Following AIP is not always easy, especially when it comes to dessert! With eggs, nuts, and stevia all off the table, many popular Paleo-friendly dessert recipes are packed with ingredients that don’t translate well to AIP. So, does that mean you have to give up dessert entirely? Of course not! There are still many dessert options available, including this AIP creamy coconut ice cream. When you first taste this ice cream, you won’t believe it’s AIP-friendly. The coconut milk and coconut cream mixture provides a luxurious texture that rivals any dairy ice cream. Plus, it kicks the coconut flavor up to the next level! With honey for sweetness and toasted coconut for texture, this is one ice cream recipe that you’ll find yourself going back to again and again.
Coleslaw, it’s not a family get together without a bowl. My aunt makes it with greek yogurt, my dad makes it with mayo. But no matter who brings it, there always seems to be a full bowl at the end of the day. What if coleslaw could be better? Enter AIP chicken coleslaw. This is not your grandma’s coleslaw (or my dad’s). There’s no mayo here. Instead, it’s replaced with a tangy coconut cream and lime dressing. The cabbage and carrots remain, but unburdened by a heavy dressing, their crisp flavor is able to take center stage. And of course, there’s the chicken. It’s tender and juicy, the perfect addition to this light salad. So break up the midweek lunch boredom or surprise your family at the next gathering. No matter how you serve this dish, you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t put chicken on coleslaw earlier!
Let’s get real, it can be hard to stick to AIP, especially when it means you have to skip the new trendy foods and flavors. With seeds and nightshades off the table, most of your spice rack has disappeared. When everyone is talking about pumpkin spice and you are avoiding half the ingredients, you may feel left out. Luckily, with a little kitchen creativity, it’s possible to come up with AIP-friendly versions of almost any flavor blend, including pumpkin spice. These AIP pumpkin spice waffles are proof that AIP doesn’t have to mean spice-free. Our pumpkin spice blend uses familiar ingredients to create a warming spice blend that skips the seeds and nightshades. Moist pumpkin waffles provide the perfect canvas to show off the spice blend. Whether it’s fall or the middle of summer, these waffles will have you thinking of crisp days and colorful leaves!
I love breakfast casseroles because they are so easy to make. Unlike pancakes, or waffles, or fried eggs, a breakfast casserole won’t have you standing in the kitchen for hours cooking no matter how many people are sitting at the table. But just because casseroles are easy, doesn’t mean they are bland. Just look at this AIP ground beef breakfast casserole! One casserole will easily feed 8 people and it’s chock full of flavor forward ingredients. The ground beef is the backbone of this breakfast dish, highlighted by the spinach and the peaches (or apples, just go for what’s in season) and finished off with a creamy cauliflower coconut sauce, spiked with tart lemon. All and all, it’s great breakfast that hits all the notes you want without any dairy or nightshades.
It may seem difficult to put together a tasty Easter dinner when you’re on AIP, but fear not! It’s not as difficult as you think, and you won’t have to make separate dishes for yourself and the rest of the family.
This recipe collection includes appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts that will all make you smack your lips. I’m pretty sure no-one will even realize they are AIP-compliant unless you decide to tell them!
To get the party started, I’ve added some of my favorite breakfast and brunch recipes. For me, the holidays (any holidays, really) are all about slow mornings and spending time with your loved ones, so I like recipes that are easy to whip up or prepare ahead. Casseroles are always a hit, and you won’t need much time for preparation.
Some of the appetizers on this list would make great breakfast dishes, also! For example the salmon cakes; they are sooo tasty – and also quite inexpensive, if you’re cooking for a large crowd.
If you wish to get by with as little cooking as possible, go with the pressure cooker pot roast and some bacon wrapped asparagus. But here’s my best advice: do not skip dessert!
My favorite dessert in this collection is probably the coconut cream pie, and you won’t have to be a professional chef to make it! If you want something even easier, try the blueberry crumble. Your guests will be talking about it long after the holidays!
Click here to see how you can make a super easy Easter morning breakfast pudding that is AIP-compliant!
Minimalism is having a moment right now. From capsule wardrobes to Marie Kondo, everyone seems to be embracing the philosophy that less is more. But what about dessert? I would argue that minimalism has a place in desserts too, and to make my point, look no further than this AIP Madagascan vanilla ice cream. This ice cream is free from dairy and refined sugar and it only has three ingredients. It doesn’t get much more minimal than that! Sure, you could easily use your vanilla ice cream as a blank canvas and dress it up with fruit, or nuts, or other toppings. But I’m here to tell you, if you invest in high quality ingredients for this recipe, this vanilla ice cream can stand on its own.