Paleo Snacks

What is the right snack?

When it comes to snacking, it’s best to listen to your body and if your meals are keeping you completely satisfied, then snacking is not essential. Though most of us need to snack during the day, nutrition is individualised and what works for you may not work for someone else. Remember that Paleo is a lifestyle and success comes when you make it fit your life.

Remember these Paleo snacks standards:

  • Grain free.
  • Dairy free.
  • No refined sugars (try not eat too much dried fruit eg. ‘health’ bars with dates etc.
  • Low in polyunsaturated fats, so be careful when choosing nuts and seeds and check their healthy fats profiles.
  • Non-perishable options for travelling.

Snacks are very handy when you are on-the-go or travelling. Having pre-made options will keep you from resorting to something that is not Paleo friendly.

Satisfying paleo snacks include:

  • Healthy fats
  • Fibre (from fruit and veggies)
  • Protein

almonds paleo nut

Aim to have this combination during each snack to help keep your blood sugar stable and promote satiety. For example, an apple is great and super easy as a snack option, but take it to the next level and eat it with a handful of nuts or a couple of tablespoons of raw nut butter. Apples have a healthy dose of fibre and are loaded with vitamins and minerals, while nut butters contain both protein and healthy fats.

The chart below can help you build the perfect snack with a goal to hit at least two out of the three columns. If you hit all three columns, you have achieved ultimate snacking success and this will provide you with essential macro and micro-nutrients to keep you healthy and your body functioning at an optimum level.

Fruit/Vegetables

Protein

Healthy Fats

Celery

Slices of meat

Guacamole

Sweet potato

Smoked salmon

Coconut butter

Capsicum

Biltong/Jerky

Avocado

Kale chips

Can of tuna/salmon

Olives

Apple

Sardines

Raw nuts

Bananas

Hard-boiled eggs

Olive/Coconut/Macadamia oil

Berries

Bacon

Pumpkin/Sunflower seeds

Baby carrots

Seaweed

Chia/Hemp seeds

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Quick and Healthy Snacks:

  • Banana with almond butter smeared on it.
  • Apple with cashew butter smeared on it.
  • Cooked sweet potato smashed up with coconut oil, cinnamon and sea salt.
  • Salami rolled up with avocado slices.
  • Paleo dairy-free yoghurt made from coconut.
  • Hard-boiled eggs with a little salt sprinkled on top.
  • Make a big batch of paleo strawberry muffins, recipe found here.
  • Raw vegetables dipped in avocado pesto, recipe found here.
  • Canned tuna mixed with mashed avocado.
  • Cashew cheese, recipe found here.
  • Mango smoothie, recipe found here.

As much as we would like to avoid packaged and processed foods on the Paleo diet, having the convenience of grab-and-go Paleo snacks is also nice.

Here are some Paleo approved healthy snacks found on our website:

Snack Bars
Natural, simple, healthy and delicious snack food bars, perfect for lunch boxes.

https://www.paleochoice.co.nz/collections/sweet-snacks


Dried Fruit
A simple dried fruit snack. Quite simply, these are delicious! The kids love them.

https://www.paleochoice.co.nz/collections/sweet-snacks/products/dried-apple

Sundried Tomatoes
Sun-dried Tomatoes are delightfully soft and vibrant in both taste and colour. No processed sugar, no artificial flavour, no preservatives. Just real food.

https://www.paleochoice.co.nz/products/evergreen-olives-organic-sundried-tomato-halves-400ml

Biltong
Biltong is made with the finest grass-fed beef that is then air dried with the perfect blend of salt, pepper and coriander to give it a wonderful aroma and balanced flavour!
  • No artificial flavours
  • No added sugar
  • No preservatives

https://www.paleochoice.co.nz/collections/salty-snacks/products/cleanpaleo-biltong-grass-fed-50g

Chocolate Hazelnut Butter Spread

A very tasty spread made with the bare necessities – hazelnuts, cacao and coconut. Perfect on crackers or paleo bread.

https://www.paleochoice.co.nz/collections/spreads/products/poppy-olive-chocolate-hazelnut-butter-300g