10 fast and delicious paleo snacks

The Paleo diet consists of eating a series of similar foods, which our ancestors consumed in the Paleolithic era. During this diet you can consume foods such as fruits, lean beef, fish, nuts and seeds; in short, food that could be obtained for that time.

This diet is popular because it seeks to combine older foods with a touch of modern ones, excluding processed foods, refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, dairy products and legumes.

If you want to follow this diet, you should try these 

10 fast and delicious paleo snacks.

1. Roasted almonds in ranch style

Almonds are one of the fastest and easiest snacks to transport. In addition, they are nutritious and can be consumed without problems by people who follow the paleo diet. However, eating almonds over time can become very boring.

To continue enjoying its flavor, but with a modern twist:

    Mix 4 cups or 560 grams of raw almonds with 4 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast, a pinch of paprika and 1 teaspoon of salt, garlic powder, onion powder, dried dill, dried onion and dried parsley.
    Bake at 160 ° C for a time of 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.

2. Cashew butter with blackberry and chia pudding

Chia seeds are characterized by being full of nutrients, such as fiber; anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats; and the minerals calcium, magnesium and phosphorus (Ullah et al., 2016).

Chia pudding is a very delicious snack that can be enjoyed at any time. The combination of chia seeds with nutrient-rich ingredients such as blackberries and cashew butter further increases the health benefits of this snack.

To make chia pudding:

    Combine 2 tablespoons of chia seeds with 1/2 cup or 125 ml of non-dairy milk.
    Pour it into a jar and stir until mixed.

    Add maple syrup or vanilla extract to taste and let the pudding settle in your refrigerator for at least 6 hours for the seeds to absorb the liquid.

    Finally, cover with a spoonful of cashew butter and fresh blackberries for a very tasty and nutritious snack.

3. Paleo-style protein bars

Most nutritional bars contain ingredients not allowed during a paleo diet, but there are varieties of protein bars that go hand in hand with this diet, since they are healthy and available to eat quickly.

There are different brands of protein bars, but you must take into account something very important when buying them: they should not contain peanut butter, since peanuts are considered a legume (Arya, Salve and Chauhan, 2016).

You can buy protein bars for paleolithic diet from € 26.90 at Amazon Spain.
Protein bars for paleo diet

4. Fresh fruits

Fruits such as apples, pears, bananas and oranges are perfect as a quick and nutritious snack.

These foods are full of fiber and plant compounds, which help reduce problems such as inflammation and at the same time reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Therefore, eating fresh fruit during your diet can help you lose excess body fat and maintain a healthy body weight over time (Yuan et al., 2018).

The fruit can be combined with other healthy foods without any problems, such as nuts, seeds or nut butter.
Best snacks for a paleolithic diet

5. Avocado stuffed with egg

Eating avocados is associated with reductions in weight, blood sugar levels and risk factors for heart disease such as LDL (bad) cholesterol. Eggs, on the other hand, are also nutritious foods and help decrease appetite, stabilize blood sugar levels and also help increase HDL (good) cholesterol. (DiMarco et al., 2017).

Making this snack is very easy: you just have to combine the two foods, filling half an avocado with a few tablespoons of egg salad.

This snack will surely keep you full for hours.

6. Turkey sticks

Turkey ham is a good source of protein, vitamin B and minerals, such as zinc and selenium.

In supermarkets it is very easy to get food like sticks made with ground turkey. There are brands of products that offer turkey sticks made from turkeys raised in grass, which may contain more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than conventionally raised turkey (Ponte et al., 2008).
Turkey sticks as a snack for a paleo diet

7. Coconut Yogurt

Dairy yogurt is prohibited in a paleo diet, but coconut based can be used without problems to create a parfait, which is very delicious and easy to make.

Coconut yogurt contains high amounts of fat and calories, so you should only consume the amount necessary to satisfy your appetite. In addition, it contains probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that promote digestive health (Kumar, Vijayendra and Reddy, 2015).

We recommend using unsweetened coconut yogurt. To make the parfait, you must alternate layers of yogurt with fresh berries, pumpkin seeds, cocoa beans and unsweetened coconut flakes to get a very good and healthy snack.
Paleo diet coconut yogurt parfait

8. Banana with almond butter

Bananas are considered one of the most nutritious fruits and rich in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium and manganese.

To make a delicious and satiating snack, cut a medium-sized banana lengthwise and then cover it with a tablespoon of almond butter. The combination of banana, high in fiber, and almond butter, loaded with protein, makes a satisfying snack for people on a paleo diet.

Finally, you can sprinkle with additional ingredients such as unsweetened coconut flakes, salted sunflower seeds, cocoa beans, cinnamon or granola (compatible with the paleo diet) to improve the crunch and taste.

9. Nourishing coconut and cashew bars

Making your own nutritional bars compatible with your paleo diet is not complicated, you just have to focus on recipes with the right ingredients to make this snack something accessible.

How to make coconut and cashew bars:

    Combine 1 cup or 120 grams of raw cashews, 1.5 cups or 340 grams of boneless dates, 3/4 cup or 64 grams of unsweetened coconut flakes and 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil.
    Then add them in a high speed blender until a thick dough forms.
    Finally, press the mixture on a tray lined with parchment paper and refrigerate until firm.
    Cut into pieces and enjoy to your liking.

10.Cookies with cashew cheese

Cookies made from flax seeds, nutmeal and even cauliflower are available in specialized stores and online, so you can get them without problems.

You just have to buy the cookies and then prepare a dairy-free cheese dressing to combine with the cookies, stirring the cashews, salt, pepper, nutritional yeast and spices of your personal choice with a little water in a processor food, until they reach a consistency similar to that of a hummus.
Cashew Cheese Cookie Snack

Paleo Snacks conclusion

Eating a rich Paleo-style diet can be complicated for many people, especially for those who want to eat snacks in their spare time.

With this list of 10 paleo snacks you will not have to worry about not eating the food you owe: you just have to follow the instructions and you can enjoy them.