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Paleo Snacks That Will Knockout Even The Toughest Craving

Paleo Snacks

Chances are, your local grocery store is filled with snack foods that do not fit into your paleo diet. However, this does not mean that you need to give up snacking altogether. In fact, whether you are craving something sweet, salty, or savory, these recipes for paleo snacks and paleo snack ideas are sure to help you knock that craving right out of the park.

Sweet Paleo Snacks

Craving something sweet is right at the top of the list of reasons that people ultimately end up cheating on their diet. Thankfully, the paleo diet snacks recipes in this section will help you to keep your sweet tooth in check while sticking with your paleo diet. Just remember, even though these sweet treats are 100% paleo, eating too many sweets can still prevent you from losing weight so enjoy in moderation.

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Dried Fruit Bars

Giving into your sweet tooth does not need to mean indulging in foods that aren’t good for you. With these dried fruit bars, you will be able to enjoy some natural sweetness while still maintaining your figure. Best of all, you can easily make these bars in under half an hour using just a few ingredients.

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1 cup dried almonds
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup dried medjool dates, pitted

That’s right, that is all you need to make these delicious bars!

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place your dried almonds on a baking pan and bake for 10 minutes on the second rack. Remove from oven and let almonds cool completely before moving on to the next step.

In your food processor, combine your almonds, cranberries, and dates. Pulse until your batter starts to form a ball. You will need to scrape the sides with a silicone spatula from time to time to prevent the batter from sticking.

Line an 8x8in baking dish with parchment paper to prevent the bars from sticking. Press the batter out into the pan. Cover the bars with another piece of parchment paper and refrigerate until completely set. Cut bars into four equal pieces and enjoy at your leisure.

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Chocolate Avocado Strawberry Smoothie

Do not be fooled by the presence of avocado in this paleo snacks recipe. While the avocado does lend quite a bit to the texture of this smoothie, the flavor comes directly from the chocolate and strawberries. Just remember to choose chocolate that is at least 85% dark in order to ensure your recipe truly fits into the category of paleo snacks.

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1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup coconut milk ( you can also use almond milk if you prefer)
1 ripe avocado, chopped
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon honey (you can leave the honey out if you don’t like your smoothies very sweet)
Grated dark chocolate

Let’s Get Cooking

Making a healthy, delicious snack doesn’t get any easier than this. Simply place all of your ingredients into your blender and mix until completely smooth. Divide the smoothie into 2 cups and top with grated dark chocolate.

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Coconut Date Balls

If you find yourself craving a sugary piece of candy, this easy paleo snacks recipe for coconut date balls is the way to go. While this homemade candy is still quite high in natural sugars, is a much healthier alternative to the candies you will find at your local grocery store. Just remember, this paleo snacks is still meant to be an occasional treat and not a replacement for eating well-balanced, healthy meals.

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2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup raw honey
1 cup dates, chopped
1/4 cup ghee
1 cup coconut flakes
2 cups chopped mixed nuts
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Let’s Get Cooking

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In a medium sauce pan, combine honey, ghee, eggs, and chopped dates. Heat over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Stirring occasionally, allow the mixture to boil for approximately 5 minutes.

Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla extract and sea salt. Mix well.

Next, add your chopped nuts and stir until well coated.

Roll the batter into approximately 1″ balls. Roll each ball in coconut flakes until completely covered. Place balls on a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate for one hour or until balls are firm to the touch.

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Salty Paleo Snacks

If you are anything like me, there are times when the only thing that will satisfy your craving is something salty. When these salt attacks hit, turn to one of these paleo snacks recipes to knock that craving out fast without straying from your diet.

Kale Chips

The beauty of this snack food is that not only is it incredibly easy to make, but it is also extremely healthy. In fact, kale has been labeled as a super food due to the vast number of vitamins and minerals that are naturally present in this vegetable. However, don’t let all the healthy talk fool you, these kale chips are also delicious and highly addictive. So you may want to consider making a double batch because once you taste them, they are sure to go quickly.

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2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea Salt
A bunch of Kale

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by washing and drying your kale. You will need to ensure that it is completely dry before you start making your chips or instead of ending up with a crispy, salty chip, you will end up with a chip that is more chewy than crispy.

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using a pair of kitchen shears, remove the center stems from your kale and chop up the leaves.

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In a large mixing bowl, toss your kale leaves with olive oil and as much sea salt as you like. Spread the leaves out on a baking pan. If you are making a bunch of chips at once, be sure to use two or more baking pans as overcrowding your pans will result in less crispy chips.

Bake on center rack for approximately 15 minutes or until they reach your preferred level of crispiness. Allow chips to cool and then enjoy.

If making enough chips to last awhile, you will want to store them in a paper bag rather than in a plastic container or bag as plastic will cause your chips to sweat and become soggy rather quickly.

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Paleo Pork Rinds

When you are craving something salty, there is nothing easier and more satisfying than some homemade paleo pork rinds. In fact, this snack recipe can also be made without salt so it is the perfect snack for anytime.

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Sea Salt
Pork Skin

It doesn’t get any simpler than that! But just to get a better idea of why these homemade rinds are so superior, next time you are in the grocery store compare your ingredient list to the one listed on a bag of commercially sold pork rinds. You will be shocked to see the difference.

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and preparing a baking pan by lining it with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, toss pork skin with as much sea salt as you like. Remember, you can also make this recipe without salt if you prefer.

