If you have recently started the AIP diet, or you are thinking about possibly giving it a go, then you might be wondering what you can actually eat.
There are lots of things that you will have to avoid during the elimination part of this diet, which can make it difficult to know what to eat, especially when it comes to breakfast.
Something that you cannot eat for breakfast is eggs, which is usually a go-to staple for your first meal of the day.
This immediately eliminates meals like pancakes, omelettes, and other egg-based dishes, so what are you left with? Breakfast is one of the hardest meals to consider on the AIP diet, but it doesn’t have to be.
Thankfully, there are lots of different meals that you can make for breakfast, and we are going to share them with you in this article. To help you to figure out what you can eat for breakfast, we have created a list of 10 different AIP breakfast ideas to get you started.
10 AIP Breakfast Ideas
Below, we are going to share with you some egg-free, Paleo, and AIP breakfast ideas that will help to kickstart your morning.
This is not a list of the only things that you will be able to eat for breakfast, and there are other things that you can make, but this is a list that will help to get you started. Hopefully, this will eliminate that feeling of frustration that comes with trying to tackle this diet.
Coconut Cream Parfaits
Coconut cream parfaits are becoming increasingly popular for those that are following this diet. They are perfect for making in advance so save you time in the mornings, and you can take them with you on the go if you are in a rush.
This is a dish that is highly customizable, and you can use lots of different flavors and toppings in combination with them. Depending on how much gelatin you use, you can make them really thick or really thin, like yoghurt.
AIP Breakfast Soups
Lots of people are now turning to breakfast soups on the AIP diet, as they are easy to digest, they can be made ahead of time, and they can be frozen if you need to freeze them. They can also be easily thawed and reheated in the morning for a quick and easy breakfast option.
Depending on the ingredients that you use, they can be quite dense in nutrients and provide you with a great portion of vitamins and minerals to start off your day.
The best thing about soup is that it is really simple and easy to make.
You can simply take some veggies, like broccoli, cauliflower, beets, or even mixed greens, then steam them until they are soft, and blend them with some chicken or beef stock, sea salt, and some herbs or AIP-compliant spices. You can pretty much use any veggie combo that you want to, depending on your preferences.
Nourishing AIP Breakfast Bowl
This is yet another breakfast dish that is super easy and quick to make. All you need to do is mix together a bunch of vegetables, meat, and some fat, and you will have a nourishing breakfast bowl that will keep you full for the duration of the morning.
AIP Breakfast Porridge
This is a great warming and comforting breakfast, especially in the winter months. You don’t have to use any grains to make this porridge, and you can instead use base-ingredients like carrots or cauliflower.
You can add various different toppings to make this dish more flavorful, and again, you can make it ahead of time and reheat it when it is time for breakfast.
Sweet Potato Bowl
Sweet potato bowls are another breakfast meal that you can make in advance, but they are also really quick and easy to make in the morning too.
A sweet potato bowl is basically mashed sweet potato with some extra additions like collagen, spices, and fun toppings that turn it into something more. You can add spices like cinnamon and mace, and even toppings like banana slices and tigernut granola.
This is a super filling breakfast dish that can be really comforting on colder mornings.
There are plenty of pancake recipes out there that you can utilize that don’t include the use of eggs or other non-AIP ingredients. You can have a look online for AIP-compliant pancake recipes, and add other toppings and ingredients to suit your preferences.
Instead of a stack of pancakes on a plate with some maple syrup, you could add other elements to make it suitable for your new diet.
Some of the things that you might want to add to your pancakes are breakfast sausage, coconut milk yogurt, avocado, berries, tigernuts, etc.
One of the easiest and most simple things that you can have for breakfast is leftovers. The best thing about leftovers is that they are already cooked, and all you have to do is reheat them. Breakfast doesn’t necessarily have to be a meal that is completely different to what you eat throughout the day, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with having leftovers for breakfast.
They are especially useful for those mornings where you don’t have time to cook, as you can throw last night’s dinner in the microwave for a few minutes and enjoy.
AIP Breakfast Hash
I think when most people think of a hash they think of potatoes with a fried egg on top, but it does not need to mean that.
Instead, think of a hash as a mixture of diced veggies that can be served for breakfast!
You can put in any AIP-compliant veggies and fruits, like diced sweet potatoes, turnips, parsnips, butternut squash, fennel, apples, onions, etc – the sky’s the limit!
Just simply dice and then either cook in a pan or roast in an oven until tender (I personally love the hands-off oven method).
Add some breakfast sausage, ham, fresh greens, or avocado to complete the meal!
aip breakfast hash
Sweet Potato Toast
Sweet potato toast is a breakfast dish that is highly versatile as it can be made either sweet or savory, and you can add so many different things on top. To make this dish, all you have to do is peel and thinly slice a sweet potato into ¼ inch slices.
Next, you just need to cook them either in the oven at around 425 F for 15-20 minutes, or in the toaster on the longest setting for a few times until they are soft. You can then proceed to top them with whatever you want to.
You could also choose to purchase freeze dried sweet potato slices, which are a crunch and stable base for your sweet potato toast that doesn’t require any cooking. You simply need to top them and get to eating your breakfast. Some of the things that you might want to use to top your sweet potato toast are:
- Sliced Avocado
- AIP Guacamole (mash an avocado, add a splash of lime juice, a pinch of sea salt and garlic powder, and add some diced red onion and cilantro)
- Sliced Bananas, Tigernut Butter, and Honey
- Liver pate, radishes, garlic, arugula
- Smoked salmon
- Coconut yogurt
- Stewed berries
As you can see, there are lots of different toppings and additions to choose from, and you can pretty much make them whatever you want them to be.
This is also a great dish for serving to family and friends when you have them over, as you can create a platter of assorted toppings for everyone to choose from. They could also have some eggs or other normal breakfast ingredients, while you stick to your AIP-friendly alternatives.
Sometimes, especially in the summer, there is no better way to start the day than with a smoothie. This is a great breakfast option as it is quick and easy to make if you have a blender, and you can take it with you on the go for a convenient breakfast option.
Something that you might not have known is that it is best to have a chewable item with your smoothie, like some breakfast sausage or a slice of ham. This is because it will allow for the proper proper digestive enzymes and hormonal releases to work as they should be.
If you do find yourself craving a smoothie when you are on the AIP diet, you should try to stick to those that are more vegetable heavy instead of those that contain a lot of fruit. You can even add some fat, like avocado or coconut oil, and get some protein in there with a scoop of collagen.
This will help to keep your blood sugar level much more stable until your next meal. Thankfully, there are lots of smoothie recipes that can easily be converted to be AIP-friendly.
We hope that this list of our top 10 breakfast ideas can help to eliminate the stress that comes with deciding what to have for breakfast on the AIP diet.