The idea of the paleo diet is a simple one: eat what our ancestors ate. Before over-processed, mass-manufactured, sugar-laden foods became the foundation of our diets, Paleolithic humans ate what nature provided: mainly meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. If you’re just getting started, having a hard time avoiding grains, dairy, refined sugar and other processed foods or are a paleo pro on the hunt for new recipes, you’ve come to the right place!
When you’re following a paleo diet, making healthy meal choices should feel easy. Perhaps you’ll have a mixed green salad with grilled wild salmon and avocado for lunch, or a grass-fed filet mignon with sautéed garlic spinach for dinner. But when it comes to snacking, options can feel limited.
So many readily available snack foods are highly processed and filled with preservatives and artificial ingredients. At Vitacost, we have a large selection of paleo diet products to hold you over between mealtimes. Here are five of our favorite paleo-friendly snacks:
When shopping for paleo diet products, take a good look at the ingredients label (you know, the boring black and white label on the back of the box that’s behind all the colorful marketing imagery). Keep in mind that the list of ingredients should be short, and all the items listed should be familiar to you as food – REAL food. Here’s a checklist of non-paleo ingredients:
Looking for delicious and nutritious paleo recipes? Download our free e-book, Paleo Kitchen, which includes 20 recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinners and desserts! Shop for all your favorite paleo-friendly snacks, baking ingredients, pantry staples, supplements and more at Vitacost (for less!) and we’ll conveniently deliver them straight to your door – no membership fees, ever.