Two snacks that I’m turning to this round of Whole30 are Plantain Chips and Pork Rinds. Mmmmmm Pork.
The Plantain Chips I get at Trader Joe’s and the only ingredients are plantains and sunflower oil, both are Whole30 compliant. I snack on these chips as a stand alone as well as a side to a dish. They are great with salsa and guac but are also awesome to dip in chicken or tuna salad. That’s my favorite way to use them!
The Epic Pork Rinds I can get at Whole Foods. It doesn’t list the oil used to fry the pork rinds which is odd but Epic is a solid company and I doubt they use something sketchy. The rest of the ingredients in the BBQ flavor are Whole30 compliant. These pork rinds are the first ones I’ve found that I can tolerate. Other pork rinds taste weird and overly porky to me. The Epic ones are just right. I can eat a few and it will help curb my hunger till I can eat a meal or bigger snack. If you’re concerned about fats, these pork rinds only have 5gs of fat per serving.
One of the things that we have to keep in mind with “snacks’ on Whole30 is how we handle them. They can’t be a replacement for junk and can’t be something that you’re going to mindlessly eat and then wonder how you ate an entire bag.
The snacks have to be something that you eat mindfully and know when to stop. They can’t be food without brakes. Part of the Whole30 journey is to start to understand our connection to food, what our triggers are, and how to handle that along with eating more mindfully and intuitively.
Neither of these two snacks are something that I will just inhale without thinking about it. They are just handy little sides to have around for extra crunch.
If you’re looking for some Whole30 friendly snacks, take a look for these two things when you’re out on your next shopping trip.
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