Lay pork skin out on prepared baking pan. Be careful not to overcrowd pan to ensure best results.

Bake on center rack for 2-3 hours or until pork rinds achieve your desired level of crispiness. Allow to cool on pan for several minutes before serving.

Pork rinds can be stored for 1-2 weeks in an airtight container.

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No-Rito Snack Chips

One of the hardest foods for me to give up when going paleo was Doritos. There was just something about the salty, spicy flavor combination that always left me wanting more. So when I found this recipe for no-rito snack chips, I knew I had to share it with you. While there are many paleo snacks out there to choose from, this one is by far my personal favorite.

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1/4 cup grass-fed butter (you can also use ghee if you prefer)
1/4 cup coconut flour
3/4 cup almond flour
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup flax seed
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lining a baking pan with parchment paper to prevent your no-rito chips from sticking.

In a large mixing bowl, melt your butter or ghee. Add the remaining ingredients to the melted butter and stir well.

Using your hands, kneed the mixture until all ingredients are fully combined. Shape the batter into a ball and place on top of a sheet of parchment paper. Top the batter with another sheet of parchment paper and use a rolling pin to spread out the batter into a large rectangle.

Using a sharp knife, cut the batter into triangles or any shape that you desire. Place the chips on prepared baking pan and bake for 10 minutes on center rack. Turn off heat and allow chips to remain in the oven for an additional 15 minutes to achieve maximum crunchiness.

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Savory Paleo Snacks

Every now and then, you demand a snack that is savory and filling enough to keep you satisfied for hours to come. In these situations, the paleo snack recipes in this section are sure to fit the bill.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

If you are a big avocado fan, you are absolutely going to love this twist on traditional deviled eggs. Best of all, these easy to make healthy paleo snacks are filling enough to get you through even the toughest afternoon slump.

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6 large eggs, hard boiled
3 tablespoons paleo-friendly mayonnaise (you may want to highly consider making your own)
1 medium avocado, peeled and pitted
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Peel hard boiled eggs and slice each egg lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop the yolk out of each egg and place in a medium mixing bowl.

Once all of the eggs have been sliced, combine yolks with your avocado and mash until fully combined. Add mayonnaise, sea salt, and black pepper to egg mixture and stir well.

Place approximately one spoonful of mixture into each egg half. Garnish eggs with a pinch of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve.

If you plan on making these deviled eggs ahead of time, it is best to store egg halves and avocado mixture separately. Stuff eggs directly before serving for best results.

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Zucchini Fritters

If you are looking for a hot paleo snack that is super simple to make, these zucchini fritters are the answer to your prayers. Best of all, you can easily make them ahead of time and just warm them up for a few seconds in your microwave to enjoy a fresh made taste.

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2 large eggs
1/2 cup almond meal
2 large zucchini
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 tablespoon chopped mint
1 teaspoon cumin powder
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by grating your zucchini and squeezing out any excess moisture. This will prevent your fritters from falling apart.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except for olive oil and mix well. Shape large scoopfuls of batter into round, pancake shaped patties.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place patties in skillet and cook for approximately 3 minutes on each side.

To add even more flavor to these fritters, you can add some fried onion or bacon to the batter before frying.

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Paleo Hummus

When it comes to savory snack options, you simply cannot leave hummus off the list. Unfortunately, many traditional hummus recipes are not paleo friendly. Thankfully, this recipe is so there is no need to give up the hummus you love in order to stick to your paleo diet.

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1 head of cauliflower, chopped
4 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Let’s Get Cooking

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Begin by preheating your oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, toss chopped cauliflower with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, cumin powder, paprika, and sea salt.

Spread cauliflower out on prepared baking sheet and bake for half an hour.

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After removing cauliflower from the oven, transfer to your food processor and add lemon juice, garlic, tahini, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Pulse until smooth.

Top with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of paprika. Serve with your favorite vegetables for the ultimately paleo snack.

Kevin Bender


  1. HEY GUYS!!!! Are you crazy? Do you think paleo diet snack foods will help you to be slim and stout???All to the gym!!!That’s it.

  2. Nobody says only eating paleo snack will help you to be in a shape. Paleo diet and CrossFit together will give the best result.

  3. I used this diet at the time of preparation for my first marathon last year. I used quick and easy paleo snacks always.

  4. I’m a marathon runnerwith experience. It’s true. Snacks for paleo diet are the best idea during the daytime.

  5. The Caveman Diet is absolutely for all who wants to be healthy and in a good shape. Add paleo approved snacks in your daily diet^^


  7. Hey there. I buy products always at the same store. This store bought paleo snacks. It means that not only Hollywood celebrities and top models are addicted to this Diet. I used, am using and will use it for myself. Because the results of it are visible.

  8. My sister cooked once paleo party snacks for her guests. All enjoyed eating them even those who never knew about Paleo Diet at all^^

  9. Paleo easy snacks, it’s fantastic taste! I adore them. Helped me not to dye from hunger being on a diet.

  10. Paleo humus, zucchini fritters and all recipes with avocado! Yummy-Yummy. Better to make paleo snack mix. Every day you have something new for cooking.

  11. Sweet paleo snacks for our kids is the best way to protect them of harmful sweets, which are at the supermarkets.

  12. I was just looking at your Paleo Snacks That Will Knockout Even The Toughest Craving site and see that your site has the potential.

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