Avocado Quesadilla (AIP/ Paleo/ Whole30)

I’m always looking for creative ways to jazz up my meal-time staples. I love avocados. They are a delicious healthy fat and are a really good source of fiber, so they are great for helping to stabilize blood sugar & promote satiety at meal time. Sometimes I get bored of eating plain mashed or sliced avocado, so I decided on Saturday afternoon to experiment with an AIP Avocado Quesadilla. Let me tell you… I was freaking out at how tasty this thing was! I haven’t had anything that tasted like a quesadilla since my pre-AIP college days when I would

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Easy Roasted Cabbage (AIP/ Paleo/ Whole 30)

I’ve been in a vegetable rut lately. Do you ever get stuck in patterns of making the same recipes over and over again? We eat a lot of red cabbage in our family, but we usually cook it on the stove or in the Instant Pot. I recently decided to change it up and roast it instead. Folks, this Easy AIP Roasted Cabbage is my new favorite & easy vegetable side dish! It’s amazing how much flavor is packed into four simple ingredients. This cabbage is savory and tender with just a little bit of crunch. It’s also so simple

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The Role of Medication on the Autoimmune Protocol

Many autoimmune diseases are marked by high levels of constant pain or severe symptoms, making it almost impossible to function without medication. The Autoimmune Protocol and conventional medicine are NOT mutually exclusive and can actually compliment each other very well. In this post, I want to talk about medication and AIP and how you can use this information to make empowered decisions in your healing.  I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2013, and I have ALWAYS needed medication in order to manage my symptoms. Going without medication was never an option for me. So, it is possible to successfully

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AIP Valentine’s Day Menu

Holidays that center around food can be challenge if you’re new to the Autoimmune Protocol, especially Valentine’s Day. This pink and red holiday conjures up images of romantic candle-lit dinners, sparkling champagne, and chocolate covered strawberries. This definitely poses some challenges when you choose not to eat those things. While going out to eat is possible on AIP, It can feel like more of a challenge than it’s worth. So when you don’t eat chocolate or drink champagne, what else can you make this Valentine’s Day that still feels special? Babe, I’ve got you covered with this ultimate AIP Valentine’s

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10+ Valentine’s Day Date Ideas That Don’t Involve Food

I met my husband in college, we had only been dating for a few months when I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2013 and I started following the Autoimmune Protocol soon after. So we never really had a “normal” dating experience. We didn’t go to dinner and a movie or out drinking like the other couples our age. We had to get creative with our date ideas since they couldn’t revolve around food. Over the years I’ve saved these date ideas and pulled them out on Friday nights or special occasions like Valentine’s Day. I’m excited to share with

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15+ AIP 30-Minute Meals for Quick & Easy Dinners

Who doesn’t love a quick and easy dinner recipe? If you are new to the Autoimmune Protocol, I bet you are wondering if you will always have to spend your entire life in the kitchen. Am I right? Cooking, just like any other skill, gets easier and faster with practice. So, don’t worry. You will feel like a kitchen queen soon enough. That being said, it is always helpful to have a few quick & easy meals to throw together at the end of a long work day. That’s why I’m sharing with you my favorite 15+ AIP 30-Minute Meals

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