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AIP Carnivore Diet – 22 Recipes ANYONE Will Love

Louise Hendon | December 21
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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.

Here are just a few of the AIP Carnivore Diet Recipes we’ve included:

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

Recipes for a Carnivore Diet

AIP Bacon-Wrapped Salmon

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Bacon-Wrapped Salmon

Ingredients: filets of salmon, bacon, olive oil, tarragon, lemon wedges (omit).

Even though this is a quick and easy recipe, it would be impressive enough to be served to guests at a dinner party or used as an AIP alternative for Thanksgiving or Christmas as an alternative to turkey. This is a really low carb dish that is perfect for AIP people and makes a tasty meal any time. The bacon brings out the sweetness of the salmon and cuts through any fattiness in the fish.

AIP Italian Burgers

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Italian Burgers

Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder.

This is one of the simplest burger recipes out there and it is totally adaptable to any kind of eating plan. Sometimes simple is best – mix the meat and seasoning, form the patties and cook! A tasty, auto-immune-compliant meal which is ready in minutes! If the weather is not grilling-friendly, you can shallow fry these burgers indoors, but they make a lovely dish for a family barbecue!

AIP Fish Bone Broth

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Fish Bone Broth

Ingredients: fish head or carcass, water, ginger, leek, lemon juice, salt.

On the autoimmune protocol, we are often recommended to drink bone broth to increase the nutrients in our bodies and this can be made from fish as well as meat. This is a great way to use up fish bones left after you have cooked a whole fish, but if you can’t face drinking it by itself, you can use it to help flavor your meat.

Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken

– Paleo Flourish

Slow Cooker Bacon & Chicken

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, thyme (dried), oregano (dried), rosemary (dried), olive oil, salt.

This is a really easy recipe to use and the end result tastes amazing! Shredded chicken and bacon with the addition of the herbs are great ingredients for a light lunch with salad, or why not serve it in a bowl with some lettuce wraps and let the family make their own? The bacon helps to keep the chicken moist and adds a real boost to the flavor, and this is a paleo and AIP-friendly meal the whole family will enjoy.

Garlic Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

– Paleo Flourish

Garlic Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

Ingredients: chicken breast, bacon, garlic powder.

These delicious little chicken bites look great and would make the perfect party food, especially with your favorite paleo dip or salsa. The recipe is easy to prepare and you will be amazed at how many you can make from just one chicken breast! These also go down really well for kid’s parties or as a tasty treat on a summer picnic. You could even jazz it up even more by adding some ginger powder to the chicken coating.

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

– Paleo Flourish

Marinated Grilled Flank Steak

Ingredients: flank steak, coconut oil, coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, mustard (omit), garlic, ginger, paprika (omit), onion, salt, dried thyme, chili powder (omit).

Using citrus in a marinade can help to tenderize the meat, allowing you to use cheaper cuts – great if you are on a budget! It also allows the flavor of the herbs and seasoning to be absorbed by the meat so the steak will taste amazing. Simply place the steak on the grill until it is cooked to your taste.

Garlic Ghee Baked Chicken Breast

– Paleo Flourish

Garlic Ghee Baked Chicken Breast

Ingredients: chicken breast, garlic powder, coconut oil or olive oil, garlic, sea salt.

Cooking meat like chicken in cooking foil is the best way to ensure the meat stays juicy and tender and allows the chicken to absorb the flavor of the garlic. The resulting chicken breast can be eaten hot or cold, an excellent dish for your lunchbox for work. Fresh herbs could also be added to the garlic and ghee to boost the flavor even more!

Slow Cooker Pork

– Paleo Flourish

Slow Cooker Pork

Ingredients: pork shoulder, salt, ginger powder, Szechuan peppercorns (omit).

This recipe shows you how to cook spiced paleo pork in bulk so that you have loads of meat ready to be eaten throughout the week. If you are not going to use it all, simply shred the pork and divide into portion-size containers and freeze for using later. If you don’t have this spice mix you can experiment with other dry rub ingredients.

Pan-Fried Pork Tenderloin

– Paleo Flourish

Pan-Fried Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients: pork tenderloin, salt, pepper (omit), coconut oil.

Here is another basic recipe that shows you how to cook tenderloin, and once you’ve mastered it, you can experiment by adding different seasonings, herbs, and spices. For tender and juicy meat, you don’t want to overcook it. Pork can be left a bit pink in the middle, just remember to rest the meat for a few minutes before serving.

Aromatic Dover Sole Fillets

– The Nourished Caveman

Aromatic Dover Sole Fillets

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: dover sole filets, extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest, whole cardamom pods (or a sprinkle of cardamom powder), fresh cilantro leaves, Celtic sea salt.

If you are lucky enough to live by the sea, you should find Dover sole available in most fishmongers, and it is a really good fish to try as it has a delicate flavor that goes really well with citrus. Sole is a flatfish, so the flesh cooks really quickly, so this is good gluten and dairy free recipe to use for when you want something tasty and quick.

Chicken Bacon Skewers

– Popular Paleo

Chicken Bacon Skewers

Photo Credit: Ciarra from Popular Paleo

Ingredients: chicken breasts, bacon, garlic powder, salt, pepper (omit).

The combination of chicken and bacon is a firm favorite in our family and these skewers are too! These make a fantastic keto and paleo-friendly dish, or you can turn them into party food by chopping the chicken into bite-size pieces and rolling the bacon before sliding them onto the skewers. These also cook well in the oven so you don’t have to wait for a grill day!

Crispy Oven Roasted Salmon

– It’s All About AIP

Crispy Oven Roasted Salmon

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: salmon fillet, coconut oil, sea salt, mixed herbs of choice (thyme, oregano, marjoram, etc.).

