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35 Creative AIP Cauliflower Recipes

Louise Hendon | December 20

Cauliflower is the unsung hero of the AIP diet…

…and that’s not just because you can use cauliflower to create replacements for naan bread, pizza crusts, tacos, and rice.

Although we’ll admit, that’s a big part of why we love cauliflower so much! Finding AIP-friendly alternatives to our favorite dishes can make the diet much easier to stick to, after all. But you can use cauliflower in much more creative ways, too.

From delicious dips to simple sides and exciting entrees, you can turn cauliflower into pretty much anything! You’ll find all sorts of surprises in this list – did you know cauliflower makes a great base for AIP hummus?

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36 AIP Chicken Breast Recipes That Will Knock Your Socks Off

Louise Hendon | December 19

Sometimes, AIP feels like a constant battle.

On the one hand…you feel so much better.

On the other…you get so bored of eating this way. Sitting down to the same boring chicken and salad every night…none of the various flavors and textures and aromas you used to enjoy.

Well, fear not!

There is a cure for food boredom.

No, we can’t change what foods are allowed on AIP. But we CAN help you prepare them in new and interesting ways!

Changing up how you season and prepare a simple chicken breast can do wonders for dinner time. It takes it from just chicken to a delicious AIP-friendly meal that won’t make your autoimmune disease flare up!

In this post we’ve got chicken soups, stir fries, dinners, and more, in all kinds of flavors: citrus, honey, garlic, ginger, asian-inspired, classic American, and more.
Try a few and end the boredom!

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36 AIP Chicken Thigh Recipes Your Family Will Devour

Louise Hendon | December 19

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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36 Simple but Sensational AIP Spinach Recipes

Louise Hendon | December 19

By now, everyone knows how nutritious spinach is. And how can you not? It’s the original superfood! And, although it’s perfect for people on AIP, a spinach salad day after day can get a little dull. That’s why I’ve put together this list of 36 AIP-friendly spinach recipes.

Forget the salads – we’ve developed tons of finger-licking recipes chock full of this hearty green! From savory spinach chicken meatballs to creamy spinach and avocado dips, you’ll find spinach in every nook and cranny of this list.

From super-trendy “green smoothies” bursting with greens to spinach guacamole (trust us, it’s delicious!) to salt and lime spinach chips (perfect for snacking!), every recipe is nutrition-filled green bomb of delight! You’ll be as strong as Popeye with this list of AIP-friendly spinach recipes.

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24 Comforting AIP Casserole Recipes

Louise Hendon | December 19

If you’re looking for delicious and easy AIP casserole recipes to serve for dinner, then you’ve come to the right place!

You want to serve your family hearty and nutritious meals, while still sticking to the autoimmune protocol.

But most recipes on the internet (including most casserole recipes) are filled with ingredients like cheese, wheat, and nightshades that you have to avoid on AIP.

That’s why we’ve come up with this list of 24 AIP casserole recipes… to make your dinner time a breeze.

Just note that we’ve made suggested AIP substitutes for some of the recipes that use one or two ingredients that aren’t considered AIP-compliant.
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AIP Crockpot Chicken Recipes – 30 Family Favorites!

Louise Hendon | December 19

Grab some chicken on sale, get your crockpot out, and start creating AIP-friendly meals that everyone in your family will love!

While some may consider chicken a boring choice of meat, I have to disagree. Some of my favorite and most flavorful recipes are made with chicken, and I love how versatile it is.

Just one look at this recipe collection will prove my point… We’ve got chilis, soups, curry, wings – and they’re all made effortlessly in your slow cooker.

Slow cooking is great when you want to:

  • prepare ahead for the week; just cook your choice of chicken to use in lettuce wraps, salads etc.
  • save time; you won’t have to stand by the stove with your pots and pans all day.
  • skip the massive clean-up; quite often crockpot recipes are one-pot meals.

One of my favorite make-ahead recipes must be the shredded chicken. You can eat it with anything; lettuce wraps, AIP-friendly naan bread or throw it on top of some greens and you’ve got delicious lunch ready in 3 minutes.

If you’ve ever wondered how to cook a whole chicken easily, this video gives you the perfect instructions. Please omit the black pepper to make this AIP-friendly. You’ll also get a bonus tip on how to make mouth-watering, homemade broth!

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35 Easy And Appetizing AIP Tuna Recipes For Busy Cooks

Louise Hendon | December 19

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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AIP Carnivore Diet – 22 Recipes ANYONE Will Love

Louise Hendon | December 19

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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AIP Dessert Recipes [Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo]

Louise Hendon | November 21

I know how tough being on the autoimmune protocol (AIP) can be, so hopefully this giant list of AIP Dessert Recipes will make life a bit easier for you!

I know some of you also have coconut allergies or you’re just tired of eating too many coconut products to replace everything else, so there’s a dedicated list of coconut-free AIP dessert recipes as well below.

I’ve worked really hard to ensure everything is 100% AIP-compliant, but my eyes were going dizzy trying to check through so many ingredient lists, so if there are any errors then please send us an email at [email protected] to let us know.
Thanks!

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59 Healing AIP Smoothie Recipes [Autoimmune-Friendly, Paleo]

Louise Hendon | September 15

Breakfast is one of the toughest meals on any diet because you want something quick and easy but also delicious and filling to start your day. Luckily smoothies fit that bill perfectly. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 65 AIP smoothie recipes to help you heal your body but also enjoy your food.

If you’re not familiar with the AIP diet, then AIP stands for Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. So, there are no dairy ingredients, eggs, nuts or seeds, or any nightshades in these recipes.
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36 Easy AIP Recipes That Won’t Stress You Out

Louise Hendon | August 29

I love to cook, but there are days I don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. But folks often assume that, because I’m on AIP, I have to spend hours in the kitchen making special meals. They couldn’t be more wrong!

Over the years, I’ve collected a number of easy and AIP-friendly recipes that take me minutes to prepare, whether it’s a five-minute flatbread or a three-ingredient side dish.

With this list of 36 recipes, you won’t be stuck all day in the kitchen. No matter if it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, these are tried-and-true tasty recipes that won’t eat up half your day with cooking.

And just because they’re easy doesn’t mean these recipes are boring! How about delicious coconut flour waffles? Or garlic and lemon wilted chard? Each of these recipes let fantastic ingredients shine through with their elegant simplicity, all while letting you get on with your day!
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