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AIP Italian Burgers Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

Louise Hendon | August 14

Grass-fed beef burgers are not only AIP, Paleo, and Keto, but they’re also just really tasty and easy to make.

So, whip these up no matter what diet you’re on. You can also switch out the seasonings or add in some vegetables to change the flavors.

Here are some different seasoning options for AIP burgers:

  • Thai Burgers – Chopped fresh basil leaves with a dash of coconut aminos
  • Onion Burgers – Finely chopped green onions with onion powder
  • Garlic Burgers – Finely chopped onions with garlic powder
  • Veggie Burgers – Finely chopped asparagus, spinach, and green onions

Test them out and see which one is your favorite. Personally, I find the onions with garlic are delicious every time!

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AIP Bread Rolls Recipe [Paleo, Keto, Egg-Free, Nut-Free]

Louise Hendon | October 5

If you’re on an AIP diet or a ketogenic diet, then having good bread is tough! So if you’re looking for a low carbohydrate egg-free, nut-free, and dairy-free bread recipe that’s AIP and Ketogenic, then this AIP bread rolls recipe is what you’re looking for!

Because this recipe uses a gelatin egg instead of a regular egg to hold the coconut flour together, you will find that it has a different texture to regular bread. The coconut flour also makes the bread a bit denser and drier, so enjoy it with some extra coconut oil or with some ghee (if you’re ok with ghee in your diet).
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36 AIP Chicken Thigh Recipes Your Family Will Devour

Louise Hendon | February 12

Sometimes it can be slightly difficult to find ingredients that are suitable for your AIP diet, especially if you’re trying to stick to your budget. I love chicken thighs; they’re inexpensive, available everywhere, and so easy to cook!

There are so many ways to prepare chicken thighs – I do love them just cooked in the oven with a bit of salt, but I also enjoy trying these variations. There sure are many! Here are my 3 favorites:

  1. Soups
    When we’re talking about chicken perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is soup. I can’t think of a more comforting meal when I’m feeling a bit under the weather, or when the weather is chilly and I need something that will keep me warm.
  2. Exotic Flavors
    Lately, I’ve tried more exotic recipes, like Lebanese chicken or grilled chicken thighs with pineapple-mint salsa. I can highly recommend both!
  3. Easy-to-make Family Meals
    I’ve included several slow cooker and instant pot recipes to make your next AIP chicken dinner super easy. How about some Italian chicken in the instant pot? Or teriyaki chicken in the slow cooker? If you prefer cooking your meals in the oven, I recommend the chicken and mushroom casserole.

Here’s a great example of how you can cook crispy and tender chicken thighs without much effort! Click Here to Watch The Video (please note you should omit the black pepper and chili pepper to make this recipe AIP-friendly)

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28 AIP Chicken Wings Recipes For Your Next Game Night

Louise Hendon | January 19

Whether you like to enjoy chicken wings for a weeknight dinner, as a party appetizer or for a game night snack, you’ll always want to make sure they’re extra tasty. And your AIP diet shouldn’t get in the way!

Although you may want to avoid spicy ingredients, there are still plenty of ways to make your chicken wings the best your guests have ever tasted. That’s where this recipe collection will help you – it includes all of my favorite AIP chicken wings recipes, and there are various options that will please even the most demanding taste buds.

What I love about chicken wings is that it’s so easy to prepare more than one kind, without too much effort. Usually, I fix two recipes at once, so that everyone can choose what they like (or, just enjoy both!)

Do you prefer BBQ flavors over garlic and herbs? Perhaps teriyaki or lemon ginger are more to your liking? You’ll find them all, on this list.

You may not need your napkin, as I’m pretty sure you’ll just want to lick your fingers clean!

Whatever recipe turns out your favorite, in the end it’s all about the crispiness – right? And that’s easy to achieve with a few simple tricks.

Check out this 1-minute video to see how you can make crispy chicken wings! (Please note: You should omit hot sauce and pepper from the ingredients, if you’d like to make this recipe AIP-friendly.)

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AIP Carnivore Diet – 22 Recipes ANYONE Will Love

Louise Hendon | December 21

You may have heard of a carnivore diet, and how it has affected people who’ve tried it. I’m going to leave it up to you whether you want to go meat-only for a while, but if you do, this recipe collection is going to make it super easy for you!

