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32 Super Easy AIP Snack Recipes

Louise | May 9

Snacks can be a lifesaver between meals, whether you’re in need of an energy boost or just a quick nibble of something sweet.

But if you’re not careful, snacks can a black hole of nutrition, full of processed food that will leave you queasy and unsatisfied. Not to worry! You can the savior of snacks with this easy AIP-friendly list.

Chock full of chip and dip recipes, from delicious plantain crackers to super easy guacamole, this list is great for sweet and savory bites to help keep you full throughout the day. Each and every recipe is AIP-friendly, so you can snack happy!

Here are just a few of the AIP Snack Recipes we’ve included:

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AIP Snacks – Crunchy

AIP Baked Pita Chips

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Baked Pita Chips

Ingredients: arrowroot, tapioca or cassava flour, olive oil, water.

Pita chips are such a versatile food – they can be eaten on their own as a gluten-free, AIP-friendly snack, or pair them with a healthy dip when you are watching a movie. They also taste great served with chili or soups or as a crunchy addition sprinkled over a salad. These chips can also be flavored quite easily by sprinkling them with your favorite seasoning.

AIP Carrot Fries Recipe with Coconut and Cinnamon

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Carrot Fries Recipe with Coconut and Cinnamon

Ingredients: carrots, coconut oil, cinnamon, salt.

It is important that on the AIP way of life we keep our system nightshade-free, but what to do about fries? Well, believe it or not there are loads of vegetables you can use instead of potato! Carrot fries have a crispy texture but have the natural sweetness we expect from carrots. These can be seasoned and used as a snack or as a side with different dishes. You could also try adapting this recipe and using half-carrot, half-parsnip.

Plantain Crackers

– The Paleo Mom

AIP Snack Recipes

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: green plantains, extra virgin coconut oil, salt.

If you have been missing that crunch of a cracker while following the Paleo way of eating, then this lovely recipe can come to the rescue! These crispy snacks are grain and nut-free and can be enjoyed on their own or with chili or soup. If you like to use crackers as a snack, you can experiment with adding different seasonings like garlic powder, Italian seasoning or just some sea salt.

Zucchini Fries

– The Paleo Mom

Zucchini Fries

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: zucchini, olive oil, pork rinds.

This recipe gives you AIP-friendly zucchini fries that have a delicious crispy coating thanks to the pork rinds. Once your friends have tasted these they will not believe this is an AIP recipe because they taste amazing! They can be used as a side with burgers or fish or eaten on their own or with a healthy dip of your choice. I like to sprinkle with salt and tuck in!

Autoimmune Paleo Pumpkin Granola

– Empowered Sustenance

Autoimmune Paleo Pumpkin Granola

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Ingredients: coconut chips, tigernuts, cranberries, pumpkin, coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, mace, sea salt.

This granola recipe can easily be made nut-allergy tolerant by subbing the nuts for tiger nuts, which are actually a tuber, or by using more coconut. Granola is a wonderful source of textures and flavors that you can add to yogurt for a tasty AIP breakfast or just eat as it is to keep you going at work. It has all the sweetness you will need and has the variety in texture from the fruit and flakes.

Autoimmune “Cheese” Crackers

– Empowered Sustenance

Autoimmune “Cheese” Crackers

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Ingredients: tigernut flour, coconut oil, water, gelatin, yeast, turmeric, sea salt.

When you are following the autoimmune protocol, one of the things you might miss is the crunch of a good cracker. But don’t worry – help is here! These nut and grain-free little crackers have a cheese-like flavor but without using any dairy products. They are quite easy to make and would make the ideal snack when you are watching a movie or for when the kiddies come home from school.

Garlic Rosemary Plantain Crackers

– Autoimmune Wellness

Garlic Rosemary Plantain Crackers

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Ingredients: green plantains, coconut oil, rosemary, garlic, sea salt.

When you are making crackers from plantain, try and get them while they are really green as they work better in this recipe. These will give you the crunch that you might be missing if you are following the AIP way, and this recipe fits with the protocol really well. These crackers are flavored with garlic and rosemary, but any combination would be worth a try!

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AIP Snacks – Bites

AIP Asian Stuffed Mushrooms

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Asian Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients: white button mushrooms, ground chicken or chicken breast, green onions, garlic, ginger, coconut aminos, salt, apple cider vinegar.

