Most things in the AIP diet take a lot of work to make, and eat, and it is always a big to-do to eat anything. Which isn’t always fun, what with lack of spoons (energy), time, etc. I mean, there’s definitely no easy, pre-packaged foods in the Autoimmune Protocol, like granola bars, or yogurt cups. Let alone crackers or chips.
However, I have, after much experience over the past year and a half, discovered three tasty snacks that are… guess what?… drumroll… easy!
1. Coconut Flakes
These and yummy (and, of course, easy 😉 ) snacks, that you can dump right out of the bag into a little bowl and eat. I just eat them plain, and raw, but another tasty was to eat them is to toast some in the oven. You can even sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Sadly, I cannot use an oven yet due to MCS, hence the eating them raw. 🙂 If that’s the case for you, don’t worry! They are still great raw!
Okay, maybe you know this one by a different name: seaweed snacks. Still don’t know it? Okay, well they are delicious! The reason I call it “Kim”, is because that’s the name I first knew them by when we discovered them when we lived in South Korea. Mmmm! Kimbob, kim and rice, kim in soup… :) Anyway, they are basically dried seaweed with salt. Very good for you, too. I would suggest the specific brand below, because it is made with olive oil rather than a seed oil, which is not strictly AIP. Note that they do come in other flavors, but I would recommend starting with just plain ‘original’. 😉 I have tried the lime-flavored kind, though, which isn’t too bad.
3. Chocolate Bananas
This one is simple but sooooo good! It could even be a dessert! Especially to someone with the changed tastebuds that come with being on the AIP diet for a long time. All it is, is a banana with cocoa powder sprinkled on top. You see, I used to love banana with peanut butter spread on it, and then chocolate syrup, but since I can’t have that anymore (the chocolate syrup actually sounds sickeningly sweet to think about), I discovered that this can almost seem the same (to my changed tastebuds of course 😉 ). The banana is sweet enough for the plain cocoa powder not to seem to bitter.
Anyway, enjoy! What are some of your favorite snacks that fit the AIP diet?