I’m a big coffee fiend, and having to give up coffee even for a week seems tough! So, what about on AIP?
Can you still drink coffee just without the regular milk? Or do you have to switch to tea completely instead?
Quick answer: No.
On strict AIP, it’s suggested you omit coffee. This is partially because of the caffeine in coffee and partially because coffee is made from a “bean” and so could potentially have other issues for autoimmune condition sufferers.
So, just switching to decaf coffee isn’t a solution unfortunately.
Luckily, there are delicious alternatives…
One of my favorite coffee substitutes on AIP is chicory root coffee. While it doesn’t taste quite the same (it’s a bit milder), it does make a great caffeine-free, coffee alternative.
And you can add in your favorite AIP-friendly creamers like coconut milk (and coconut oil) with a dash of honey to make a simple morning cup of coffee.
Prefer lattes and frappucinnos? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Check out the 18 AIP coffee recipes below for all sorts of delicious concoctions that’ll make you forget about Starbucks.
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 frys, 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!
One of my best friends is vegetarian, and she once asked if I did much work for the meatless crowd.
I honestly don’t.
Although I understand that people choose to become vegan or vegetarian for many reasons – and respect that – I hadn’t thought very much about recipes that would work for those who don’t eat meat.
Part of the reason is that meat has a lot going for it, nutritionally speaking.
While there are many ways to get iron for example, you’d struggle to find the volume you can get from a serving of liver, beef, or even shellfish from a plant.
So meat has a lot to offer those who make it a regular part of their diet.
Still, she really got me thinking. There are probably more than a few people out there with an autoimmune condition who would like to improve their health through food who just do not eat meat.
Well friends, it’s your lucky day!
This is my soon-to-be-famous fragrant AIP coconut curry recipe. It’s full of taste and devoid of meat or fish.
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 34 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!
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?
Have a read through these 35 AIP Cauliflower Recipes and discover more new ways to use this versatile vegetable. Continue reading
Asparagus is often known as the world’s healthiest food. And it’s easy to see why! This slender veggie is packed with vitamins C and E, not to mention full of folate and dietary fiber. It’s also super easy on the digestive system, making it perfect for an AIP lifestyle!
Although it has a notoriously short growing season, I always try and use as much asparagus as I can when it’s around in farmers’ markets or the grocery store.
In honor of these lovely summer days, I’ve put together my favorite asparagus-forward recipes- from simple preparations on the grill to elaborate mains and side dishes, all perfect for summer!
One of my favorites is the asparagus salad with fennel – where a veggie peeler creates beautiful ribbons of both vegetables for an elegant main course salad.
And here’s a bonus tip: not only are these recipes good for AIP, but most are also Keto and Paleo-friendly too!
From warm afternoon picnics to evening firework displays, the Fourth of July always make me think of the great foods of summer. So many AIP-friendly foods are a natural fit for this time of year, from easy grill-able veggies, like sweet potato or asparagus, to delicious summer berries, perfect for dessert.
So, to get ready for fireworks season this year, I’ve put together my favorite AIP-friendly Fourth of July recipes.
With over thirty recipes, this list is perfect for a day of friends, family, picnics, parades, and, of course, fireworks! From easy summery dips and salads, like a mayo-free coleslaw, to avocado burgers and chicken skewers for main courses. I’ve even put some great red, white, and blue dessert options on this list, like a fantastic summer berry trifle, perfect for celebrating Independence Day!