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As I mentioned in my life update, I have started the Autoimmune Protocol. I needed this reset very badly. I had been eating a lot of junk, my fertility was lacking, and I just didn’t feel good in general. I’m pretty sure I was eating things that I am sensitive to. If nothing else, I was eating a lot of junk and not a lot of fruits and vegetables. I needed to clean my body out and fill it with nutrient dense foods. I could do better, but I’m doing the best I have in a long time. To see the kinds of things that I am eating, follow me on Instagram.
Today is day 15 of AIP for me. Two weeks from tomorrow I get to start reintroducing foods, but I am still a long ways off from once again eating the primal foods I miss the most (I don’t miss wheat…I miss butter, cheese, and the ability to use eggs). And I may not even be able to eat them once I do try to reintroduce them. It took me awhile to work through the feelings of deprivation. The first week was filled with days of “I hate food! This is stupid! I don’t want to eat anything!” while at the same time feeling very weak from not eating enough calories.
Soooooo glad I made it past that stage.
Anyway, because that transition was so hard for me, and because I know it is just as hard if not harder for many other people, my “Things I Love” post for this month is going to be a feature of some recipes that I made this month that helped me feel normal, satisfied, and healthy. (P.S. There aren’t that many because I’m only posting recipes I’ve made in the past two weeks, and I’ve been eating a lot of leftovers and salad)
AIP Recipes I Love
Pot Pie; The cauliflower crust, when made with lard, tastes exactly like mashed potatoes. So. Good.
Chicken Curry; Make sure you use the AIP compliant curry in this recipe and the one below.
Curried Broccoli Soup
AIP Sandwich: AIP Pita, Avocado Mayo (pesto would be good, too),Zucchini Cheese, and the meat and greens of your choice. It really feels like a sandwich and it tastes delicious!
Zenbelly Meatballs (Replace sesame seed oil with more fish sauce or coconut aminos); good over Cauliflower Rice
Coconut Oatmeal; for a very filling non-leftover breakfast
Ground Meat Stir Fry – Simply sautee your favorite ground meet with carrots, onions, garlic, some greens, and any herbs or spices of your choosing. Great on its own for breakfast or over cauliflower rice.
Spaghetti and Meatballs – Make a basic meatball recipe of your choosing; we usually just do garlic and herbs. Serve with Nomato Sauce and Zucchini Noodles. The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook has a good recipe that we used as a guide.
What are your favorite AIP meals?
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