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9 Super Simple 5-Minute AIP Dinners

Louise Hendon | April 1
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I understand that life can be hectic, and the last thing you want to think about is what’s for dinner. Following an AIP diet adds another complication because fast food and takeout are typically not healthy options.

Well, I have you covered with 9 completely AIP dinners that take 5 minutes or less to cook.

You’ll have a delicious dinner on the table in no time. And I’ve included a ton of substitution ideas to fit whatever you might already have in your refrigerator or pantry.

Now this is what I call fast food!

Here are just a few of the AIP dinners we’ve included:

If you click or tap any of the links above, it will instantly take you to the recipe below.

AIP Coconut Lime Shrimp Recipe

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AIP Coconut Lime Shrimp Recipe

Ingredients: coconut flour, coconut flakes, shrimp, coconut oil, lime wedges.

You can have your favorite restaurant-style coconut shrimp but without all of the gluten and nightshades. And with just 5 ingredients, you won’t spend all evening in the kitchen cleaning up.

Plus, using coconut oil gives you all of the delicious taste of deep fried food but with using unhealthy oil.

You can enjoy this recipe by itself, but I like to serve it on a bed of simple coconut “rice” to make it even more satisfying.

AIP Mediterranean Tuna Salad

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AIP Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Ingredients: artichoke hearts, tuna, celery, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, fresh parsley, lemon juice.

You’ll never miss the mayo in this tuna salad recipe! Artichoke hearts and lemon give the tuna salad a delicious summer-like taste any time of year.

And if you don’t have canned or jarred artichoke hearts available, olives or capers work just as well.

Even better, this recipe tastes just as delicious with canned salmon or canned tuna.

AIP Emerald Soup Recipe

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AIP Emerald Soup Recipe

Ingredients: water, cucumber, avocado, spinach, melon, lemon juice, fresh cilantro, coconut aminos, green onions.

This is one of the easiest soup recipes possible. Just throw all of the ingredients into your blender and blend until smooth. That’s it!

You can enjoy it immediately or put it in the refrigerator for a quick and filling meal with no heating required.

And if you want a little extra protein, just add chopped rotisserie chicken, and you have a complete meal without turning on the stove or picking up the phone to order takeout.

Paleo and AIP Chicken Salad Recipe With Grapes, Apple, and Celery

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Paleo and AIP Chicken Salad Recipe With Grapes, Apple, and Celery

Ingredients: chicken breast, coconut oil, grapes, apple, celery, coconut milk.

Did you think you would have to give up creamy chicken salad on AIP? Well, think again!

This chicken salad recipe is deliciously creamy thanks to canned coconut milk. You’ll never know that it’s mayo-free.

You can use any kind of apple you prefer. Personally, I really love the tartness of green apples with the sweetness of the grapes.

Also, you can save even more time by using chopped rotisserie chicken or even canned chicken to make this.

Chinese Shrimp Stir-Fry

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Chinese Shrimp Stir-Fry

Photo Credit: Kate from Healing Family Eats

Ingredients: avocado oil, carrots, fennel, daikon, zucchini, asparagus, mushrooms, chicken broth, shrimp, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, vinegar, fish sauce, coconut aminos, arrowroot powder.

This recipe is far better than takeout and is actually AIP-friendly.

Don’t have all of the vegetables in your refrigerator? Just use whatever you have on hand. Frozen and thawed broccoli and cauliflower taste amazing in it because the sauce is the true star of the recipe.

To cook this recipe even faster, use precooked shrimp and take an additional 2 minutes off the already fast cooking time.

Not a fan of shrimp? Just add some precooked chicken instead for a quick chicken stir-fry that is ready in minutes.

Turmeric Salmon Brochettes with a Chunky Tapenade Relish

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Turmeric Salmon Brochettes with a Chunky Tapenade Relish

Photo Credit: Kate from Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: coconut milk, turmeric, garlic, lemon, avocado oil, molasses, salmon, black olives, green olives, fresh cilantro, fresh parsley, olive oil, shallot, red onion.

You can absolutely enjoy grilled salmon in less than 5 minutes.

If you are not a fan of salmon, you can use chicken instead. Just be sure to grill it a bit longer to make sure the chicken is cooked through.

If you would like, you can also add chopped zucchini in between the salmon to get a bit of extra grilled vegetables with your meal.

Plus, the tapenade tastes great with just about anything. I like to make a double batch and use the extra on top of baked chicken or mix it with a bit of tuna for a quick lunch.

Chicken Avocado Caesar Salad

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Chicken Avocado Caesar Salad=

Photo Credit: Rachael from Meatified

Ingredients: garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, avocado oil, romaine, rotisserie chicken, avocadoes.

Being on an AIP diet doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your favorite foods. You can still have creamy Caesar dressing without any mayo or eggs, and this recipe proves that it’s possible.

You can use any salad greens that you like if you don’t have romaine, and canned chicken tastes just as good instead of leftover rotisserie chicken.

And you can always add sliced steak instead of chicken for a salad that you could get from expensive steakhouses.

AIP Pot Noodle

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AIP Pot Noodle=

Photo Credit: Kate from Healing Family Eats

Ingredients: coconut aminos, fish sauce, lime, garlic, ginger, zucchini, green onions, radishes, carrot, leftover meat, chicken bone broth, fresh cilantro.

I love make-ahead meals but especially ones that require absolutely no cooking like this British classic. Just add your vegetables and protein to a mason jar and stash in the fridge until you are ready to eat.

Pour over some warm broth and you have a ready-to-eat hot meal in minutes.

I usually used leftover rotisserie chicken in my pot noodle. But leftover hamburger and beef bone broth is also delicious and so nourishing.

And use whatever vegetables you have on hand. Spinach is a great addition as well as mushrooms to give it a bit of an earthy umami flavor.

Salmon Sushi Rolls

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Salmon Sushi Rolls=

Photo Credit: Joanna from Fed and Fulfilled

Ingredients: nori, carrot, cucumber, canned salmon, coconut aminos, cauliflower “rice,” turmeric, garlic, ginger, avocado, lime juice.

If you thought you had to give up sushi on an AIP, then I have good news for you. You can still have your favorite sushi roll with rice.

Actually, it’s cauliflower “rice,” but you’ll never know the difference because of the delicious seasonings mixed with it and the layer of avocado to hold the roll together.

As much as I love the recipe with canned salmon, it tastes even better with smoked salmon. But you can always use canned chicken if you are not a fan of salmon.