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In part one of my Whole30 Snack Ideas, I shared with you a list of my favorite on-the-go convenience foods that you can grab in case of emergency, and still be Whole30 compliant! It was bothering me that I had left so many more suggestions off my list, so here I am again to share with you some more Whole30-approved snack / mini-meal ideas!
I just want to reiterate one thing about snacking and Whole 30: I’m not encouraging you to do it. In fact, I know that I keep all of these foods at home, I will just want to nosh on them all day long, despite not even being hungry. That’s the kind of unhealthy relationship we are trying to break by doing the Whole30 program! The reason I share them with you is to show you that there are options out there that will keep you sane for the times you are truly hungry between meals, until you can figure out the right size and balance of your meals to keep you satiated. Or these are very helpful for the times you are in an emergency situation, or are traveling/away from home, and having these on hand save you from making poor food choices.
As always, check labels to make sure all ingredients actually are Whole30 compliant.
1. I can’t for the life of me make my own kale chips. I always get too soft a “chip” with singed edges! It’s like the infamous convenience store burrito: hot on the outside, frozen in the middle. I just can’t get it right! It’s driving me crazy, too, because having to buy them pre-packaged is expensive. However, on the upside, these prepackaged kale chips taste a million times better than the kale chips I was attempting to make at home! (This is assuming you actually like kale. It’s definitely not for everyone, but I eat it because of the crazy amounts of vitamin K and vitamin B6.)
2. Dried fruit. I find dried fruit to be incredibly satisfying, especially as a treat. Love it.
3. Baby food. It really just does not get any more convenient than packets of squeezable baby food, am I right? It feels awkward at first, but you’ll adjust, I promise.
4. Olives. I personally always choose kalamata (Greek) olives. I feel like they’re more flavorful.
5. Hard-boiled eggs. I mark them with a colored pencil to know which of my eggs are hard-boiled so as to not get them mixed up with the raw, uncooked eggs in the refrigerator. Boil up a large batch of hard-boiled eggs, and you will always have this awesome protein at the ready!
6. Good, quality lunch/deli meat.
7. Pickles. Claussen brand dill pickles are Whole30 compliant, but you might find even better quality pickles at the health food store.
I hope this list helps you be able to keep your sanity in a hectic week! Stay the course of the 30 days, and just as importantly, don’t skimp on doing the reintroduction phase!! You will be so glad you did it!
What snacks did I leave out? Please let me know in the comments!