Our friends in the health and wellness industry reveal their favorite go-to snacks to curb cravings and stay energized.
We get it. Starting a new diet regimen with the Paleo or keto lifestyle in mind can be hard at first – especially when the snack cravings begin to strike.
From the candy bars at the vending machines to the late-night trips to the fridge, we’ve all experienced a time where temptation blindsides our dietary compass. So, to help us navigate our hunger qualms, we’ve asked our friends in the health and wellness industry to dish their favorite go-to snacks.
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From uber-simple hard-boiled eggs to sweet velvety hot chocolate, these recommendations won’t have you surviving off air and cucumbers alone. Trust us when we say that each snack is both satisfying and nourishing with options that include bacon, chocolate, energy bars, and more.
Stash these snacks in your fridge and pantry for easy access or bring what you can on the go. You’ll find that all of these recipes are full of wholesome nutrients to help keep you energized throughout the week.
Katie Wells, Wellness Mama
“My go-to Paleo snack is anything involving chia seeds, especially homemade chia seed energy bars. They offer the perfect boost of energy from real food ingredients and curb cravings without any refined sugar.”
Mike Filbey, ButcherBox
“My favorite Paleo snack is bacon! It keeps me full for hours, tastes delicious, and I can eat it in seconds. I even bring it on hikes.”
Danette May, Danette May
“My go-to snack when I’m craving something sweet (and yes, I get those cravings too!) is my Sacred Hot Chocolate recipe. It’s super quick & easy. That’s key because when cravings strike – I want something right away!
Just take 1/2 cup of boiling water, 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond or coconut milk, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, and 2 tablespoons of raw cacao (or 1 scoop of Cacao Bliss – my superfood infused raw cacao). I add a teaspoon of raw honey or maple syrup for my kids who like it just a little sweeter than I do.”
Annmarie Gianni, Annmarie Gianni
“One of our family favorites are Paleo-friendly Plantain Pancakes. I love them because they are so versatile, they cut cravings, and fill up our family’s bellies. They’re great because I can add in extra nutrients to keep healthy, without changing the consistency.”
Justin and Erica, Real Simple Good
“Our favorite Paleo snack is a hard-boiled egg. It’s perfect for a filling snack plus it’s super easy and portable. You can even add a little drizzle of olive oil and sea salt to it for some extra flavor! (You can check out more of their clean-eating snack recommendations here!)”
Irena Macri, Eat Drink Paleo
“A handful of nuts such as nutrient-dense almonds, Brazil nuts or hazelnuts is a simple way to fill up on fat and protein. If I feel like something sweet, I just have a piece of fruit or coconut yogurt with berries. Finally, if you ever have a sweet craving after dinner (which many people do when first transitioning to Paleo), you can use my trick and make a cup of aromatic, fruit tea. Often, it’s the ritual of having one more thing after dinner that you miss, so I replace it with a cup of tea.”
Mark Sisson, Mark’s Daily Apple
“My current favorite (and, incidentally, keto) snack is a tablespoonful of Artisana Coconut Butter. It’s sweet, without having much sugar. It’s creamy, without having any dairy (if you care about that sort of thing). It’s full of fiber, which some people have trouble finding on a keto diet. And it’s right there, waiting, ready without any real preparation.”
Sébastian Noël, Paleo Leap
“A hard-boiled egg is my go-to snack because of how nutrient dense it is. They are simple to make and easy to have on hand in the fridge. I like to change the flavorings up with salt/pepper, paprika, chili flakes, or even salsa and guacamole.”
Elana Amsterdam, Elana’s Pantry
“One of the hardest things about going on a Keto Diet is giving up crunchy snacks. That’s where my Paleo Tortilla Chips come in. This easy recipe is made with four ingredients total and the no-fry chips are perfect for smothering in guacamole!”
Jessica Demay, Real Food with Jessica
“I love eating an apple with no sugar added, SunButter, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. The healthy fats and protein help keep me full and the apple is sweet enough to feel like a treat.”
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