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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60+ AIP Comfort Food Recipes

I consider creating comfort food recipes a byproduct of this past year. Let’s be honest, I think most of us seek comfort in food. It’s a natural, biochemical response. Our brains release feel-good neurotransmitters in response to those pleasurable foods and, as a result, we want to return to them time and time again. That being said, I do think it is possible to make comforting food choices that are still supportive of our healing. That’s why I’ve been personally motivated to recreate some of my favorite comfort food classics this past year. So… I give you the ultimate AIP

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Chicken & Waffles (AIP/ Paleo)

In case you haven’t noticed, my latest hobby is taking Standard American Diet comfort foods and turning them into nourishing Autoimmune Protocol & Paleo recipes. At least one good thing came out of 2020… These Chicken & Waffles (AIP/Paleo) are everything that is good about comfort food. You’ve got carbs, crispiness, crunchiness, salty & sweet, and the perfect amount of fat. All together this dish makes my mouth water. You can always find my husband standing over the plate of chicken counting out each person’s portion before it even makes it to the table. To get the juiciest, most tender

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What is Carb Flu? and how to avoid it

So you’re about four days into starting the Autoimmune Protocol and you feel like total crap, experiencing everything from headaches and fatigue to achy muscles and brain fog. At this point you’re probably thinking, “What is happening? I thought this protocol was supposed to help me feel better, not worse?!” Don’t worry, you don’t have the flu… at least not the viral kind! You’ve got carb flu. When you switch from a conventional diet that is low in healthy fats and high in grains and processed sugar to one that is, well, the exact opposite, there is a good chance

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4 Tips to Reduce PMS Naturally

Learning how to reduce PMS and balance hormones naturally changed my life. When I began following the Autoimmune Protocol in 2014, the very first improvements I noticed were actually in my menstrual cycle, not my autoimmune disease. Up until then, my periods were awful: I’m talking a special-level-of-hell type of awful. I suffered from horrible mood swings that left me feeling like I was losing my mind 3 weeks of out the month, constantly oscillating between anxiety, paranoia, and depression. Then, during the one week per month I didn’t feel crazy, I experienced debilitating cramps that required eating NSAIDs like

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The Dirty Secret Behind Smoothies

Are smoothies healthy? In a health-conscious world where smoothies seem to reign supreme, they might not be as good for you as you think. Sure, that apple-beet-spinach-parsley smoothie has a vibrant-green glow and a lot of vitamins and minerals, but it actually may be wreaking havoc on your blood sugar, sabotaging your weight-loss, and messing with your hormones. Let me explain… Blood Sugar Liquids are metabolized much faster than solid food, even after chewing. So anytime you throw food in a blender, no matter how “healthy” it is, you’re setting yourself up for a big sugar rush and even bigger

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