We’re not going to sugarcoat it: The Whole30 diet is pretty restrictive. The good news is, you can actually eat most of the nutritious foods you already love—including snacks. The goal is real food over processed stuff. Here are five Whole30-approved, on-the-move options for in between meals.
The 5 Best Whole 30 Snacks on Amazon
Editors’ Pick: Epic All-natural Chicken Sesame Bbq Meat Bar
- 12, 1.5-ounce bars per box
- Made from 100 percent natural chicken
- Available in six other Whole30-approved flavors
Want a jerky bar that isn’t all beef and bacon? Give this savory chicken option—with 15 grams of protein, 3 grams of sugar and 5 grams of carbs—a go. Sesame gives this Asian-inspired bar its nuttiness, while ginger and red pepper give it a spicy kick and golden raisins add a touch of sweetness. “Jerky-type snacks get a bad rap,” one editor tells us. “These are so delicious and filling—and they feel way more elevated than your average gas station Slim Jim.”
Best Value: Seasnax Organic Evoo Roasted Seaweed Snack
- Pack of six bags
- Olive oil and sea salt flavor
- Paleo, Whole30-approved, low-fat and cholesterol-free
Made from just three ingredients—seaweed, olive oil and sea salt—these little packets are surprisingly versatile. Eat them on their own, crumbled on top of a salad or grain bowl or as a quick base for homemade sushi. Best of all, SeaSnax contributes 10 percent of its annual net profit to non-profit groups who help make the world a better and gentler place.
Splurge-worthy: Tio Gazpacho All-natural Chilled Soup
- Pack of 12 soups
- Variety pack featuring five flavors
- A great light lunch or snack on the go
While “soup” might not be the first thing you think of when choosing a snack, this ready-to-drink chilled gazpacho is a fantastic grab-and-go option. Made with whole ingredients like vine-ripened tomatoes, kale, spinach and organic cold-pressed Spanish olive oil, they’re a savory treat that will make you feel like you’re in Spain—even if you’re just at your desk.
Runner Up: Barnana Organic Plantain Chips
- Pack of three bags
- Certified organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and kosher
- Made from sustainably upcycled bananas
Just because you’re on Whole30 doesn’t mean you need to give up your potato chip habit. These plantain chips are made with pink sea salt, which contains more than 84 trace minerals. They’re also made with coconut oil, no trans fat and no hydrogenated oil. Munch on them by themselves or dip them into your favorite (Whole30-approved) salsa.
Underdog: Frooze Balls Plant Protein Powered Fruit & Nut Energy Balls
- Pack of six
- Non-GMO, vegan and gluten-free
- Seven tasty flavors
These plant-based energy balls are made with nut butter, raw dates, raisins, sunflower seeds, coconut and peanuts, and the only sugars in Frooze Balls are naturally derived from fruit. According to one editor, “I brought these on a long-ish hike, and they were the ideal snack half-way through. I like the variety pack with all the flavors, but the Salted Maple is my absolute fave.”