The Paleo diet is based on the idea that you will be healthier if you eat like our hunter-gatherer ancestors. However, this can be a complicated plan to stick to because it encourages cutting out all processed foods and eating only natural, real foods.
Here are some different paleo snack ideas people can take with them on the go.
This is a fast and easy Paleo snack for those on the go. The ingredients are simple, and it’s easy to make in bulk so that you can store it in the fridge or freezer.
- 1/2 cup of almond butter
- Two tablespoons of cocoa powder
- One teaspoon of vanilla extract
Mix all the ingredients until they’re well combined. Enjoy this Nutella on celery sticks, apple slices, or as a filling for cookies!
Paleo Trail Mix
Trail mix is one of the most popular snacks. It’s easy to make, healthy, and can be made in any flavor. When buying trail mix at the store, be sure to look for unsalted and unbrowned nuts. This way, you can control the salt content and ensure there are no added sugar or preservatives. You can also add dried fruit, dried coconut, or chia seeds (all things considered Paleo). Once you have everything together in a big bowl, mix it all up so that everything is combined just enough.
Popcorn is one of the most accessible snacks to make and carry with you. It’s also a great snack because it can be made in large batches, allowing you to have the best of both worlds: easy and delicious. All you need is some kernels, coconut oil or olive oil, salt and pepper, and a sauce of your choice (optional). Put your seeds in a pot on the stove until they start popping to make this popcorn. Then add your seasonings.
Once all the kernels are popped, pour them into a bowl or paper bag for an easy-to-carry snack. One essential tip for making this popcorn even healthier is to use coconut oil instead of olive oil for cooking. Coconut oil is high in heart-healthy fatty acids that help reduce cholesterol levels and fight obesity.
Granola bars are a delicious, healthy snack that can easily be made from scratch. They are perfect for those with a sweet tooth who still want to stick to the Paleo diet.
Here’s a recipe to get you started:
- 1 1/2 cups of almonds
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/4 cup of almond butter
- 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup of chopped dates
- 3 cups of gluten-free oats
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and press the mixture into an 8×8 inch baking dish. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container or zipper baggie if desired.
It’s straightforward to find vegetable chips in the grocery store, but they are pricey and not as healthy as you might think. Make your own at home with just a few ingredients. You can use zucchini, carrots, or any other vegetable of your choice. Just slice them into thin strips and sprinkle them with salt or seasoning of your choice. Bake the vegetables in the oven for 30-40 minutes on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet at 275 degrees Fahrenheit until they are crisp.
Hummus wraps are a great paleo snack. Paired with lettuce and veggies, they create a flavorful and healthy meal that can be eaten on the go without any mess.
In a bowl, add 1/2 cup of canned chickpeas, 2-3 tablespoons of tahini, olive oil, lime juice, and sea salt to taste. Add this mixture to a romaine lettuce leaf or butter lettuce leaf. Top it off with fresh parsley or cilantro leaves and some sliced carrots or cucumbers for crunch.
Going Paleo doesn’t have to be difficult at all! Go ahead, grab all your favorite ingredients and get cooking! They’re all healthy, easy to make, and can be packed up in a Tupperware to go. Now you’ll always have a healthy and delicious Paleo snack on hand to enjoy any time!