When you’re following the Paleo diet it can be challenging to find snacks which fit into the guidelines. As most of the packaged snacking choices available in stores contain grains, toxic oils and other non-nutritious ingredients they are best left right there on the shelf. Instead, healthy and delicious Paleo friendly snacks can easily be made using a few nutrient-dense ingredients.
Some options to have on hand for quick and easy Paleo snacks are pieces of fruit or vegetable, hard-boiled eggs, nuts, seeds, beef jerky, salami and canned salmon or tuna. Whether you’re looking for something fancy to serve to guests or just want something a little different to treat yourself, here’s help for when you next get an attack of the munchies.
14 Easy and Delicious Paleo Snacks
1. Paleo Spiced Nuts
Full of good fat and fibre, nuts are a favourite Paleo snack. Here they are toasted then combined with chilli, cumin, black pepper, salt and olive oil to make an easy and addictive snack.
Get the recipe here: Elanas Pantry
2. Paleo Roasted Cauliflower Popcorn
Traditional popcorn is a no-no on Paleo but this cauliflower popcorn is the next best thing. When cooked at high heat for around an hour, the cauliflower caramelises and resembles those delicious popped corn kernels.
Get the recipe here: Big Flavors Tiny Kitchen
3. Baked Veggie Chips
Made with a variety of root vegetables, these veggie chips are simple to make and are a delicious healthy snack.
Get the recipe here: The Paleo Foodie
4. Kale Chips
Kale chips are addictive and healthy. You can add your favourite spices to vary the flavours. For best results make sure the leaves are washed and thoroughly dried, don’t overdo the oil and spread the kale in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Get the recipe here: Eat Simple Food
5. Rosemary and Sesame Paleo Crackers
These addictive crackers contain fresh rosemary, thyme and toasted sesame seeds and are full of flavour. They’ll keep for a few weeks at room temperature in an airtight container if you can make them last that long!
Get the recipe here: The Healthy Foodie
6. Low Carb Cauliflower Crackers
These amazing crackers are gluten free, grain free, Paleo Whole30 and vegan. Made with cauliflower, sesame, flax and chia seeds, coconut flour and nutritional yeast, they are so tasty you won’t miss the grains.
Get the recipe here: A Spicy Perspective
7. Roasted Garlic Baba Ganoush
An easy dip recipe that is gluten-free, vegan, Paleo, Keto and Whole30 friendly. It is made with the traditional ingredients of eggplant, tahini, garlic and lemon. Serve with sliced vegetables or Paleo crackers.
Get the recipe here: Cook Eat Paleo
8. Paleo Pumpkin Hummus
Traditional hummus is not an option on Paleo. This recipe replaces the chick peas with soaked raw cashews, and adds pumpkin puree to the usual ingredients of tahini, lemon juice, cumin and garlic to make a delicious Paleo version of hummus. It’s also vegan and Whole30 friendly.
Get the recipe here: What Grandma Ate
9. Crock Pot Chunky Monkey Paleo Trail Mix
The mixed nuts, coconut sugar, coconut flakes, and butter all toast perfectly in the crock pot, creating a nutty sweet taste. Dark chocolate chips and unsweetened banana chips are stirred in to finish off this delicious treat! A gluten-free and Paleo trail mix that you can make easily in a slow cooker!
Get the recipe here: Cotter Crunch
10. Paleo Cheese Herb Crackers
Herb and cheese – surely that can’t be Paleo? These crackers get their cheesy flavour from nutritional yeast and so they are Paleo friendly. Almond flour, egg white and herbs such as rosemary and sage make these crackers very more-ish!
Get the recipe here: Little Bits Of
11. Paleo Ranch Dressing and Dip
Unlike the highly processed ranch dressings found in supermarkets, this creamy, rich ranch dressing is made with only Paleo-approved ingredients such as avocado oil based mayonnaise and coconut milk. It’s so versatile and can be used as a dip, as a salad dressing, or drizzled over chicken, steak or baked sweet potato. It takes just 5 minutes to make.
Get the recipe here: The Real Food Dietitians
12. Chunky Guacamole
Full of good fat, avocado is a Paleo favourite. Guacamole is always a crowd-pleaser and this chunky version is no exception. Serve with fresh veggies or some Paleo tortilla chips for dipping. It’s Paleo, Whole30, Keto and vegan.
Get the recipe here: Real Simple Good
13. Low Carb Paleo Tortilla Chips
These Paleo tortilla chips are so easy to make and take just 10 minutes to prep. And, best of all, they are packed with healthy ingredients like almond flour, flax meal, sesame seeds, and chia seeds. Perfect to serve with guacamole or other Paleo dip or just eat on their own.
Get the recipe here: Wicked Spatula
14. Perfect Devilled Eggs
Eggs are a perfect Paleo snack. Take it to the next level with this recipe with 12 variations on the classic devilled egg, such as curry, chipotle, salsa verde and peppered bacon. The recipe includes step-by-step instructions and tips to get the perfect result.
Get the recipe here: One Lovely Life