Thirteen Creative Paleo Diet Snacks to Keep You Full

 Having creative paleo snacks on hand all the time is essential for me, because most of the time I can’t seem to go three hours without getting hungry!

When you can’t eat gluten or a lot of carbs, coming up with ideas for creative paleo snacks can be challenging. I eat a lot of nuts and nut butter for paleo snacks, and recently I started eating a lot of smoothies . But honestly, smoothies and nuts get old.

I’ve been needing some new ideas for creative paleo snacks, and that’s what inspired this post! I set out to find the most delicious looking protein-packed paleo snacks with healthy fats to help keep us full and nourished.

Many of these creative paleo snack recipes would also make excellent appetizers!

Here are my favorite 13 creative paleo snacks to change things up – all are gluten-free, grain-free, and refined sugar-free, and many are vegan, too!

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Apple Tuna Bites

(paleo, gluten-free)

From Eat Drink Love

These apple tuna bites make for a perfect salty-sweet combination with lots of protein!

If you’re looking for paleo-compliant mayo, you can buy Primal Kitchen mayo made with avocado oil in a lot of health food stores like Whole Foods. Or, you can easily make your own paleo mayonnaise with just a few ingredients!

Ingredients: tuna, Greek yogurt or mayo, red onion, celery, lemon juice, apple, salt and pepper.

Guacamole Deviled Eggs

(paleo, gluten-free)

From Healthy Nibbles and Bits

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I grew up eating lots of my grandma’s deviled eggs at family gatherings, so when I found this twist on the classic, made with guacamole (one of my favorite foods), I was excited to try them! These are packed with protein and healthy fats.

Ingredients: eggs, avocado, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, sea salt, and tomato.

Crock Pot Chunky Monkey Paleo Trail Mix

(paleo, gluten-free, vegan)

 From Cotter Crunch

This trail mix can easily be made paleo and is super easy to make! It has protein-packed ingredients to keep you full.

Find out how to make your own banana chips in our post of 11 essential fruit and veggie chip recipes! You can also buy a big bag of unsweetened banana chips on Amazon.

Ingredients: walnuts, cashews, coconut flakes, coconut sugar, butter or coconut oil, vanilla, banana chips, and dark chocolate chips.

Coconut Blueberry Smash Pops

(paleo, gluten-free, vegan)

From Wallflower Kitchen

Grab your popsicle molds (they’re cheap on Amazon!) and with just four simple ingredients, these popsicles will be both beautiful and delicious.

Ingredients: coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla, and blueberries.

Almond Crusted Baked Zucchini Crisps

(paleo, gluten-free, vegan)

 From The Iron You

If you feel like eating junk food and want something that makes you think you are when you’re not, these baked zucchini crisps are a great option. Pizza sauce for dipping? Yes, please.

I love this almond flour, available on Amazon. If you’re new to paleo eating, almond flour is used in lots of paleo baking recipes – it won’t go to waste!


Ingredients: zucchini, almond flour, egg, sea salt, garlic powder, thyme, and pepper.

Almond Butter Baked Apples

(paleo, gluten-free, vegan)

From Making Thyme for Health

These apple butter stuffed baked apples are healthy enough for a snack, and delicious enough to be dessert!

Ingredients: almond butter, pecans, apples, raisins, shredded coconut, pepitas or sunflower seeds, cinnamon, sea salt, maple syrup, and coconut ice cream (optional).

Blueberry Almond Chia Pudding

(paleo-friendly, gluten-free, vegan-friendly)

From Delightful E Made

With just three minutes of prep and then refrigerating overnight, this pudding is ready to go for breakfast or a snack!

Chia seeds are a superfood with antioxidants and essential omega-3 fatty acids. You can get organic chia seeds on Amazon for a great price!

Ingredients: almond milk, Greek yogurt (leave out or sub coconut yogurt if paleo or vegan), blueberries, chia seeds, honey or maple syrup, and almonds.

Paleo Egg Cups

(paleo, gluten-free)

From A Healthy Life for Me

Eggs are such a great source of inexpensive protein, and they go well with so many other foods. Eating eggs and bacon for a snack sounds ideal to me!

Ingredients: eggs, asparagus, bacon, coconut oil, sea salt and pepper.

SuperSeed Crackers

(paleo, gluten-free, vegan)

From The Healthy Maven

These crackers have just six simple ingredients and are easy to make in the oven! Try them with one of my favorite paleo dips.

Ingredients: ground flaxseed, whole flaxseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, everything bagel spice, sea salt, and water.

You can find all the needed ingredients for these crackers on Amazon if you don’t have them on hand! Click the images:

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Baked Buffalo Wings

(paleo, gluten-free)

From Jay’s Baking Me Crazy

With just a few ingredients and simple steps, these paleo hot wings are healthy and easy to make!

If you want paleo ranch to dip these in, here’s a homemade paleo ranch recipe!

Ingredients: chicken wings, avocado oil, salt, garlic powder, ghee, and hot sauce.

Bacon Wrapped Dates

(paleo, gluten-free)

From Tastes Lovely

With just two ingredients, these make a perfect sweet-and-salty snack or appetizer!

Ingredients: dates and bacon.

Sweet Potato Toast 3 Ways

(paleo, gluten-free, vegan-friendly)

From Little Bits Of

I had no idea you could toast slices of sweet potato before I saw this! It makes such a perfect alternative to bread. She suggests three different delicious, protein-packed topping ideas!

Ingredients: sweet potatoes, almond butter, bananas, cinnamon, avocado, salt, pepper, lemon zest, tuna, mayonnaise, red onion, and relish.

Banana Soft Serve aka “Nice Cream”

(paleo, gluten-free, vegan)

From Wholefully

With just one ingredient (frozen bananas) you can make something amazingly close to ice cream, without the sugar. Wholefully gives you eight ideas of mix-ins to create different flavors.

For a couple of months (before we started traveling a bunch), Ryan and I were making nice cream almost nightly! Our favorite mix-ins are cocoa and peanut butter.

Ingredients: bananas and additional ingredients for your choice of flavor.

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