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The Best Whole30 Approved Snacks

Sticking to the Whole30 can feel like a rollercoaster ride. One minute you’re energized and focused, the next your stomach’s grumbling and your willpower’s waning. Here’s your ultimate weapon against conquering those cravings: a list of Whole30-approved snacks that are bursting with flavor and nutrition.

I made sure to include options for both home cooks and busy bees on the go. From sweet and satisfying to savory and protein-packed, this list has something to curb every craving without throwing you off track. 

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Battling Cravings and the Importance of Snacks!

If you are following Whole30 or even just using it as a guideline for a healthy diet, I cannot express enough the importance of snacks! Since it can be a restrictive diet, there won’t be many things you can buy as a quick bite.

With that in mind, what if you just want something quick to eat? Keeping plenty of snacking foods will eliminate temptation so you don’t break and go for the unhealthy stuff instead. 

Top Whole30 Compliant Snacks

1. Fruit

This might be obvious, but fresh fruit can be one of your best allies! In my opinion, they are one of the best snacks you can eat. Keep your favorites on hand.

You can eat whatever fruit you want on Whole30, but they do suggest limiting the amount of high-sugar fruits you eat if you are trying to curb sweet cravings.  

The following list is low-sugar fruits if you want to follow that guideline.

  • Berries — Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Blueberries, Currants
  • Green Apples
  • Peaches
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Cantalope
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Watermelon
  • Passion Fruit
  • Figs
  • Apricots

2. Vegetables

Another obvious one, but keep some of your favorite crunchy veggies on hand to munch on during the day. Here are some suggestions.

  • Carrot Sticks
  • Celery Sticks 
  • Cucumber Slices
  • Cherry Tomatoes 
  •  Bell Pepper Slices
  • Sugar Snap Peas

3. Nuts and Seeds

Here’s a great quick snack option. Either snack on your favorite or mix them altogether into a homemade trail mix. 

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Pistachios
  • Pecans
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds

4. Hard Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are a solid choice because they are a good source of protein and easy to make.

5. Homemade or Whole30 Compliant Jerky

Dried meat is definitely a yes on the Whole30 diet. You just have to make sure it meets Whole30 standards. Brands like Epic and Chomps are excellent choices and are Whole30 approved. 

6. Whole30 Compliant Deli Meat

Some rolled up turkey slices make for a good quick protein packed snack on the go! Just make sure the brand is Whole30 approved. Applegate is a great choice. 

7. Whole30 Compliant Coconut Yogurt

There’s no dairy on Whole30 and many non-dairy yogurts have additives like gums and sugar that are no Whole30 compliant. A great crap free option is Cocojune

8. Nut Butters (Except Peanut Butter)

Peanuts are a legume, so they are not Whole30 compliant, but all other nut butters like almond butter, hazelnut butter, and cashew butter are acceptable as long as they don’t have added oils and sugar. 

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9. Smoothies

Smoothies packed with fruit, veggies, nuts, seeds, and compliant plant-based milks make for a delicious snack.

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10. Trail Mix

Trail Mixes that are Whole30 compliant with only nuts, seeds, coconut, and dried fruits are a protein-packed snack choice.

guacamole

Veggies like carrot sticks, celery sticks or sugar snap peas dipped into guacamole make for a very satisfying snack! Store-bought chips are not Whole30 compliant. Use my easy 5-ingredient Guacamole recipe.

chia pudding

Chia Pudding can be a great filling, high-fiber snack choice. Use my Chia Pudding recipe for the creamiest chia pudding you can get, but you do have to omit the maple syrup! No added sweeteners on Whole30. 

almond cacao snack balls

My Almond Cacao Snack Balls could be a satisfying treat for you to eat for a snack or dessert! Just no chocolate ganache on top.

14. Infused Water

Water infused with herbs and fruits can really quench the need to snack if you prefer to have a nice drink instead. Try combinations with strawberries, oranges, lemon, thyme, mint, and lemon balm.

15. Herbal Tea

Herbal tea can be a good hot drink of choice if you want some flavor. I recommend this Hibiscus blend from Mountain Rose Herbs.

16. Coffee

You can surprisingly have coffee on Whole30! So have a cup of joe to curb your cravings. Just remember no dairy or added sweeteners of any kind.

Bonus Snack If You're Following the Plant-Based Compliant List

hummus

Homemade hummus makes for another great snack dip option. Dip any veggies you want. My Hummus recipe also goes great with fresh tomatoes.

It was pointed out to me by a helpful viewer that Hummus is not Compliant in the Original Whole30 list! Legumes are a no no. However, if you are following the Plant-Based Whole30, then Hummus and legumes are approved. 

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If you want to try Whole30 or are not sure about whether or not you can eat a certain food, check out their website and their official “Can I Have…” Page

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Will

    Hummus is not whole30 compliant. It’s made from chick peas which are legumes. Other than that it’s a pretty good list.

    1. Melissa

      Woops! Thank you so much for pointing that out, I know I was looking at both the Original and Plant-Based Compliant Lists on the Whole30 website. Turns out Hummus and Chickpeas are compliant for Plant-Based Whole30, not the original! I’m going to correct this post to reflect that.

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