A-Z Vegetable Recipe Roundup (Wahls + Paleo AIP)

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“Ripe vegetables were magic to me. Unharvested, the garden bristled with possibility.” ~ Michael Pollan

Veggie Magic

When it comes to following a healing diet, vegetables are really important. They contain phytonutrients you can’t find elsewhere, which is why Terry Wahls recommends 6-9 cups daily, and Sarah Ballantyne recommends 8-14 cups daily. Paleo may be famous for its meat, but most of us eat #morevegetablesthanavegetarian. Some people are overwhelmed when they hear those numbers. If that’s you, take a deep breath. I’m here to help!

  • First, know that the veggies are measured raw, and many cook down in size, especially greens.
  • Second, take into account your body size. 6 cups is about right for a petite woman. 14 cups is suitable for a large man.
  • Third, if you have room for AIP-friendly breads and desserts, you have room for vegetables, and the vegetables should take priority.
  • For optimal nutrition, eat as wide a variety as possible. That means that if you eat the same vegetables every week, it’s time to try something new. I have a huge recipe roundup below, to help you. Vegetables have never tasted so good!

Acorn Squash Thyme Roasted Acorn Moons
from Simple and Merry
Artichokes Sautéed Baby Artichokes
from Autoimmune Paleo
Arugula Cold Arugula Endive Avocado Soup
from Provincial Paleo
Asparagus Roasted Asparagus with Bitter Lemon Pesto
from petra8paleo
Avocado Pink Grapefruit and Avocado Salad
from Phoenix Helix
Beets Roasted Beets and Carrots with Grapefruit Glaze
from Phoenix Helix
Beet Greens Beet and Kohlrabi Green Chips
from The Paleo Mom
Bok Choy Sautéed Baby Bok Choy
from My Big Fat Grain Free Life (omit pepper for AIP)
Broccoli Roasted Broccoli and Garlic
from The Primordial Table
Broccoli Rabe
Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Balsamic Vinegar
from Kalyn’s Kitchen (omit pepper for AIP)
Broccoli Stalks “Cheesy” Broccoli Soup
from Comfort Bites
Broccolini Prosciutto Wrapped Broccolini
from Where the Wild Rose Grows
Brussels Sprouts Brussels Sprouts Lovers Pan of Happiness
from Kaiku Lifestyle
Butternut Squash Rosemary and Shallot Roasted Butternut Squash
from The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook
Cabbage No-Fail No-Pound Sauerkraut
from Phoenix Helix
Carrots Carrot Top Pesto with Roasted Carrots
from Livin’ the Crunchy Life (choose coconut oil for AIP)
Cauliflower 4 Flavors of Cauliflower Rice
from Phoenix Helix
Celeriac (Celery Root) Scalloped Notatoes
from The Paleo Partridge (omit pepper for AIP)
Celery Fennel, Celery, Apple and Pomegranate Salad
from Joanna Frankham
Chard Rainbow Chard with Bone Broth and Bacon from Phoenix Helix
Chayote (Choko) How to Eat Chayote
from livelife365 (omit pepper for AIP)
Collards Coconut Creamed Collards
from Phoenix Helix
Cucumbers Greek Sushi Boats
from Grazed and Enthused
Daikon Daikon Confit Hash
from petra8paleo
Dandelion Greens Acorn Squash Soup with Dandelion Pesto
from Autoimmune Paleo
Delicata Squash Delicata Squash Soup
from A Girl Worth Saving
(omit pepper and pine nuts for AIP)
Endive Braised Belgian Endives with Bacon
from A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Fennel Caramelized Fennel and Sweet Potato Sauté
from Don’t Eat the Spatula
Fiddleheads Duck Fat Fiddlehead Ferns
from Beyond the Bite
Garlic Garlic Carrot Soup
from Adventures in Partaking
Garlic Scapes Grilled Garlic Scapes and Summer Squash
from Heartbeet Kitchen (omit pepper for AIP)
Ginger Ginger Scallion Sauce
from Fresh Tart
Jerusalem Artichokes
Oven-Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes
from The Domestic Man (omit pepper for AIP)
Jicama Jicama with Berries and Lime
from Enjoying This Journey
Kabocha Squash Roasted Kabocha Squash
from Nom Nom Paleo (omit pepper for AIP)
Kale Kale with Cranberries
from Phoenix Helix
Kelp Cauliflower Sushi
from The Primitive Homemaker
Kohlrabi Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette
from Stupid Easy Paleo (omit pepper for AIP)
Leeks Paleo Alfredo with Caramelized Leeks and Bacon
from Meatified
Leek Greens Roasted Leek Greens
from Beyond the Bite
Lettuce Green Salad Smoothie
from A Clean Plate
Mushrooms Mushroom Asparagus “Risotto”
from Whole Life Full Soul
Mustard Greens Mediterranean Mustard Sauté
from Original Eating (omit pepper for AIP)
Napa Cabbage Napa Cabbage and Prosciutto
from The Bacon Mum
Nettles Nettles Pesto
from Elana’s Pantry
Nopales Grilled Cactus Paddles
from The Domestic Man (omit pepper for AIP)
Okra Roasted Whole Okra
From Following My Nose (choose AIP-friendly spices)
Marinated Olives
from Kaiku Lifestyle
Onions Crockpot Caramelized Onions
from Phoenix Helix
Parsnips Balsamic Roasted Roots
from Real Food Forager
Plantains Tostones and Guacamole
from It’s Me Charlotte
Pumpkin Homemade Pumpkin Puree
from The Healthy Foodie
Radicchio Balsamic Bacon Radicchio
from The Primal Desire
Radishes Roasted Black and Red Radishes with Leaves
from Plated with Style (omit pepper for AIP)
Ramps Ramps and Broccolini
from Cavemen Gourmet (omit pepper for AIP)
Rhubarb Rhubarb Ginger Glazed Bok Choy with Bacon
from petra8paleo
Rutabagas Roasted Garlic Mashed Rutabagas
from Sweet Potatoes and Social Change
Salsify Sweet Potato and Salsify Mash
from Be Paleo and Thrive
Savoy Cabbage Simple Cabbage Sauté
from The Tasty Alternative (omit pepper for AIP)
Scallions Super Simple Spring Salad
from The Clothes Make the Girl (omit pepper for AIP)
Spaghetti Squash Apple and Cranberry “Oatmeal”
from Healing Family Eats
Spinach Spinach and Pancetta Sauté
from Paleo Living Magazine
Summer Squash Roasted Summer Squash
from Simply Healthy Home
Sweet Potatoes Crispy Sweet Potato Oven Fries
from Gutsy By Nature
Taro Mexican Comfort
from Heal Me in the Kitchen
Turnips Root Veggie Mash
from Mangia Paleo (choose olive oil for AIP)
Watercress Garlic Leek Watercress Soup
from Salixisme
Yuca Fried Yuca Patties
from The Curious Coconut
Melted Zucchini and Onions
from Phoenix Helix

