So you have adopted the Paleo diet and you've been feeling really good, but sometimes you just need to satisfy your snack craving... Below you will find some great paleo snacks to help curb cravings.
Many patients who have made the switch to Paleo have asked me for ideas about what they can eat for snacks. While they may have chose snacks high and sugar and carbs in the past, these things are a no-no on Paleo. So, I compiled some great ideas for super healthy and Paleo-friendly snacks to satisfy your cravings that are also easy to take with you on-the-go!
Hard Boiled Eggs
Opt for organic pastured eggs when possible. Make hard boiled eggs and refrigerate for a high-protein paleo snack or quick breakfast!
Seaweed snacks are low-calorie and my go-to when I am craving something salty and crunchy. High in iodine, seaweed is also great for the thyroid! These are my favorite.
Get a protein boost with beef jerky! These grass-fed beef jerky sticks are super yummy and easy to throw in your purse in times of need.
Loaded with omega fatty acids, potassium selenium, B vitamins and antioxidants, smoked salmon is a great snack packed with protein! Always choose wild-caught and avoid the the ones with added food coloring. Make a nice paleo snack or appetizer and add crunch by pairing with sliced cucumbers. Try this delicious recipe!
Left over meat with mustard
Got leftover chicken or turkey in the fridge? Eat it cold and pair with some gluten-free mustard of your choice for a satisfying snack craving.
High in vitamin E, powerful antioxidants and healthy fats, olives are a quick and easy snack to pack. Visit the olive bar at your grocery store to get a mix of different tastes.
Pickles contain fiber, vitamin K and probiotics and have a wonderful tangy crunch! Eat in moderation because of high salt content. Pickles are great for athletes to replenish salt content lost through sweating. Always read labels and avoid the ones with food dyes. You can also make your own at home!
Rich in probiotics, sauerkraut is very beneficial for your gut. You can buy it in any grocery store or you can make it easily at home.
Veggies with Guacamole
This combo is a great way to get in extra vegetables, fiber and healthy fat. Snack on your favorite veggies and dip into delicious homemade guacamole! Bell peppers, snap peas, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli are all great choices. Add lots of fresh squeezed lime juice onto of the guac to make it extra delish!
Baba Ghanoush = Roasted eggplant dip. This can be store-bought or made fresh at home. Add your favorite veggies to dip or eat it by itself as a side dish or paleo snack.
For a fast paleo lunch or snack, add canned tuna mixed with a little mayo, celery and bell peppers inside romaine lettuce leaves and eat it like a taco. I like to add a little rice wine vinegar as well. You can also mix the tuna with avocado, a squeeze of lime and a little jalapeno pepper to spice it up. Try this out!
Great as a quick breakfast, egg muffins can also be a yummy snack. Make these to keep in the fridge and heat up in the toaster oven as needed. You can add any vegetable or meat and add different herbs like dill or basil so they never get boring. Try this recipe or create your own combo.
Salty and crunchy chips without the potatoes! Add different herbs and spices to get a variety of flavors. Click here to learn how to make them.
Raw Pumpkin Seeds
When you are on the run, it's easy to have some raw pumpkin seeds to chomp on. Pumpkin seeds contain magnesium, zinc, and omega-3 fats. It is best to consume the raw form of these seeds in order to preserve the healthy fats they contain.
I hope that these paleo snacks help you achieve your goals for a healthier lifestyle!