Paleo Snacks Recipes Plus Tons of Suggestions from Actual Readers
Below is a list of Paleo snacks for 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 snacks are pretty simple and that's the beauty of it! Not only are they all super easy to prepare, but they are also packed with enough energy to keep you full while you are away from home! Enjoy!
Ideas for Paleo snacks you don't need a recipe for
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Beef Jerky
- Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
- Pork Rinds
- Can of Tuna
- Dark Paleo Chocolate
Paleo Snacks you can buy on Amazon
Sugar-Free, 100% Grass-Fed, Keto & Paleo Friendly Beef Sticks
Ideas from other readers on my Paleo Recipes and Support Facebook Group
What is your favorite Paleo snack?
Larry B. - Chicken wings
Lisa E. - Apple/carrot with nut butter ??
Chad T. - Homemade trail mix
Cashews pistachios macadamia
Dark chocolate chips
Jennifer B. - Dates with almond butter!
Evelyn P. - A couple of frozen grapes
Nina B. - Paleo banana bread! And I love paleo puffs and cassava chips
Carrie M. - Graf Pickles, baked sweet potato fries, clementines, celery dipped in almond butter
Natalie F. - Cassava chips and salsa, banana and nut butter
Jeremy S. - I need a little advice on in-between meal snacking. Some days at 10 am and then again at 3 pm I get a little hungry. In the morning I turn to some almonds and in the afternoon I eat an apple. I also eat fruit with my lunch mainly just to help fill me up. The problem with fruit is that they are high in sugars. So are carrots. I eat a Larabar (mostly dates) when I get home as a pre-workout snack just to have something in my stomach. So what I need are ideas for something quick that I don't have to put in the microwave during the day to snack on. Celery is a little boring. I don't have a problem with pickling veggies, I usually do that with carrots and fresh jalapenos.
Angelina B. - try to make your snacks 'little meals' that are complete with protein and fat. You're right - fruit and Lara bars are just sugar. Remember that the sensation of satiety comes from protein and fat, so that's what you need to get creative with. Macadamia nuts are excellent. A couple of Brasil nuts a day are great for the selenium. Coconut in all forms - coconut chips, coconut shards, coconut milk. Leftovers are always great as snacks. Little meatballs are brilliant. Boiled eggs with a dollop of homemade mayonnaise, fabulous. One of my favorites is a little homemade fruit and nut paleo muesli with coconut milk.
Jeremy S. - Little meals are actually what I am trying to avoid. Anything that involves the microwave is not what I am looking for.
Caroline J. - I agree with more protein and fats. Hard-boiled eggs, chia pudding, avocados, nuts (pecan and macadamia are highest in fats). Celery with nut butter? Fat bombs
Samantha F. - Try some Epic pork rinds. Macadamia nuts. Raw broccoli/cauliflower or raw brussels sprouts I like my raw veggies with guac. Maybe a Paleo seed bread with avocado.
June Webb H. - I agree with Angelina. If you have a smoothie for breakfast, then eat protein as a snack mid-morn (coconut yogurt, egg). PM snack can be nut butters with veggies, snack balls made with coconut, granola. There are lots of recipes and ideas online. We always have different kinds of bites and cookies in containers.
Eileen B. - I agree with you on the sugars. But I cannot eat any fruit or sugars after about 2 p.m. It ruins my sleep and makes me feel kinda lousy. I have made plantain chips with salt. And cassava soft chips with salt. It seems the salt makes me less hungry.
Kelly P. - I put together a whole collection of healthy snacks - both to make and to buy because sometimes you just don't have the time or energy to do your own, https://www.tastingpage.com/.../healthy-snack-recipes...
Kelly H. - Wholly guacamole has snack sizes and very few ingredients. It is great with red pepper strips
Lee-Ann T. - I have my apple in the am with some peanut butter, this fills me so I have lunch later and by afternoon I’m not really craving anything.
Angie R. - It may be a habit for your brain to want a snack at those times. Add more protein and fats to meals to see if you can eliminate the snacks.
Alise F. - I eat kosher dills. They're crunchy and filling and help cut my sweetness craving. Sometimes I have to eat two or three but it's still better than a cookie
Justine R. - I struggle all of the time with snack ideas.........my go-to snack before was greek yogurt & fruit or a small apple & cheese stick. Now that I've stopped eating all dairy I'm really struggling for quick on the go snack ideas. What are your favorite QUICK snacks??? HELP!!!!
