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My AIP Thanksgiving Meal Plan! (including leftover plans)

AIP Thanksgiving


I have been on AIP for 5 months now and am seeing lots of great progress and healing.  A couple months ago I began working with a nutritional therapist who has helped immensely.  She identified that I have issues with coconut and fruit so my Thanksgiving is looking even more limited than AIP!

The last couple weeks I’ve been pursuing AIP meal plans and they all seem to include lots of coconut and apples so I’ve carefully prepared my own menu plan.  I thought I’d share it here for others to get some recipe ideas!!

It’s only going to be the 3 of us this year but I’m planning to cook a ton of food- we love leftovers (check out my leftover plans below!)

Breakfast– We always do a big breakfast and then eat our Thanksgiving meal around 3pm.  For breakfast this year we’re planning to have yogurt (I’ve reintro’ed raw milk yogurt) with this Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash and roasted brussel sprouts

Mid-Day Snacks- Pate with rosemary crackers (I’ll make these Wednesday), fresh veggies and apple (for my hubby and son)

Turkey- We got a local pasture raised turkey which I will brine on Tuesday and Spatchcock cook on Wednesday cook with the “pillowcase” method (using cheesecloth soaked in melted butter!!) on top of veggies  carrots, onions, garlic) 

Sides- Mashed sweet potatoes with homemade marshmallows on top, Cauliflower Mashers with Gravy (regular potatoes for the boys), Mushroom Stuffing, beets, arugala salad, and green beans

Desserts- Chocolate Avocado Pudding (I’ll make this with hemp milk which I’ve reintroduced), Pumpkin Pie Pudding (also made with hemp milk)

Drinks- Bubbly water, Ginger Honey Switchel, Birds and Bees Teas Inner Peace Tea

Leftovers- Stromboli (we’ll make this with leftover turkey and fresh herbs), Pizza (there’s a great no coconut option),  Shepard’s Pie, Turkey Bone Broth (and lots of soups), Butternut Squash Risotto (I’ll cook this w/ turkey fat, in turkey broth and add in some chopped turkey).

Hope this helps you plan for Thanksgiving! What are you making this year?

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