I have 9 Paleo snack recipes when you’re on the go so you can stay on track with minimal effort. These are good ideas for work, snacks at home, children’s snacks, and vacations. Sometimes eating on the Paleo diet can be kind of hard. Especially when you are traveling or always on the go. And extra EXTRA hard if you are traveling with kids AND doing the paleo diet. Whew! I’m tired just thinking of it.
Most of these snack ideas are pretty simple and that’s the beauty of it! Not only are all of these Paleo snack recipes super easy to prepare, but they are also packed with enough energy to keep you full while you are away from home! Enjoy!
Here are some answers to some common questions about Paleo snack recipes:
Is popcorn allowed on Paleo diet?
Popcorn is not Paleo but if you don’t follow a real strict Paleo diet and you want to “cheat” once in awhile popcorn isn’t the worst snack you could choose. Words of caution though: NEVER eat microwaved popcorn in the packets. Make your own and pop it in coconut oil or use an air popper. Put coconut oil or real butter on it, not soy oil.
What is included in the Paleo diet?
I wrote this blog post which should answer your questions about what is included in the paleo diet. Is It Paleo? Answers to Your Most-Asked Paleo Questions
Can you eat peanut butter on the Paleo diet?
No, peanuts are a legume and legumes are not allowed on a strict Paleo diet.
If you like these Paleo Snack Recipes, you may also like these recipes:
Paleo Snack Recipes
1. Curried, Baked Paleo Zucchini Chips – My Natural Family
My children love these and they don’t even care that they are eating something healthy. I like to make 2-3 pans of them and save them for later. They can be eaten just like potato chips if you want to. These zucchini chips are a great snack but they can also be a great side dish vegetable for dinner. Just don’t cook them until they’re crispy. I cook mine for about half an hour for a side dish. Sometimes I like them without all the spices so I just leave out the curry powder and garlic powder. I also think they are best when I use Course Real Salt.
2. “Skittles” – Joyful Abode
Maroon: White Sweet Potato – Blackberries – Raspberries – Lemon Juice – Coconut Butter – Pink: Strawberries – Orange: Carrots – Oranges – Orange Sweet Potato – Yellow: Parsnips – Lemon – Green: Spinach – Pears – Kiwis – Peas – Avocado – Indigo: Blueberries – Vanilla – Burgundy: Beets – Cherries – Vitamix 750 – Nesco Food Dehydrator – Excalibur Food Dehydrator
These skittles are made totally with fruit or vegetables and coconut butter. It’s the combination of the fruits and veggies that make them so good. The recipes for all 7 different flavors are included. The ingredients listed above for maroon consist of all the ingredients. The other colors only have the ingredients listed that are not included in the maroon variety. All you need is a good blender and a food dehydrator. Although I have dried fruits in the oven before. The oven is faster but necessarily better. Just turn it on the lowest heat possible. I put links to two different dehydrators because one is way more affordable than the other. I have the cheap one and it works fine. But if you think you might use it a lot it might be worth the investment to get the more expensive one. Since the skittles are dried they can be stored at room temperature for a long time. That makes them handy to keep in your purse or bag for a time. I’ve also been known to freeze. dried foods and they keep just fine for a really long time.
3. Homemade Beef Jerky – Healthy Recipes
This homemade beef jerky tastes so much better than store bought and it doesn’t have any added sugar or soy sauce. The instructions tell how to dry it in the oven. You may also use a food dehydrator like for the “skittles” in recipe #2. Nesco Food Dehydrator – Excalibur Food Dehydrator My husband makes a lot of beef jerky.
Just store it in the refrigerator or freezer. It freezes very nicely and it’s easy to just take out the amount you want each time. Since it’s dried it will be just fine out of the frig for a few hours if you want to take it with you somewhere like on a hike.
4. Berry Lemonade Protein Gummies – Delicious by Dre
These sweet and sour gummy candies are actually good for you. Pretty weird huh? They are really easy and actually a lot of fun to make. All you do is mix the ingredients, put them into a mold either by pouring or using a plastic bag with a small hole in the corner. Then either put them in the refrigerator or freezer to set depending on how big of a hurry you’re in. You could make them any shape or color you’d like. I’m thinking about making some for my Halloween party using these molds. Wilton Pumpkin Patch Silicone Mold, here is a Wilton Heart Mold. I suggest just searching around on Amazon for Wilton silicone mold and then the shape or holiday you’d like it for. I’m sure you can find just what you’re looking for.
