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Eating Paleo On The Plane

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m visiting my sister and brother-in-law with my two rugrats. Although the flight down to L.A. is less than one hour, it can be potentially treacherous since I’m alone with two squirmy boys. Thanks to Mr. Jobs, my kids were pretty well behaved and the only minor disaster was a spilled cup of apple juice all over my pants.

Since our flight was at noon, I was going to break my fast while up in the air. I packed myself a can of sardines…

…a Tanka bar and some of Fitbomb’s Paleo trail mix.

Not super satisfying but it quieted my complaining stomach. FYI - the TSA guy made me open up my luggage and asked what was in my unlabeled tin. When I told him it was a can of sardines, he winced, and let me pass through.

When we arrived at my sister’s house, I ate a snack of homemade meatballs (grain-free just for me!)…

…and a delicious salad with super fresh organic greens, toasted almonds, and a balsamic vinaigrette (made with homemade mustard!).

This is the stuff my sis just has hanging out in her fridge. I wish she lived nearby ‘cause I’d be raiding her ice box all the time.

Paleo Trail Mix

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Fitbomb’s Paleo trail mix is like crack.  The two of us constantly make beelines to the pantry to scarf down a handful or three throughout the day when we’re home.  It’s super duper easy to make if you live near a Trader Joe’s, where you can purchase all the ingredients except for the flaked coconut, and have a handy-dandy scale.

I love my scale.  All you need to do is place a big mixing bowl on it, press tare (to zero the measurement), pour in an ingredient until it reaches the correct weight, tare it, and repeat with the next ingredient.  No measuring cups to wash - just one damn bowl! When you’re finished weighing all the ingredients, you just mix everything together. I’m all about minimizing the prep and clean up.

Hubby’s old recipe has been modified slightly, so this is what you need to assemble for his current version of Paleo Trail Mix:

  • 16 oz. roasted, unsalted sunflower seed kernels
  • 16 oz. raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
  • 8 oz. roasted, unsalted almond slivers
  • 6 oz. dried pineapple, cut up
  • 5 oz. dried flake coconut (I prefer to toast them if I have the time)

Make sure everything is unsalted — it makes a huge difference.  A huge difference for the BETTER.

Sounds easy, right?  Go make some yourself and have some right out of the bowl or with coconut or almond milk.  You’re welcome.