Best of Phoenix Helix: Paleo AIP Summertime Recipe Roundup

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“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.”
~ Sam Keen

Best of Phoenix Helix

I have been writing this blog 9+ years, and there are now over 700 posts including articles, podcasts, and recipes. Every once in a while, I like to pull a favorite from the archives that you may have missed. I created this roundup when I first started the AIP many years ago, and it made my summer so much brighter! Every year, I add new recipes that are perfect for hot summer days. May it make your summer more delicious!

Summer Yum

Summer…what a wonderful season: cookouts and picnics, water fights and firefly strolls, basking in the sun, cooling off in the shade, overflowing gardens and the siren call of ice cream. When you start the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), it can be such a dramatic change to the way you’re used to eating, that it’s easy to fear your favorite foods are gone for good, and you have no idea what to eat at all. I’m here to help! The paleo community is a huge recipe resource, and I’ve gathered together 50 AIP-friendly recipes to satisfy your summer cravings.

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Grilled Entrees

Flavor Burgers from Phoenix Helix
Blueberry BBQ Bison Burgers from Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken Breasts from Phoenix Helix
Mango Lime BBQ Chicken from Heal Me Delicious
Crazy Good Kebabs from Eat Heal Thrive
Chicken Kebabs from Go Healthy with Bea
Beef Heart with Chimichurri Sauce from Phoenix Helix
Juicy Grilled Pork Chops With Pineapple Salsa from Food By Mars (omit pepper)
Marinated Flank Steak from Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Grilled Garlic Shrimp from The Honest Spoonful
Grilled Salmon Packets with Strawberry Ginger Salsa from Phoenix Helix
Marinated Grilled Tuna Steak from Autoimmune Response (omit pepper)

Grilled Side Dishes

Grilled Marinated Summer Vegetables from Don’t Eat the Spatula
Grilled Zucchini Slices from What Great Grandma Ate
Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Lime from Heal Me Delicious
Grilled Avocado from The Wooden Skillet
Grilled Asparagus with Orange from Heal Me Delicious
Grilled Plantains from The Domestic Man (omit pepper)

Salad Entrees

Turmeric Chicken Salad from Cook 2 Nourish
Tropical Chicken Salad from Food By Mars
Steak Salad with Arugula from Phoenix Helix
Salmon Salad with Ginger-Blueberry Dressing from A Clean Plate
Avocado Tuna Salad from Unbound Wellness
Easy Shrimp Ceviche from Phoenix Helix
Calamari Kale Kalamata Salad from Meatified

Salad Side Dishes

Cucumber Herb Salad from The Honest Spoonful
AIP Potato Salad from 50 Shades of Avocado
Bacon Ranch Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad from Unbound Wellness
Wild Purslane Summer Salad with Peaches from A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Cantaloupe Bacon Salad from Meatified
Simple Watermelon Salad from Wendi’s AIP Kitchen

Cold Drinks

Berry Green Avocado Smoothie from Phoenix Helix
Healthy Orange Creamsicle Smoothie from Unbound Wellness
Watermelon Limeade by Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Ginger Ale from Healing Family Eats
Raspberry Mint Mocktail from Fresh Tart
Kombucha: Basic Elixir and Flavor Variations from Phoenix Helix
Water Kefir Soda from the Wellness Mama
Electrolyte Water from A Clean Plate
How to Make Infused Water from Unbound Wellness

Frozen Treats

Peach Ginger Ice Cream from Phoenix Helix
Lipsmackingly Good Lemon Ice Cream from Joanna Frankham
Balsamic Strawberry Basil Ice Cream from Phoenix Helix
Mango Ice Cream from Cook 2 Nourish
Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet from Fresh Tart
Pineapple Sorbet – No Ice Cream Maker Needed from Real World AIP
Lemon Basil Granita from A Clean Plate
Mint Chip Banana Ice Cream Cups from Unbound Wellness
Kombucha Berry Popsicles from Phoenix Helix
Green Tropical (Spinach) Popsicles from Every Last Bite
Portable Popsicles from Thriving on Paleo

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This recipe roundup was first published in 2014 but is updated annually. Last update 6/3/22.

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