One of the most frequent questions I get from clients is, “What can I eat for snacks?” Many are eating junky protein bars that contain whey or soy protein isolates and lots of sugar. Lara bars or Kind bars are a better choice but are still high in sugars due to dried fruits and added sweetener. While I don’t endorse much snacking (read why here), a small snack between lunch and dinner is usually necessary if you’re eating lunch at noon and dinner at 7pm. So, instead of the high sugar, processed snack bars, why not make your own? You can control what goes into them, they’re tasty, and they last quite a while. Perfect for snacking and satisfying a craving for something salty and a little sweet (and sometimes chocolatey!) Check out these easy homemade paleo protein bar recipes.
I’ve put together a list of my favorite recommended snack bars, some higher protein than others. These are all grain and dairy free options. Also check out my list of great paleo snacks of all types.
Homemade Paleo Protein Bar Recipes
These are one of my faves: chocolate almond coconut bars. SO yum.
These raw superfood protein bars contain seeds, good fats, and superfoods like immune-boosting bee pollen.
Nutty chocolate coconut bars are a mix of omega 3 fatty acid-rich nuts and seeds, and chocolate too!
Paleo on-the-go bars are similar to LaraBars (without the GMOs) and include tons of different flavor profile options.
OK, these aren’t bars per se, but these trail mix cookies look so damn good, don’t they?
Mary Vance is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and author specializing in digestive health. She combines a science-based approach with natural therapies to rebalance the body. In addition to her 1:1 coaching, she offers courses to help you heal your gut and improve your health. Mary lives in San Francisco and Lake Tahoe in Northern California. Read more about her coaching practice here and her background here.