When you follow a primal lifestyle, finding healthy snacks on the go can be a challenge.
So many of the conventional snacks on grocery store shelves are full of grains and sugar, to say nothing of the artificial preservatives and chemicals.
Stock up on these healthy, paleo snacks and take some with you, and you'll never be without a delicious snack that fits your lifestyle.
1. EPIC bars
These bars are made from grass-fed, humanely raised meats, so you know they're free of antibiotics or pesticides. EPIC bar's flavors also keep things interesting — what's not to like about lamb mint or bison cranberry?
Yep, you read that right — these bars are made from cricket flour. Insects like crickets are one of the richest sources of protein in nature, even if they seem rather unusual.
This company puts a new spin on the classic Paleo staple. Their grass-fed jerky also comes in trail packs with dried fruit, lending a savory and sweet flavor to the snack.
4. Tanka bars
Tanka bars carry on the Native American tradition of eating buffalo meat as a high-energy food. These bars and bites combine bison with cranberries and spice to create a complex flavor you won't want to stop eating.
5. Trail mix
Sometimes you just can't beat the classics. The combination of nuts, berries and something sweet in trail mix is hard to beat. Thrive Market even carries a few options with more exotic ingredients like goji berries and cacao nibs.
The Amazonian sacha inchi seed is packed with protein — a whopping 33 percent. Try these seeds instead of a handful of nuts!
7. Kale chips
When you just need something green, kale chips are a great option. They have all the crunch of potato chips without any of the oil and tons more nutrients.
These protein-packed seeds are just the ticket when you need a little crunch. With just a touch of sea salt, they're healthy and full of natural flavor.
Craving something sweet? Grab some dark chocolate. This sweet, rich chocolate is packed with antioxidants, which boost heart health and can even lower blood pressure. Just make sure you choose a dark chocolate without much sugar added.
Cashews are a classic snack — and they're full of heart-healthy fats and magnesium, which helps build strong bones. What a win-win!
11. Organic almonds
Like cashews, almonds contain magnesium and healthy fats. They're also incredibly rich in protein — just one handful will give you a great boost of energy.
Spirulina, a blue-green algae, is not only a complete protein, but also rich in iron. These chips combine spirulina with banana, dates and coconut for a sweet, crunchy snack that's hard to resist.