We're doing the no-starch/grains/refined sugars thing. Help me from going crazy from lack of snacks.
So for a myriad of reasons, my girlfriend and I are cutting starches/grains/refined sugars out of our diet; basically, most non-vegetable-based carbs. On the whole, this isn't that big of a deal. She understands healthy food and knows how to cook (I am capable of neither of these things), and I quit smoking habitually
and am not worried about my ability to do this. So lunch and dinner aren't a problem. It's the moments in between.
I need snacks
. I eat a lot of junk food -- burgers, chips, candy, soda -- and all of that is right out. I used to eat a lot of sandwiches, and those are right out too. I'm staying away from aspartame so no diet soda or sugar-free candy either. Most of the Eastern European stuff I eat -- caviar, salo
, cured meat -- requires bread to be served on. Lettuce wraps are an idea, but I really need something to replace the fact that I was eating a lot
of shit food and bread. Also, hummus is out because we're not eating legumes either. I have a dehydrator and will be making lots of jerky, so I'm on top of that.
So how do I eat things I would generally put on a piece of bread?
Also, what are some good dips that don't have non-vegetable carbs or refined sugars?
Finally: sauces. Every damn sauce in the fridge has corn syrup or sugar or invert syrup. We can make our own, but it'd be nice to be able to buy a sauce of some sort with no added sugar.