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I’m currently doing the Whole 30 challenge and am half way through – woohoo!
The Whole 30 rules are as follows:
- No grains
- No sugar or artificial sweeteners
- No dairy
- No legumes
- No alcohol
These rules are hard and fast – they must not be broken nor bent.
However, along with the rules, there are a few recommendations. The Whole 30 creators know that there is no such thing as a perfect Whole 30 diet, so they offer some guidelines that are recommended, but are not considered steadfast rules.
One of those recommendations is related to snacking.
The Whole 30 creators recommend you limit snacking citing that minimal snacking helps to keep “hormones in a healthy rhythm and teaches you to focus on eating mindfully.” They say, instead, you should consume three meals a day and that’s it.
However, if you’re like me (and most people), you need a little snack to get you through the day. Around 3pm, my body is hankering for some fuel, and after a big workout, I need some snacks too. Again, limiting snacking is just a recommendation, not a Whole 30 rule, so give yourself permission to snack, on occasion and as needed, if hunger strikes.
Obviously, Whole 30 recommends that fresh snacks are best – fresh fruits, fresh veggies, etc. However, if you’re like me, there’s only so much time you want to spend in the kitchen making food (after all, you have to cook several times daily when you’re doing the Whole 30 challenge).
I often find myself wanting an easy Whole 30 snack… something wrapped in a packaged that requires little to no fuss to prepare and eat. It’s just the way I feel.
Below I share with you 10 compliant Whole 30 snacks that I enjoy most during my Whole 30 challenge – all can be purchased in the store and are portable and all but one are non-perishable, too.
10 Whole 30 Snacks
(1) Meat Sticks: You can enjoy several brands of meat sticks during the Whole 30 Challenge. Look for meat sticks that do not contain soy or sugar (it’s harder to find than you think!).
(2) Roasted Seaweed Snacks: Sometimes you want something salty and crunchy… and since potato chips are off the table, you can still get that salty and crunchy sensation with these seaweed snacks. I buy them at bulk at Costco, and the Kirkland brand is Whole 30 compliant.
I have seen some seaweed snacks cooked in rice oil, so make sure you read the label to ensure it’s okay to consume when on a Whole 30 diet.
(3) Olives: I love that the taste of olives – black olives, green olives or whatever kind of olive you have, I do not discriminate. My son and I like to share an entire can of black olives for a snack!
(4) Fruit and Nut Bars: Fruit and nut bars are the perfect snacks when on the go. Keep a few in your purse or backpack as emergency food. My husband is taking a bunch of them on his trip to London next week.
I try to limit my consumption of almonds; they hurt my tummy and my food sensitivity test confirmed that almonds are bothersome for me (read my food sensitivity test results here). I found some LaraBars that contain only dried fruits and cashews vs. almonds. I have found only one Rx Bar, Chocolate Hazelnut, that does not contain almonds. I ordered a 12-count box of them from Amazon.
(5) Wild Zora Bars: Wild Zora is a Colorado-based company that makes these delicious meat and veggie bars. I like Wild Zora bars better than your basic meat stick, as there is more flavor and less meat. A girl can only eat so much beef, chicken and turkey during the Whole 30, so l like these these are meat-based, but they are not 100 percent meat. They are delicious and perfect for portable snacking on-the-go.
(6) Nuts and Seeds: Snacking on nuts and seeds offers you fuel for your brain and body. Again, I personally avoid almonds, but if you like almonds, go right ahead and enjoy them. I like cashews, as well as Go Raw sprouted pumpkin seeds and Go Raw sprouted sunflower seeds. Yummy!
(7) Honeyville Freeze-Dried Fruit: Sometimes crunchy fruit is what you need to get through the day. I like Honeyville’s freeze dried fruit so much. You can buy it in bulk and snack on a handful of it or use it atop an acai smoothie bowl too. You will get so much more value for your money if you buy these huge Honeyville freeze dried fruit containers vs. little bags of freeze-dried fruits in the grocery store. You can purchase them here.
(8) Apple Chips: Another crunchy fruit option is Bare Baked Apple Chips. These are baked, not fried, so they would be okay to consume while on the Whole 30 challenge. I get big bags of Bare apple chips at Costco.
Guess what? I found Bare Cocoa Banana Chips at Sprouts (they were on clearance though, they were being discontinued) – these are always Whole 30 compliant and taste chocolatey. Woohoo! Thank goodness you can find them on Amazon (order a few – they go fast).
(9) Fruit Squeezes (and baby food): These squeezable fruit snacks are small, offering you a touch of sweetness and quick jolt of energy. I found the Kirkland applesauce squeeze at Costco and the Apple Carrot fruit squeeze at Trader Joe’s.
(10) Hard-boiled Eggs: Finally, another great quick snack option is a hard boiled egg. And thank goodness you can buy them ready to go by Vital Farms (found in Sprouts). These are portable, but only if you eat them right away or keep them cool on ice. Enjoy with a sprinkle of Kosher salt. Delic!
I spoke too soon – I have more than 10 Whole 30 snacks to share!
(11) Zoup Soups! These delicious ready-to-sip cold soups are Whole30 Approved – yay! Try Zupa soups as a meal replacement or snack-on-the-go! I love them – they are so filling and full of good for you ingredients. Get 15% off your Zupa order with my coupon code, GOODFORYOU.
There you have it, 10 Whole 30 snacks you can buy at the grocery store and that don’t require any preparation to enjoy.
Please share in the comments your go-to Whole 30 snacks. I’d love to hear them (and maybe I’ll add them to this list!).