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The New Primal Sea Salt & Pepper Beef Jerky, 2 OZ (Pack of 8)
$53 from Amazon
20% off with Amazon Coupon
Made with 100% grass-fed beef, raised without the use of antibiotics or added hormones. Certified gluten free, soy free, and naturally sweetened with pineapple juice and honey. Top 8 allergen friendly. Contains 90 calories and 12 grams of protein per serving.
Most jerky is made from heavily processed, low-grade meat. Not New Primal Jerky. It's made from grass-fed and grass-finished cattle raised in New Zealand. That makes their jerky rich in omega-3s and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). This stuff is moist, completely paleo, and comes in a resealable pouch. It's available in Sea Salt & Pepper and Cayenne & Honey flavors and the only difference is of course the heat level. All in all, a jerky that's as delicious as it is nutritious. – TC Luoma
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Beanfields Jalapeno Lime Bean Chips, 5.5 OZ (Pack of 4)
$19.99 from Amazon
Gluten free, non GMO, vegan. Contains 130 calories, 4 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein per serving.
These aren't just any chips. They're made mostly from beans. So they're a good choice if you're avoiding wheat or corn for any reason, or you're just tired of conventional greasy potato chips. These chips somehow give you the best of both worlds: heat and flavor. If you're not a fan of spicy snackage, Beanfields makes several other flavors that are just as tasty, but without the heat. Black Bean With Sea Salt is the perfect chip to pair with guac. – Dani Shugart
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Blue Diamond Almond Nut Thins Cracker Crisps, Hint of Sea Salt, 4.25 OZ (Pack of 6)
$15.28 from Amazon
Gluten free, artificial color free, and kosher. Contains 130 calories and 3 grams of protein per 17-cracker serving.
Dropping wheat-y foods like bread and crackers from your diet is a good way to control appetite and deflate that spare tire around your waist, even if you're not worried about the big gluten monster. But many of the healthier wheat-free products taste, well, wheat free... and healthier. The texture is just all wrong.
Not Blue Diamond Nut Thins. These gluten-free crackers are made mostly from almonds and rice, and they'll definitely satisfy your cravings for crunch. – Chris Shugart
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Quinn Snacks Real Butter Tastes Better Microwave Popcorn, Made With Grass-Fed Butter, 3.4 OZ (3 Count)
$11.39 from Amazon
Made with grass-fed clarified butter. No preservatives, no artificial flavorings, no diacetyl, no trans-fat, no hydrogenated oils. The bag contains no chemical coatings or plastic.
Popcorn actually has more polyphenols (healthful plant chemicals) than fruits and vegetables. Problem is, most microwavable popcorns use plastic coated bags containing all sorts of nasty chemicals. Not Quinn Snacks. Their compostable and recyclable paper bags don't contain any chemical coatings, plastic, PFC, heat-concentrating susceptor, or PFOA.
Each bag comes with a separate pouch that contains real, grass-fed, clarified butter that you mix into the finished product. The taste is impressive – not too salty, not too buttery. Just perfect. – TC Luoma
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Four Sigmatic Mushroom Hot Cacao with Reishi (10 Count)
$15.19 from Amazon
Paleo, vegan, organic.
It's not just fancy cocoa. It's made with reishi mushroom, which has become known as an adaptogen. Many people swear by its sleep supporting, stress relieving effects. Each packet has 500mg of red reishi mushroom (ganoderma lucidum) extract.
How does it taste? Darn good. It's lightly sweet with a hit of cinnamon. At only 25 calories a serving, it makes a great "snack" after dinner when you're normally tempted to reach for something you shouldn't. – Dani Shugart
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Lilly's Small Batch Hummus, 2 OZ Cups (16 Count)
$18.99 from Amazon
Gluten free, vegan, kosher, and non GMO. Made with organic chickpeas. Contains 50 calories and 3 grams of carbs per serving.
Most of the big-factory tubs of hummus you find in stores contain soybean oil, but real hummus is made with olive oil. Well, Lilly's is real-deal hummus. It's handmade using kettle-cooked chickpeas (not canned), olive oil, sesame tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Simple, clean, and tasty.
Each of these lunchbox-sized containers has two servings and they're shelf-stable, so you can toss one in your gym bag to eat later without refrigeration. And try this: Blend equal parts hummus with almond or regular milk, then add salt and pepper. You've just made a killer salad dressing. – Chris Shugart