Onelia G. - Fruit boiled eggs some naked bars
Onelia G. - To tell u the truth I never really need to snack if you have enough proteins and fats in your meals you won't get hungry in between them
Stephanie L. - Some people have to snack-based off of time restrictions though.
Kate T. - I like unsweetened apple sauce w/chia seeds mixed in ?
Sue R. - Fruit and nuts or a Lara bar
Savanna K. - I like No Cow Bars and hard-boiled eggs! The cauliflower "hummus" is awesome with sliced raw peppers too
Mary H. - Raw nuts with dried fruit bits
Maret U. - Celery sticks with cashew or almond butter
Daria I. - Celery with Salsa
Bonnie C. - Blackberries and blueberries
Missy A. - Banana and almond butter
Laura P. - Apple with almond butter is pretty filling and satisfying. Also, my go-to snack is a handful of unsweetened coconut chips mixes with a few almonds and a few dates.
Karen Ann V. - Celery with sunflower butter from Trader Joe's. Awesome and not as expensive as the other "butters". Also North Shore Farms "carrot chips or beet chips. Lara bars are awesome too but be careful to read the label, some have sugar. Cashew Cookie is my fav.
Nicola F. - I typically just eat fruit for a snack
Laura P. - By the way, my Costco has almond butter. Great price and almonds are the only ingredients.
Laine N. - As above, almond butter on apple slices is a favorite snack and smoothies don't have to be just for breakfast :)
Bill S. - we core and apple and add a little water, put a little cinnamon in it and microwave for a few minutes....yummm
Lisa A. - Sweet potato chips, jicama sticks, and celery served with tahini or guacamole :)
Claudia W. - Hard-boiled eggs
Alan L. - guac with plantain chips
Tracy M. - Baked Apple chips, or kale chips. Also, love frozen grapes
Alan L. - for a treat whip whole coconut milk and put it in the fridge, then put it on some fruit- it basically becomes whip cream but its not for an everyday thing...
Mom Eats Paleo - We love black olives! LINDSAY olives have a natural product that doesn’t contain any chemicals or additives. I found them at Costco ($8.99 for ten cans).
Caroline J. - Pickles, fruits, nuts, fat bombs, bacon, veggies, eggs, homemade muffins, homemade buns
Donna N. - I like to snack. And I like apples, watermelon, banana chips, plantain both green and ripe and nuts
Ivey P. - I save all my fruit for snacking. My favorite snack is a green apple with a little raw almond butter. I sometimes do fat bombs. Usually something with a coconut and/or 90% (with a little stevia) base. Homemade salsa, guacamole with some hardened cassava tortilla pieces (which I harden just by warming them too long on the stovetop). Homemade grass-fed/finished beef jerky that I make in the dehydrator. This is the recipe I use. https://paleogrubs.com/homemade-paleo-beef-jerky
Donna N. - I have a juicer and it is wonderful to make carrot juice, and apple juice, ginger, oranges, lime juice with strawberries and pineapple Also beet juice with carrot juice
Billie Anne W. - Bananas (greener has less sugar), pork rinds, apples, yuca chips, cassava flour tortillas chips with salsa, mango, chicken wings, homemade bread (flaxseed meal and tapioca starch) with All Fruit jelly and BLT with homemade bread and homemade mayo.
Adrienne U. - We love these (from my blog): https://wholenewmom.com/.../honey-bunches-of-oats.../
Beth B. - HU CHOCOLATE so good
Also frozen banana in a food processor and add hu chocolate gems (chips)
Tastes just like ice cream
Gayle C. - What's HU chocolate?
Mikayla C. - Gayle C. it’s a brand and it’s delicious! I’m obsessed. Sometimes I put almond butter on the chocolate it’s soo good.
Beth B. - Let me add they have crackers too that are also delicious but there was something in there that didn’t agree with me. All paleo
Check out their website
Bronwen R. - https://paleogrubs.com/baked-sweet-potato-chips
Debra N. - Meat bars or beef jerky, be careful of the high sugar fruits.
Taylor M. - Debra N. What’s your fav beef jerky recipe??
Leah S. - Almond crackers and chem-free ham, pickles etc:
Jeremy M. - A bag of pork rinds and homemade guacamole.