When my Daughter, and Whole30 partner, was a toddler, her friends carried baby blankets, pacifiers, and bottles into their play dates. Taylor came armed with her healthy snack bag. Her snack bag was almost as big as her and typically had 5-10 different healthy snacks in it at any given time. At the age of two and a half, she didn’t trust anyone to carry her beloved snack bag beside for herself.
In this case, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
I am serious about my snacks too. Funny thing is I only snack once or twice a week, but I need to know that there are quick, easy, healthy snack options available.
For the last several months I have been relying heavily on the weight loss clinics 100 calorie 10 grams of protein snacks. They are processed and have artificial ingredients, so they are an obvious no-go for the Whole30.
Finding snack ideas was my top priority of the day, so I sat down and started googling. I was lucky enough to happenstance on a blog that had 30 great ideas:
I wrote the easy snack ideas Melissa Hartwig wrote about in the Whole30 Day byDay
-a handful of almonds, baby carrots with guacamole, a meat stick or an apple – easy enough.
The blog was great and I loved Melissa Hartwig’s easy Whole30 compliant snack options, but I also needed some packaged items I could just throw in my purse and have at my disposal, so back to google I went. I crafted my Amazon shopping list, crossed my fingers, and thanked God for Amazon prime.
- Wonderful Pistachios
- Epic Chicken Sriracha Bars
- Bare Baked Crunchy Snacks
- Blueberry RX Bar
- Mission Meats Keto Sugar-Free Grass Fed Beef Snacks
- DNX Bar- Sampler Pack Mixed Flavors
- Mixed Berry RX Bar
- Performance Nut Butter
- Justin’s Nut Butter Natural Classic Almond Butter
- Chomps Free Range Jerky Snacks
- Trader Joe’s Dried Fruit – Strawberries
- Dried Pineapple
- Trader Joe’s Sweet Apple Rings
- Pearl’s Olives To Go
Next, I set out on a field trip to Walmart, determined to find some items. This was huge for me since the only thing I hate more than grocery shopping is shopping at Walmart, but I was determined. I am glad I went because I hit the Whole30 approved snack jackpot!
I left Walmart famished and grabbed my mail on the way into the house. I found a package from Performance Nut Butter in it. Performance Nut Butter is a Whole30 approved snack vendor and they offered to send me some of their product to sample and share with my followers. I tasted the nut butter and it is absolutely delicious. The combination of macadamia, coconut, and cashews had a smooth flavor and gave me great satiety. Score, that’s another great snack for the snack bag!
Having my healthy Whole30 compliant snacks ready to go, makes me feel so much better about tomorrow. I can’t wait to share them with Taylor. I hope she’ll be proud of Mom’s snack bag :).
What healthy snacks do you have planned for the week?