Hi Friends and Family –
I don’t have a lot to share this time around as I’ve been sticking to the recipes I’ve done in the past like the AIP Sweet Potato Chili (which I’ve shared below) and Paleo Chicken Soup, which I shared in a previous post. Even though it’s in the 80s in Los Angeles, I’m switching to more fall-centric meals, warm and hearty!
PALEO PORK EGG ROLLS, recipe here!
Cost: $10 – $50
Rating (1-10): 10
Review: You guys….this! Eric and I wanted to do a “date” night and make some fun food and I found this recipe and couldn’t get it out of my mind, and I am so glad I was determined to make it. This was, in my opinion, just like the real thing. I modified the sauce recipe provided in the link and it was still super yummy. The shell is made using yuca root and it very carby, but also a freaking vegetable, so a much healthier choice than your average egg roll!
Notes: Yes, if you need to buy all new ingredients it is too expensive, but I will continue to beat the drum that if you do this diet on the regular you will have most of these ingredients on hand. I myself had most of the ingredients in my cupboard and spent maybe $15 to make nine huge egg rolls, next time I’ll make smaller ones!
AIP STEAK W/ MUSHROOM, THYME & SWEET POTATOES, recipe here!
Rating (1-10): 7
Review: This meal was quick and easy! Which is so nice once in awhile, when I am getting busy at work it is nice to have something I can quickly throw together but that also nourishes my body! I am not gung-ho on steak, but sometimes it hits the spot and I LOVE mushrooms ;).
Notes: $30 for 1.5 – 2 lbs of quality steak, plus the sweet potatoes, thyme, and mushrooms.
PALEO FRIED PICKLES, recipe here!
Cost: $5 – $35
Rating (1-10): 10
Review: OK, so clearly these were good, I couldn’t even wait to eat these before I took the picture…that and I forgot. I did not make my own pickles, but you certainly can. I was able to find Paleo (but not AIP) compliant pickles at Whole Foods (Sonoma Brinery Sliced Wild Wild West pickles). I also used (2) beaten eggs to dredge my pickles in before I coated them in the flour mixture, but you can easily omit this. I also found a delicious paleo “ranch” sauce to dip these in, or if you’re like me, a no-mato ketchup would be so good!
Notes: I only needed to buy pickles for this one! The sauce requires paleo mayo and chives, but most ingredients are standard spices you’ll likely have handy.
“PALEO” BREAKFAST BURRITOS, recipe here!
Rating (1-10): 9
Review: This was my own creation, granted it wasn’t too inventive, but dammit I wanted a breakfast burrito! I used grass-fed cheddar from Whole Foods, pastured eggs, organic avocado, uncured/nitrate-free bacon, and cassava flour Siete brand tortillas!
Notes: $20 and you can make up to 10 burritos with all of the ingredients, pretty good I’d say!
AIP TOM KHA GAI SOUP, recipe here!
(photo cred: Guts by Nature)
Cost: $22 – $35
Rating (1-10): 8
Review: I’ve mentioned before that I love Thai food and I miss it so much, but this soup really helps with those cravings. If you’re Paleo and not strictly AIP, you can add in the chili oil and spices giving you an even more authentic feel. I recommend adding more mushrooms to the soup, but I like mushrooms so I am biased.
Notes: This recipe is super affordable and will give you 4-5 meals!
AIP CARROT & SWEET POTATO CHILI, recipe here!
(photo cred: Autoimmune Wellness)
Cost: $35 – $40
Rating (1-10): 8
Review: This was one of the first recipes I ever tried when I jumped on the AIP bandwagon! Autoimmune Wellness was the site I used to get started, they provide a FREE startup guide that includes, among other useful information, a 2-week meal plan and a YES and NO list of food items you can hang up in the kitchen. This AIP chili recipe was on that 2-week meal plan and I’ve been making it ever since, Eric especially likes it, it’s full of flavor and gives you meals for days (you can even freeze it to make it last longer).
Notes: It’s pricey for me because I’ve been lazy and buying my bone broth and not making it, but I also make pretty bad bone broth and Kettle Fire brand makes bomb broth (you can find it at Whole Foods, EPIC brand also makes delicious broth) and that’s what I use in this recipe!
AIP HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN SALAD, recipe here!
(photo cred: Autoimmune Wellness/Grazed and Enthused)
Rating (1-10): 9
Review: I don’t like salads, I never really have, but this recipe is so good! I don’t know what it is but it hits the spot and is filled with tons of good veggies. I think it has something to do with honey mustard, I used Annie’s organic honey mustard as I’ve reintro-ed mustard, this type uses apple cider vinegar.
Notes: This recipe will last you a few days and can even work as a side to a hot meal!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’ve decided to do a non-traditional meal and I can’t wait to share what I make. Hope you’re all happy and healthy and ready for the upcoming holidays!