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Whole30 Compatible Snack Ideas

By Melissa Mitri, MS, RD on Aug 12, 2021

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Whole30 is an elimination diet program that proponents say may improve sleep, energy, mood, and support weight loss. Whole 30 eliminates grains, sugar, legumes, soy, dairy, and alcohol from your diet for 30 days.

This way of eating is supposed to also help you determine if you have any sensitivities to specific foods. By eliminating common food sensitivities for 30 days, you can learn if you feel better without these foods in your diet. 

Sticking to the Whole30 program can be tough, since it eliminates many favorite foods. But with the right Whole30 food list, it’s a little easier, especially when you have great snacks to eat. Having healthy, convenient snacks at the ready will help curb any cravings between meals so you don’t feel deprived.

Here are 5 of the best Whole30 snacks to buy next time you are at the grocery store.

1. Chomps Italian Beef Style Chomplings

Italian Style Chomplings

CHOMPS Italian Style Beef Chomplings are one of our favorite Whole30 compatible snacks. These delicious mini jerky sticks contain 4 grams of high-quality protein, no carbohydrates and sugar, and are only 40 calories. 

Adequate protein is necessary to keep you full in between meals, especially when you’re following a restrictive diet. What’s even better is these Chomplings are made from 100% grass-fed beef and have no antibiotics or hormones.

2. Apple and Cashew Butter Sandwiches

Since peanuts are considered a legume, peanuts and peanut butter are not allowed on the Whole 30 program. Cashew butter, however, is approved. Cashew butter is loaded with health-boosting nutrients like healthy fats and magnesium and is a super convenient snack. 

Fat helps keep you full and satisfied. Magnesium may also have the potential to help regulate blood sugar, helping reduce hunger.

One tablespoon of cashew butter is around 94 calories. An apple is only 65 calories with 3 grams of fiber to support a healthy gut.

3. Veggies with Almond Butter

Almond butter with raw veggies is another great Whole30 snack to buy. Vegetables such as cucumber, celery, and carrots are all Whole30 compatible.

Vegetables are naturally nutrient-dense, meaning they are high in nutrients but also low in calories. Almond butter is a great source of protein and healthy fats to keep you satisfied.

One tablespoon of almond butter is only around 100 calories with 8 grams of energy-boosting protein. The calorie content of raw vegetables is very low, between 20-30 calories depending on the vegetable.

4. Mixed Nuts

A handful of nuts such as cashews, almonds, and macadamia nuts are a great addition to your Whole30 food list. 

Nuts are a quick and easy snack. They are packed with protein, healthy fats, and important vitamins, such as vitamin E. They are also naturally low in carbs.

Enjoy 1 small handful (about 1 ounce) of mixed nuts for about 172 calories, 15 grams of protein, and healthy fats. The nutrient profile of nuts may help reduce inflammation and support heart health.

5. Chomps Turkey Mini Jerky Sticks

Chomps Turkey Chomplings

CHOMPS Turkey Mini Jerky Sticks are a perfect Whole 30 approved snack. They contain 5 grams of high quality, grass-fed protein with only 30 calories. And since they’re turkey, they’re also naturally low in saturated fat.

Throw a few mini jerky sticks in your bag, so you always are ready when hunger strikes.

Shop for more nutritious and convenient Whole30-approved meat snacks on the Chomps website.

About the author

Melissa Mitri, MS, RD

Melissa Mitri, RD Melissa is a health writer with over 12 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She specializes in helping women move away from restrictive habits that lead to vicious yo-yo weight cycles. Melissa enjoys writing about health, nutrition, and fitness with the goal of simplifying complex health topics for the reader. You can find out more about Melissa at www.melissamitri.com.

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