5. Plantain Chips – Fed and Fit
Plantain – Coconut Oil – Real Salt
Yes, I did it right. Only 3 ingredients. Are you like some people and just pass up plantains in the grocery store? I used to be like that. I didn’t even know what they were. They looked weird and terrible. I don’t think like that anymore since I’ve gotten to know them. You can either choose them when they are on the yellow side or the green color side. The only difference is that the yellow ones are riper and therefore sweeter. The green ones are less ripe and won’t taste as sweet. That choice is just up to your preference. The yellow ones are a little harder to work with because they are more sticky. I do recommend green but you should experiment and have fun. Don’t worry about the skin being brown and a little bruised. The skin on plantains is really thick so the fruit is more protected than with a banana.
6. Quick Seasoned Nuts 2 Ways – Center Cut Cook
As you can see these are 2 completely different recipes here one for sweet maple cinnamon pecans. Another for salty rosemary garlic almonds. The ingredients are completely different but the instructions are the same. They are really easy to make too.
All you do is put all the ingredients together in a pan and heat them up. Then you spread them out on wax paper or parchment paper and let them cool. Then you can either eat them or store them. It’s a lot of fun to make these
7. Snack Mix – Cook Eat Paleo
This is like a traditional smoky, garlicky, and salty snack mix but it’s made with only real clean ingredients. It can be somewhat addicting. It’s just a nice pure nutty goodness with smoked spices and garlic infused olive oil. You can make it with any kind of nuts you’d like. Walnuts and pecans were used because they are lots of nooks and crannies for the spices to grab onto and stay. The almonds were used to add some extra crunchiness. There are cashews in the picture.
8. Rosemary and Sesame Crackers – The Healthy Foodie
These sesame and rosemary crackers are made with plenty of fresh herbs, a blend of nut flours and roasted sesame seeds which give them a big flavor. You may want to dip them in some guacamole, your favorite dip or hummus. You may also decide you like them plain and want to just pop them in your mouth like potato chips.
9. Chewy Granola Bars – Golden Barrel
I think granola bars are pretty healthy so my kids and I eat them for snacks all the time. They aren’t just for breakfast anymore. These granola bars come together quickly and are so easy to make. Chopping the nuts is the most time-consuming part and you probably know that isn’t very hard. You can use whatever nuts you like or have on hand. You can forget the chocolate if you’d like.
12 Paleo Snacks for Kids with Recipes That are Good for Lunch Too!
Here are 12 Paleo snacks for kids that are good for lunch too. Your kids will fall in love with these Paleo recipes and ideas. Kids love snacks, kids like to eat what I call snack food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at our house. So, why not make the kid’s snacks healthy and they can eat them any time they want to. That’s why I decided to make a list of 12 Paleo snacks for kids. Your kids are going to love these snacks.
It’s so hard to find good easy Paleo snacks for kids recipes. It’s hard enough getting some kids to eat any food and if you are trying to get your kids on a Paleo diet, that is really really hard. I’ve tried it and I know.
I make these blog posts for myself, so I can find my favorite recipes quickly and easily and this way I can share them with you. You can find them quickly and easily too.
Actually, a lot of these Paleo snacks for kids would all be good in kids lunch boxes too. All of these kid’s recipes would be great for your kids any time of day whether it be at home or school.
1. Curried, Baked Paleo Zucchini Chips – My Natural Family
My children love these and they don’t even care that they are eating something healthy. I like to make 2-3 pans of them and save them for later. They can be eaten just like potato chips if you want to. These zucchini chips are a great snack but they can also be a great side dish vegetable for dinner. Just don’t cook them until they’re crispy. I cook mine about half an hour for a side dish. Sometimes I like them without all the spices so I just leave out the curry powder and garlic powder. I also think they are best when I use Course Real Salt.
2. Chocolate Coated Pineapple Pops – Noming Thru Life
If you like frozen bananas dipped in chocolate, you are going to love these frozen pineapple pops just as much or maybe more. When the pineapple starts to thaw a little it’s just like eating a really healthy juicy popsicle. You have got to try these. That is unless you’re like my Mom, she can’t eat anything that’s frozen because her teeth as so sensitive. It’s a real bummer for her. She misses out on a lot in life because of that. My dad’s a different story, he chews ice cubes up into little pieces all the time. He’s an ice crushing machine.
3. Bunnies for Kids – The Prime Pursuit
Apples – Strawberries – Blueberries – Carrots – Cheese – Raisins – Cucumber
Now aren’t these the cutest little bunnies? They have photos of other ideas of how to make bunnies out of different foods also. I can’t imagine a child not wanting to gobble up this cute little bunny. They’ll forget about how healthy it is and just enjoy eating it. I think they are really fun child’s Easter or birthday party treat.
