Our Favorite Animal-Based Diet Snacks

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The animal-based diet, also known as the ancestral diet, is becoming increasingly popular in the wellness world. Why? It contradicts what most health “experts” will tell you to eat, yet people are feeling their best (and they’re not afraid to share it). The animal-based diet prioritizes meats, animal byproducts, select squashes, and fruits – you can get all the specific details of the diet in this post.animal-based diet snacks

But as “restrictive” as the animal-based diet may seem, there are endless options for meals that aren’t just nutrient-dense, but satisfying too. And that goes for snacks as well. 

If you need some snack inspiration, look no further. Here are some of our favorite animal-based snacks to keep on hand for you and your family. animal-based diet snacks

Beef Jerky

The perfect high-protein option. It’s rich in protein and essential amino acids, making it an excellent muscle-building snack. Our favorite: Grass-Fed & Finished Beef Snack Sticks from Perennial Pastures Ranch. 

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Packed with protein, vitamins D and B12, and essential minerals, hard-boiled eggs are a convenient and nutritious snack that are easy to prep. 

Greek yogurt with honey and berries

Opt for full-fat Greek yogurt for a creamy treat that’s high in protein and probiotics, supporting both muscle health and digestion. Add some fresh berries and honey for a sweet treat.

Dried Fruit

Dried fruit is a great, quick option if you’re looking for a sweet treat – but be mindful when shopping. Most dried fruits have a ton of added sugar (and even seed oils) so be mindful of the ingredients and portion sizes. 

Pork Rinds

A crunchy, satisfying snack, pork rinds are surprisingly high in protein and free from carbs, aligning perfectly with an animal-based diet. Our favorite: Epic Bar Pork Rinds. 

Raw Cheese + Honey

Cheese, especially raw cheese, is a great source of calcium and protein. Select full-fat versions for extra satiety and add a little raw honey for a touch of sweetness. 


Yes – bacon can be a snack, too. Bake a batch and store it in glass Tupperware in the fridge for up to 7 days. 

That’s It Bars

Minimal ingredients (it’s just dried fruit) and perfect for throwing in your bag or purse.

Bone Broth

Sipping on bone broth provides a comforting and nourishing snack, rich in protein and minerals like calcium and magnesium. Our current favorite: Fond Bone Broth

Parmesan Crisps

A great low-carb option if you’re looking to satisfy a “crunchy” craving. These ones are some of our favorites. 

Prosciutto-Wrapped Cantaloupe

This classic pairing balances the saltiness of prosciutto with the sweet juiciness of cantaloupe, offering a snack that’s both delicious and nutritionally balanced.

Apple slices with Ceylon cinnamon 

Ceylon cinnamon is one of the few “spices” that get the seal of approval on the animal-based diet. 

Buttered Dates

Don’t knock it til you try it. Slice a pitted date open and put a little slice of grass-fed butter in there to satisfy any sweet and salty craving. 

Epic Bars

We love the Epic Provisions brand because of their quality ingredients and convenience. You can’t go wrong with anything on their website. Our favorite high-protein snack: Epic’s Bison Bacon Cranberry bars. 

Bacon-Wrapped Figs

For a sweet and savory treat, wrap bacon around figs and bake until crispy. This snack is a creative blend of protein and natural sugars.

Beef Collagen Smoothie

Smoothies don’t need more than just a few ingredients. Our go-to combo: a scoop of Amy Myer’s MD Paleo Protein (unflavored), frozen cherries + mangoes, and filtered water. and portions

Shop Our Favorite Animal-Based Diet Snacks

Amy Myers MD Paleo Protein Powder

That’s It Bars

Epic Bison Bacon Cranberry Bars, Grass-Fed

Fond Regenerative, Grass-Fed Bone Broth

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Editor’s Note: This article does not contain medical advice. We encourage you to consult with your trusted healthcare provider before making any decisions regarding your health & wellbeing.


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