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!

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VEGETABLE RECIPE
Acorn Squash Stuffed Acorn Squash
from 50 Shades of Avocado
Artichokes Super-Duper Yummy Artichokes
from Adventures of a Sick Chick
Arugula Breathe Easy Salad
from Lichen Paleo Loving AIP
Asparagus Roasted Asparagus with Turmeric Dressing
from Unbound Wellness
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 Garlic Bok Choy
from The Honest Spoonful
Broccoli The Best Crispy Roast Broccoli
from The Castaway Kitchen
Broccoli Rabe
(Rapini)
Sautéed Broccoli Rabe with Balsamic Vinegar
from Kalyn’s Kitchen (omit pepper for AIP)
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) Fragrant Celeriac “Rice”
from Eat Heal Thrive
Celery Celery, Fennel, Apple and Pomegranate Salad
from Joanna Frankham
Chard Rainbow Chard with Bone Broth and Bacon
from Phoenix Helix
Chayote (Choko) Summer Chayote Salad
from A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Collards Coconut Creamed Collards
from Phoenix Helix
Cucumbers Cold Cucumber Soup
from Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Daikon Daikon Radish Fries
from What Great Grandma Ate
Dandelion Flowers Dandelion Fritters
from AIP Country Cook
Dandelion Greens Dandelion Pesto
from Autoimmune Wellness
Delicata Squash Roasted Delicata Squash with Garlic Cream Sauce
from Unbound Wellness
Endive Braised Belgian Endives with Bacon
from A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Fennel Roasted Fennel
from Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Fiddleheads Fiddleheads Sautéed in Nomato Sauce
from Zesty Paleo
Garlic Oven Roasted Garlic with Olive Oil
from A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Garlic Scapes Garlic Scape Hummus
from Heal Me Delicious
Ginger Ginger Scallion Sauce
from Fresh Tart
Jerusalem Artichokes
(Sunchokes)
Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
from Zesty Paleo
Jicama Jicama Street Tacos
from Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Kabocha Squash Kabocha Tots
from Don’t Eat the Spatula
Kale Kale with Cranberries
from Phoenix Helix
Kale Stems Smoky Sautéed Kale Stems
from Tasting Page (omit pepper for AIP)
Kelp Cauliflower Sushi
from The Primitive Homemaker
Kohlrabi Kohlrabi Salad with Apple Ginger Vinaigrette
from Steph Gaudreau (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
Lotus Root Fried Lotus Root
from Real World AIP
Mushrooms Mushroom Asparagus “Risotto”
from Kari Owens
Mustard Greens Braised Mustard Greens with Bacon
from Steph Gaudreau (omit pepper for AIP)
Nettles Nettles Pesto
from Elana’s Pantry
Nopales Grilled Cactus Paddles
from The Domestic Man (omit pepper for AIP)
Okra Crispy Oven-Fried Okra
From Unbound Wellness
Olives
(Pimento-Free)
Marinated Olives
from Kaiku Lifestyle
Onions Crockpot Caramelized Onions
from Phoenix Helix
Parsnips Duck Fat Parsnip Fries
from Unbound Wellness
Plantains Tostones
from A Girl Worth Saving
Pumpkin Homemade Pumpkin Puree
from The Healthy Foodie
Radicchio Balsamic Bacon Radicchio
from The Primal Desire
Radishes Herb Roasted Radishes
from Meatified
Ramps (Wild Leeks) Wild Leek Pesto
from Heal Me Delicious
Rhubarb Oh-So-Good Orange-Infused Rhubarb
from Joanna Frankham
Rutabaga Instant Pot Garlicky Mashed Rutabaga
from Phoenix Helix
Salsify Baked Persimmon with Mushrooms and Salsify
from EatSmarter (omit pepper for AIP and use bone broth)
Savoy Cabbage Cabbage and Avocado Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
from Autoimmune Wellness
Scallions Super Simple Spring Salad
from Mel Joulwan (omit pepper for AIP)
Spaghetti Squash Apple and Cranberry “Oatmeal”
from Healing Family Eats
Spinach Spinach Stew
from The Honest Spoonful
Summer Squash Gingered Summer Squash & Parsnip Bisque
from Meatified
Sweet Potatoes Simple Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes
from Flawed Yet Functional
Taro Garlic Rosemary Taro Fries
from Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Turnips Roasted Turnip Hummus
from Gutsy By Nature
Turnip Greens Stir-Fried Turnip Greens with Mushrooms
from The Paleo Mom (omit almonds for AIP)
Watercress Watercress & Apple Soup
from Joanna Frankham
Yuca
(Cassava)
Fried Yuca Patties
from The Curious Coconut
Zucchini
(Courgette)
Melted Zucchini and Onions
from Phoenix Helix

 

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This recipe roundup was first published in 2015 but is updated annually. Last update 10/29/21.


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