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30 Best AIP Recipes (+ Easy Meal Ideas) – Tricks and Tips

30 Best AIP Recipes (+ Easy Meal Ideas)
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Don’t get stuck on boring and bland dishes when you’re on the AIP!

These AIP recipes aren’t just AIP-approved, they’re also surprisingly delicious.

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Whether it’s Hashimoto’s, IBD, or Type I Diabetes, it’s tough to be diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

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Take comfort in knowing that you’re not alone.

There are AIP recipes out there that help heal your gut without saying goodbye to good food.

The Autoimmune Protocol, or AIP, is a diet derived from the Paleo diet.

The goal is to fill your diet with nutrient-dense foods that nourish the gut.

It’s a little bit more restrictive than Paleo, which can be overwhelming especially if you’re just starting out.

These stress-free AIP recipes are a breeze to make and call for easily accessible ingredients. Most importantly, they actually taste good.

Start your gut-healing journey today with these AIP recipes!

Chinese takeout is absolutely not good for the gut at all.

But in case you’re missing the scrumptiousness of orange chicken, this recipe brings good news.

In just 30 minutes, you get to enjoy sweet and tangy orange chicken and a bonus side dish: broccoli rice.

It has wholesome ingredients like raw honey, orange, and coconut aminos.

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You can recreate that popular orange chicken sauce while adhering to AIP.

The AIP may sound incredibly restrictive. But with a bit of creativity, you can eat Hamburger Helper and nourish your gut at the same time.

Isn’t that great? See, AIP isn’t so bad.

This recipe is made with ground beef, coconut milk, tomato sauce, elbow pasta, and seasonings for a rich dish. How awesome is that?

If you’re in the mood for stuffed food, this recipe has your name on it.

Unfortunately, the AIP diet prohibits nightshade vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers.

That means no stuffed bell peppers for you!

But that’s okay because this stuffed acorn squash makes for a fantastic alternative.

Stuffed with ground pork, apples, onions, and dried cranberries, this dish has the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

Craving comfort food? Nothing will satisfy you more than chicken soup! 

Chicken soups are supposed to be hearty, cozy, and loaded with chunks of chicken and veggies. 

This AIP chicken soup checks all the boxes.

And because it’s cooked in the Instant Pot, your participation here is very minimal.

Just throw the ingredients into the pot and forget about it.

Curry and other spices are technically not allowed in the AIP. But there’s an easy workaround.

So, if you’re as obsessed with curry as I am, don’t worry. You can still enjoy this warming stew even when you’re on AIP.

It features grass-fed beef, pumpkin, and loads of AIP-approved spices (cinnamon, ginger, and turmeric).

This pseudo-curry still manages to taste like curry even without curry.

Give your regular dinner a fun Thai twist with these drunken noodles! 

No, there’s no alcohol in this dish. Yes, it’s phenomenal.

This soup combines tender beef, flat noodles, and a creamy and umami-rich gravy sauce.

You use cassava pasta for the noodles here.

If you haven’t tried it, it’ll surprise you with just how much it tastes like real spaghetti.

Just because you can’t have flour in AIP doesn’t mean you can’t have pie!

Thanks to cassava flour, you can still enjoy a slice (or three) of this scrumptious tarragon chicken pot pie.

Adding flavor to the chicken filling are mushrooms, tarragon, lemon juice, and a rich, savory bone broth.

The pie crust is the show-stopper here, though. You’ll be blown away by how shockingly flaky it is, just like the real thing.

Move over General Tso: this chicken dish is nutritious, healing, and mouthwatering.

Combining the flavors and textures of chicken, broccoli, and a heavenly sauce, this dish tastes just like the original. 

While the chicken and broccoli are the main features of the dish, it’s the sauce that steals the show.

It has a mix of apple cider vinegar, coconut sugar, coconut aminos, ginger, ketchup, and garlic.

The sauce is sweet, salty, and a little bit sour, all at once.

The fact that salmon is delicious no matter how you cook it makes it my absolute favorite fish.

I don’t mind eating salmon sashimi every day, but I don’t mind mixing things up with this ginger-lime salmon, too.

Here, the salmon fillets rest on a bed of vegetables and are bathed with a puree of onions, garlic, ginger, lime juice, and sweetener.

The complementing flavors of the tart lime, soothing ginger, and sweetener are simply divine.

Tom Kha Gai is a popular Thai soup with a creamy coconut base. 

The broth is infused with fresh lime, ginger, and lemongrass, giving it refreshing flavors with a kick.

Fill the broth with chicken, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and vegetables.

You’ll have a nourishing and comforting meal in a bowl.

This dish is for you if you love combining savory meats with sweet sauces. I can’t get enough of how insanely good this dish is!

It’s soft and juicy tenderloin pork at the bottom, and a mouthwatering blueberry sauce on top.

This dish is the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

You’ll also love how it’s so easy to make, yet exquisite enough to be served on special occasions.

Chicken thighs are given a sweet, savory, and spicy treatment with this super easy AIP recipe.

Yes, it’s possible to enjoy spicy food even when you’re on AIP.

Sure, you can’t have chili peppers, but there are lots of AIP-approved alternatives out there.

Here, the thighs are seasoned with dried ginger, onion powder, garlic powder, and turmeric, giving them a perfect hint of spice.

