Author: Chelsea Delinger
At Noom, we don’t subscribe to any one eating style. Instead, we’re focused on supporting you in finding an eating style that works for you that’s enjoyable and sustainable.
Some Noomers are interested in eating paleo or paleo-like (incorporating more whole foods into their diets!). We’ve put together a list of our favorite portable, make-ahead, and store-bought paleo snacks if the paleo diet is something that you’re interested in trying out too!
But first, a few frequently asked questions:
What is the paleo diet?
The popular Paleolithic diet (or “paleo” for short) is focused on eating healthy, whole foods and limiting processed foods and grains. It’s based on the premise of eating what our human ancestors ate during the Paleolithic era millions of years ago. The paleo diet is also known as the caveman, hunter-gather, or Stone Age diet.
What foods are allowed or not allowed on the paleo diet?
The paleo diet encourages you to choose low-glycemic fruits and vegetables, lean meats, fish, shellfish, eggs, nuts, seeds, coconut oil, and olive oil. This diet moves you away from refined sugars, whole grains, cereals, dairy, legumes (peanuts, beans, lentils), alcohol, coffee, artificial sweeteners, and processed food. Because of this, the paleo diet is typically moderate in fat and carbohydrates, higher in protein and fiber, and lower in sodium and sugar.
What are the benefits of a paleo diet?
Short-term clinical studies have shown the paleo diet can result in accelerated weight loss, decreased blood pressure, and improved glucose tolerance. For other benefits connected to the paleo diet check out: Weighing-in-on-the-paleo-diet-pros-and-cons
Who is the paleo diet for?
The paleo diet is for anyone who has interest, times, and means to be able to do so. With our list of 50+ tasty snacks for the paleo diet, you can be confident that your options will include lots of variety!
How do I find paleo snacks at the grocery store?
It will take time to familiarize and locate paleo snacks in the store. Fruits, vegetables, lean meats, healthy oils, and nuts and seeds are more obvious options. When searching for a pre-packaged paleo snacks, look for the words “paleo,” “grain-free,” or “primal.” You can also identify paleo-compliant products by the “P” in a circle somewhere on the packaging. Beware that a product may say the word “paleo” yet the ingredients might not mirror that to be true — be sure to check the ingredients if you’re looking for something stickly paleo.
Portable paleo snacks
- Nuts & seeds
- Fresh fruit
- Dried fruit
- Raw veggies
- Jerky/meat sticks
- Grass-fed deli meats
Go-to make-ahead paleo snacks
- Steamed vegetables
- Roasted vegetables
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Homemade fruit and nut bars
- Homemade fruit leather
Delicious paleo snack recipes
- Paleo beef jerky
- Paleo gummy snacks
- Rosemary sesame paleo crackers
- Paleo nut energy bars
- Paleo spiced nuts
- Paleo plantain chips
- Paleo trail mix
- Mediterranean hummus paleo
- Paleo deviled eggs
Store-bought paleo snacks
Paleo energy bars:
- Caveman foods nutrition bars
- Purely Elizabeth grain-free superfood bar
- Primal Kitchen collagen bars
- EPIC bars
- DANG toasted coconut chips
- Artisan tropic plantain strips sea salt
- Siete grain-free lime tortilla chips
- Rhythm beet chips
- Bare baked crunchy organic apple chips
- Hu paleo vegan crackers
- Simple Mills fine ground sea salt almond flour crackers
- Hu grain-free crackers
Paleo dried meat/jerky:
- KRAVE gourmet beef cuts
- Nick’s Sticks grass-fed beef sticks
- Jack Link’s original beef sticks
- Tillamook zero sugar beef jerky original flavor
- The New Primal 100% grass-fed beef sticks
- Chomps jerky sticks
- Paleovalley beef sticks
Paleo fruit leather:
Paleo nuts & seeds:
- SuperSeedz sea salt pumpkin seeds
- NuttZo organic smooth paleo power fuel seven nut & seed butter
- Blue Diamond almonds on-the-go 100-calorie packs
- Hu hunks chocolate-covered cashews and vanilla bean
- Pili nuts
- Justin’s classic almond butter
Paleo trail mix:
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