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32 thoughts on “A-Z Vegetable Recipe Roundup (Wahls + Paleo AIP)

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  2. Eileen – You totally rock! I will be referring to this list again and again. I tend to get in a rut when it comes to veggies and I know that it’s good to rotate and get a variety. Thanks so much for putting this together and thank you for including my baby bok choy recipe in the mix!

  3. This is a great list! I just got a hold of some wild ramps and was happy to see it on the list of veggies. 🙂 Thank you for also using my turnip root veggie mash recipe!


  4. Eileen – I LOVE this post. It’s inspired me to trying a new veggie recipe EVERY week (and now I have them all here at my fingertips!). Thank you.

    …and, thanks for the wee lil, too.

  5. Eileen, this is a terrific post. Thank you, thank you, thank you for reminding us to eat our veggies and for making it so easy and delicious to do so.

  6. Thanks for this great list. I’m always trying to think of inspired ways to prepare our veggies. This should keep our menu full of diversity for weeks to come!

  7. Thank you SO much, Eileen! I’ve been getting really burned out on my same-old, same-old veggie routine week after week, so this inspires me to eat the full range (digestion willing!). Thanks!!

  8. Thanks everyone! I had a lot of fun putting this list together, and once it was published, I wrote down a few veggies I’ve never tried. They’re now on my Farmers Market Wish List. Here’s hoping I get to try Fiddleheads, Ramps and Watercress this year. 🙂

  9. Oh my goodness, what a GREAT list. PINing this for future reference! I love your statement up there about how can someone eat that many veggies in a day, “If you have room for AIP-friendly breads and desserts, you have room for vegetables, and the vegetables should take priority.” So true! Thanks for sharing this round up.

  10. Thank you SO much for putting this together! It’s great to have some new recipe ideas that are Wahls protocol friendly!

  11. Hi Eileen!
    I absolutely love this post. Brilliant and beautiful (as always). And we’re due for a date now that spring is here and the winter weather is passed. Can’t wait to connect with you soon! ~Caroline Stahlschmidt

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  13. Eileen, this is a wonderful resource – thank you!
    I think you made a comment recently, thanking someone for sharing how to cook a whole winter squash (perhaps butternut) in a slow cooker. I can’t find the directions anywhere. Can you help?

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    • Hi Manon. Actually, seaweed and kelp are recommended due to their nutrient density. They’re great sources of iodine and other trace minerals. You might be thinking of algae supplements, though – spirulina and chlorella. Those aren’t allowed because they are immune system stimulants. But both Terry Wahls and Sarah Ballantyne recommend seaweed and kelp.

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