You’ve decided on an elimination diet — for whatever reason — and you’re gung-ho and ready to go. You’ve meal prepared, you’ve food shopped, you’ve made a plan. You’re doing great! And then you have to leave the house. You may have a meeting that runs late or your child’s sporting event runs into dinner time and you’re starving. Eating out on an elimination diet isn’t impossible, but it’s really, really hard. But with a few strategic and AIP and Whole30 compliant snacks in your bag, you can conquer anything.
5 AIP and Whole30 Snacks to Keep In Your Bag
The New Primal Classic Beef Meat Stick
This beef jerky-like snack is perfect for a quick snack, especially on the go. It’s Keto-friendly, Whole30 approved, paleo, gluten-free and made from grass-fed beef. The macros are also really great with just 1g of carbs, 6g of fat and 8g of protein. Buy them in packs of 20, and keep them handy.
Pure Organic Layered Fruit Bars
Fruit is an easy thing to toss in your bag and take along with you on the road. But it can also disappear just as quickly if you have children digging through your bag. So consider adding these organic fruit bars to your snack collection. They’re really tasty and you won’t feel bad when you pass these out to the kids at the playground because they are that good for them!
I personally recommend the variety box with three flavors, Pineapple Passionfruit, Strawberry Banana and Raspberry Lemonade. They’re fat-free and have an ingredients list full of things you’ll recognize. Your kids will love them and you will love them – stock up now so you have them for school lunches in the fall. These fruit bars are also frequently available at Costco.
Barnana Plantain Chips
I’m not a potato chip kind of girl, but sometimes I want something with a bit of a crunch to snack on. I found these plantain chips at Costco and have never looked back. They’re made with just two ingredients, both of which are elimination diet-friendly: plantains and coconut oil. Topped with some Himalayan pink sea salt, they are perfect for any time of day.
They’re also available in various size bags (including a huge one at Costco) and different flavors. Barnana also has a plantain tortilla chip and some sweet treats to try if you’re feeling daring.
Wild Zora Bars
Finding a protein bar or non-granola granola bar when you’re on an elimination diet is hard. Almost impossible. But there are some great options out there, depending on what stage you’re in and what you can tolerate. Wild Zora makes a variety of on-the-go snacks, including three AIP-compliant meat and veggie bars.
Bare Fruit Chips
Just like plantain chips, apple or banana, or even coconut, chips can give you a crunchy, satisfying treat. But when on an elimination diet, you’ll need to read the labels carefully. Bare brand chips are made without the safflower or canola oil that others use and therefore should not give you any trouble. You can find them at most grocery stores or online here.
I like that these chips come in massive size bags I can divvy out myself and in smaller, snack-sized bags for school lunches, work lunches, trips to the zoo or even for stashing in my gym bag.
The key to any successful elimination diet is being prepared. These snacks can help you stay on track even when life takes you off track.