Channel your inner caveman with these low-cal snacks!
Looking to supercharge your energy levels without wrecking your waistline? These completely customizable Paleo-Friendly Meaty Veggie Roll-Ups make a perfect low-carb lunch or snack to hold you over between meals. This clever, sushi-style finger food involves your favorite veggies, all rolled up in delicious, unprocessed deli meat. We even tie these mouthwatering meaty rolls with a chive, making them an awesome, on-the-go snack.
What’s Involved in Making these Meaty Roll-Ups?
Our recipe below makes enough meaty rolls for four people. Of course, if you have any leftovers, they’ll store well in a zip-lock bag or air-tight container for a few days. When it comes to the specific ingredients you should use, there’s no single answer when it comes to creating up these meaty veggie roll-ups. Feel free to assemble them however you please based entirely on your tastes and preferences. However, we do have some tips and tricks to make these roll-ups extra scrumptious.
First, we highly recommend using unprocessed deli meat. These higher-quality products will ensure a better flavor and a healthier profile for this snack. Boar’s Head, for example, is always a wonderful option because they don’t use artificial ingredients, preservatives, or antibiotics. Not to mention virtually all of this brand’s products taste delicious!
To make the roll-ups, stuff the deli meat with tasty veggies like peppers, pickles, avocado, carrot sticks, and cucumber slices. Certain meats pair well with specific produce, so experiment and see what you like when creating these paleo treats. For example, pair chicken with apple slices, cabbage, and pickle strips for a mini chicken sandwich experience. Likewise, turkey goes beautifully with crumbled bacon, avocado, and salsa.
A Delicious, Waistline-Friendly Snack
These tasty rolls will fill you up without breaking the calorie bank. In fact, three of these meaty veggie roll-ups clock in at just 71 calories. Meanwhile, this awesome recipe carries just 1 gram of carbohydrates and a whopping 11 grams of protein. The high protein content will ward off cravings and keep you full, making it an awesome weight-loss snack.
Paleo is a popular diet plan that uses the Paleolithic era as its blueprint, incorporating foods our ancestors obtained by hunting and gathering. Why would we want to channel our inner caveman and eat like our hunter-gatherer descendants? Well, the Paleo diet emphasizes returning to a diet unaffected by genetically modified ingredients and farming practices.
In other words, it incorporates clean-eating ingredients in their whole form, typically including meats, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Any diet that ditches ultra-processed foods also cuts out sugars, salts, oils, and other additives that can create health issues.
What Are The Benefits of the Paleo Diet?
Research shows that a paleo diet can help with weight loss, improve sleep, and boost your mood and energy levels. Some proponents also claim this diet leads to longer, healthier hair. We love the paleo diet because it doesn’t cut out any macronutrients, like calories, fat, or carbohydrates. Instead, you’ll enjoy wholesome foods in their unaltered state.
All in all, you can’t go wrong by adding these simple yet delectable meaty veggie roll-ups to your diet! Slice the rolls in half and add a toothpick to create a fun, bite-sized appetizer at your next party or gathering!
Paleo Friendly Meaty Veggie Roll-Ups
- 12 thick slices unprocessed deli meat we recommend Boar's Head Brand
- 1 cup vegetables sliced
- 12 chives optional
- Place the desired amount of vegetables on a piece of deli meat. Roll tightly, and if desired, use a chive to tie the roll together.
- Pack the rolls in a zip-top plastic bag or airtight container.
Favorite Flavor Combinations:
- Roast beef with red bell pepper strips, carrot sticks, and cucumber slices with mustard for dipping.
- Chicken with apple slices, red cabbage, and pickle strips with Dijon mustard for dipping.
- Turkey with crumbled bacon and sliced avocado with salsa for dipping.
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Hungry for more fun and delectable Paleo recipes? Check out some of our favorites below!
- 30 No-Bake Paleo Energy Bites
- Zucchini and Turkey Skillet Dinner
- Paleo Angel Food Cake
- Paleo Maryland Crab Cakes
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Editor’s note: This recipe was originally published on January 14, 2013.