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Top Ten Paleo Snacks

If you’re not familiar with the paleo diet, it follows a simple principle: eat like our ancestors would have eaten. This diet focuses on low-carb, whole foods like meat, fruit, and vegetables. Here are some of our favorite paleo snacks that are sure to keep you happy and healthy!

1. Homemade Guacamole

Guacamole is highly nutritious! It contains several beneficial nutrients and healthy fats.  Consuming guacamole offers vitamins C and K as well as the minerals potassium and copper. The avocado found in guacamole also provides folic acid, which is needed for the production of RBC in the body. You can use carrot or celery sticks for dipping. So eat up and enjoy. Click here for a Guacamole recipe.

2. Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard boiled eggs are great for brain health because they choline. Brimming with Vitamin A, they also improve your eyesight. In fact, eating eggs everyday will improve your nearsightedness and farsightedness. Time to perfect your hard boiled egg process.

Try Avocado boats stuffed with egg salad! Combine the two by stuffing half of an avocado with a few tablespoons of egg salad to make a nutritious, paleo-friendly snack that‘s sure to keep you full for hours.

3. Handful of Nuts

Even though peanuts are not paleo, other nuts—from almonds to walnuts to macadamia nuts—are packed with healthy fats, proteins and various minerals. You can enjoy a handful, throw them on your favorite salad, or toast them in your favorite granola recipe.

4. Crispy Kale Chips

Kale is well known for its ability to detox the body while it supports the liver in metabolism. It has powerful benefits for the skin, can reduce cholesterol, and supports bone health. Learn how to make your own Kale Chips.

5. Fresh Fruit

Want an easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth and sneak in some extra vitamins and minerals? The paleo diet encourages you to eat all kinds of fruit. Try to eat seasonally for maximum benefits.

6. Almond Butter and Banana

This is my all time favorite snack! Bananas are packed with fiber, magnesium, potassium, and vitamins like Vitamin C and Vitamin B6

To make this delicious snack, cut a medium-sized banana lengthwise and top each half with a tablespoon of almond butter. The duo of high-fiber banana and protein-packed almond butter makes a paleo snacker happy and satisfied!

Sprinkle with additional ingredients like unsweetened coconut flakes, salted sunflower seeds, cacao nibs, cinnamon, or paleo-friendly granola for a boost of crunch and flavor.

7. Sweet Potato Fries

Don’t say no to French Fries! Research shows foods, like sweet potatoes, decrease the risk of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. They promote a healthy complexion and increase energy while lowering weight.

You can make at home or find them in the frozen section of your local grocery store.

8. Turkey Jerky Snack Sticks

You can find paleo friendly snack sticks at just about any grocery store. Make sure to read the ingredients. You don’t want added sugar!

Turkey is an excellent source of protein, B vitamins, and minerals, such as zinc and selenium.

Some brands offer turkey sticks made from pasture-raised turkey, which may contain more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally-raised turkey.

9. Sweet Potato Avocado Toast

Sweet potatoes are loaded with nutrients like beta-carotene, which may lower your risk of conditions like heart disease and certain cancers.
Thin slices of sweet potato can make a yummy substitute for toast for those following paleo diets.

Simply slice 1/2-inch pieces of sweet potato and roast them at 400℉ in the oven for 20 minutes. Top with slices of fiber-rich avocado, sea salt, and red chili flakes for a filling snack.

10. Chia Pudding

Chia seeds are jam packed with nutrients. They are full of fiber, anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats, and minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Chia pudding is a favorite treat you can enjoy for breakfast, lunch, snack, or dessert. Combine with blackberry and cashew butter for an extra boost of health benefits.

Combine 2 tablespoons of chia seeds with 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk in a jar and shake. Add maple syrup or vanilla extract to taste, a dash of salt, and let the pudding sit in your refrigerator for at least 6 hours to let the seeds absorb the liquid.

Top with a tablespoon of cashew butter and fresh blackberries for a tasty, nutritious snack.

 

Now who said snacking was bad for you? Not with these fabulous paleo-friendly ideas. Now go enjoy your day and fill it with food that fuels your body. A healthy body helps to elevate and protect every good thing in your life.