This is an AIP and Keto recipe that gives you basic instructions for baking salmon but leaves the seasonings up to you. You can coat the fish with fresh herbs – fennel and dill work well with salmon – or you can simply sprinkle it with salt. If you are like me and don’t like fish with skin on, you will find it much easier to remove it once the fish is cooked.

Pressure Cooker Pork Loin Roast

– Low Carb Yum

Pressure Cooker Pork Loin Roast

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: pork loin roast, onion powder, dried oregano, garlic powder, ground cumin (omit), dried thyme, coriander (omit), kosher salt, oil, garlic, chicken bone broth.

When you cook a piece of roast meat in the oven, it can be quite easy to overcook it and dry it out, so using the pressure cooker is a really helpful way to cook this delicious pork as it keeps the meat moist and tender, but cooks it completely. With all the different herbs and seasonings, you will enjoy the meat on its own for a filling, low carb option.

Prosciutto-Wrapped Whole Roasted Beef Tenderloin

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Prosciutto-Wrapped Whole Roasted Beef Tenderloin

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: beef tenderloin, garlic, olive oil, kosher salt, ground black pepper (omit), fresh parsley, prosciutto.

It can often be a challenge to find impressive dishes that are allowed when you are eating the autoimmune way, whether it is for health reasons or not, so this amazing recipe could be the answer! A whole beef tenderloin seasoned quite simply and wrapped in prosciutto to seal in the flavors and juices, giving you a lovely AIP alternative for the holidays or for a celebration meal.

Bangin’ Coconut Lime Skirt Steak

– Wicked Stuffed

Bangin’ Coconut Lime Skirt Steak

Photo Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed

Ingredients: coconut oil, lime juice, lime zest, garlic, fresh ginger, red pepper flakes (omit), sea salt, grass-fed skirt steak.

Coconut and lime together make a lovely tropical combination of flavor that you could use to lift the flavor of fish, but what about steak? Well, yes! Go ahead and try this unctuous steak, dripping with the citrusy juices and the fresh coconut flavor and you will be blown away!

Pinchos de Pollo

– Low Carb Yum

Pinchos de Pollo

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: garlic, Himalayan salt, ground black pepper (omit), fresh oregano, extra-virgin olive oil, lime juice, chicken breast.

This is a fantastic low carb recipe for anyone who is a bit worried about grilling chicken, as the lime in the marinade will start to cure or ‘cook’ the meat as it soaks. It also gives the meat that zingy taste of summer, making these kebabs popular for family barbecues. If you have any leftovers, serve them up the next day as they reheat well.

Keto Chicken & Prosciutto Spiedini

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

Keto Chicken & Prosciutto Spiedini

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: kosher salt, ground black pepper (omit), garlic powder, chicken tenders, prosciutto, provolone cheese (omit), fresh basil leaves.

Spiedini are little parcels of chicken and cheese wrapped in bacon and they are usually breaded, but in this Keto recipe, the breading is omitted to keep down the carbohydrates. These low carb parcels can be grilled or cooked in the oven if the weather is not good enough for cooking outdoors.

Garlic & Herb Bison Roast

– It’s All About AIP

Garlic & Herb Bison Roast

Photo Credit: It’s All About AIP

Ingredients: grass-fed bison roast, fresh garlic, oregano, thyme, sage, avocado or olive oil.

Here is another great grain and gluten free recipe for a typical Sunday roast idea that works so well for AIP followers. The bison roast cooks the same way as beef and leftovers can be used up through the week for lunches, or it can be sliced and frozen in portions to use later. If you can, let the flavors of the garlic and herbs rest on the meat overnight to allow the taste to be integrated into the roast before cooking.

Organ Meats

AIP Roasted Bone Marrow

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Roasted Bone Marrow

Ingredients: bone marrow halves, sea salt flakes.

If you are eating the AIP way for health reasons, you might like to try eating bone marrow, as it is absolutely packed with goodness and is a good source of nutrients that can help with autoimmune issues. Roasting the marrow turns it into a palatable appetizer, but if you don’t like the texture, you can stir it onto a steak instead.

BBQ Chicken Livers and Hearts

– The Nourished Caveman

BBQ Chicken Livers and Hearts

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: chicken hearts, chicken livers, sea salt, black pepper (omit).

We all know that offal should be included in our paleo diet as it is rich in nutrients, but some of it just has too much of a ‘metal’ taste. That’s why using chicken livers and hearts makes a great introduction – the flavors are much gentler and are a great way to encourage the whole family to try them. The only drawback is that the livers can easily stick to the grill and fall apart, so one suggestion would be to place them in a foil tray on the grill.

Chicken Liver with Raw Garlic and Thyme

– Autoimmune Wellness

Chicken Liver with Raw Garlic and Thyme

Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: chicken liver, extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, fresh thyme.

If you are keen to try introducing more liver to your AIP diet but just can’t face the flavor, you might find this recipe will help. The thyme and raw garlic help to mask any unfortunate blood taste from the livers, but just remember to give your other half the same dish to avoid garlic breath! If you really don’t like the taste, you can try soaking the livers overnight in a little cider vinegar.

Bacon & Sage-Wrapped Liver

– Flash Fiction Kitchen

Ingredients: bacon, chicken livers, fresh sage.

With all the flavors of Christmas, these little bites of liver wrapped in bacon make a wonderfully tasty dish. The bacon and sage together can help to mask the flavor of the liver, but actually, chicken livers are quite mild and even my children will eat these! If you would rather not have sage, you can use any other herb you like.

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