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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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.
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!
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
4. Carnivore Fat Bomb Fluffy Egg & Cheese Muffins
5. Animal-Based Banana Bread
6. Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza – Flatbread Style
7. Sweet Beef Bark
8. Animal-Based Soft & Chewy Protein Cookies
9. Loaded Bacon Cheeseburger Fries
10. Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Raw Cheese
11. Animal-Based Blueberry Pancake Cookies
12. Animal-Based Chocolate Chip Cookies
13. Pulled Pork Sandwich on Carnivore Bread
14. Spongey Cake Bars
15. Chicken Bacon Tacos
16. Pork Belly Chips with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
You know it’s Biltong. not bitlong, right?
Or was it done on purpose?
Revised. I had the letters transposed in my head.