The Paleo Diet, also known as the Caveman Diet, is all the rage as people strive to become healthier. This primal eating trend encourages followers to eat like our ancestors, based on the premise that the human body evolved on a diet very different from today’s diet.
If you currently follow a paleo diet, or you’re thinking about it, you’re probably wondering how to fit a paleo diet in with your busy lifestyle. Even with meal planning, some days we have no choice but hunt and gather something healthy (and paleo-friendly) on the go.
So is it truly possible to stick to your paleo diet with healthy vending machine snacks? You bet!
Look for whole food-based snacks that fit the paleo model such as coconut, raw nuts and seeds, grain-free nutrition bars, gluten-free and grass-fed jerky, tuna salad kits, dried fruits and vegetables, even paleo protein drinks.
HealthyYOU Vending operators have already received requests for paleo-friendly healthy vending machine items and snacks and are incorporating them into their offerings. These paleo-centric healthy vending machine snacks can help you stay on track:
Raw Nuts and Seeds
Raw nuts and seeds offer an all-natural protein punch that fit the paleo bill. Almonds, almond-based bars, nut butters, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds are popular healthy vending machine items that support a paleo lifestyle. Avoid peanuts, which are actually a legume.
Coconut is one of the most versatile paleo staples around, packed with beneficial fatty acids, B vitamins, fiber, potassium, and other nutrients. Coconut chips, such as Bare Snacks Simply Toasted Coconut Chips, deliver a satisfying crunch and a natural energy boost—and they taste great, too.
There are so many paleo-friendly nutrition bars on the market these days, you’re sure to find one that you love. From two-ingredient Larabars to meat protein bars from Epic, there are plenty of paleo-friendly nutrition bar options for HealthyYOU Vending machines.
Look for gluten-free, grass-fed, minimally processed jerky to fit your paleo diet. Brands like Paleo Ranch and Steve’s Paleo are preservative-free and gluten-free, and usually without added hormones, nitrates, and antibiotics. If you’re craving flavor variety, look for Krave jerky, a HealthyYOU Vending machine top seller.
Fruits and veggies
You may not find fresh fruits and vegetables in a HealthyYOU Vending machine, but there are plenty of other ways to get your fruit on the fly. Many brands of fruit chips are simply dehydrated fruit with no preservatives. Bare apple chips, for example, have one ingredient: apples. Veggie chips, such as kale, are paleo-friendly, but avoid starchy veggie chips such as potato.
One of the most craved (and welcomed) treats for paleo diet followers, high-quality dark chocolate can have less sugar than some fruits. Although it’s not technically paleo, dark chocolate is allowed in moderation, thanks to it’s overall nutrition benefits.
So there you have it: plenty of options to stick to a paleo diet. Eating paleo doesn’t have to be hard—and that’s why HealthyYOU Vending operators are striving to stock their machines with paleo-friendly snacks that make it easier for you to stick to your health goals.
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