These amazing stuffed mushrooms are packed with Asian-inspired flavors and would make a perfect appetizer for a themed dinner. The AIP-friendly stuffing is chicken flavored with the classic tastes of garlic and ginger and the soy alternative, coconut aminos, which gives the same taste but without the soy. Serve these with a simple dipping sauce for an impressive dish.

Coconut Banana Balls

– Paleo Flourish

Coconut Banana Balls

Ingredients: banana, coconut, honey, coconut oil, salt.

The banana in these little Paleo balls adds a natural sweetness and gives them a lovely texture. These delicious little treats would be wonderful served for a celebration, or packed in a nice box and used as a gift for a friend. To make them even more like Christmas, you could sprinkle them with more coconut and make them look like snowballs!

AIP Salmon Cakes

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Salmon Cakes

Ingredients: salmon, fresh dill, coconut flour, arrowroot flour, coconut oil, salt.

These delicious salmon fishcakes can be made quite cheaply as you can use canned salmon, so this would be a good dish if you have a large family to feed. They are very easy to make and could be prepared ahead of time and cooked when you need them. These would make an amazing AIP-friendly lunch served with salad leaves, or as an appetizer served with a lemon wedge.

Spinach Basil Chicken Meatballs Recipe With Plum Balsamic Sauce

– Paleo Flourish

Spinach Basil Chicken Meatballs Recipe With Plum Balsamic Sauce

Ingredients: chicken breasts, spinach, salt, basil leaves, garlic, olive oil, avocado oil, plums, balsamic vinegar, honey, water.

In my opinion, basil is one of the most aromatic herbs you can use and it adds freshness to a multitude of recipes. These tasty paleo-friendly meatballs would grace any table at dinner time and don’t take very long to prepare. They can also be helpful if your kids don’t eat vegetables, as you can hide the spinach in the mixture. These are just as good warm or cold and make great party food too!

Pan-Fried Apricot Tuna Salad Bites

– Paleo Flourish

Pan-Fried Apricot Tuna Salad Bites

Ingredients: apricots, canned tuna, thyme, olive oil, sea salt, coconut oil, blueberries.

This is another recipe that gives you amazing party food, or to make for a summery lunch dish. Tuna has a meaty texture and can be quite strong in flavor, so teaming it with fruit is a great idea! Grilling the apricot halves makes them softer, yet they still hold their shape and make great ‘boats’ to carry the fish and blueberries. This is a super-tasty auto-immune friendly snack.

Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers

Ingredients: zucchini, ground beef, avocado, olive or avocado oil, salt.

The overall appearance of these little bites is so impressive that they would make a great dish to serve if you have guests over for a few drinks. Using zucchini instead of buns makes these grain-free snacks lighter and less filling, making them a good idea for children too. Simply serve with some mustard and a green side salad for a lovely summery lunch.

Popcorn Meatballs

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Popcorn Meatballs

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Ingredients: ground beef, sea salt, garlic powder, tapioca flour, sea salt, turmeric, gelatin, water, solid cooking fat.

You might think that deep-frying meatballs is a bit too much, but once you taste them and enjoy the crispy, crunchy coating, you will agree that as a special treat, they are well worth making! These would be perfect for a party, served with a healthy dip of your choice to dunk them in! These also have the added health benefit of gelatine, which is great for strong nails and to ease joint pain.

No-Bake Blueberry Pie Energy Bites

– Grazed and Enthused

No-Bake Blueberry Pie Energy Bites

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Ingredients: blueberries, lemon juice, cinnamon, coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut flakes.

Not only are these delightful little no-bake bites really easy to make, they are also vegan and AIP-friendly and can be used as a great source of energy to keep you going through the day, or help you get energy back after a work-out. The fruity topping is delicious and the base acts like a fat bomb, providing you with a slow-release boost to the system.

Sweet and Savory Fried Plantains

– Fed and Fulfilled

Sweet and Savory Fried Plantains

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Ingredients: yellow plantain, coconut oil, cinnamon, coconut butter, duck fat, garlic powder, sea salt.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with plantains, they look very similar to bananas and can be sliced the same way, but can be used in both sweet and savory dishes as they take on other flavors really well. These amazing AIP snacks can be eaten on their own or served as a side with main courses and the sweet variety tastes lovely in place of cookies or cakes.

