Paleo Bars for Grain-Free Snacking
Go beyond the beef jerky.
Paleo eating is heavy on the protein and nuts, low on the dairy and grains. That means typical granola bars and protein bars are off limits, and makes on-the-go snacking a bit more complicated. That’s why you might want to consider keeping a stash of easy, Paleo-friendly bars in your cupboard. Here are three to try.
Paleo-style snacks are usually gluten-free and many are Keto-friendly. That’s because Paleo eating doesn’t include grains—including those that contain gluten such as wheat and rye. While typical granola bars are typically oat-based, Paleo-style bars tend to be built around ground nuts and/or coconut.
Nuts are often the main protein in Paleo-style snacks. But some include other sources such as eggs or vegetable protein from hemp, soy or peas. If you’re vegan or are trying to cut back on animal products, check ingredient lists for whey—which comes from cow’s milk—and egg white powder.
Paleo bars tend to be low in sugar. But if you’re sensitive to other sweeteners, be sure to check ingredient labels. Some contain stevia, a calorie-free sweetener from the stevia plant. Other sweeteners you may see in Paleo bars include monk fruit and allulose. Allulose is a natural sugar found in figs, jackfruit and raisins.
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