#1. Sun Butter
I love me some sun butter. Peanuts are a no no on the paleo diet because they are considered a legume. So sad, but I have found that sun butter is a pleasant alternative (especially the kind from Trader Joe's!). It has a similar consistency to peanut butter and the price is right-only 3.99 a jar! Which is great for us because we go through at least one in a week, sometimes two. I told you, I like to eat. *give it a go with a banana or an apple. You won't regret it! Or perhaps a little "ants on a log" action-it'll make you feel like a kid again!
Now, I know that nuts are probably not the best snack in the entire world but when you take away all sweets, grain, etc., these are a great alternative.
#3. Coconut Flakes
Say what!? I know, now I sound completely granola. Trust me, I'm not. I'm just a girl who is trying to eat healthy while maintaining my milk supply for my little one. Coconut flakes translate into good fat in my diet which translates into milk. *try a couple of almonds with a couple of coconut flakes. It's kind of like an almond joy without the chocolate.
#4. Dark Chocolate
My personal favorites are Trader Joe's dark chocolate bar with almonds and Sunflower Market's Dark chocolate with espresso....so, so tasty!
If your goal in dieting or eating healthy is to lose weight, then I would take it easy on the fruit (because of the sugar). For me, I don't really care as much about losing weight as I do about trying to be more healthy and I don't particularly enjoy snacking on veggies. I figure it is better for me to snack on a piece of fruit than on a half dozen cookies. Know what I mean?
I guess this one doesn't really count as a snack but sometimes I just need a pick-me-up and coffee seems to do just the trick! I used to be a tried and true Mocha fan-venti for that matter. Now, I have transitioned over into the land of Americanos! Espresso diluted with water, and I always add heavy cream just to sweeten the deal.
There you have it! My two cents on snacking healthy. I'm sure there are some crazy granola-y health nut paleo people who will read this and think that I have completely missed the boat but that's ok. Honestly, I am no expert but I'm always looking for new ideas of things to snack on so hopefully this will be helpful to someone out there. Actually, if anyone has a snack that they love please do share!