Written by Karissa Winkel
Are you looking for easy AIP Snacks? You are in the right place! Here’s a list of 40+ AIP snacks to get you started. We’ve got you covered with fun, anti-inflammatory snack ideas that will help you feel your best!
What is AIP?
Wondering what exactly the AIP diet is? The AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) diet is designed for those with autoimmune dysfunction. It is for those suffering from autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease to name a few. The aim of this diet is to reduce inflammation, identify trigger foods, and to heal the gut. The AIP diet addresses foods that you CAN eat. Check out an easy-to-read list here: https://healingautoimmune.com/aip-food-list
So, now that you’ve read over what you can have on the AIP Diet, you may have a few simple meal ideas, but what are you supposed to snack on throughout the day? You may also be wondering, is it possible to have “fun” foods on the AIP diet? Am I going to get bored of these foods? Am I going to be hungry all of the time? NO! With the right tools, you can enjoy eating on the AIP and not feel super restricted. This list of awesome AIP snack ideas will inspire you to create delicious, anti-inflammatory snacks that you can feel good about. These AIP snacks are great for kicking cravings, staying full, and trying out new foods. Let’s dive in!
3 Ingredient (or less) AIP Snacks
Guacamole with carrots. Mash up an avocado, add in your favorites like lime juice, cilantro, and garlic. Serve up with carrots or any AIP veggies you have on hand. Here’s an easy guacamole recipe!
Coconut butter stuffed dates. Fix your sweet tooth with this quick, easy, and energy- packed snack.
Turkey Jerky. This great option is hassle free, high protein, and tasty. There are a few pre-packaged options you can find in stores like Paleovalley. Make sure to check the labels carefully to find one that is AIP compliant.
Pomegranate or another fruit. Grab a spoon and dig in! Changing your diet with AIP doesn’t have to be boring, but you can make it simple and exciting with new, fun foods.
Trail Mix. Combine tiger nuts, banana chips, and freeze- dried raspberries for an easy, pre-packaged trail mix to take with you anywhere.
Cinnamon apples. Did someone say dessert? Slice up an apple, sprinkle with cinnamon, and drizzle with coconut butter for a simple bedtime snack.
Pickles wrapped in deli meat. Check packaged labels to confirm AIP compliance or check out the recipe in the Homemade Snacks section to make your own pickles! Pair with Whole Foods Naked Deli Meat for a satiating option that will keep you full.
Homemade Autoimmune Protocol Snacks
Applesauce Applesauce is an AIP staple with lots of potential. Eat it plain, use it as a dip, or utilize it as a substitute in your favorite baking recipes for an AIP-friendly option!
Baked Chips Long story short, on the AIP diet, plantains are the new potato. Versatile and delicious! Here is a great anti-inflammatory chip recipe to start you off.
Pickles It is possible to make your own pickles without the hassle! This link includes both dill and balsamic recipes.
Chips and Salsa. You’re probably thinking this is too good to be true. The basic salsa ingredients include a variety of nightshades, but this creative pineapple AIP recipe will keep your AIP-friendly chips and salsa cravings at bay.
Coconut Yogurt with Berries This option is a fantastic way to promote gut health. Probiotic capsules are included in this recipe to make an anti-inflammatory and delicious yogurt. Top with your favorite AIP berries and BOOM you have a yogurt parfait.
Coconut Cream Dip Yogurt may not be your favorite snack option, so you might want to try this dip that can be paired with fruit OR check out this savory coconut dip to try with veggies!
AIP Flatbread Any diet that restricts bread can be overwhelming to say the least. BUT with this AIP flatbread recipe, you can still incorporate some of your favorite pre-AIP foods.
Garlic and Artichoke Hummus Have no fear, you don’t have to completely sacrifice your favorite snacks like hummus. This great alternative will help make AIP a breeze.
Crab Cakes Looking for a high protein option to snack on? This AIP crab cake recipe is the perfect way to prep snacks for the week.
Smoothies Get creative with what you CAN have! Smoothies are a great way to incorporate lots of micronutrients without sacrificing taste! Here are several AIP-friendly smoothies that you can try.
Berry Popsicles Yep, we said it. You can have snacks that even your kids will devour. These berry popsicles are a great anti-inflammatory summertime snack.
Berry Salsa Who doesn’t love fresh fruit? This recipe is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients that you can feel good about. Use this to top AIP flatbread toast or dive on in with a spoon.
Packaged/store bought AIP Snacks
AIP Options at Trader Joe’s
Fresh fruit and vegetables
Sweet Plantain Chips
Murasaki sweet potatoes
Sparkling Water with real fruit juice
Trader Joe’s Freeze-dried fruit (blueberries, raspberries, bananas, strawberries, pineapples)
Trader Joe’s Manzanilla Olives
AIP Snacks at Whole Foods
AIP Options on Amazon
CHOMPS Beef Jerky – AIP Compliant Flavors: Italian Style Beef, Sea Salt Beef
At first, the AIP diet may seem restrictive and challenging, but here you are looking for AIP snack ideas. Ultimately, you know that giving the AIP diet a chance has the potential for you to heal, understand your body, and find remission from your autoimmune disorder. Here at the Crowded Table, we hope to be a helping hand on your AIP journey by providing awesome AIP recipes and ideas! We hope to help you see that being creative with the foods available on the AIP diet can inspire enjoyable, satisfying meals!
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