We all love a good steak, but that’s not the only thing you can eat on a carnivore diet. It can seem a bit daunting to put together a week’s worth of dinners (let alone, a month) that consist of only meats, but it’s easier than you think!

This recipe list includes all my favorite AIP carnivore diet recipes – and you won’t need a lot of experience to whip these up. The best part is, the ingredients are simple and easy to find – not to mention crazy delicious.

If a carnivore diet is not for you, that’s ok. You’ll still enjoy these meals and I bet your family is going to vote more than one of these as their favorite!

Here’s What To Start With:

  • Bacon-Wrapped Salmon – This dish is blue-ribbon-worthy! Make it for your special dinner guests, or simply as a weeknight meal because it’s super easy. If you’re preparing the filets from a whole salmon, don’t forget to save the bones for…
  • Fish-Bone Broth – A great way to increase the nutrients in your body is to drink bone broth. You can also use this to boost up the flavor in your meat dishes.
  • Slow cooker Bacon and Chicken – When you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen, just throw your ingredients in the crockpot and let it do all the hard work for you.

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40 AIP Bacon Recipes You Can’t Live Without

Louise Hendon | November 26

Bacon often gets a bad rap…which is a shame, because it’s a great and versatile ingredient that not only tastes good but is easy to cook, as well. While the AIP world may calm you down on the saturated fat and cholesterol issues, there are some other issues with bacon you should be aware of on AIP. Follow these 3 tips to make sure the product you are choosing is AIP-friendly!

5 Tips For Buying AIP Bacon (PLUS where to buy it)

  1. Watch out for nightshades.
    Some bacon (and deli meats) contain nightshades in the form of spices (like pepper, paprika). So always read the ingredients list to double check.
  2. Watch out for preservatives and additives.
    Most brands of bacon contain additives like sodium phosphates, sodium erythorbate, or sodium ascorbate. While these are considered “safe” for consumption by the FDA, for strict AIP, you’ll want to avoid them.
  3. Go for bacon that uses natural forms of nitrates/nitrites like celery juice.
    What are nitrates and nitrites?
    This is one of the most common reasons that many AIP folks worry about their bacon consumption. Nitrates and nitrites are basically preservatives and they can be artificial (cured) or natural (in the form of sea salt or celery juice, most commonly) (uncured). However, whether artificial or natural, it’s the same thing, but if you want to be extra careful, then go for bacon that uses natural forms like celery juice.
  4. Go for bacon that’s free from added antibiotics and hormones and from pigs raised in a humane manner.
    This is the critique that carries the most weight. Most of the varieties you buy in your local supermarket comes from hogs that were raised in conditions that would make you shudder, and they were likely fed an abundance of grains and soy (and who knows what else) and were injected frequently with antibiotics and hormones. Unlike cows, pigs don’t eat just grass, but neither should they be raised on the food that they’re fed in most factory farms.
  5. Go for bacon that’s dextrose-free.
    Most varieties found in grocery stores contain added sugar (often in the form of dextrose), but you can find brands that are cured with honey or maple syrup instead, and these are allowed on AIP.

Where To Buy AIP Bacon

Ideally, you want to find bacon that only contains the following ingredients – pork, water, salt, celery juice and other AIP seasoning. In the US, there are 3 websites to buy AIP bacon:

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36 Free And Fantastic AIP Butternut Squash Recipes

Louise Hendon | November 11

Butternut squash is easily available in most parts of the world, and its mild and sweet flavor has made it one of my personal favorites. It’s perfect for anyone on AIP because it contains plenty of nutrients, like Vitamin A and C, potassium and magnesium.

In theory, also the hard skin of the squash is edible. But the flavor is bitter and we all know how difficult it is to peel, right? If you’d prefer cooking your butternut squash without cutting it, we have great tips for you here.

Sometimes butternut squash is referred to as the winter squash. This name can be misleading since butternut squash is harvested in early fall.

They’re called winter squash because they can be stored for months in a cool and dark place (which is great, if you happen to have a cellar at your house!)

In Latin America, squash is commonly made into candy. While we are not sharing a butternut squash candy recipe here, we’ve included several dessert recipes that have turned this yummy veggie into even yummier treats!

It’s hard to pick a favorite but I bet you are going to fall in love with all the cakes – and definitely the persimmon dessert cups!

