The Carnivore Diet is one of the most popular emerging 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 as simple as it sounds: eat meat! Well…not just meat, but solely animal-based foods, with the exception of some dairy products.
Although this may seem like a pretty extreme (and possibly insane) approach to optimizing health, we have read an overwhelming amount of captivating testimonials that have caught our interest. The diet is incredibly straightforward and easy to follow.
And the best part? There are no direct guidelines within the diet regarding serving size, calorie intake, macronutrient composition, or the number of meals or snacks to eat per day.
In fact, we found most advocates of the Carnivore Diet encouraged eating with no limits on when or how much to eat. Dr. Paul Saladino generally recommends "people let satiety be their guide." The only deciding factor is hunger level. In other words, eat when you are hungry. Snacks are fair game when following the all meat diet!
So, we thought, why not provide a guide to the most amazing carnivore-friendly products on the market! The snacks on this list are all carnivore diet menu compliant aka they fit into the carnivore diet plan.
Keep reading to see our carnivore diet food list: Snack edition!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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, and click here to shop carnivore friendly beef jerky!