87+ AIP Snacks: Easy Healthy Recipes & Packaged Foods

87+ AIP Snacks: Easy Healthy Recipes & Packaged Foods

Searching for AIP snacks when on the autoimmune protocol diet can be daunting. In particular, packaged snacks usually have at least one pesky ingredient (if not many) that is not compliant. Boo! Consequently, it can be tricky at first to find what works but there are options! Luckily, tons of easy AIP snack recipes and healthy AIP store-bought snacks exist to help get you through. 

If you have an autoimmune condition and you’re following an AIP diet, snacks can be vital for helping you to get through the day. Certainly, the focus of AIP is eating primarily nutrient-dense meals but when hunger and cravings strike between meals, it’s important to have something ready to eat. 

Keeping AIP store-bought snacks and homemade snacks around the house is important. However, it's even more important to have them with you when you’re out in the world and don’t have access to AIP friendly fare. Whether you’re at school, work, traveling, camping, driving kids around, or just generally on the go, these AIP snack ideas should help to keep you satisfied and on track.

If you’re looking for handy AIP packaged snacks or some quick AIP snack recipes you can make, you will find both here. In addition, I'll offer a few snacking tips as well as the best places to find AIP recipes and snack foods.  All of the ideas listed in this post are elimination phase compliant. 

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Best Places to find AIP Packaged Snacks

ShopAIP

ShopAIP is an amazing resource for finding some of the best AIP products out there. Since they only sell AIP compliant foods, it takes a lot of the stress and headache out of AIP food shopping.

Best of all, they have the site broken up by stages of AIP reintroductions, so you know that you’re staying compliant whether doing the elimination phase or working through reintroductions.

In other words, they’re a cool place to find a lot of unique AIP snack foods that you may not have previously heard about. It’s fun to just browse the site looking for ideas.

Don’t live in the US? Luckily, they ship products not only all over the US but also to Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. 

Wild Zora

Wild Zora’s soups and freeze-dried fruits make for awesome AIP snacks because they are super lightweight and easy to take anywhere. Plus, they also have delicious meat and veggie bars. This company also ships worldwide. Woohoo!

Amazon

You gotta love Amazon Prime and super fast free shipping. If you don’t have Prime yet, you can try it free for 30 days here. I certainly seek Amazon out pretty regularly especially when it comes to special AIP baking flours that I can’t find at my grocery store. 

Thrive Market

Thrive Market is another great resource for accessing AIP friendly snacks online. If you can’t find certain items at your local store OR if you can find them locally but they’re expensive, Thrive Market is a great place to check out. 

Costco and Sam’s Club

I’ve been able to find quite a few AIP snack foods in bulk at both of these stores. Costco is my favorite but I’m currently closest to a Sam’s. If you have a membership to either one, keep your eyes open for deals!

Your Grocery Store

Keep an eye out for AIP snacks at your regular grocery store. Aside from the obvious fresh produce, many grocery stores have specialty snack items that are compliant. Sometimes I surprise myself with the unique AIP-friendly items I find at my Kroger. Often I'll just stumble upon them and they're not in the place you'd expect! What I'm trying to say is don't underestimate your local store and don't forget to explore!

Farmer’s Market

I love scouting out the farmers’ market whenever possible to find unique produce to incorporate for snacks and meals. This is a great way to keep things fresh and exciting, allowing you to focus on all the wonderful things you can eat vs. can’t. 

Paleo on the Go

Paleo on the Go primarily sells ready-made AIP meals but they also carry a few handy on-the-go snacky things like Bone Broth, Apple Cinnamon Paleo Tarts, Empanadas, and Carrot Cake Muffins

Sweet Apricity

This company sells awesome AIP treats like caramels, marshmallows, and caramel sauce which is great for an occasional fun sweet treat.

Sweet Potato Awesome

These chips are perfect for satisfying salty crunchy snacks. They have a bunch of different flavors of sweet potato chips. Their AIP Super Sampler Pack is a fun way to try them out. 

My Favorite Places to Find Simple AIP Snack Recipes:

Aside from the obvious Pinterest, here a few other cool places to find AIP friendly snack recipes:

Autoimmune Protocol Recipes Facebook Group

Firstly, this a very active and fun group of more than 80k members. Secondly, there are tons of great ideas, recipes, and questions to keep you busy for hours. If you're looking for something specific, you can just use the search function to find it. For example, if you searched "snacks," you'd find several lengthy discussions with everyone offering their favorite go-to AIP snack recipes and tips.

