We all have days where it’s so hot and stuffy the last thing on our minds can be making fresh and healthy meals. The call of something more convenient often takes our attention and we find ourselves elbow deep in a bag of chips! So I was thinking about what I could make that’s quick, cool and are perfect Paleo snacks…. something that is packed full of nutrients, filling and simply yummy. I’m going to share with you my personal favourite Paleo snacks for summer. If the ingredients don’t take your fancy I’ve also suggested some easy substitutions. These could also be made larger and satisfy your for lunch or even a simply refreshing evening meal. It’s getting hot this summer, let’s cool off!
All ingredients feature on our Paleo food list, plus all substitutions. I can’t wait to hear if you enjoy them too!
- Lettuce leaves - The larger the better.
- Red onion
- Paleo friendly mayo - preferably homemade
- Optional - Juice from 1/2 a Lemon
- OK, let's make the best paleo snacks for summer!
- Finely chop both the red onion and cucumber. Or, to make it seriously easy you could grate these.
- Gently peel the lettuce leaves. You can always cut the lettuce in half and take off the leaves that way.
- Roughly chop the coriander/cilantro. The finer it goes the more flavour is left on the chopping board.
- Place the cucumber, red onion and paleo friendly mayo in a bowl
- Add the tuna, or chicken or any of the substitutions from the suggestions below.
- Spoon this marvellous mixture into your lettuce leaves, which have now become wraps. But instead of wheat filled wraps they are light, refreshing and yummy!
- Be super careful removing these from the lettuce itself as you want them to stay as intact as possible.
I just love making these as Paleo snacks and they are almost effortless but taste incredible. A summers day, a cold glass of water with a slice of lemon inside and these is perfect! They are so fresh that they will help cool you down but also fill you up, without leaving you feeling tired like most carbohydrate based snacks will. We adore fish at It’s Time To Burn but here are some equally amazing substitutions you could try:
- Remove tuna – Replace with chicken.
- Remove cucumber – Replace with celery, or carrot, or vine tomatoes.
- Remove red onion – Replace with green/spring onions.
- Remove coriander/cilantro – Replace with basil.
- Use super thin beef and add some ginger and chili for a spicy option.