Below you’ll find delicious recipes for the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. Choosing food as medicine is powerful when it comes to supporting autoimmune health. If you’re looking for something specific, here are some quick links to recipe types: Healing FoodsMain CoursesSide Dishes  – DessertsKombucha Series – Recipe Collections

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Carrot Ginger Halibut Soup (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls, Whole30)

Seafood is one of one most nutrient-dense foods available, filled with omega-3 fatty acids, easily digestible protein, vitamin D, B12 and more. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it. This is an easy enough recipe to make on a weeknight, but flavorful enough to serve company. Feel free to substitute scallops or any white fish if you don’t have halibut. Enjoy!

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Roasted Beets and Carrots with Grapefruit Glaze (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls)

There’s a reason Terry Wahls recommends that we eat three cups of brightly colored fruits and vegetables daily. Every color represents a different blend of micronutrients that our bodies need to thrive. This recipe is a nutritional powerhouse, covering the green, red/purple, and orange parts of the spectrum. An added bonus is that it’s both beautiful and delicious. Even though I’m on a restricted diet, I still love food, and recipes like this have an abundance of flavor that feeds my soul as well as my body.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Cranberries and Rosemary | Phoenix Helix

Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Cranberries and Rosemary (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls, Whole30)

Like many of you, I have an old stew recipe I used to love, full of ingredients I no longer eat. Luckily, I enjoy developing new versions of old favorites, so I made this AIP-friendly version! I started with onions, garlic and rosemary for flavor. I kept the traditional carrots, but added celery root and radishes as potato substitutes. I threw in some cranberries to replace the tang of tomatoes. Finally, I added bone broth for nutrient-density, and blended it with some of the cooked veggies before serving to thicken the broth without flour. This stew puts my old stew recipe to shame. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Raspberry Coconut Panna Cotta

Raspberry Coconut Panna Cotta (Paleo, AIP, GAPS)

This Valentine’s Day, let’s celebrate love in all its forms: familial love, deep friendship, romantic love, spiritual connection, empathy, love for the stranger, our bond with animals, tough love, love of nature, and most importantly self-love. Why do I say “most importantly” for that last one? Because if we don’t truly love ourselves, it’s very hard to love anyone else, and it’s also hard to heal. This recipe is worthy of celebration, and while it’s the classic Valentine’s Day colors, it’s delicious year-round, so feel free to make it any time you want to give yourself, or someone else you love, a gift.

Pink Grapefruit & Avocado Salad (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls, Whole30)

Have you ever eaten grapefruit and avocado together? If not, you’re missing out! This simple salad is easy to make, packed with nutrition, and totally delicious. Did you know avocados are anti-inflammatory? Or that grapefruit boosts glutathione, helping our bodies detoxify? Every time I research the nutrition behind recipes, I am newly amazed at the medicinal power of real food.

Simple Marinated Chicken Hearts | Phoenix Helix

Organ Love: Simple Marinated Chicken Hearts (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls, Whole30)

I know organ meat is good for me, so I make sure I eat some every week. Chicken hearts, for example, are filled with B vitamins that support deep sleep, steady energy levels, stress resilience, brain health, and autoimmune health. But that doesn’t mean I always find organ meats tasty. The first time I had chicken hearts, they were decidedly chewy (and not in a pleasant way). I started experimenting with recipes and finally came up with one that’s easy and delicious. This is so good, I could eat it every week. My non-paleo husband loves this recipe, too.

Apple Cinnamon Gummy Candies

Apple Cinnamon Gummy Candies (Paleo, AIP, GAPS)

Autoimmune Recipe of the Week! It’s a healthy treat for adults and kids alike. Children love them because they have that gummy bounce. Parents love them because they’re made with natural ingredients and only take minutes to make. Plus, they’re delicious, which pleases one and all.

Mackerel or Salmon in Magic Sauce | Phoenix Helix

Mackerel (or Salmon) in Magic Sauce (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls)

Although I grew up on Cape Cod, I never liked seafood, and I was quite content to live without it until I developed rheumatoid arthritis. Fish are rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, and they’re highly recommended on a healing diet. So, that meant it was time to expand my tastes and give fish another chance. This recipe is perfect. The sauce removes any “fishy” flavor without being too strong a flavor itself. My husband (who loves seafood) loved this recipe, too. That’s a win!

