8 Paleo Snacks for You, Your Friends & the "Jurassic World" Dinosaurs

October 19, 2015

There's pretty much only one option for snacks to eat while you watch Jurassic World, which comes out tomorrow on DVD: paleo snacks.

(Get it? Paleo! Cavemen! Dinosaurs!) 

Okay, okay—we know that humans probably weren't stomping around the earth at the same time the dinosaurs were, but cavemen (and women) are as close as it gets. You may not follow the paleo or "caveman" diet or even really know what it is (lots of meat and vegetables and no grains, legumes, added sugar, or dairy—besides, blessedly, butter), but a lot of the things we love to eat already are paleo. So here are 8 snack-friendly, dinosaur- and caveman-friendly foods to make for your Jurassic World screening:

Bright Red Beet Hummus by Nicholas Day

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Orange-Kissed Seed Crackers by Green Kitchen Stories



Baba Ganoush by Jodi Moreno

Baba ganoush


Roasted and Whipped Bone Marrow by Cara Nicoletti



Spicy, Smoky Homemade Kale Chips by Gena Hamshaw



Shanghainese Lion's Head Meatballs by cynthia | two red bowls



Apricot, Date, and Cashew Snack Balls by Gena Hamshaw

Snack balls


The Kitchn's One-Ingredient Ice Cream by Genius Recipes

Ice cream

Which dinosaur would you be? What's your favorite caveman-style snack? Tell us in the comments.

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Kate February 14, 2016
In order to lose weight and burn fat, you will need 2 things: a healthy eating plan and some kind of activity that you enjoy. Although each of them are equally important, the bulk of your time should be devoted to a balanced diet. This means as much as 80% of your diet planning has to be on nutrition.
Eating a healthy blend of foods with proteins, carbs and fats will help the body to process the intake much better and stoke the fat burning processes that are inside of everybody. Protein is especially good for building the kind of lean muscle tissue that burns excess calories and targets fat cells.
You will also need an activity to accentuate the diet plan. It can be anything that will be done on a regular basis. Some of the most popular types are walking, swimming, biking, yoga or resistance training. Any of them will do and can complement the diet plan. Shoot for 1 pound per week maximum and this weight loss will be permanent.

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Tabea December 21, 2015
I think what we need to do is to try and make diets and exercise easier to stick to.
Personally, I follow a Paleo diet and I love it. I lost a lot of weight, it helped my constant tiredness and I go through life with much more positivity.
I’ve now actually taken an interest in cooking paleo meals, to help others I’ve written about one of my favourite cookbooks:
pierino October 19, 2015
Here's how I do it
Marrow beans followed by the guillotine.
Fredrik B. October 19, 2015
Not that I actually follow a grain-free diet, but I can't really grasp how to eat the bone marrow without bread? Just spooning fat into your mouth?