Think you can’t snack while you’re on the Paleo diet? Think again! You don’t have to sacrifice giving in to your sweet tooth or your salty cravings when you’re eating Paleo. In fact, you might be surprised to know that the Paleo diet allows many sweet and salty snacks that you can eat at home or while you’re on the go.
Here are some great diet snacks that are Paleo-friendly and delicious:
Apple slices and almond butter
While peanut butter is not recommended as a Paleo food, almond butter and cashew butter are. Both are even more delicious and can be eaten right out of the jar with a spoon. But these nut butters are even more delicious when they are paired with a nice juicy apple. Granny Smith apples have the lowest sugar content of the different varieties of apples, but you can eat any kind of apple on the Paleo diet. Slice the apple into quarters, and then cut those into smaller pieces. Delicious! Plus, this is a very portable snack if you have a little container for your nut butter.
Jerky and cashews
It’s good to combine proteins for a healthy Paleo snack, and jerky is a great source of protein. There are many different kinds available, from beef to turkey to salmon. There is also tuna jerky available that is delicious. Jerky can contain a lot of sodium, so go easy on it. This is why it’s good to pair them with a nut like cashews. While nuts are encouraged on the Paleo diet, you shouldn’t consume a huge amount of them because they do have a lot of calories. Plus, nuts and jerky are great portable snacks.
The key to having roasted veggies as a snack is to roast them ahead of time. There’s nothing better than a nice container of already-cooked vegetables in the fridge for when you are super hungry in the afternoon or late at night. You’ll be getting lots of vitamins and minerals from the vegetables and satiating your hunger at the same time. And what could be healthier? Snack on green beans, eggplant, turnips, peppers, and more.
Frozen fruit bar
There are plenty of frozen treats that you can buy from your grocer’s freezer aisle, but you have to be careful and look at the ingredients. Most brands contain high fructose corn syrup and other forms of sugar. They also may not contain any real fruit! There are a few brands that offer 100% natural frozen fruit bars that are acceptable for the Paleo diet. But make sure that they are real fruit and not artificial.
If you thought oysters were a luxury food, think again! You can buy canned whole oysters in water that are delicious all by themselves, straight out of the can. They are a great source of sustainable protein, and you can also throw them in a salad if you wish.