Animal-Based Diet Snack Ideas & Recipes: 18 Animal-Based Snacks

If you’re someone who follows an animal-based diet but you find yourself missing your favorite comfort foods snacks, you’re in the right place.

In this post, you will find 18 animal-based diet snack ideas and recipes for things like sandwiches, cookies, loaded cheeseburger fries, bean dip, and oatmeal. All of these meat-based recipes use only animal-based ingredients, like beef, pork, chicken, uncured meats, organ meats, animal fats, and (optional) zero carb condiments, herbs, and spices.

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Want to browse all of my carnivore/animal-based recipes? Click here to see all of my carnivore recipes and here to see all of my animal-based recipes.

If you’re just looking for snacks, keep scrolling to see the recipes!

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Animal-Based Diet Snack Ideas

1. Carnivore Crisps

If you love a good crunch, I highly recommend trying out Carnivore Crisps. They offer tons of different meat options, such as organ meats, lamb, different cuts of beef like ribeye, brisket, and top sirloin, and even wild game like elk.

If you’re on the go and don’t have time to cook or if you’re looking for a nutrient-dense shelf stable snack for backpacking trips, airplane rides, or long periods of time away from a fridge, Carnivore Crisps are a great option.

If you end up giving them a go, use my code ASHLEYR for 10% off your entire order.

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2. The Carnivore Bar

Like Carnivore Crisps, The Carnivore Bar is another wonderful (and tasty) shelf stable option.

They offer three bars (all made with dehydrated beef for a nice crunch!):

  • beef + tallow
  • beef + tallow + sea salt
  • beef + tallow + sea salt + raw honey

My personal favorite is the raw honey variation. After trying the honey bar for the first time, I woke up craving another first thing the following morning.

The salted bar isn’t bad, but taste-wise, I would never choose it over the honey bar. If I was looking to stay low carb, however, or was trying to stay away from sugar, I’d choose the salted bar.

I was not a fan of the unsalted bar. I don’t know if there is ever a scenario where I would choose an unsalted variation of something over a salted one.

If you end up giving The Carnivore Bar a try, use my code ASHLEYR for 10% off. If you purchase a subscription and use my code, the discount ends up being 25% off!

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3. Heritage Biltong

Like Carnivore Crisps and The Carnivore Bar, Heritage Biltong is another wonderful (and tasty) shelf-stable snack.

While biltong is not beef jerky, it is a South African snack that is similar. I was skeptical at first since I have never liked beef jerky or snacks that resemble it.

When I got the snacks, I left them with my husband to try first. When I came back, he was pleasantly surprised at how much he liked them. He is picky, so that intrigued me.

And when I tried them myself and enjoyed them, I was officially impressed.

Heritage Biltong offers four different flavors. All are good. The flavor is subtle (more of an aftertaste), yet deep. It doesn’t taste synthetic. I liked “Classic” the best, followed by Smoked, Garlic, then Spicy.

If you end up giving Heritage Biltong a try, use my code ASHLEYR10 for 10% off.

4. Epic Beef + Beef Liver Bites

Like the above three snacks, Epic Beef + Beef Liver Bites are also shelf-stable and nutrient-dense.

It’s one of my favorites. I eat it multiple times per week.

I pair these bites with Opal apples and raw cheese (pictured below). It’s like Lunchables, just way better.

Animal-Based Diet Snack Recipes

1. Beanless ‘Bean’ Dip

2. Animal-Based Oatless Oatmeal

3. Animal-Based Charcuterie Board

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4. Carnivore Fat Bomb Fluffy Egg & Cheese Muffins

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5. Animal-Based Banana Bread

6. Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza – Flatbread Style

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7. Sweet Beef Bark

8. Animal-Based Soft & Chewy Protein Cookies

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9. Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Fries

10. Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Raw Cheese

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11. Animal-Based Blueberry Pancake Cookies

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12. Animal-Based Chocolate Chip Cookies

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13. Pulled Pork Sandwich on Carnivore Bread

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14. Spongey Cake Bars

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15. Chicken Bacon Tacos

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16. Pork Belly Chips with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

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Ashley Rothstein
Ashley Rothstein

Ashley Rothstein develops tasty, whole food, animal-based recipes that include a moderate amount of “minimally toxic” plant foods. To fix her own health issues, she bounced around between the carnivore, keto, and paleo diets for a few years. After experiencing and studying each diet philosophy, she learned she feels her best by merging the three and following an animal-based diet. As a glut at heart, she likes to channel her creativity and create meals that are healthy but also satisfy her inner gluttonous spirits.



  1. D. Brown
    December 31, 2022 / 6:19 am

    You know it’s Biltong. not bitlong, right?
    Or was it done on purpose?

    • Ashley Rothstein
      January 1, 2023 / 4:14 pm

      Revised. I had the letters transposed in my head.

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