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October 24, 2016

Whole 30 Snack Ideas (30 of them!)

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I’m a snacker. Always have been. Always will be.

Instead of reaching into the carby snack drawer at 3pm or 10am, I reworked my routine and learn how to make better choices.

Here’s a list for you- Whole 30 Snack Ideas! I came up with THIRTY OF THEM!

These are some of the things I ate instead of CHIPS, CRACKERS, CHEESE.

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1. Apples + Lime

One of my favorite snacks of all time. Lime juice makes apple slices taste AMAZING and it also protects the apples from browning.

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2. Plantain Chips + Salsa

I read a post that said plantain chips from Trader Joe’s are whole30 compliant. I immediately went out and bought some. They’re strangely good. The trick is to not eat too many of them.

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3. Plantain Chips + Guacamole

Especially difficult when guacamole is involved! This is a great option if you have to bring yourself a snack for a party.

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4. Mixed Nuts + Salami

A winning combination. Really good for the afternoon slump when you need a bit of protein to power through. You have to make sure you find compliant salami.

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5. Frozen Peaches

I have become obsessed with frozen peaches. I will eat a whole bowl of them at night for dessert or in the afternoon when I need a pick me up. It’s impossible to eat them very fast and I like that the coldness slows me down.

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6. Banana Apple Almond Butter Bowl

This is one of my favorite combinations right now. It’s now become one of my go-to breakfasts. I cut up bananas and apples and drizzle almond butter on top. I finish with a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes. The textures are really good together.  I love it.

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7. Apples + Cinnamon

Another winning combo if your sweet tooth is ACTIVATED.

The cinnamon brings the sweetness out in the apple.

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8. Avocado Sushi Bites

Seaweed with avocado, carrots and sesame seeds with hot sauce. Sriracha has sugar in it :(  So you could use wasabi for some kick.

Really good if you’re craving sushi. Add some fish or cucumber!

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9. Ants on a Log

You can have any nut butter that’s not peanut butter on Whole30. Here I made the classic ants on a log with celery, almond butter & raisins. Hello, childhood snack.

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10. Salt & Vinegar Potato Salad

It’s awesome that you can have potatoes on whole30.

Here’s my salt & vinegar potato salad. I add herbs to make it even more flavorful.

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11. Broccolini Salad

If you ever have any leftover vegetables, eat them as a salad. Here I tossed broccolini with red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt & pepper. If you let it sit overnight the vegetables will soak up the vinegar. It’s sooooo good. I also do this with green beans and regular broccoli.

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12. Sweet Potato Banana Bowl

This is another great breakfast option. Take a baked potato and fill it with sliced bananas, almond butter and finish with cinnamon. I’d throw in some coconut if I was you.

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13. Prosciutto + Fruit

Nuff said. I like prosciutto with apples more than cantaloupe. Sometimes I mix a bite with dried apricots and almonds.

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Sounds weird but it’s actually good.

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15. Apple Cinnamon “Oatmeal”

Here’s the recipe. It’s so good for breakfast or cold as an afternoon snack. I made this twice during my whole30. Loved it.

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16. DIY Trail mix

We now keep a giant jar of trail mix on the container. It’s a a great way for me to grab a quick snack on the go.  I have a handful of trail mix and a banana for breakfast when I’m too busy to sit down.

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17. Seasonal Fruit Salad

Persimmons are in season right now. Same with pomegranate! Throw in some green grapes (another favorite snack) and make a quick fruit salad. Give it a squeeze of lemon or lime. Enjoy.

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18. Coconut Date Rolls

I keep these in the freezer in those break in case of emergency moments when I need something sweet. When you keep them in the freezer the texture changes…they’re harder and chewier and I like that in a snack. Here’s the recipe.

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19. Bananas Coconut Cream + Coconut

You can make coconut cream so easily. Unfortunately you can’t use sugar or agave on the whole30. BUT!  It’s not really that missed when you make it on its own and serve it with fruit.

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20. Mango with Chili Powder + Lime

Mmmmm. Try not to think about margaritas as you eat this.

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21. Blistered Shishito Peppers

Throw some of these peppers in a skillet with olive oil, salt & pepper. I could eat at least a pound of them!

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22. Sweet Potato Coconut Butter + Curry

Another good way to enjoy a sweet potato. Stir in some coconut butter and a little bit of curry powder. Season with salt. YUM.

You could also omit the curry powder and make it sweet with cinnamon.

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23. Hardboiled Eggs + Bacon Bits

I totally forgot about hard-boiled eggs this round of Whole30. Next time I am going to add more to salads. Especially with bacon bits.

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24. Turkey Lettuce Sandwiches

For those times when you really miss sandwiches…Use a lettuce wrap! I actually really enjoyed eating turkey on lettuce with mustard and dill sauerkraut. Sounds weird but it was goooood.