Tabbouli is a chopped salad made of parsley, tomatoes, bulgur, and onion dressed in a lemon vinaigrette.

Sounds delightful, amirite? The only problem is, you can’t have grains in the AIP. But that’s okay, you can still try tabbouli even without bulgur.

The trick is to swap it out with raw veggies, like radishes and jicama.

They add a crunchy texture that’ll give more character to the salad.

One of the most unfortunate things about the AIP diet is that you can’t have potatoes while you’re on it.

That means you’ll have to say goodbye to French fries for a while.

But in case you’re missing its crunchy goodness, these green banana fries are for you.

Don’t worry, these fries don’t taste like bananas at all! This snack manages to mimic the flavor and texture of regular fries.

Having to give up eggs, flour, rice, and potatoes makes it a little challenging to come up with breakfast dishes.

Here’s one recipe to make life better. 

This turkey apple breakfast hash will fill you up with the scrumptious flavors of fall.

This salmon curry tastes like real curry, without needing nightshades.

The key is to swap out these inflammatory veggies and spices (cumin, cayenne, peppers, paprika) with AIP substitutes.

These spices won’t only flavor the dish beautifully, but will also make your entire house smell like curry heaven.

This stir-fry is complete with pork tenderloin, broccoli, cabbage, mushrooms, and more! It’s as colorful as it is delicious.

Adding oomph to the mix is a hot and sour sauce, which is made from bone broth, coconut aminos, ginger, and apple cider.

Serve the dish over cauliflower or broccoli rice and enjoy!

Once you learn how to make this AIP pizza crust, you can enjoy pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day.

This opens up tons of meal options for you!

This AIP pizza crust is made with tapioca flour, coconut flour, baking soda, vinegar, and gelatin.

It takes 10 minutes to prepare, and the rest is up to the oven.

You’ve heard of cauliflower and broccoli rice, but are you familiar with spaghetti squash rice?

Basically, you’ll chop up some spaghetti squash, and voila, you’ll have turned the pasta into rice.

This rice alternative is for you if you like savory dishes with a hint of sweetness.

Joining the party in this stir-fry are ground pork, green onions, ginger, and coconut aminos.

If you’re missing the crunchy and creamy greatness of avocado toast, this alternative is waving at you.

Instead of bread, you’ll use crispy slices of sweet potatoes.

For the topping, you’ll use egg-free cilantro mayo, turmeric onions, avocado, and radishes.

The spices don’t only add flavor, but also help boost your immune system.

The bright and sunny hue of this soup alone already tells you how delicious and nourishing it is.

Aside from zucchini, you can also use or add broccoli, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, kale, or carrots.

It’s not really the vegetables that matter, but the broth.

Flavored with coconut milk, turmeric, and cinnamon, this soup is wonderfully rich, creamy, and warm.

This noodle soup has a wonderful medley of meats and vegetables cooked in fresh herbs. It’s hearty, cozy, and absolutely delish.

You’ll love the variety of flavors and textures here.

There’s chewiness from the noodles, earthiness from the mushrooms, savoriness from the pork, and more.

Here’s another cozy and comforting soup that’ll warm not just your body, but your heart and soul as well.

Savory ground pork is paired with kale and carrots for a perfectly balanced soup. 

The broth base is a combo of coconut milk and chicken broth infused with garlic, onions, herbs, and spices.

These empanadas are filled with sweet and savory Cuban picadillo and enveloped in soft and flaky crusts.

The picadillo is a lovely mix of ground beef, turnip, cranberries, and olives.

It’s seasoned perfectly with coconut aminos, bay leaf, garlic, and Italian seasoning.

The crunch from the turnip and chewiness from the cranberries give the filling amazing textural varieties.

There’s cauliflower rice, and then there’s cauliflower risotto.

This dish takes the humble veggie into a whole new realm of deliciousness.

The rice is mixed with butternut squash and flavored with coconut milk, nutritional yeast, bone broth, and herbs. 

This risotto is sweet and savory, rich and creamy, and absolutely amazing.

This flatbread is another recipe that opens up a lot of AIP options. Once you’ve made flatbread, your meal choices are limitless.

You can use it as a pizza crust or smother it with your favorite spreads. 

You can also serve it with soups and stews. Flatbread makes for a fantastic dipping vessel!

This recipe has a merry mix of zucchini noodles, pan-seared scallops, and an olive oil and lemon vinaigrette.

The scampi is bright, refreshing, and perfect for the summer.

Start your day with this colorful breakfast porridge!

Packed with butternut squash, shredded coconut, ginger, and turmeric, this porridge is high in anti-inflammatory foods.

Also, the flavor combinations are awesome. This porridge is sweet and nutty with a bit of a kick.

This chicken Alfredo will satiate your creamy pasta craving! 

While the sauce doesn’t contain butter, cream, and parmesan, this Alfredo is still pretty awesome. 

The secret is to use coconut cream, bone broth, and a ton of fresh herbs!

If you’re looking for a special dish for a special occasion, look no further than these grilled pork chops.

The chops are perfectly moist and juicy.

Seasoned with nothing but salt and pepper, this recipe really shines the light on the simple flavors of pork chops.

Giving it an extra oomph, though, is a sweet, tangy, and spicy pineapple salsa that’s served on top of the chops. Yum.

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