only have them twice a month). I order bulk dates and bulk soaked/sprouted, dehydrated nuts from Blue Mountain Organics. I also buy grassfed beef jerky.