While eating full meals and avoiding processed food is always the best option on a Whole30, these ten Whole30 snacks can save you in a pinch!
Can you have Whole30 snacks
Snacking on Whole30 is not typically recommended, as it tends to fall in the "mindless eating" category.
However, having Whole30 snacks on hand can, quite honestly, be the thing that makes or breaks your Whole30.
Let's be real - life happens. Whether it's your kids baseball game going into extra innings with the concession stand that only serves junk food, or your car broken down on the side of the road with two hour wait for a tow, some things are out of our control.
And I'd much rather you have one of these Whole30 snacks on hand when life happens rather than sending your Whole30 down the tubes, amiright?
So, that said, let's look at some ingredient compliant and easily transported Whole30 snacks!
Some easy Whole30 snacks
These days, we're all busy.
I get it. I'm a mom, and I run two businesses. I manage to work in some meal prep and ingredient prep each week, but I also need quick things on hand to grab and go when I'm running from one thing to the next.
And if you're reading this post, you likely need the same!
Below are some of my favorite go-to's to make sure I always have healthy Whole30 snacks on hand.
Whole30 snacks: Epic Bars
Epic started out with just their bars, but now they've moved on to pork rinds, lard, and a whole host of other options. As far as portable Whole30 snacks, go, though, these are awesome.
Pro tip: they can be a little greasy, so keep it in the wrapper as you eat it! (*Note: Bison Bacon Cranberry contain brown sugar and are not W30 compliant. Read your ingredients!)
Whole30 snacks: Deviled Eggs
Deviled eggs are just fancy hardboiled eggs. If you don't feel like scooping yolks, whipping the filling, and repiping them into the eggs - just eat them hard-boiled.
I peel them ahead of time and bring them with me in a tupperware.
Whole30 snacks: Lara Bars
Some argue that Lara Bars are just sugar, since they are made of dates, and therefore you shouldn't eat them on Whole30. I get where that line of thinking comes from. However, when we go back to an emergency situation, I would argue that these are a better option than a non Whole30 snack.
Now, keep in mind there are lots and lots of flavors of Lara Bars, and not all are created equal. Some flavors are Whole30 "approved" and some are not.
Make sure you're getting the Whole30 compliant ones - here's a great guide if you're not sure.
Whole30 snacks: Cranberry Pistachio Figgy Pops
Watch out for these-they are incredibly addictive. Depending on your own personal tastebuds, these could be considered a "trigger food."
I try to take out my serving and then close the bag, so I don't eat the whole thing!
(Note: There are other flavors, but the Cranberry Pistachio are the only W30 compliant ones. Other flavors have added sweeteners and other non-compliant ingredients.)
Whole30 snacks: Rx Bars
Again, make sure you're not using these to quiet the sugar demon. They are also based in dates, but offer a lot more protein by including egg whites in their recipe.
Because of this, they have a bit more substance than a Lara Bar - which will keep you fuller for longer.
Whole30 snacks: Chomps Grass-Fed Meat Sticks
An all grass-fed meat stick with no added fillers or junk. If you have a Trader Joe's near you, check there for these - they've had them at ours for $1.69 each, which is a great price!
If you can't find Chomps, Amazon also has Nick's Sticks, which are the same thing and W30 compliant.
Whole30 snacks: Roasted nuts
Cashews are my nut snack go to - did you know they're also a mood booster?
You could also go for any other nut, just make sure it's not roasted in non-compliant oils. And remember - peanuts aren't nuts!
(They're technically a legume, and fall in the "bean" category.)
Nuts are very high in fat, so a little goes a long way here. Just like the Figgy Pops, think about pulling out your serving and closing the bag.
We love to mix nuts and berries - hazelnuts and blueberries go quite well together!
Whole30 snacks: DIY "Lara" Bars
Lara bars are just dates and nuts, and whatever spices you want for flavoring. If you don't want to pay the price of convenience, you can buy some dates, put them in your food processor, and make them yourself.
And, if you wanted to include some egg white powder for protein and follow in line with Rx Bars, you could totally do that.
Whole30 snacks: Dang Coconut Chips
These are just dried coconut. The bag is resealable, and can be kept in a purse or car for easy on the go access.
Just make sure you get the ones without any added sugar - even coconut sugar is off limits for Whole30.
Whole30 snacks: Dried fruit
Be careful, because this can be a really easy way to quiet your sugar demon. That being said, as long as there's no added sugar, it's a great staple to have on hand in case of emergency that won't go bad.
Going back to the fruit and nuts, a few dried apricots with a handful of cashews make the perfect sweet/salty combo.
These pairings also get you a bit of carbs and fat, which will keep you fuller longer when eaten together, as opposed to just one of the two alone.
Enjoyed this post? Be sure to also check out our Tips & Tricks for an Easy Whole30, our Whole30 Q&A and our Whole30 shopping lists: Aldi Whole30 Shopping List, Costco Whole30 Shopping List and Trader Joe's Whole30 Shopping List!
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