30 Healthy, Whole30 Approved Snacks

Originally published August 4, 2019. Last updated October 7, 2020.

With everything from simple grab-and-go snacks to more filling proteins and mini-meals, this list of healthy Whole30 snack ideas will keep you compliant.

Collage image of 24 individual plates with snacks on them with text in the middle saying 30 healthy whole30 approved snack ideas

We put a lot of thought into this Whole30 snack listing and have organized it into sections for you as noted below. Just click on the link if you want to jump directly to any section.

  • Grab – These are quick and easy snacks that can be made in just a minute or two. They might require a quick chop of fruit/vegetables.
  • Make – Still quick and easy but these snacks might require some heating or more assembly time.
  • Prep – These snacks require a little advance prep (e.g. make hard boiled eggs, prep tuna salad, etc.)

We have also provided links to compliant products for these snacks and answers to common snacking questions. Use the table of contents below to navigate directly to any section.


Grab snacks


1. Veggies with almond butter

Sliced carrots and celery on a plate with almond butter

2. Sliced tomato with avocado and basil

Slices of tomatoes topped with avocado and basil strips on a plate

3. Prosciutto and fruit

Prosciutto, blueberries and chunks of watermelon on a plate

4. Veggies and compliant ranch

Sliced carrots, celery and bell pepper on a plate with ranch dressing

5. Mixed nuts and berries

Strawberries and blueberries on a plate with mixed nuts

6. Olives with meat (lunch meat or leftovers)

Olives and rolled lunch meat on a plate

7. Kimchi with avocado

Avocado cut in half and stuffed with kimchi on a plate

8. Macadamia nuts, prosciutto and dried fruit

Dried apples, macadamia nuts and prosciutto on a plate

9. Veggies with non-dairy yogurt

Sliced cucumber, celery and bell pepper on a plate with coconut yogurt

10. Pickles and meat (lunch meat or leftovers)

Pickles and rolled lunch meat on a plate

11. Fruit with almond butter

Strawberries and blueberries on a plate with almond butter


Make snacks


12. Bell pepper sandwich (lunch meat, pickle and mustard)

Half bell peppers topped with lunch meat, pickles and mustard on a plate

13. Chopped sausage, kraut and avocado

Sauerkraut, avocado and sliced hot dog on a plate

14. Bone broth and veggies

Sliced carrots, bell pepper and zucchini on a plate with a cup of broth

15. Lunch meat (or leftover meat) wrap with avocado and mustard

Iceburg lettuce shell topped with lunch meat, avocado and mustard on a plate

17. Veggies with simple guacamole

Sliced carrots and bell pepper on a plate with guacamole

18. Sausage, greens and mustard

Greens with hot dot and mustard drizzle on top on a plate

19. Sausage (or beef) patty and spinach

Spinach topped with two sausage patties on a plate

20. Quick scramble (egg, meat and spinach)

Eggs scrambled with bacon and spinach on a plate

20. Bone broth and coconut yogurt

Coconut yogurt and spoon on a plate with a cup of broth


Prep Snacks


21. Soft boiled egg over tomato with greens

Sliced tomato topped with arugula and soft boiled egg on a plate

22. Roasted veggies with ghee and nutritional yeast

Roasted broccolini and brussels sprouts with nutritional yeast topping on a plate

23. Sweet potato toast (2 ways)

Sweet potato toast with avocado and nut butter and berry topping on a plate

Toppings pictured are sliced avocado with some everything but the bagel seasoning salt and almond butter with blueberries. You can really use anything that sounds good for toppings. We like to add on some healthy fats and leftover protein to make this a true “mini-meal”.

To make sweet potato “toast”, slice a sweet potato into thin slices, about 1/4 inch in thickness. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 400°. After 10 minutes, flip the potatoes over and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until they are cooked through.

24. Cucumber slices with tuna salad

cucumber slices topped with tuna on a plate

25. Hard boiled eggs (4 ways)

Hard boiled eggs cut in half with various toppings on a plate

Pictured topped with (clockwise from top left):

  • Compliant mayo (Primal Kitchen chipotle lime)
  • Olive oil and everything but the bagel seasoning mix
  • Simple guacamole (avocado, lime juice, salt + pepper)
  • Prosciutto and mustard

26. Bacon in cabbage cup with simple guacamole

Cabbage leaf topped with bacon and guacamole on a plate

27. Chicken salad on apple slices

Round apple slices topped with chicken salad on a plate

Pictured above using our Keto Chicken Salad recipe.

28. Carrots with coconut butter

Sliced carrots with coconut butter on a plate

29. Roasted veggies with compliant mayo

Roasted broccolini and brussels sprouts on a plate with mayo

30. Bacon with simple guacamole

Bacon and guacamole on a plate

Whole30 compliant products to help you make these snacks

LUNCH MEAT:

Other options might exist at your local stores, just check the ingredients and make sure there aren’t any sneaky sugars in the ingredients!

PRE-COOKED AND FRESH SAUSAGE:

GROUND SAUSAGE:

BACON:

PROSCIUTTO:

  • Applegate
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Other stores – Just check ingredients, they should just be pork and salt.

RANCH DRESSING:

MUSTARD:

NON-DAIRY YOGURT:

PICKLES:

KIMCHI:

SAUERKRAUT:

BONE BROTH:

GHEE:

NUTRITIONAL YEAST:

COCONUT BUTTER:

When is it ok to snack during my Whole30?

First things first, doing a Whole30 is not only life changing but habit changing as well. A lot of snacking is habit based and not actually based on feelings of true hunger. When you go through your Whole30, you’ll need examine your snacking habits and determine when you are truly hungry and need a snack vs. wanting a snack just for a treat or out of habit.

A good way to determine if you are truly hungry and need a snack is to ask yourself this question (Source the Whole30 website) – “Am I hungry enough to eat steamed fish and broccoli?” If the answer is yes, you’re legitimately hungry; go eat a snack! If the answer is, “No, but I’d eat an RXBAR/trail mix/scoop of almond butter” you’re just having a craving–no snack for you!”

What should my Whole30 snacks look like?

Ideally, a Whole30 snack should just be a “mini-meal”. You know the Whole30 meal template? Follow that and you’ll be fine. Try to eat a snack with protein, fat and carbs (a small portion of leftover dinner is the best example). These will be the most satiating snacks that will get you through to your next meal.

Can I eat popcorn on the Whole30?

Unfortunately, no. Grains are not allowed during the Whole30 and popcorn is made from a grain (corn). Don’t worry, it’s only 30 days! You can try popcorn again if you want to during your Whole30 reintroduction.

The best Whole30 snack

Even though we made this listing, we believe that the best Whole30 snack is actually an easy one – leftovers! Since you are already cooking Whole30 compliant meals, it’s easy to plan for and make a little extra in case you need a snack.

We utilize leftovers in our Whole30 meal plans to help you save time by cooking less. Make sure you check out our Whole30 meal plans and any of our Whole30 recipes, we have tons of options for you!


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