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AIP Snacks – Dips

AIP Cauliflower Dip

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Cauliflower Dip

Ingredients: cauliflower, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, sea salt, radishes, cucumber.

Dips are often served at parties or celebrations, but if you are following the autoimmune protocol they might be a thing to avoid. So why not make your own dip, then you don’t have to miss out! The cauliflower blitzes into the perfect paste for dipping and the roasted garlic has a sweeter flavor than raw garlic, so don’t skip that step! Serve this with whatever veggie sticks you like.

AIP Beetroot Dip

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Beetroot Dip

Ingredients: beets, cilantro or other herb, lemon juice, salt.

In the UK, beetroot is usually pickled in vinegar and packed into jars, but the beetroot mentioned in this Paleo recipe is raw and pre-pickling! Beets have a lovely sweetish flavor when they are cooked and this can go really well with fresh mint in a dip to serve with veggie sticks or crackers. They can also be used instead of tomatoes for pizza toppings etc as they give a reddish color.

5-Min Super Easy Guacamole

– Keto Summit

5-Min Super Easy Guacamole

Ingredients: avocado, garlic powder, onion powder, lime juice, salt, fresh or dried cilantro.

This is one of the easiest recipes ever! It only takes five minutes to make a super-delicious guacamole, so this would be a great recipe if you have friends who drop in unexpectedly and you need to provide a snack, or when you are settling down to watch the game! This tastes amazing when served with low-carb tortilla chips or with vegetable crudites.

Roasted Green Onion Salsa Verde

– Meatified

Roasted Green Onion Salsa Verde

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: avocado oil, green onions, white onion, garlic, chicken broth, cilantro, lime juice, sea salt.

Roasting the green onions for this recipe gives them a sweeter flavor and makes this taste like traditional salsa verde. Between the onions and the roasted garlic you get a charred effect that is so good, but be careful to keep an eye on the onions in case they burn. Salsa verde can be served as a dip for vegetable crudités or chips or as a side with Mexican-inspired meals and can be made in advance and stored in the fridge or freezer.

AIP Hummus

– Grazed & Enthused

AIP Hummus

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Ingredients: garlic, white sweet potato, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt.

Traditionally, hummus is made with chickpeas, but as these can cause problems with those of you on the autoimmune protocol, this would be the ideal recipe as it uses white sweet potato instead. This gives the hummus the same texture and carries the flavors of the lemon and garlic really well. So next time you are invited to a party, try taking some of this dip along and you will impress everyone!

AIP Spinach Artichoke Dip

– The Health Nut Mama

AIP Spinach Artichoke Dip

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: artichoke, spinach, extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil or fat of choice, garlic, onion, coconut milk, yeast, sea salt, plantain chips.

Dips can often be a good way to introduce healthy eating to the family as the flavors are melded and not too distinct so they won’t realise what’s in there! This spinach dip is designed to be AIP-friendly, but is also Paleo and dairy-free, so would be great to serve for friends as there are very few allergy-inducing ingredients. Serve this with plantain chips or veggie sticks.

Crab Dip

– Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Crab Dip

Photo Credit: Sweet Potatoes & Social Change

Ingredients: crab meat, green onions, garlic powder, salt, onion powder, turmeric, lemon juice, hearts of palm, olive oil, garlic.

Crab meat can be sourced very easily nowadays and is a lot cheaper than it once was. However, the flavor is so rich and luxurious and, teamed with the hearts of palm, gives you a touch of luxury that you can serve as a Paleo treat at a party. This crab dip recipe is designed to be served warm, although I have eaten it cold with crackers and it was amazing!

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Other AIP Snacks

Creamy AIP Cucumber Salad

– Healing Autoimmune

Creamy AIP Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: cucumber, coconut cream, lemon juice, salt.

Creamy salads like this one usually involve heavy cream or mayonnaise which can be a no-no on the AIP diet, but this recipe can show you how to make it fit! Simply using coconut cream and lemon juice can take the place of dairy products, yet keeping the cool and creamy salad tasty and delicious! I also like to serve this with curries or spiced meats, especially for guests, as it can cool the spices down for those who don’t like it hot.

