There are many tribal people whose diet consists primarily of dairy products, with no ill effects to their health... but it is full-fat, unpasteurized dairy. That is why the snack suggestions fit here. Many paleo people consume full-fat cream to no ill effect.
Pasteurized milk and low fat, flavoured, chemical-laden yoghurt are NOT paleo. Low/no fat dairy of any kind is NOT paleo. Chocolate milk is NOT paleo.
With respect to rigidly defined terms, dairy isn't strictly 'paleo', but the core philosophy of paleo is focused on gut health, and fermented dairy is good for the gut, if you tolerate it.
So, dairy becomes an individual choice. You need to determine for yourself if dairy causes you inflammation, or not, and if you consume dairy, it is important to make your choices as high fat as possible, and organic... raw, unpasteurized, if you can get it.
Again, with respect to rigidly defined terms, dairy would be considered 'Primal', and dairy is one of the things that is continuously discussed without conclusion in the Ancestral Nutrition community. 'Paleo' evolves as the science and our understanding evolves.
Right now my family and I are 'Autoimmune-on-Steroids' Paleo (Specific Carbohydrate Diet - no polysaccharide/disaccharide sugars, starches, or dairy) tribe, but we hope to settle firmly in the Lacto-Paleo (Primal) camp once we've achieved optimal health through healing our guts.
jerky cold sweet potato hard cooked eggs deviled eggs scotch eggs macadamia/hazel nuts (lowest PUFA) canned fish (you can get snack size) celery and nut butter avocado (cut and eat with a spoon) cheese (if you tolerate dairy... high fat, and aged 30 days or more is probiotic) full fat plain Greek yoghurt (if you tolerate dairy) cold roasted meat coconut (VERY satiating - dried or fresh) coconut milk (if the can is refrigerated, it's like pudding) meatballs (I cook them, freeze them, and then take them with me frozen) olives mini egg quiches (crustless) green smoothies cabbage slaw (travels/keeps well)
I am having trouble with in between snack meals for weekdays. I'm out of my house for a minimum of 12 hours a day. I pack lunch and snacks to get me through. I realized I am probably eating too much fruit. Does anybody have some good ideas for in between meals? Thansks!
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