List of Foods You Can Eat While on a Vegan AIP Diet

List of Foods You Can Eat While on a Vegan AIP Diet
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You may be wondering “what can I eat on the vegan AIP diet”? Here is a list of foods allowed on the Vegan AIP (the vegan autoimmune or anti-inflammatory protocol diet).

The most important thing about doing a vegetarian or vegan AIP diet is to know what not to eat. That list includes all animal products (meat, fish, shellfish, poultry, all dairy, and eggs), nuts, seeds, grains, legumes, and nightshades (eggplant, white potato, tomato, goji berry, all peppers (except for black, white and pink pepper, which are not nightshades – although note that Ballantyne says none of these either, at first), and tobacco). Note that even the AIP diet for carnivores and omnivores prohibits all dairy and eggs. For a more comprehensive list of not-allowed foods, see our Foods to Avoid on the Vegan AIP diet here.

So, just what can you eat as a vegan doing the AIP diet? As it turns out, quite a lot! (For some ideas, check out our easy to make, vegan AIP friendly recipes!)

You can eat all leafy greens (lettuce, kale, spinach, etc.), all cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc.), root vegetables (beets, carrots, cassava, sweet potatoes, turnips, etc.), and most fruits (including avocado and olives) and berries (but not goji berries, Cape gooseberries (also known as ground cherries), or Garden huckleberries (which are different from regular huckleberries)).

As it turns out, you can eat quite a lot of things, and pairing or preparing them creatively can be fun! For example, a few days ago we took riced frozen cauliflower, and simmered it in our homemade coconut milk (making coconut milk is incredibly easy if you have an Instant Pot and a high-speed blender, and it’s way better for you than commercial coconut milk because it contains no additives at all!), seasoned it with salt and black pepper, and whaddaya know, it was deeeelish! Spinach, mushrooms, asparagus and broccoli are not only tasty on their own or paired with other things, but they are high in protein! We also eat a lot of sweet potatoes here, and in a lot of different ways (baked is one of our favorites)!

We always try to eat as cleanly as possible, and try to eat organic as much as we can – after all, nobody does the AIP diet just on a whim, people do the AIP diet because there is something going on with their body, so it only makes sense to try to minimize the chemicals the body is having to deal with.

Here is our list of foods allowed on the vegan AIP diet. If you think that we have missed any, drop us a comment and let us know!

List of Allowed Foods While on a Vegan AIP Diet

Vegetables

All Summer Squashes (Zucchini, etc.)
All Winter Squashes (Acorn, Butternut, etc.)
Artichoke Hearts
Artichokes
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Bok Choy
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cassava
Cauliflower
Celery
Chinese Cabbage
Chicory
Chives
Collard Greens
Cucumber
Dandelion
Endive
Fennel
Fiddleheads
Garlic
Green Onions
Jerusalem Artichokes
Jicama
Kale
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Okra
Onions
Parsley
Parsnips
Pumpkin
Radicchio
Radish
Rapini
Romaine
Rutabaga
Scallions
Seaweed
Shallots
Spaghetti Squash
Spinach
Spring Onions
Sweet Potato
Swiss Chard
Taro
Turnips
Turnip Greens
Watercress
Yams
Yuca
Zucchini

 

Fruits

All Berries (except Goji, Goose, and Huckle)
All Melons
Apples
Apricot
Avocado
Bananas
Coconut
Cherries
Dates
Figs
Grapefruit
Grapes
Guava
Kiwi
Lemon
Lime
Lychee
Mango
Nectarines
Olives
Oranges
Papaya
Passion Fruit
Peaches
Pears
Persimmon
Pineapple
Plums
Pomegranates
Rhubarb
Star Fruit
Strawberry
Tangerine

 

Herbs & Spices

Basil
Bay Leaves
Chamomile
Chervil
Chives
Cilantro
Cinnamon
Cloves
Dill
Garlic
Ginger
Horseradish
Juniper
Lavender
Lemon Balm
Marjoram
Onion powder
Oregano
Parsley
Peppermint
Rosemary
Saffron
Sage
Salt
Savory
Spearmint
Sumac
Tarragon
Thyme
Turmeric
Vanilla
Lemongrass
Lime Leaves
Wasabi

Oils

Avocado
Coconut
Olive

Sweeteners

Coconut Sugar
Maple Syrup
Molasses
Monkfruit Sweetener
Date

 

Flours & Thickeners

Agar
Arrowroot
Banana Flour
Cassava Flour
Coconut Flour
Green Banana Flour
Plantain Flour
Pumpkin Flour
Tapioca (flour and starch)
Tigernut Flour
Sweet Potato Flour
Water Chestnut Flour

 

Beverages

Tea
Coconut Water
Coconut Milk (homemade coconut milk recipe)
Green Juices
Kombucha

Miscellaneous

Capers
Vinegar
Olives

This & That: These are things that you can have and may listed above but also here because you might not think to look for them above

Avocados
Capers
Coconut
Garlic
Onions
Olives

2 thoughts on “List of Foods You Can Eat While on a Vegan AIP Diet

    1. Victoria, it can be more challenging, but by no means impossible, to get protein when doing a vegan AIP diet; the AIP diet generally (and certainly the vegan AIP diet) is not meant to be a long-term lifestyle, it is to get to a determination of what foods are causing inflammation/autoimmune issues for you. That said, there are plenty of sources of protein that one can eat; these include mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, asparagus, artichokes, and sweet potatoes, among others.

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