10 Paleo Snacks

Meals may not be that tricky on the paleo diet, but we came up with paleo snacks to keep you on the diet train

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Kale chips are always fair game for paleo snacks.

The paleo diet is famous for prescribing a meal plan that focuses only on foods that our Paleolithic ancestors could eat: fruits, vegetables, lean meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats. If you are considering becoming a convert, you will have to swap out your hummus and pita for healthy paleo snacks.

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Whenever you’re seriously trying a diet, such as paleo, that eliminates certain food groups, you want to focus on the foods you can eat, instead of what you can’t eat. When it comes to the paleo diet, this means creating alternatives for your favorite non-paleo foods, such as bread and cheese.

You can bake paleo snacks in advance to eat on the go. Paleo Banana Bread and Paleo Pumpkin Bars can be made on Sunday night and last the entire week. If you want to make a snack that will go with your paleo salad, try Dill Butternut Squash Fries or kale chips, or pair vegetable slices with Sweet Plantain Guacamole.

If you’re looking for paleo snacks that you do not need a lot of prep, create your own trail mix or ants on a log using celery, almond butter, and raisins. Not a fan of pairing celery with almond butter? Pair your favorite nut butter with apples, dates, apricots, or even… bacon!

Your go-to paleo snack could always be a fresh fruit cup, a vegetable plate, or vegetable chips that you make on your own. As long as you are sticking to fresh, lean ingredients, you cannot go wrong.

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The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor Will Budiaman.

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