For breakfast, I would recommend trying one of the hash recipes. Or perhaps you’re more interested in a nice breakfast soup?

Besides breakfast, we’ve included several delicious butternut squash soup recipes that are easy to make for lunch or dinner. I always make a little extra because, in my opinion, the leftover soup tastes even better the next day!

Butternut squash can also be turned into tasty “rice” or noodles. Try the “mac and cheese” that contains no dairy, or go straight for the lasagna!

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34 AIP Zucchini Recipes You Won’t Be Able To Resist

Louise Hendon | October 26

Zucchini is much more versatile than most people realize. I often see people making zucchini salads, or adding it to their vegetable patties. However, you can make almost anything from this wonder veggie.

Zucchinis make a great gluten-free alternative for regular pasta, and making lasagna from them guarantees you a super moist result. (If you’re interested in even more pasta alternatives that are AIP-friendly, we’ve got a full collection for you here.)

This inexpensive vegetable is available year ’round in most places, and its anti-inflammatory components, such as Vitamins C and A, make zucchini the perfect ingredient for anyone on an AIP diet. It has a subtle flavor – juicy, and not too overpowering. If you have a picky eater in your house, try serving crunchy zucchini fries and I bet they will ask for seconds!

Zucchini contains a lot of water, as well as fiber. If you are experiencing digestion issues, you might benefit from adding more zucchini in your diet. And that’s where this recipe collection comes in handy.

No-one likes to eat the same vegetable, cooked in the same way, over and over again. Everyone should be able to enjoy delicious meals and desserts, even if they are on a special diet.

Yes – I said desserts! It may sound strange but zucchini is actually one of my favorite dessert ingredients. It gives bread, muffins, and smoothies just the right kind of texture and adds more moisture.

Don’t know where to get started? Here are a few tips:
* For dinner – try the zucchini and beef casserole with carrot and beef sauce
* For breakfast – make a creamy zucchini blueberry smoothie
* For lunch – enjoy some roasted garlic zucchini hummus
* For dessert – you can’t miss with lemon zucchini bread!

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AIP Roasted Bone Marrow Recipe

Louise Hendon | October 16

There are lots of readers that may be turned off by the idea of eating roasted bone marrow, but hear me out. Bone marrow has been a popular ingredient for ages, and many cultures have found the insides of beef bones to be a delicacy. Today, roasted bone marrow is a rich appetizer served in some of the most elegant of restaurants.

While it may be a symbol of extravagance, the truth is making roasted bone marrow at home is not that complicated. What seems like it should take a long time and a skilled hand is actually a pretty straightforward process. This AIP roasted bone marrow recipe will walk you through the simple steps, and you will be snacking on the rich flavor in no time.

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35 Easy And Appetizing AIP Tuna Recipes For Busy Cooks

Louise Hendon | October 16

Did you know the yellowfin tuna is a super fast swimmer that can reach a speed of 47mph? I just learned that recently as I was searching for a tuna recipe I could make quickly.

There are tons of easy tuna recipes available out there, but it’s not always easy to find ones that are AIP-friendly. Tuna is a great ingredient for fast and easy meals, but many tuna recipes use nightshades or spices that you have to avoid on AIP.

That’s why I’ve put together this list of AIP tuna recipes so you don’t have to worry about which one to try.
The only problem you may run into is which one of these to try first!

3 Reasons Why You Should Try These AIP Tuna Recipes

1. Tuna, especially canned tuna, is inexpensive and therefore a great choice for budget-friendly cooking. It’s easily available almost anywhere in the world.

2. Tuna is an easy way to add more fish to your diet, even if you’re not a fan of fish recipes. The flavor is mild, and not overpowering – which can be the case with other kinds of fish.

3. Tuna is packed with nutrients, for example:

  • Omega 3s and potassium – great for brain and heart health
  • Vitamin D – great for your bones and arteries
  • Selenium, manganese, and zinc

Tuna casserole, as well as various tuna salads, are staples in many homes but when you’re on AIP you need to make sure you’re only using safe ingredients. We’ve included several delicious tuna salads in this collection; also mayo-free and nut-free to help you stay fully AIP-compliant.

Tuna fish cakes are my favorite, as well as the casseroles as these can be made from canned tuna. But if you can get your hands on fresh, quality tuna there is nothing that beats a nice, juicy tuna steak!

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