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AIP Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli Recipe

Louise Hendon | June 1

At first glance, Chinese food doesn’t look like a good match for AIP, with rice, noodles, and tofu. But the truth is, with a few exceptions that need to substituted (I’m looking at you soy sauce), many of the foundational ingredients of Chinese cuisine are already AIP friendly. If you need convincing, look no further than this AIP Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli recipe. It delivers the craveable taste you’d expect from Chinese takeout, in under a half hour, with only one speciality ingredient, which you probably already have in your cabinets. It’s a no brainer weeknight meal that you’ll find yourself making again and again!

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26 AIP Popsicle Recipes to Make You Smack Your Lips

Louise Hendon | May 29

Grabbing a nice, refreshing popsicle from the cooler when you’re enjoying a sunny day on the beach… That’s something you probably didn’t think you’d be able to do on AIP, right?

This delightful recipe collection is here to prove you wrong. 26 amazing popsicle recipes, each one more delicious than the other – and they’re all ok to devour on an AIP diet.

What makes most store-bought popsicles so bad for AIP?

First of all, they’re usually packed with a huge amount of sugar! Another thing you should watch out for are all kinds of preservatives, artificial sweeteners and food colorings.

Not to mention dairy and chocolate, which may cause a lot of trouble and inflammation.

Enjoy popsicles that won’t wreck your diet!

Making popsicles is so easy, you’ll soon wonder why you haven’t tried it before. You get to choose your favorite ingredients – and they’re real foods, nothing artificial or so strange you can’t even pronounce it.

Let’s not forget about the costs! When you’re making these at home, you can fill up your freezer with healthy treats and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg. For some of these, you only need 3 or 4 ingredients.

I admit this list is going to cause problems… How do you decide which one you should make, first? If you have kids, I suggest you let them pick a favorite.

For me – I would start from the beginning and give every recipe a try…

Check out this video to see how easy it is to make healthy coconut popsicles.

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AIP Creamy Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

Louise Hendon | May 21

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.

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AIP Chicken Coleslaw Recipe

Louise Hendon | May 15

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!

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AIP Avocado Salad Recipe

Louise Hendon | May 9

Salads can get boring for even the most veg-loving herbivores, but the food restrictions on AIP take things to a whole other level. This lettuce-free AIP avocado salad recipe is a fresh new take on lunch.

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AIP Pumpkin Spice Waffles Recipes

Louise Hendon | May 8

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!

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AIP Ground Beef Breakfast Casserole

Louise Hendon | April 24

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.

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