Snacks? Is that an animal you eat on the carnivore diet? No.
Snacks are often a foreign concept to carnivores. But you’ll still crave them every now and then.
Here are my 6 favorite carnivore diet snacks.
When to Snack?
Snacking is fine if you’re trying to build muscle or already at excellent health.
However, if you’re used to emotional eating or trying to lose weight, I recommend against it.
If you find yourself craving snacks often, it usually means there’s an issue with the full meals you’re eating.
Most of the time when I’m eating my baseline carnivore diet, I can barely even eat 1 satiating meal a day.
When I crave snacks, it’s usually because I didn’t eat enough fat or if I’m missing some nutrients like the ones only in beef liver.
But if snacking is the worst thing you’re doing, you’re in a great place. Here are some good carnivore diet snacks.
My 6 Favorite Carnivore Diet Snacks
#1 Pork Rinds
Pork rinds are made from pig’s skin, and are typically fried into chip-like snacks. First, the skin is dried, and then it is fried and flavored. Pork rinds come in a variety of flavors, shapes and sizes. The majority of pork rinds are sold as a light and airy crunchy snack, but they’re also available in a breadcrumb consistency.
Pork rinds are very high fat and satiating.
The only potential issue with them is the high omega 6 content if the pigs aren’t eating their natural diet.
The best way to eat them is to make your own and work with a local butcher to get skin from pasture raised pigs.
#2 Liver Pate
Beef liver is nature’s original superfood. When I started eating it I experienced so many benefits:
- My skin cleared up
- My energy was better
- I had more muscle growth
- I think I even developed xray vision…
- But the problem is it tastes like something from fear factor.
Over the last year I’ve experimented with countless different recipes. Here are some of my favorite carnivore and keto liver recipes.
Pate is a great way to improve the flavor and get a bunch of good fats.
Here are some beef liver recipes.
#3 Beef Liver Crisps
My favorite way to eat beef liver is dehydrated as crisps. On the carnivore diet I was missing the crunch so much, that I spent 100s of hours in R&D to make these crisps. And now 1000s of people swear by them.
They have 14g of nature’s cleanest protein and are packed with over 100% of the RDA of many essential nutrients. And spinach, supposedly the most nutritious veggie, looks like cardboard next to them.
If you’re interested in trying them, go here to buy them.
#4 Beef Jerky
Beef jerky, the crossfit bro staple, is a great addition to the carnivore diet. If you’re on the go, it’s especially helpful.
The one downside is that most jerkies are loaded with additives and sugar (it’s appalling to me how many companies hide sweeteners in their product).
#5 Sardines & Mackerel
The beauty of the carnivore diet is that many of the most nutritious foods in the world are meat based and also the cheapest. A can of sardines or mackerel will run you around $3 and is loaded with protein, omega 3 fatty acids and the b vitamins.
They’re also a great source of minerals like selenium, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and phosphorus (many of these people are deficient in).
Cheese is one of the most nutritious foods in the world. New evidence has emerged showing that full fat dairy products can help to reverse chronic disease .
Cheese is one of the best sources for Vitamin K2, a vitamin that weston price called activator X, and was one of the commonalities between the healthiest indigienous tribes he visited.
Vitamin K is necessary for your body to fully bind calcium and direct it to the proper place. That’s why the rotterdam study showed that Vitamin K intake was significantly negatively associated with heart disease .
Cheese is also one of the best and only sources of calcium on the carnivore diet.
However, many people cannot tolerate the dairy in cheeses which can be inflammatory. If you notice you don’t feel your best when eating cheese, cut it out immediately.
Bonus: If you have “lactose intolerance”, try a raw goat milk cheese and see if it irritates you still.
If you’re just starting the carnivore diet, your life is going to change in inexplicable ways.
If you’ve already been a carnivore for a while, how’s the x-ray vision treating you? Lol.
I hope these 6 carnivore diet snacks can make your journey easier.
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