4. Fancy Pants Ants on a Log – Thriving on Paleo
Here we have a kid-friendly snack that the kids can help make. Just make them wash their hands extremely well first, please. I think the kids would have a blast making these. Knowing my kids all the ingredients would probably be eaten before they got put on the log. Does it really matter? I don’t think so. These are fun little treats for parties too.
5. Skittles Recipe – Joyful Abode
Sweet Potato – Berries – Lemon Juice – Coconut Butter
Aren’t these just the most adorable little things. They really do remind me of skittles. I love all the colors that can be made with just food. These all have a sweet potato and coconut butter base. For each color, you use a different fruit or vegetable. It’s so amazing. Then you just put them in the food dehydrator for about 4 hours. You only need to make one color if you want to. It’s fun to try the different colors and see which are your favorites. If they are dehydrated they should last for a long time, that is if they don’t get eaten first.
6. Berry Lemonade Protein Gummies – Delicious by Dre
Lemon Juice – Honey – Berry Stevia – Gelatin – Lemon or Orange Extract – Natural Food Coloring
I’m assuming you don’t want to feed your kids fruit snacks with the food dyes in them. They are so bad for you, especially for children because their bodies are smaller and can’t handle it as easily as an adult. These gummies a healthy and made from all natural ingredients. To answer that question in my mind, of course, they taste better too. They actually aren’t that hard to make especially if you have a good silicone mold. You can make them in any shape you want. These were made for Valentine’s day so they are heart shaped.
7. Homemade Sour Watermelon Gummies – Meatified
Watermelon – Gelatin – Lemon Juice – Honey
This is a different recipe for gummies. These get their flavor and coloring from watermelon. If you are lucky enough to get a nice ripe watermelon you don’t even need to add the honey. These are the healthiest gummies I’ve ever seen. What child wouldn’t jump at the chance to eat some of these? The gingerbread molds they were made in aren’t even very expensive either. They look like so much fun to make.
8. Plantain Chips – Fed and Fit
Plantains – Coconut Oil – Real Salt
Oh my, talk about easy! It’s called slicing, baking, eating. That’s all there is to making these babies. If you like crunchy, salty, chip-like snacks, you are going to love these. They pack really well so they are good to take with you on a hike, road trip or in a lunch box. The sky is the limit. They are really good to use as scoopers for guacamole, pico de gallo or salsa. They will keep in an airtight bag for 5-7 days, but they will lose their crispiness after a day or two. When they are crispy, they are hard to put down.
9. Cinnamon Roasted Paleo Almonds Recipe – My Natural Family
Remember that cinnamon sugar you used to make when you were a kid and put it on buttered toast? Well, just imagine cinnamon sugar all melted and roasted on some nice fresh almonds. Especially when they are still warm. Oh, I can smell them just thinking about it. Do you ever buy cinnamon roasted almonds in the mall when you go shopping?
10. Fruit & Veggie Smoothie Leathers – Healthful Pursuit
Carrots – Apples – Banana – Mango – Strawberries – Chia Seeds
Do not use optional Protein Powder, it isn’t Paleo. Kids love fruit roll-ups, so there’s not much better than a good homemade fruit roll-up for your kids. These are easy to make but you do need some essential kitchen appliances to do it. You need a juicer to begin with. You juice the fruit and then add some of the pulp back in. I don’t know if this is necessary. My mother used to make fruit roll-ups all the time and all she did was put the fruit in the blender. You also need a good blender and dehydrator. You can think of all the money you’d save on buying those expensive store-bought un-healthy fruit roll-ups though. They might pay for themselves eventually if you make enough of these.
11. Sweet Potato Banana Bites – The Lean Green Bean
Sweet Potatoes – Bananas – Nut Butter – Eggs
Wow, there are for me! Little muffins with no added sugar. That’s my dream for a great snack. Seriously, the only ingredients in these are sweet potatoes, nut butter, bananas, and eggs. No gluten or sugar, that’s awesome. I’m going to have to try these sometime soon. Let me know if they as easy as they look to make.
12. Homemade Fruit By The Foot Recipe – Against All Grain
Mixed Berries – Apple Juice – Lemon – Honey
Here is another method for making fruit roll-ups. You don’t need a juicer to make these. These are really easy to make and dried in a dehydrator. Won’t the kids have fun unrolling these and eating them? Depending on their age maybe you could get the kids to help you roll them up too. How clever to dry them on parchment paper and cut it and roll them up in it too. I like that idea.