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25. Walnut Stuffed Figs

Sweet/savory/nutty/portable

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26. Berries + Coconut Milk

Mix berries with coconut milk! You can do this with frozen berries too. It’s really good. And if you’re not into coconut milk, use almond milk.

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27. Larabar

For those times when you’re out & about and you forgot to pack a snack, grab a bar. My current favorite is the pumpkin pie larabar. 

It’s really good with a cup of my favorite tea.

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28. Quick Pickled Cucumber Salad

Take a little apple cider vinegar and toss it with cucumber slices. Season with toasted sesame seeds and sesame oil and you have a quick pickled cucumber salad. I normally use rice wine vinegar for this but I am not sure it’s compliant.

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29. Cucumber Cantaloupe Salad

Another refreshing snack that will make you feel good when you finish that last bite. Cut up cucumber is mixed with cantaloupe, chopped mint and finished with a squeeze of lime.

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30. Dried Fruit

I love the dried peaches & apples at Trader Joe’s. I love to end a meal with a few pieces. It’s like having a fruit roll-up.

There you have it. 30 snacks. They’re all pretty healthy too. You definitely don’t have to be on the Whole30 to enjoy them! 

 

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  • Vivian | stayaliveandcooking

    Some of these sound so clever! I love the frozen peaches – definitely have to try that. And the lime/apple combo! And those turkey + lettuce sandwiches. Smart!

  • Lauren

    With one post, you have made Whole30 not quite so scary.
    Now I just need to figure out how to get over
    not having cream in my coffee and I might be ready to do
    this thing….

    • Jessica

      Hi Lauren! So hopefully this will help you. During my first Whole30 the absolute hardest thing to give up was my half and half in my coffee. I put it off for months because of it. I eventually just drank black coffee for 30 days. *shudder* Then one of my friends suggest I try using canned coconut milk. Canned coconut milk is fattier (so more flavorful and more of the mouth feel of cream) than the carton coconut milks or almond milks. I’ve tried a few brands and I recommend the Thai Kitchen Full Fat coconut milk. To me it has the best flavor and consistency and it is Whole30 compliant.

      It does take a little getting used to but I drink it all the time in my coffee now and I think its great. Maybe try steaming it at first to get used to the difference in flavor/texture? Another note, when you add it to your coffee be aware it does not change the coffee color the same way as half and half so go off taste not coffee color. I learned that the hard way lol. Make sure you shake up the can really well too before using it as coconut milk tends to separate a little bit. I hope this helps! After the Whole30 if you’re looking for a good non dairy creamer I highly recommend Better Half creamer by Califia Farms. Unfortunately its not Whole30 but it is delicious. Its coconut cream and almond milk. Normally I do not like almond milk in my coffee but this blend is wonderful. Good luck!!!!

      • Tracy

        Thanks for the tips, Jessica! Lauren, I’ve been using coconut cream/almond milk in my coffee and I’m still doing it. The hardest part for me was not having my coffee sweetened, but now I am used to it. I never EVER thought I could go without sugar in my coffee and there were a few times I drank it black! So who knows? Maybe your tastebuds will change a bit.

        • Lauren

          Thanks guys! I already drink my coffee without sugar, so not a huge adjustment there
          (hopefully) but these are great suggestions. I was concerned about drinking
          black coffee because I thought it would trigger my reflux, but I am sure this could help!

          • Charlie

            Use cane sugar, brown sugar, agave, honey or 100% maple syrup. As long as its not refined sugar. It makes a big difference with your health and waistline

  • Diane

    Thanks for these suggestions. My husband and I are on day 17 and snacking is so hard. We will definitely try some of these.

  • Arina

    These look delicious, Tracy! Do you have serving size suggestions for some that come in a bowl-like potato salad, persimmon grape salad, etc? Looking forward to trying these.

  • Sam

    Congrats on finishing and thanks for all of the creative snack ideas! I’m on day 24 so I’ll definitely have to try some of these out in this last week. How do you make your coconut cream?

  • Tracy | Pale Yellow

    These ideas are great! I’m in my third round of Whole30 and have learned for me, I need to eliminate snacking as much as I can. However, I’m always in the need for more grab and go options for the reality of life! Thanks for making this cumulative list! I especially love the sweet potato fro breakfast!

    • Tracy

      Yes! It’s the tooooo much snacking that gets me in trouble. But then I gotta snack because I can overdo it when I’ve waited to long to eat and I AM STARVING!

  • Lindsey

    Thank you for doing this Tracy. I always love your snack ideas!

  • Eleni

    Great list! I love the frozen peaches idea and need to try. I pretty much inhale my food… good way to help slow me down!

  • Michelle

    Thanks for all of the great suggestions! I’m thinking of trying one of your sweet potato ideas for breakfast. I get tired of eggs pretty quickly.

  • Barbie

    Love this! I am on day 1 of the Whole30. Keep the ideas coming!

  • Aimee

    These are AMAZING!!! Thanks, lady!

  • Lori

    You have some awesome ideas. Thanks!

