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AIP Lemon Popsicle Recipe

Louise Hendon | April 5

Citrus fruits have a magical ability to brighten up any day, whether its snowy and cold or hot and humid. I’ll add lemon to almost anything, from cakes, to fish, to hot dricks, and beyond. There aren’t many flavors that lemon does not pair well with. These AIP lemon popsicles showcase one of my favorite flavor combos, lemon and honey. Like lemon, honey is one of those ingredients that I find myself reaching for no matter the weather. In the winter, I drink hot water with lemon and honey to warm up. In the summer, these popsicles use the same flavors to cool you down. This recipe couldn’t be easier. Popsicles last a while in the freezer, so if you have enough molds, doubling with recipe ensures that there are enough popsicles in your freezer for everyone.

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AIP Crockpot Chicken Recipes – 30 Family Favorites!

Louise Hendon | April 1

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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AIP Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Louise Hendon | March 28

For many people, the hardest part of embracing AIP is giving up take out and eating out at restaurants. Luckily, we’re here to make that process a little bit easier with this AIP sweet and sour chicken recipe. This recipe takes everything you love from your favorite Chinese food restaurant and mixes it up to create an easy meal that comes together in only 20 minutes Not to mention it’s AIP-friendly! So, if you find yourself craving takeout on your drive home, don’t reach for the phone a menu, just whip up this sweet and sour chicken to satisfy your cravings the right way!

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AIP Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Louise Hendon | March 28

If you’re worried about giving up your favorite sweets when you start AIP, don’t be. Giving up ingredients doesn’t mean giving up dessert! Look no further than this AIP pumpkin pie. It’s got everything you look for in a pie from the tender spiced coconut flour crust to the creamy dairy-free pumpkin filling. One pie will serve 5-6 people and even your non-AIP friends will ask you for this recipe. It’s the perfect ending to any dinner party and I mention it takes less than an hour to make? That’ll be our little secret. So, what are you waiting for? It’s pie time!

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AIP Red Velvet Smoothie Recipe

Louise Hendon | February 20

Red velvet cake is definitely out for those following autoimmune protocol. Luckily, red velvet flavors are not! With this AIP red velvet smoothie, you can have all the flavors you love in a healthy, and sugar-free, package. Red beets and bananas form the backbone of this smoothie with coconut milk for added creaminess. Carob powder provides the chocolatey goodness you expect from red velvet and a spoonful of coconut cream tops it all off. This smoothie is healthy enough for breakfast and indulgent enough for dessert.

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AIP Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

Louise Hendon | February 19

When you’re following autoimmune protocol, getting a pumpkin spice latte isn’t as easy as walking into your neighborhood coffee shop and placing an order. Between the dairy, the sugar, and any other additives crammed into the cup, sickly sweet store-bought lattes are off the table. However, all pumpkin spice lattes are not created equal. Our AIP pumpkin spice latte will put this fall favorite back in reach without all the inflammation-causing ingredients found in the original. So, if you find yourself craving that Starbucks latte, try this one instead. You just might be surprised with the results.

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Cheesy AIP Fettucine Recipe with Leek, Bacon, and Mushrooms

Louise Hendon | February 19

When you’re avoiding dairy and grains, you might think a creamy cheesy pasta is out of reach. However, with a few thoughtful substitutions, you can make a creamy fettucine that rivals any Italian restaurant. To make this dish autoimmune protocol-friendly we have to rebuild it from the ground up starting with the noodles. Leeks, garlic, and mushrooms add a lovely vegetable flavor to the cheese-less cheese sauce, which is made with coconut cream and nutritional yeast. With bacon and a few sprigs of flat leaf parsley to garnish, you won’t miss with dairy or the gluten in this recipe.

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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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