The 8 Best Paleo Snacks of 2021

Treat yourself on the Paleo diet

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Best Overall: NICK'S STICKS BY WENZEL'S FARM 100% Grass-Fed Beef Snack Sticks

Many people love the Paleo diet for its focus on high protein foods. This makes meat sticks and jerky some of the easiest, tastiest, and most nutritious Paleo snacks available.

Nick’s Sticks are a simple, cured meat snack. Each pack comes with two sticks made of 100 percent grass-fed beef, without any antibiotics, gluten, hormones, nitrates, soy, MSG, or sugar—it’s simply the good stuff. Each two-pack of Nick’s Sticks features 120 calories, 10 grams of protein, 9 grams of fat, and 375 milligrams of sodium.

Sold in six packs, Nick’s Sticks are ideal for Paleo, Keto and, Whole30 diets because they focus on lean meat and not much else. Keep them in your drawer, your glove compartment, or your backpack for when hunger strikes after the gym or in the afternoon.

Best Budget: Jack Links Beef Snack Sticks

Beef sticks are a popular and easy snack for anyone on a Paleo diet, but they can get expensive if you're eating them often. Luckily, Jack Link’s makes tasty beef sticks at a very low cost making it an ideal snack for kids and adults alike.

Sold in 10 packs, these sticks are made of 100% beef and packed with nutrients. These beef sticks have 5 grams of protein, 130 calories, 11 grams of fat and 340 milligrams of sodium per stick. These snacks are a great option for athletes and anyone who wants to boost their protein intake. Heads up: these beef snacks include some sugar, salt, and corn syrup, and may include wheat or soy. It's important to note that most nutritionists do not advise a diet high in processed meats, like beef jerky, as they often contain nitrates and are associated with health risks. It is best to keep these caveats in mind for your overall health and enjoy in moderation.

Best for On-The-Go: DANG Keto Toasted Coconut Chips

Not all of the best Paleo snacks are meat-based. DANG Toasted Coconut Chips offer a fun and tasty snack that is completely compliant with Paleo diets. Made only with coconut and sea salt, this snack is simple and delicious. You can snack on these chips on their own or add them to another one of your meals, such as a salad or fruit.

With a serving size of one ounce, DANG toasted coconut chips have 2 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, 1 grams of sugar, 200 calories, and 17 grams of fat. Made with Thai coconuts, these snacks are also free of preservatives, gluten, GMOs, and soy. An added bonus: they're also vegan, so it would be a good option for pegan dieters.

Best Bar: Caveman Foods Paleo-Friendly Nutrition Bar Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut

Caveman Foods Nutrition Bars contain only Paleo-friendly ingredients such as almonds, sunflower seeds, cashews, palm oil, cocoa, and salt. Each bar has 220 calories, 15 grams of fat, 15 grams of carbohydrates, 7 grams of sugar, 5 grams of protein and 20 milligrams of sodium.

Caveman bars are aptly named to attract Paleo dieters, but it’s not just marketing—they’re really a great option. These bars are perfect for outdoor exercise and post-workout snacks, and help meat-hungry Paleo dieters get a more complete nutritional balance in their diets. The gluten-free bars are sold in 12 packs with flavors such as cherry nut, caramel cashew, cashew almond, almond coconut, and dark chocolate.

Best Non-Meat Snack: Wildway Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free Granola

Paleo diets are almost always high in meat, fish, and eggs. However, not everyone wants to snack on jerky. Granola also provides a great boost of protein and nutrients that is Paleo-compliant and a tasty snack. Wildway Granola is one of the best options out of all the Paleo snacks for its nutrition profile and deliciousness.

Wildway Granola contains no wheat, oats, or corn—no filler, all Paleo. It comes in a variety of flavors, too, like banana nut, apple cinnamon, coconut cashew, vanilla bean, and ginger. Whichever one you choose, all are made with Paleo-friendly ingredients including dates, apples, sunflower seeds, cashews, walnuts, coconut, and pumpkin seeds among many others.

Best Jerky: Krave Jerky Beef Jerky

KRAVE Beef Jerky

Krave offers some of the best jerky out there for snacking. The resealable bag and variety of flavors make this a fun snack for Paleo eating as well as for road trips. Krave can be healthier than many other snacks and cheaper than many other jerkies.

It's made with simple ingredients including beef, cane sugar, spices, and gluten-free soy sauce. Each ounce has a whopping 8 grams of protein with only 90 calories, 380 milligrams of sodium, and 1.5 grams of fat.

Best Sweet: Crispy Green Crispy Fruit Freeze-Dried Fruit

These freeze-dried fruit snacks are conveniently portable for a sweet, on-the-go treat that works well for those following a Paleo diet. You can enjoy flavors such as apple, pear, tangerine, pineapple, and banana among others.

These snacks are great for Paleo eaters as well as kids. Vegan, kosher, gluten-free, dairy-free and non-GMO, the Crispy Green snacks are also free of additives and added sugar.

Best Gluten-Free: LÄRABAR Gluten Free Bar Apple Pie

Larabars are a popular gluten-free snack that are known for their simple ingredients and delicious flavor combinations. Free of soy, dairy, and GMOs, these bars are an ideal snack for Paleo fans. Sold in a variety of packs, you can find more than two dozen flavors of Larabars ranging from classics like chocolate chip to peanut butter and jelly or banana bread.

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