Trying to lose that belly fat or get bikini-ready for the warmer weather? Consider switching out your unhealthy between meal treats for a more nutritious, Paleo-friendly snacks.
The Paleo Diet, also known as the Caveman Diet, uses foods that you could hunt, gather or grow. Fresh vegetables and fruits, organic meats and eggs and even dairy-free chocolate all fall into the Paleo-friendly category. Things to avoid are anything in a bag or box- essentially, all processed foods and dairy.
Legumes also fall on the non-Paleo-friendly list. Before you turn up your nose, check out these 25 healthy Paleo Snacks- you may be surprised.
Paleo Nachos with Sweet Potato Chips by Eat Drink Paleo
This is a hearty snack that could make a meal! Even the cheese sauce is dairy free! Sneak this into a tailgating party for some healthier eating choices.
Paleo Egg Cup by A Healthy Life for Me
Basically a mini-omelet, you bake this breakfast snack in a muffin pan. Add what ever you like, cook and pop them out when they are done. Eat fresh or store in the fridge for a snack later.
Unfried Falafel by Paleohacks
This recipe swaps the beans for healthier cashews to make it Paleo-friendly and then adds a whole lot of veggies to the mix. Top with Paleo mayonnaise or Sirracha for that extra kick.
Paleo Egg Roll by Paleohacks
These handy egg rolls are great for a late night snack or to tide you over during a long stint studying for that exam. Use the Paleo-friendly coconut aminos instead of soy sauce for dipping.
Homemade Pork Rinds by Paleo Leap
Just when you thought Paleo recipes were dull – they include a carnival favorite! But these pork rinds aren't deep fried, they are oven-baked, making them a healthier snack option that the whole family will enjoy!
Broccoli & Cauliflower Halloumi Fritters by Eat Drink Paleo
These broccoli and cauliflower fritters are egg-based, making them a great healthy breakfast snacking choice.
Paleo Garlic Hummus by Paleoaholic
This recipe uses cauliflower instead of chick peas to make the creamy base. Use as a dip for fresh cut carrots and celery. Sprinkle on some curry powder for a flavor twist.
Nightshade-Free Springtime Guacamole by Clean Eating Veggie Girl
This recipe swaps out the more traditional tomatoes & peppers for radishes and green onions, but it still packs a powerful refreshing flavor.
Paleo Garlic Aioli and Kale Chips by Bravo for Paleo
The Garlic Aioli is a Paleo mayonnaise that makes a tasty dip for these oven roasted kale chips.
Paleo Parsnip Chips by Paleoaholic
Swap those potato chips for these oven-roasted parsnip chips. Use guacamole or paleo hummus as a dip and watch them disappear!
Carrot Scallion Latkes by Elena's Pantry
Better known as a potato pancake, this Latkes recipe uses carrots, scallions and coconut flour to bind them to make this yummy snack.
Paleo Turnip Fries by Paleohacks
French Fries are notoriously bad for you, so why not swap them with this healthier option? Though ketchup won't liven these turnip fries up, try a paleo mayonnaise or some bacon bits.
Zucchini Pesto Roll Ups by The Fitchen
This easy vegetarian dish includes a cashew-based pesto and makes for a nice appetizer or light snack.
Mini Pepperoni Pizza Bites by Paleo Leap
It's pizza- in a pepperoni! For this recipe you'll need a mini-muffin pan to form these tiny bite-sized snacks that the whole family will love.
Beef Jerky by Flo & Grace
This recipe requires using a dehydrator and can be time-consuming (4-6 hours in the dehydrator), but afterwards you'll have a handy nutritional snack to take on the go or to enjoy at home that will keep any carnivore happy.
Sweet Paleo Treats
Healthy Fruit Leather by Brooke's Kitchen of Culinary Dreams
This dish uses apples, strawberries & grapefruit, but you can change up the fruits to suit your tastes. Raspberry & rhubarb? Peaches & Pears? Go wild with it!
Apple Peach Fig Bars by Nourished
These healthy fruit bars make a great after-school treat. Add a small amount of flax seed or chia seeds for an extra healthy boost.
Paleo Lemon Bars by Food, Faith & Fitness
These lemon bars are made from only five ingredients! Best eaten chilled.
Coconut Oil Fat Bombs by Paleohacks
Gluten-free and no-bake this tasty snack is easy to make, using the coconut oil to bind it together. Best eaten chilled. Use a dairy free dark chocolate to go full Paleo.
No-Bake Coconut Crack Bars by Chocolate Covered Katie
This easy to make treat is sweetened with pure maple or agave syrup (your choice) and made in a food processor.
Chocolate Goji Energy Balls by Nutrition is Medicine
These cashew based goodies are easy to make and great for grabbing on the go- or taking to work to make new friends!
The Best Paleo Chocolate Truffles by Lexi's Clean Kitchen
To satisfy those chocolate cravings try these yummy chocolate truffles for that late night snack.
Mini Raspberry Popsicles by Paleo Leap
Fantastic for a hot weather treat, you can change up the raspberries for blackberries or even strawberries – or go all out and use all three!
Pina Colada Pops by the Reality of Skinny
These non-alcoholic creamy popsicles, combine pineapple, banana, and coconut milk among the ingredients for a super smooth and elegant icy snack. Want to change it up? Try orange and banana or go for a straight strawberry creamsicle.
Nut Free Trail Mix by Elena's Pantry
Just when you thought all trail mixes had to have nuts, here comes a version of everyone's favorite hiking food that everyone can enjoy. Using seeds, dried fruit and chocolate (use dairy free chocolate for full Paleo version), pack this handy snack in a plastic bag or container and hit the trails or pavement, as the case may be.
Healthy choices for your snacks makes for a healthier you! So consider swapping that bag of potato chips for one of these nutritional Paleo snacks!