Yummly

Food Gawker

Pheonix Helix

Healing Autoimmune

Unbound Wellness

Thriving on Paleo

Autoimmune Wellness

AIP Recipe Collection

Real Plans

This is a meal planning app/service that provides easy AIP snack recipes and meal recipes in a very organized fashion. Additionally, you can add recipes from around the web and it'll incorporate them into your meal plan and shopping list. Certainly, it's much easier and faster than doing it all manually. It does cost a little bit of money but it's handy and they do offer a 10-day money-back guarantee. I did an extensive review about it here if you'd like to learn more about it.

Ideas for AIP Snacks

Fruit and Veggie Snacks

 

 

AIP Trail Mix, Food Courage

Soup

  • Freeze-Dried Soups- Wild Zora’s soups are so light and easy to take with you. As such, they're perfect for quick work snacks, travel, camping, etc. As long as you have access to hot water, you’re good to go.

Drinks

  • Vanilla Banana Protein Powder- I don’t know what it is about protein shakes but I always find myself drawn to them. I think it’s mainly because they tend to contain a good bit of protein and nutrients. Plus, it's easy to incorporate them into AIP homemade snacks like smoothies or n'oatmeal. It’s rare to find an AIP friendly protein shake, so this product is pretty exciting.
AIP Beet Berry Apple Ginger Smoothie, Food Courage

AIP Sweet Snacks and Treats (Recipes and Packaged)

Easy AIP snack dip: Tigernut Butter

AIP Paleo Gummies , Food Courage
  • 5-Ingredient Banana Bread Mug Cake- As I mentioned above, with the Paleo/AIP diet, it’s best to focus on nutrient-dense foods and not overdo it on the sweet stuff. That being said, this treat is relatively nutrient-dense, being made mainly with bananas and tiger nut flour.
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins- As far as homemade AIP snacks go, these muffins are pretty easy to make and store so you can snack on them throughout the week.
Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins, Food Courage

AIP Crackers

AIP Chips

AIP Protein Bars, Snack Bars, Bites, and Balls

Snacks for gut health are never a bad idea, especially on AIP. Thus, these little protein balls, with their added collagen powder boost, are perfect for that.  In addition,  it doesn't hurt that they're easy to make and come together in only 10 minutes.

AIP Carrot Cake Protein Balls, Food Courage

This recipe is super easy to make and so tasty. As such, these are a definite go-to of mine when it comes to homemade AIP snacks.

Key Lime AIP Energy Balls, Food Courage

AIP Jerky and Meat Sticks

AIP coompliant packaged meat stick snack (Epic)

AIP compliant meat stick snack (chomps)

AIP Crunchy Snacks

Quick and Easy AIP Snack Recipes

Making your own AIP homemade snacks is a great option for keeping costs down and staying compliant. Check out some of these easy ideas:

aip apple snack recipe Paleo AIP Cinnamon Apple Snack, Thriving on Paleo

AIP Dips, Spreads, and Salsas

Need something to dip your chips, crackers, or fruit in? Check out these AIP dips:

4 Ingredient Caramel Sauce, Food Courage

Other

aip smoked salmon and avocado snack recipe Smoked Salmon Avocado Boats, A Squirrel in the Kitchen

AIP Snacking Tips

1. Keep It Simple

healthy aip snacks- strawberry
Photo by Lisa Fotios from Pexels

While it’s fun to try new fancy AIP snack recipes, focusing on simple whole foods is the most sustainable, healthy, and cost-effective way to go about AIP snacking (or really any healthy snacking). 

2. Buy AIP Packaged Snacks in Bulk and Pre-Portion

If you're able to find healthy AIP packaged snacks in bulk, it’s probably worth stocking up. Just portion them into zip lock bags or containers, so they are ready to take with you in a hurry. Additionally, pre-portioning will also help to limit overeating.

3. Buy Pre-Cut Fruits and Vegetables

Pre-cut fruits and veggies do cost more but if you’re lacking time to properly prep healthy foods, these can be a life-saver. 

4. Combine Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fats

Balancing the macros in your meals will help you to stay satisfied longer and keep blood sugar and energy levels stable. This is to say, just make sure you get a little bit of protein, fat, and carbs in each meal. Don't worry about getting too specific with the actual macro numbers. 

5. Don't Over-Do it on AIP Packaged Snacks and Treats

AIP packaged snacks are super handy, help to squash cravings, and soothe the soul. That being said, try not to lean on them too heavily, as fresh whole foods still need to remain the focus of your diet. 

6. Eat Mindfully

Try to listen to your body and figure out the reason you’re snacking. For example, if you notice your hunger/cravings are stress or boredom related, try to address those things in another way.

aip snacking-cookies

Conclusion:

I hope you found this post useful. If you have any great go-to AIP snack recipes or products to add to this list, please leave a comment below!

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