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New to the Autoimmune Protocol or a seasoned AIPer? Looking for AIP Resources? There’s always something to learn about this healing diet and lifestyle! When I first started out, I took baby steps, wading uncertainly into the unknown! Now, there are so many fantastic resources available. I will update this from time to time as the AIP Community grows. Here are some trusted links to help you get started on your AIP journey.
- The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: An Allergen-Free Approach to Managing Chronic Illness, by Mickey Trescott : This is the first cookbook I bought that features solely AIP recipes. Mickey’s the author of the website Autoimmune Paleo and her cookbook features simple and delicious recipes that my family enjoys. I bought mine from Amazon.ca (here’s the link) as I’m in Canada. If you prefer a digital copy, you can get it here.
- The Paleo Approach Cookbook, by Sarah Ballantyne : If you love nutrient dense and tasty recipes with loads of nutritional information, this is the book for you. From the author of the popular website The Paleo Mom. Here’s the link if you’re buying from Canada.
- The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook, by Angie Alt : A gem of a cookbook, covering easy-to-cook and tasty recipes from strict elimination stage AIP recipes to reintroductions. The digital copy can be bought here.
- He Won’t Know It’s Paleo, by Bre’anna Emmitt : If you’re looking for American-style comfort food that’s AIP to boot, you’ll be very happy with this AIP cookbook! By the author of the recipe site He Won’t Know It’s Paleo. Click here to get a copy in Canada. Get the digital copy here.
- Nourish: The Paleo Healing Cookbook, by Rachael Bryant : I love cooking out of this cookbook, Rachael’s tastes are similar to mine as we both love bold, flavoursome foods! If you’re like me or Rachael, you have to check out her totally AIP cookbook. The Canadian link is here.
- New! AIP Holiday : By Bre’anna Emmitt, the author of He Won’t Know It’s Paleo (see above), this festive cookbook features holiday staples ranging from turkey to dressing and dessert. Her Spiced Bread Pudding with Rum Cajeta Glaze looks wickedly good!
- New! AIP & Paleo Holiday Sweet Treats : Love treats but have no idea how to create delicious AIP versions? This darling cookbook by Laura Vein, a trained pastry chef and fellow autoimmune warrior, will have you baking up shortbread cookies, cranberry cake, and much more!
- New! AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook : Think your days of tasty Cajun cuisine are over without the spices or roux? Tara Perillo, the AIP Cajun Lady, will make you think otherwise. Her recipes are no-fuss, nutrient dense, and most of all, delicious. I love her Shrimp and Okra Gumbo recipe!
- The Paleo Approach Dinner Club : I contributed a 5-course menu with detailed recipes for this e-book, which is a unique resource for AIP recipes and ready menus for dinner clubs, special and festive occasions, or even everyday dining.
- 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts : Out of ideas for breakfast on the AIP? You’ll be spoiled for choice with this e-book put together by Eileen Laird and the AIP blogging community. This is my go-to cookbook for breakfast ideas. I contributed several recipes to this cookbook!
- 28 Days of Low-FODMAP AIP, 28 Days of AIP, and 28 Days of One-Pot AIP : Each of these three e-books by Christina Feindel of A Clean Plate comprises of 4 1-week meal plans with shopping lists, making it really convenient by taking the often time-consuming menu-planning step out of the equation. The low-FODMAP version is a great resource especially if you are eating low-FODMAP in addition to AIP.
- SAD to AIP in Six : If you need some group coaching and support to transition your way from the Standard American Diet (or any other gluten and grain-filled diet, in fact) to the AIP, Angie Alt’s 6-week program will ease any uncertainties and set you up for success.
- AIP Batch Cooking : Mickey Trescott’s batch cooking program dedicated to wholesome AIP dishes comes complete with meal plans, shopping lists, tutorial videos and much more, which will teach you to batch cook efficiently and allow you to maximise your productive time in the kitchen.
The Paleo Approach Approved Websites
A growing list of blogs/ websites with a focus on the Paleo AIP as outlined in The Paleo Approach. If you’re following the protocol, you can rest assured that the recipes featured at the sites mentioned below will be AIP or otherwise clearly indicated.
- A Clean Plate
- A Squirrel in the Kitchen
- Adventures in Partaking
- Alt-ternative Autoimmune
- Anne Angelone
Specific information & other recipe websites
- AIP and low FODMAP Food List from Petra 8 Paleo : On the AIP and not seeing optimal results? Considering the low FODMAP diet? Petra 8 Paleo has a definitive list of approved foods that are AIP and low FODMAP.
- The AIP Food Pyramid from Phoenix Helix : For visual folks used to seeing diets depicted on a food pyramid, this is a helpful resource.
- The Paleo Approach Yes/No/Maybe So list from The Paleo Mom : Uncertain whether a particular food is AIP-safe or not? This downloadable pdf is my go-to quick reference.
- Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtables from Phoenix Helix : Love variety? Check out the weekly roundtable of delicious Paleo AIP recipes, hosted by Eileen Laird. There’s no excuse for food boredom on the AIP!
- Stalkerville : Another great site featuring user-submitted recipes and advanced search options if you’re looking for recipes featuring specific ingredients or themes, etc.
- Eileen Laird hosts the fantastic AIP-centric Phoenix Helix Podcast every other week. Check out the different interesting topics covered in each episode.
- The Autoimmune Connection hosted by Christina Feindel of A Clean Plate is a series of videos on various topics pertaining to autoimmune disease, diet and lifestyle.
- Autoimmune Paleo Batch Cook Session by Mickey Trescott. This really helpful virtual batch cooking session video shows how straightforward batch cooking can be for AIP home cooks, as Mickey demonstrates how she prepares several dishes and weekly staples in slightly over an hour.
Did I miss your preferred resource? Any new ones to share? You can contribute by commenting below!