Summer Snack Ideas

For those of you that struggle with finding healthy and easy snack ideas- here are a few examples of snacks that you can bring with you to work, uni or if you heading out for the day! Some of them can be made ahead of time at the beginning of your week to make it easy for you to grab when you’re on the go rather than grabbing something unhealthy like that bag of chips or chocolate bar!  picnic 2

Remember- “When it comes to changing the size and shape of your body, exercise is only 30% of it- the rest needs to come from proper nutrition!”

  • Nuts – nuts are a great Paleo snack because they’re so portable: just toss a few in a baggie and run out the door. Try almonds, cashews, or macadamia nuts, but avoid peanuts, which are actually legumes.
  • Hard-boiled eggs – eggs aren’t just a breakfast food! Hard-boiled eggs are simple to make and travel well for a protein boost on the go.
  • Fresh fruit – fruit is easy to transport and holds up well at room temperature. An apple, a banana, or an orange makes for a quick and simple Paleo snack.
  • Chopped raw veggies – if you chop up some carrot or celery sticks on Sunday afternoon and toss them into plastic bags in the fridge, you’ll have an easy Paleo snack to grab and go all week.
  • Meat and veggie skewers – for a gourmet Paleo snack (or finger food for a party), arrange folded slices of deli meat, cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and other veggies on a skewer and enjoy.
  • Banana chips – cut up a banana into thin slices, and lightly coat the slices in lemon juice. Bake them on a cookie sheet at 200 degrees, turning them every 30 minutes. When they’re crispy, take them out and store them in an airtight container.
  • Apple slices with nut butter – peanut butter is out (since peanuts are actually legumes, not nuts), but almond, cashew, or macadamia nut butters with apple slices are all delicious Paleo diet snacks.
  • Crispy kale chips – cut the stems out of several kale leaves, sprinkle with olive oil and sea salt, and bake at 275 degrees for 40 minutes, turning them halfway through.
  • Paleo Smoothies – toss some frozen berries and a little coconut milk into a blender, with one or two eggs for protein.
  • Turkey Rollups – this combination is one of our most satisfying Paleo snack. We Roll Turkey around bacon and avocado and we have a snack that will keep us full for hours.
  • Full Fat Yogurt with Berries – be careful as many yogurt brands try to promote their “low fat” yogurts. Opt for the Full Fat choice and add berries to create a early morning Paleo snack.
  • Dark Chocolate – chocoholic? Try Dark Chocolate that is over 70% cacao to satisfy your desire.
  • Zucchini Chips – first, preheat your oven to 225 degrees. Then slice the Zucchini, add salt and pepper, and bake until your desired level of crispiness.
  • Olives – they are perfectly Paleo! Just throw some in a container and you have an at work snack in seconds.
  • Cauliflower Popcorn – what do we eat when we’re on our couch watching movies? Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, cut up the cauliflower, combine with olive oil and salt, and bake for an hour.
  • Lettuce Wraps – what do we do with leftover chicken or tuna? We add it in a leaf of lettuce with some vegetables, avocado, and some cilantro to create this resourceful Paleo snack.
  • Paleo Pizza Bites – we miss eating Pizza, but that does not stop us from getting that taste in our life.  Top spliced pepperoni or eggplant (if you want something more hearty) with tomato sauce, grated cheese, olives, peppers and whatever else you desire. Then, place in a 400 degree oven and within 8 minutes you have that pizza taste that you missed.
  • Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – don’t know what to do with that leftover asparagus? Wrap it in bacon to create an easy Paleo snack.
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