AIP Trail Mix Recipe – Tropical Flavor

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Trail Mix Recipe – Tropical Flavor

Ingredients: dried raspberries, dried mango, coconut flakes.

Trail mix is traditionally a mixture of fruit and nuts that can be eaten when on the go to conserve energy. However, more and more people are proving that nut allergies are more prominent these days, so here is the perfect AIP recipe that is nut-free. This trail mix uses coconut flakes mixed with a variety of dried and frozen fruit, but you could experiment with your own favorites.

Fruit Salad

– Paleo Flourish

Fruit Salad

Ingredients: cherry, peach, blueberries, basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil.

This wonderful Paleo fruit salad looks like a rainbow in a bowl with all the amazing colors of the berries and tomatoes. This dish has all the sweetness of the fruits but with the savory addition of the balsamic vinegar which enhances the flavors of the fruit. This is a great dish to serve for dessert, but it could also be used as a side for grilled meats.

Passion Fruit Coconut Yogurt Parfait

– Paleo Flourish

Passion Fruit Coconut Yogurt Parfait

Ingredients: coconut yogurt, passion fruit, blueberries.

If you are a fan of yogurt but can’t have dairy, coconut yogurt could be the answer as it is dairy-free. The totally tropical flavor of the passion fruit gives this dish a fantastic summery taste and you have a lovely mix of textures from the nuts, seeds and blueberries. This would be a great dish to make for breakfast because it is so quick to prepare but would also be fine for a rich Paleo dessert.

Tropical Paleo Gummies

– Paleo Flourish

Tropical Paleo Gummies

Ingredients: tropical juice, gelatin powder.

Gummies like these can be a great treat for people on Paleo or AIP food plans as they are full of health-giving nutrition and can be made very easily. These ones use tropical fruit juice as the base for the flavor, but obviously you can make them whatever flavor you like by using other fruit juices, but be careful of the added sugar. Gummies can also be a good idea for the elderly as they can help to strengthen bones.

AIP Cauliflower Pizza Recipe with Pesto

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Cauliflower Pizza Recipe with Pesto

Ingredients: olive oil, basil leaves, garlic, lemon zest and juice, salt, cauliflower, arrowroot flour, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano.

When it comes to making AIP pizza, the cauliflower is your best friend! You end up with a delicious crust which, although it does not have the texture of traditional pizza crust, can cut well and can be used as a platform for other ingredients. Here we are using pesto instead of a tomato-less sauce and you can feel free to add other toppings as well if you want to.

Paleo Jello (Strawberry/Blueberry Flavor)

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Jello (Strawberry/Blueberry Flavor)

Ingredients: strawberries, blueberries, gelatin powder, water.

One of the best things about homemade Paleo jello dishes is that you are in charge of what ingredients you use, so you can ensure you only use healthy produce and no additives. This mousse-like dessert has no added sweetener and uses only berries as the source of sweetness, giving this jello a natural freshness.

Fried Pickles + How to Make ‘Refrigerator Pickles’

– Adventures in Partaking

Fried Pickles + How to Make ‘Refrigerator Pickles’

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: cucumbers, white onion, garlic, salt, dill, apple cider vinegar, water, cassava flour, dried herbs, avocado or olive oil.

While shopping for pickles a few years ago, I was horrified at the amount of store-bought varieties that have a load of added sugar, so I turned to recipes like this one and started making my own. These AIP fried pickles are really easy to prepare and would make a lovely side dish for and Indian banquet, but they also make a great snack served with a dip.

Oven Baked Chinese Pork Jerky

– Meatified

Oven Baked Chinese Pork Jerky

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: pork, orange juice, fish sauce, avocado oil, ume plum or white wine vinegar, green onions, ginger, garlic powder, cinnamon.

Traditionally, jerky was a way of drying meat to avoid it spoiling in the days before refrigerators, but nowadays it is used as a snack to give you energy. This lovely Chinese Pork Jerky has loads of flavor and doesn’t take too long to make and can then be carried with you on long journeys or as a snack at work. This food is perfect for the AIP diet as it is sugar and dairy-free yet full of flavor.