So many people ask us about ‘Paleo diet snacks….’ And whilst we don’t really like the term Paleo diet, we will relent this time – as we like the Oxymoron-ishness of saying diet and snacks in the same sentence!
And obviously there is debate in the Paleo community about whether or not snacks should be part of your diet, and whilst we’re not going to go into all the ins and outs here, we feel like for us Paleo needs to be sustainable. So if some people can eat nothing but grass fed meat, veggies, nuts and berries, we think it’s bloody amazing and we salute you. But if like us, sometimes you’ll be working late and on the train, or your kids need an after-school snack to stop them getting hangry (yes, it’s a thing), we’ve got you covered with these 10 best Paleo diet snacks…!
Take a look – do you agree? Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Apple ‘cookies’ – ie thin, round slices of apple spread with almond butter (or even better with Nutcessity Almond and gingerbread butter). These also go down well with the kids as great after school treats or if you’re lucky enough to be able to take nuts to school like we are, in packed lunches! For a touch of sweetness you can also sprinkle on a bit of cinnamon and even get the kids to add chopped nuts.
Wildings duck crackling – these babies are amazing. A treat definitely but Just. So. Damn. Good. In fact we’d call them the ultimate Paleo diet snack. Crunchy, savoury, spicy and full of real protein. What’s not to like?
Plantain chips. Snacking on the go. Check. Paleo nachos. Check. Dipping into guacamole. Check. Is there nothing these Paleo diet snacks can’t do? We get ours from local Asian food shops but sometimes the bigger supermarkets stock them, and there is of course Amazon.
These amazing Superheraw bars – yes there are other Paleo bars out there, but do they sound as good as superfood tiramasu, apple pie, coconut and hemp or chocolatey fruit and nut? Do they? Hmm? Didn’t think so!
Veggies and dips. Yes it’s old school and not very creative, but there’s nothing more nutritious snack-wise. Radishes with homemade guacamole? Love. Celery with almond butter? Yum. Carrot sticks with this Paleo garlic mayo. Yes, yes, YES!
These Emily Sweet Potato sticks – not cheap, but then snacks are few and far between anyway, so you can definitely afford to treat yourself every so often with these. As far as Paleo diet snacks go, they’re pretty good!
Homemade Paleo granola – great for kids’ lunchboxes, on the go snacking, or even breakfast! Try our recipe here.
A Paleo smoothie – chuck your favourite Paleo smoothie ingredients in a Vitamix /blender and hit blend. Done. Some of our favourites are almond milk with banana, almond butter, avocado and cocoa powder or a fruit smoothie made with frozen berries, coconut milk and collagen.
Homemade cauliflower green/kale chips. We don’t like waste, which is why, when one of our Facebook followers suggested roasting cauliflower greens into chips we were like Wait. Whaaaaat? AMAZING! And they are – even kids like them. roasting brings out the sweetness. And they are so easy. Simply rip off the leaves (getting rid of any tough outer stalks), put on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive or avocado oil and bake in a hot oven until crispy and starting to brown. Add salt when they come out of the oven. Make kale chips in exactly the same way.