The best Carnivore Diet snacks all share a few common traits: low carb, no plants, all meat or dairy, and totally delicious!
The Carnivore Diet is one of the most popular new diets. Advocates for the diet report a range of benefits from relieving autoimmune illnesses to optimizing overall health. The diet grew in popularity after Shawn Baker appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience back in 2017.
The Carnivore Diet is a restrictive, all-meat diet. That means no plants, soy products, wheat products.
The following Carnivore Diet snacks have none of the following:
- No sugar
- No soy sauce or soy additives
- No wheat or gluten
- No vegetable, canola, peanut, or vegetable oil
Most advocates of the Carnivore Diet encourage intuitive eating. That means eat when you're hungry. The Carnivore MD, Dr. Paul Saladino, recommends "people let satiety be their guide."
Carnivore Diet Snacks are fair game when following the all meat diet! Keep reading to see our carnivore diet food list — snack edition!
1. People's Choice Old Fashioned Beef Jerky
Call us biased, but this is our go-to snack when we're following the Carnivore Diet! We even sent a few bags out to our Carnivore Diet followers on Instagram, and let's just say that it was officially carnivore approved!
Our Old Fashioned Original Beef Jerky is made with just thick cuts of American beef, water, and seasoning (sea salt, spices, garlic), then slow cooked for a minimum of five hours. The cowboy-style cuts of jerky enhance the rich meat flavor for a thick jerky with a great chew.
The Old Fashioned line hasn't changed much in the past 90 years. A family jerky recipe, dating back to the 1920s, has been updated with all-natural ingredients and a simplified process to create a jerky that celebrates the BEEF in beef jerky. It's what real beef jerky is all about!
2. 4505 Sea Salt Chicharrones
4505 Chicharrones are fried pork rinds made from skin from the pig's belly and back. The pig skin is fried in rendered pork fat, and seasoned with just sea salt, making this a perfect carnivore diet snack!
The fat in the skin is fried out during this cooking process, which results in an ultra-light, airy, and melt in your mouth texture. These pork rinds are made with humanely raised, all-natural pork with no added hormones or antibiotics and have zero carbs and zero sugar.
4505 Sea Salt Chicharrones are sure to satisfy any cravings for crispy potato chips when you are following the carnivore diet!
3. Carnivore Aurelius Beef Liver Crisps
Beef liver crisps should be a staple in your household if you're following the Carnivore Diet.
These crisps are filled with essential micronutrients: folate, potassium, heme iron, zinc, vitamin A Retinol, and vitamin D. To get the same benefits on the carnivore diet, you either have to take supplements or scarf down liver on the daily, which is not very appetizing to most people.
Carnivore Aurelius works with a small family-run farm to produce these crisp and crunchy dehydrated livers. The ingredients list is simply beef liver, purified water, and sea salt. They are an excellent snack for carnivores looking to up their nutrients intake while satisfying their craving for a crispy carnivore friendly snack.
4. People's Choice Carne Seca Machaca
You may have heard this marketed as "jerky chew" before. Really though, it's just shredded beef jerky!
Our Machaca consists of thick cuts of 100% American beef. The beef is seasoned with sea salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika before being slow-cooked for a minimum of five hours. Once dried, the thick-cut jerky is shredded to a fine & airy consistency.
Machaca is our go-to when we are craving but not necessarily hungry. Just take a pinch and shove it in your lip like dip. Hence, jerky chew!
It's also excellent with eggs as a breakfast meal! We even have a carnivore-friendly breakfast taco recipe using our Machaca. Check it out here: Recipe: Carnivore Diet Breakfast Tacos.
5. Wild Planet Sardines
Sardines are a great way to switch up your snacking routine while following this animal-based diet. These little sardines pack a nutritious punch as they're filled with omega 3's, protein, calcium, and iron.
Just be sure to grab the sardines packed in water as they are the most carnivore friendly product. The ingredient list is simply sardines, water, and sea salt...gotta love that!
6. Roti Roti - Beef Bone Broth
You might not consider bone broth a snack right now, but you will once you're on the Carnivore Diet! Roti Roti makes an excellent Beef Bone Broth for snacking on the Carnivore Diet. The bone broth features a clean ingredient list composed of just water, beef, and carrots.
Each bottle is filled with broth that simmered slowly for 24 hours to extract the maximum amount of collagen and gelatin from the beef. This results in a "jello" like texture that is equally fun to eat as it is to drink!
Learn More: Roti Roti Beef Broth
7. Parm Crisps - Original
So...cheese can be a little controversial on this diet. Typically though, hard cheeses like parmesan are allowed since the carbohydrates are at a minimal level. So we thought, why not add these Parm Crisps to the list!
They're another excellent replacement for potato chips. Packed with protein and made from just aged parmesan cheese, which contains just cultured milk, salt, and enzymes. There is zero sugar in these crisps.
However, they do contain one gram of carbohydrates per serving. So if you are truly trying to follow the zero carb regiment, these may not be your go-to snack.
Shop: Parm Crips - $24.99
8. Good Fish Crispy Sea Salt Salmon Skins
Think of chicharrones, but made from fish skin. What do you get? Good Fish Crispy Sea Salt Salmon Skins! It might be a tough sell to some people, but these skins are simplicity at its best.
