I have 9 Paleo snacks 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 Paleo snacks are pretty simple and that’s the beauty of it! Not only are all of these Paleo Snacks 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 the Paleo diet:
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.
You may also like these recipes:
1. Curried, Baked Paleo Zucchini Chips – My Natural Family
Zucchini – Olive Oil – Curry Powder – Garlic Powder – Real Salt
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
Skirt Steak – Kosher Salt – Black Pepper – Garlic Powder – Chili Powder
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
Fresh Lemon Juice – Honey – Stevia Drops – Lemon or Orange Extract – Natural Food Coloring – Grass-Feed Gelatin
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
Maple Cinnamon Pecan: Pecans – Maple Syrup – Cinnamon – Real Salt – Rosemary Garlic Almond: Almonds – Coconut Oil – Fresh Rosemary – Garlic Powder – Real Salt – Black Pepper
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
Almond Flour – Sesame Seeds – Coconut Flour – Tapioca Flour – Pink Himalayan Salt – Onion Powder – Black Pepper – Fresh Rosemary – Fresh Thyme – Olive Oil
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
Almonds – Pecans – Shredded Coconut – Cinnamon – Real Salt – Almond Flour – Coconut Oil – Honey – Almond Butter – Egg – Chocolate Chips
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.