Chicken Liver Fried “Rice” | Phoenix Helix

Organ Love: Chicken Liver Fried “Rice” (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls, Whole30)

Organ meats are highly recommended on a healing diet, but the idea can intimidate a lot of people. If that’s you, today’s your lucky day. Chicken livers are the perfect organ meat for beginners. They’re mild tasting, require almost no prep and cook quickly. You don’t even need a recipe really, but I’ve provided a delicious one for you anyway. It combines the liver with plenty of vegetables, so the taste is even milder.

Crockpot Caramelized Onions

Crockpot Caramelized Onions (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls, Whole30)

If you’ve ever made caramelized onions the traditional way, you know they take almost an hour in a skillet over low heat, stirring occasionally. While this is an opportunity for cooking meditation, it can be challenging for the impatient among us! That’s where this recipe is a godsend. Just pop the onions in your slow cooker in the evening and walk away. In the morning, your house will smell amazing and you’ll have enough caramelized onions to store and use at a moment’s notice.

Kombucha Berry Popsicles | Phoenix Helix

Kombucha Berry Popsicles (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls)

Bring a burst of winter to a hot summer day, with a nutritious and delicious homemade popsicle. Kombucha provides healing probiotics and beneficial acids. The berries are packed with antioxidants. Added bonus? They’re easy to make and taste sooooo good. Happy summer, everyone!

Grilled Sweetbreads with Balsamic Glaze | Phoenix Helix

Organ Love: Grilled Sweetbreads with Balsamic Glaze (Paleo, AIP, GAPS)

Are you ready to expand your grilling repertoire? Organ meats are some of the most nutrient-dense foods we can eat, which is why they’re highly recommended on a healing diet. Have you heard of sweetbreads and wondered what they are? Although images of banana bread and brioche come to mind, we’re actually talking about the pancreas and thymus. I know that sounds weird! Compared to liver though, they’re a sweet meat, and the Old English word for meat was brǣd, hence “sweetbreads”. Often served in gourmet restaurants, they’re actually easy to prepare at home. Let me show you how.

Flavor Burgers 3 Ways | Phoenix Helix

Flavor Burgers 3 Ways (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls, Whole30)

Learn how to make burgers so full of flavor, they don’t need condiments or a bun! You can eat them for any meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner, and they also make a great snack. That said, I understand some of you might still want condiments, so this blog post also contains links to AIP-friendly ketchup, mustard, and more. 

Pork Chops with Rhubarb Chutney (Paleo, GAPS, AIP Stage 1 Reintro)

This recipe is for my fellow rhubarb lovers! It’s one of my favorite Spring vegetables, and while it’s most often featured in desserts like pie, this savory recipe is my favorite. Strict AIP isn’t meant to last forever. Once you’ve seen clear improvement in your autoimmune symptoms, it’s time to start reintroductions, and seed-based spices like those included in this recipe are one of the first foods to try reintroducing. A totally new way to eat pork chops, this recipe is simple enough to prepare on a weeknight and packs a flavor punch! Added bonus: it makes a big batch of chutney, so you’ll be blessed with leftovers. Try it as a topping on any of your favorite grilled meats.

No Fail No Pound Sauerkraut | Phoenix Helix

No-Fail No-Pound Sauerkraut (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, Wahls, Whole30)

Have past efforts at homemade sauerkraut failed? Have you been afraid to try to make it yourself, because you’ve heard stories of funky smells or strange tastes, or how the conditions need to be just right? Well, I discovered an easy no-fail method to make this superfood at home, and I’m sharing it with you today!

Juice Jello | Phoenix Helix

Juice Jello (Paleo, AIP, GAPS)

What other food brings you back to childhood as quickly as Jello? It’s wacky, wild and wiggly! And if you make it yourself, it’s also good for you – a far cry from the store-bought version. Check out the difference: (1) Store-bought Jello Ingredients: Sugar, Gelatin, Adipic Acid, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Fumaric Acid, Tannic Acid, Red 40, Blue 2. (2) Homemade Jello Ingredients: Organic Juice, Grass-fed Gelatin. Click through for the full recipe.

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