The Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) can be life-changing, reducing inflammation and autoimmune symptoms and helping us reclaim a vital and joyful life. However, the elimination phase is intimidating! For many of us, it removes all the foods we used to eat, especially for breakfast. When eggs, grains, and dairy are off the table, what on earth can you eat? I have 50 delicious answers to that question!
Recipe roundups for every occasion on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol: Holidays, Instant Pot Meals, Slow Cooker Meals, Breakfasts, One-Pan Dinners, Low-Sugar Desserts, and more! For more delicious recipes, see the full AIP Recipe Archive.
For me, the worst part of cooking is having to clean up the kitchen afterwards. I don’t like to do dishes, especially when there are lots of pans. That’s why I love one-pot and one-pan meals, so I’ve gathered together 50 of them! All of these can be made on the stovetop or in the oven. No special equipment needed. Here’s to simplifying our lives in the kitchen, and in life overall.
Being on a healing diet doesn’t mean you need to miss out on the joy of holiday baking. For many families, it’s an annual tradition that builds memories across generations. Today, I offer you 50 AIP-friendly recipes to ring in the holiday season, including Gingerbread, Frosted Sugar Cookies, Hanukkah Gelt, Spritz Cookies, Fruitcake Bites, Peppermint Snowballs, and more!
Honey, maple syrup, and dried fruit may not be refined, but our bodies still process them as sugar. Sometimes we forget this when we’re following a healing diet. We scan an ingredient list, and if it’s on the “yes” list, we think we can eat as much as we want. Not so! Too much sugar in any form is inflammatory, which is why the leaders of the paleo community warn against eating too much. So, this recipe roundup is designed to help us make healthier choices when our sweet tooth beckons. Every recipe on this list has just one tablespoon (or less) added sugar per serving. And here’s another secret: for many of us, the less sugar we eat, the less we crave. Our taste buds begin to change, until simple fresh fruit starts to taste decadently delicious.
When I first started the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) on 1/1/13, there were no books for me to reference. A few people like myself had found some basic information on the internet and were figuring it out as we went along. It’s amazing how much has changed since then. There are now 40+ resources created specifically to help people succeed on the AIP. It’s an abundance of choice! In this blog post, I give descriptions of each cookbook to help you find the style of cooking that works best for you. Which ones are your personal favorites, and which ones are you adding to your wish list?
Both the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) and the Low-FODMAP diet are a challenge to do on their own. Combining their restrictions is incredibly hard! So, why do it? Honestly, most people shouldn’t. We want to eat the widest variety of foods possible, because nutrient-density is essential to reversing autoimmune disease. However, there are two health conditions that sometimes accompany autoimmune disease: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A Low-FODMAP diet can be part of the treatment plan for these conditions. If you’ve been prescribed this dietary protocol by your healthcare practitioner, I compiled this recipe roundup to make it a little bit easier, and a lot more delicious!
Are you seeing some new veggies at the farmers market and wondering how to cook them? Are you stuck in a rut of eating the same ones all the time and feel ready to branch out? Vegetables are the foundation of the Paleo AIP Food Pyramid for a reason. They help our bodies detoxify, support a healthy microbiome, and contain phytonutrients you can’t find elsewhere. That’s why Dr. Terry Wahls recommends 6-9 cups daily, and Dr. Sarah Ballantyne recommends 8+ 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!
When you follow an anti-inflammatory diet, that often means a lot of home cooking, and that can take a whole lot of time! I’m all for making things easier, and that’s what slow cookers do. Just throw the ingredients into a crockpot in the morning, and by dinnertime your house smells amazing and it’s ready to serve! It’s the next best thing to having a person chef.
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. This recipe roundup gives you 50 ways to celebrate, from grilled entrees and side dishes, to delicious salads, and frozen treats!
Condiments are a great way to add some quick and varied flavor to your meals, and when you’re following the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), that can be a little tricky. The vast majority of condiments contain ingredients not allowed on the AIP. So, what to do? No worries! I’ve got you covered with a great list of AIP-friendly recipes (and a few store-bought options as well!)
Organ meats are 10-100 times more nutritious than other meats, which is why they’re so highly recommended on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. That said, I know it’s hard for beginners. You have lots of questions about toxins and concerns about taste. I answer your questions in this article, and also give you links to 30 AIP-friendly recipes! Give one a try this week.