They're made from just wild salmon skins, salt, and organic palm oil. Simple, tasty, and carnivore-friendly; these salmon skin chicharrones are packed with protein, omega 3's, and collagen.
Be advised, if you are a strict carnivore, these are not for you as they contain palm oil!
9. Carnivore Snax Leg of Lamb
Carnivore Snax. Says it all in the name, doesn't it?
Carnivore Snax are described as airy, crispy "meat chips" that are designed to keep carnivores full on the go! They're high-quality snacks sold in a variety of different meats. Plus, each pack is made with just meat and salt!
These snacks are high in bioavailable nutrients, which promote better health and high in Vitamin B12 to support healthy energy levels. The Leg of Lamb perfectly hits the balance between crunchy and velvety. It has a rich, robust flavor!
10. Carnivore Crisps Chicken Breast
Carnivore Crisps are a lean, all-natural, and delicious alternative to conventional snacking! When following an elimination diet such as the carnivore diet, simplicity is key, and Carnivore Crisps has that dialed into their products!
These crisps give you the best of both worlds by harnessing meats' best cuts and giving it to you with a crispy crunch typically only found in chips.
11. Sea Salt & Pepper Beef Sticks
An easy snack option when you’re in a pinch are beef sticks. A simple, yet delicious, carnivore diet friendly bite, our sea salt & pepper beef sticks are made with just beef, seasoning, and water.
These sticks are not only keto friendly, but preservative free as well. You really can’t go wrong with this simple and nutritious snack.
12. Homemade Pickled Eggs
When you want to switch things up a bit, don’t forget about eggs! An essential part of the carnivore diet, eggs are nutritious and delicious. We recommend these pickled eggs for an extra zing.
Not only are these pickled eggs delicious, but they are keto, low carb, and sugar-free as well.
Find the full recipe here: Homemade Pickled Eggs
13. Sugar-free Deli Meat
Deli meat gets a bad rep at times by carnivore diet enthusiasts due to the sugary additives. But, if you’re careful enough to find sugar-free cuts, then deli meat is actually a delicious and convenient snack for anyone on the carnivore diet. We love this oven roasted turkey from Applegate because it contains just turkey and water. Eat it plain or with other meats and cheeses.
Shop on Weeee!: Apple Gate Oven Roasted Turkey - $7.49
If you follow the carnivore diet, then you’ve likely heard of biltong. If not, we’ll catch you up to speed! Biltong is a meat preserving process that dates back to South Africa in the early 1600’s. The meat is preserved through air drying. It is then immersed in vinegar and spices. This centuries old process has stood the test of time, making for a healthy and delicious bite. You can’t go wrong with this high protein and sugar-free snack.
Shop on Stryve: Sliced Biltong Original - $7.99
15. Cured Sausage
For a delicious and easy go-to option, look no further than cured sausage, aka salami. This dry-cured pork saucisson is ready to eat, shelf-stable, and handmade without any nitrates or preservatives. You can’t go wrong with this scrumptious snack.
16. Chicken Liver Pate
A simple and healthy recipe for anyone following the carnivore diet is chicken liver pate. It’s high in iron and vitamins and can even help increase heart health. If you really want to go all out, you can even make this using duck or chicken fat. The opportunities are endless!
Find the full recipe: Keto Chicken Pate
17. The Carnivore Bar
The perfect on the go option is the carnivore bar. Each bar is the equivalent of a 6 oz ribeye steak conveniently packaged for easy snacking. With just three simple ingredients, beef, tallow, and salt, you cannot go wrong with these clean ingredients.
Find the full recipe: The Carnivore Bar, 3-bar Sample Pack
We love this oven bacon recipe from New York Times cooking. Without the hassle of flipping bacon on the stovetop, this oven bacon comes out perfectly crispy. You will not be disappointed.
Find the full recipe here: Oven Bacon
19. Carnivore fried chickens strips
Everyone loves chicken strips and this recipe takes them up a notch using pork cracklings instead of bread crumbs. It’s truly a win-win for anyone following the carnivore diet.
Find the full recipe here: Carnivore Fried Chicken Strips
20. Carnivore breakfast sandwich
An absolutely delicious breakfast option is a carnivore breakfast sandwich. Featuring 2 sausage patties, 1 egg, and cheddar cheese, this breakfast sandwich is not only easy to assemble, but extremely carnivore diet friendly as well. We're not sure what's more exciting - how tasty this is or how long it will keep you full. It is a must-try for anyone on the carnivore diet.
Find the full recipe here: Carnivore Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
21. Carnivore breakfast waffle
Another easy and delicious breakfast option is Carnivore Waffles. These simple waffles contain just two ingredients; cheddar cheese and eggs. These are super easy to make and if you really want to go out, add some ground beef on top. Yum!
Find the full recipe here: 2 Ingredient Chaffle
And just like that, you’ve got yourself an abundance of carnivore diet snacks! Be sure to check out the rest of our carnivore diet blog posts here.
JUST STARTED THE CARNIVORE DIET
And found these yummy jerky treats. Great snacks, very satisfying! The simple ingredients that don't interfere with my diet. I highly recommend it for anyone on the Carnivore Diet.