  • Jenny

    Awesome ideas! I have my eye on a few a of them.

  • Joanne

    Aaahh I have a habit of snacking as well. I tell myself to stop but couldn’t really find any good reason to, so switching to healthier alternatives is definitely the best solution! Thanks for sharing this, it’s super useful!

    Joanne | Life in Blue Skies

  • Kate @ Mom's Radius

    Great list! Thanks so much for sharing. I’ve mostly been snacking on almonds & carrots or almonds & an apple. I need to change it up a little.

  • Adam

    I can’t find a salami that is whole 30 compliant. All that I find have sugar. Can you help? Thanks!

    • Tracy

      Applegate makes salami without sugar.

    • Mandy

      I’m also interested in knowing more details about the compliant salami. Applegate has sugar. Unless maybe you got it from the deli counter and the ingredients are different? Which is the case with their turkey buying it prepackaged vs from the deli. Please be specific. Thanks!! :)

  • Julia

    This is great! Very helpful. I’ve never been able to find Whole30 compliant Sriracha (there’s typically sugar in it). Thanks for sharing!

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  • Lauren

    Unfortunately, the sushi bites are not Whole30. I know I’m being picky, but, alas, Sirachia has added sugar. I wish it didn’t!

  • Stacey

    Unfortunately, there is no snacking allowed during the Whole30, so there’s no such thing as a Whole30 snack. If you are breast feeding or an extreme athlete, you can have mini meals that must follow the Whole30 template.

    • Tracy

      Sometimes snacks turn into dinners because we don’t always have the time to make a giant meal. That’s my intention.

      • rebekah

        Also, in addition to being a breastfeeding mama, my blood sugar issues require eating every three-ish hours. I think the creators of this system would be just as pleased to know that the spirit of the book is being honored when people make hard decisions in order to re-evaluate their relationship with food and learn to control their cravings, and both practices look different for each individual. I’m super grateful for these ideas, as I’m on day 1.

    • Kate

      I just started the Whole 30 this week, found this post and was reading the comments and thought I might copy-paste some clarity for anyone else who comes across this. No snacking during the program is a recommendation, not a rule. Because real life happens/people are different.

      From the site:

      As we explain in detail in It Starts With Food, eating three meals each day with minimal snacking (except pre- and post-workout meals) helps to keep your hormones in a healthy rhythm and teaches you to focus on eating mindfully. However, it’s really okay if you find you have to eat between meals. For folks who are used to eating six small meals, it might take some time to get used to eating just three big ones. For those who work really long days, you might find that four meals or three meals and a snack are in order. For kids and pregnant/nursing mothers, this recommendation goes right out the window; snack away (just make sure you’re leaving about 3 hours between eating sessions, and not grazing all day). Sometimes, for no apparent reason, you just need a little something to get you through, and that’s okay too. The success of your Whole30 likely isn’t riding on whether or not you have a mini-meal a few afternoons.

      • Tracy

        I should probably change the title to Snack Meals, as I am a person (read above) who loves snacks…and ends up making entire meals out of them. The challenge with doing a Whole30 (for me at least) is that some of the meals I ate (that were heavy on the meat) left me feeling so full throughout the day that I didn’t really need a big dinner or a big lunch (if I had a big breakfast). So I would make a meal out of a snack. Also, not many people have time to make a whole sit down dinner, so I thought this would be helpful.

  • Diana Richardson

    What type of sliced turkey did you find that is compliant?

    • Tracy

      i used the whole30 website as a resource:

      “Applegate Farms is one commonly available brand of deli meats, and some of their pre-packaged meat (like their Turkey Bologna or Roast Beef) are Whole30 compliant. Other kinds, like their Oven-Roasted Turkey, are only compliant if you order them sliced at the deli counter, as the pre-packaged version contains carrageenan. We’ve also found compliant deli turkey at our local Target Superstore.”

  • Jessica

    This is a wonderful list! Thank you for the great ideas and beautiful pictures!

  • Tanya

    I have found NUTPODS for non-dairy, SF creamer in coffee. It has SAVED me from the black coffee woe.

  • Yael @ Nosherium

    Thank you for putting this together! I need some healthy snack inspiration. Snackspiration? Anyhow, you might like one of my go-to snacks, sliced apples dipped in cinnamon-spiced tahini. So satisfying!

  • Jessica

    I LOVE all of your ideas and added recipes! Perfect! Just started Whole 30 and still figuring meal planning out and best incase snack options!

  • Carrie

    I have recently discovered plantain chips. It seems like they pack alot of calories. Do you eat them often? How much/many in a day? I’m trying to lose weight on a paleo challenge.

    Thanks!

  • Elizabeth

    This post and your other whole30 post are so fabulous. You should do a cookbook!

  • Meriel

    Nice snack ideas, beautifully presented.

    I should point out that those date rolls are sex with your pants on, especially if you put them in the freezer. The idea is to stop feeding the sugar dragon, you shouldn’t “need something sweet”.

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