I’ve officially been following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) for 5 weeks! For information on what got me to this diet check this post out.
AIP is hard! Really, really, hard. However, it’s totally worth it for how amazing I’m starting to feel. My mind feels more clear than it has since I had my son almost 5 years ago, I’m not dealing with nearly as much fatigue and I’m having pretty much all “good” days.
Honestly I had no idea how lousy I was feeling. I thought I was mostly doing pretty well the last several months prior to mono. Wow!! What a difference.
As promised I wanted to share my meals with you this week so that those of you following AIP can have some meal plans and recipes! Enjoy!
Breakfast– Leftover chicken and lettuce (We were in a hurry to get to the splash park!)
Lunch at the splash park- Avocado, Epic Bison Cranberry Bacon Bar, nori, kombucha, dried fruit, salad (freshly picked from my friend’s farm!!)
Snack– A bit of this amazing Chicken Liver Pate and a couple prunes
Dinner– (A sweet friend made us dinner!) Roasted chicken, salad, beet kraut, magnesium water
Breakfast– Breakfast skillet with butternut squash, broccoli, beet, bacon, and arugula cooked in tallow. Roasted dandelion and chicory root “coffee” . Spoonful of coconut butter- yum!
Lunch– Chicken Liver Pate, salad, fermented ginger carrots, beef bone broth, coconut butter, and my daily herbal tea blend
Snack- dried fruit, coconut butter
Dinner– Sweet potato, homemade chicken soup (used leftover chicken from Monday in bone broth right out of the crock pot. Chopped in a garlic scape and loads of cilantro, added a little bit of salt and chowed down!), coconut butter (this gives me the sense of having a “treat” and adds lots of extra calories. I’m trying to keep from loosing any more weight)
Breakfast– Breakfast “smoothie”- I use this term lightly because it was VERY thick. I was out of coconut milk so I used coconut butter. It was more like ice cream- 1 frozen banana, 1 avocado, 1 cup cooked sweet potato, 1 cup frozen spinach, 6 pieces frozen pineapple, 4 frozen strawberries, 2 T coconut butter, 1 T Inner-Eco Coconut Water Probiotic. This is at least 1300 calories
Lunch– Finished the Chicken Liver Pate, Chicken Broth, Salad, Kombucha, Beet Kraut
Dinner– Canned salmon, 4 Ingredient Flatbread, peas, salad, Zucchini cheese (left out the parsley)
Breakfast– Chicken bone broth, beet kraut
Lunch– Sardines, salad, coconut butter
Snack– Coconut butter, dried fruit
Dinner– AIP butternut squash risotto, grilled chicken, coconut milk
Breakfast– Small smoothie (1/2 frozen banana, 1/2 C coconut milk, 3 frozen strawberries, 3 frozen pineapple chunks) Cooked frozen veggies (rainbow cauliflower, beets, spinach), Roasted dandelion root and chicory “coffee”
Lunch-Broth, salad (I had a stomach ache so I didn’t eat much)
Snack– coconut butter
Dinner– Beef w/ zucchini cheese (it tasted like a cheeseburger!), salad
Breakfast– I overslept so I just had a tiny bit of chicken and some lettuce
Lunch– Chicken liver pate, fermented ginger carrots, salad
Dinner– Broth, beef, Fermented beet kraut, homemade marshmallows
Breakfast– Salad, banana
Lunch– Epic bar, fermented ginger carrots, coconut butter, nori
Dinner– Crock-pot chicken wings, sweet potato fries, lettuce
I hope these will help my fellow AIP’ers with some recipe ideas! You don’t have to make things super complicated to follow AIP and you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen!
Come back next week and see what other yummy dishes I’ve created! Follow me on Facebook for all my blog updates! I’ll also post more photos of some of my meals!