Main Dishes

One Pan Greek Chicken Meal Prep (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, AIP)

This one-pan greek chicken is the perfect dish for healthy meal prep! It's full of veggies, healthy protein, and features a dairy-free tzatziki. It's paleo, Whole30 compliant, and AIP with modifications. When I was first diagnosed with Hashimoto's, I tried to commit...

Cranberry Beef Jerky Bites (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

These cranberry beef jerky bites are an easy protein snack on the go! They're made in the oven with only 5 ingredients and are paleo, whole30, and AIP compliant. I have a confession to make... I have a serious thing for Epic bars. I mean, I am obsessed with these...

5 Meal Prep Mason Jar Salads (Paleo, Whole30 & AIP)

These 5 mason jar salads are an incredibly easy and delicious meal prep idea! It only takes a few minutes to put together a delicious, healthy lunch with veggies, protein, and a delicious dressing. These options are all even paleo, whole30, and AIP compliant. One of...

One Pan Taco Skillet Dinner (Paleo, Keto, Whole30, AIP)

This one-pan taco skillet dinner is so easy to make for a weeknight meal! It's packed with veggies, healthy fats and protein, and amazing flavor. It's dairy free, paleo, whole30 complaint, and AIP. Tacos are my husbands love language. Really, who doesn't love tacos?...

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken (Gluten Free, Paleo, AIP)

Thank you, Bob's Red Mill for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own. This slow cooker orange chicken tastes just as good as what you'd find in a restaurant! It's easily made in the slow cooker, and is paleo, gluten-free, AIP, and all around healthier! Growing...

Paleo One Pot Lasagna Skillet (Low Carb, AIP, Whole30, Keto)

This one pot lasagna features everything you love about lasagna without the grains or dairy! It's the perfect one pot meal for a busy weeknight that the whole family will love. It's paleo, whole30, AIP, and keto friendly.   Growing up in an Italian family, I know how...

Greek Chicken Burgers (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, AIP)

These Greek Chicken Burgers are paleo, whole30, keto, and AIP! They're topped with a dairy-free tzatziki and feature traditional Greek-inspired flavors. I'm not of Greek descent, but I'm obsessed with Greek food! Those fresh, Mediterranean flavors are always...

Plantain Tostone Sliders (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

These tostone sliders are the perfect way to satisfy your burger craving without the bun, and will leave you wondering why you've never tried this before! They're paleo, whole30, AIP. I didn't really commit to eating red meat until I was in my 20's! I didn't like the...

BBQ Chicken Poppers (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

These BBQ Chicken Poppers are the perfect summertime meal! Serve them as an easy dinner, or bring it to a fourth of July cookout as an appetizer. They're paleo, Whole30, and AIP compliant. There's nothing quite like BBQ chicken in the summertime. Heck, any time of...

Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)

These paleo spinach avocado chicken burgers are the ultimate healthy burger. They're packed with healthy fats, protein, and even hidden veggies. Make them on a weeknight, or serve them at a backyard cookout. They're paleo, Whole30, and AIP! Whether you're on a...

Blackened Chicken Avocado Berry Salad (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

This Blackened Chicken Avocado Berry Salad with homemade raspberry dressing is the ultimate salad! It's Paleo, Whole30, AIP, and a super healthy and flavorful salad. Let's be honest salad can feel a little boring sometimes. I used to roll my eyes at the thought of...

One-Pan Chicken Pesto With Vegetables (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)

This one-pan chicken pesto with vegetables is the perfect thing to make on a weeknight. It's paleo, Whole30, AIP, and incredibly delicious.   As life gets busier, I begin to appreciate one-pan meals more and more! I love cracking open my favorite cookbook and going to...

Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)

This chicken burrito bowl is the ultimate chipotle copycat! It's whole30 compliant, paleo, and AIP.   There are few things are universally popular and beloved here in America than Chipotle is. Everyone is obsessed with Chipotle. And for good reason! The food is good,...

Mexican Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

These Mexican sweet potato chicken poppers are the perfect easy meal with some extra flair to serve on a weeknight or pack for lunch! They're paleo, whole30, and AIP. Chicken poppers have been a game changer for me, and I'm constantly looking for more ways to spice...

Baked Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

This Baked Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salsa is the perfect spring dish! It's paleo, AIP, whole30 and is made with all real food. Strawberry season is one of my absolute favorite parts of spring and summer! Strawberries are just starting to pop up here in Texas,...

Bang Bang Shrimp (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

This bang bang shrimp will knock your socks off! You won't believe that it's paleo, Whole30, and has an AIP modification. One of the biggest things that held me back from healing with a real food lifestyle for so long was that I didn't feel like I could have delicious...

Sweet Potato Sliders (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

These sweet potato sliders are the perfect way to satisfy your burger cravings. They're Paleo, Whole30, AIP, and come with some delicious toppings! We're big burger fans in the Hoover household! We love pulling out the grill to make some juicy burgers with our own...

Paleo Crispy Chicken Nuggets (AIP, Chick-fil-A Copycat)

These paleo crispy chicken nuggets are the ultimate chick-fil-a copycat, complete with a honey mustard dipping sauce. Plus, they're even AIP compliant, and made without eggs! There are some meals that I had resided in my mind that I'd just never eat again. Chick-fil-a...

Paleo Salmon Meal Prep Bowls (Paleo, AIP, Whole30)

Thank you to ALDI for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.  When it comes to eating a real food diet, preparation is always key. Even with following a paleo lifestyle for years, I was especially reminded of this during my Whole30 this past month. Throughout...

Unstuffed Cabbage Roll (One Pot, Paleo, AIP, Whole30)

Recently, I've been seriously craving a new cabbage dish! Cabbage is so easy to find, so cheap, and so easy to use. I love cabbage, and cabbage rolls have always intrigued me. Then I thought about all of the rolling and new techniques I'd have to learn on top of...

Easy Beef and Broccoli (Whole30, Paleo, AIP)

This post contains affiliate links. Learn what that means here. As you can imagine, my kitchen is kind of always a wreck! Dishes piled high, tons of kitchen utensils, and lonely scraps of vegetable peels is a pretty normal sight in my kitchen by 10 AM. I'm sure you...

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Chow Mein (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Growing up, my family was all obsessed with Chinese takeout! We often had it as our Friday night easy meal, or would dine in on a lazy weekend. It didn't matter if we lived on Long Island, San Antonio, or Dallas, a new Chinese favorite was always found. Not only were...

Paleo Avocado Chicken Salad (Whole30, AIP)

If I were to define what makes a good meal in my book, it would probably be these three things... easy, nutrient dense and delicious! Meals like tuna salad, or chicken salad are one of my favorite meals that fit all of these requirements. However, it took getting a...

Mexican Breakfast Skillet (Paleo, Whole30, AIP, Egg Free)

Eggs are such a staple for breakfasts, and were probably one of the only real foods that I ate as a kid. Who doesn't love scrambled eggs for breakfast or a hard boiled egg for a quick snack? They're easy, convenient, and nutrient dense... but so many people (myself...

Instant Pot BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Here in Texas, Barbecue is a way of life. There are tons of BBQ joints in Dallas, and everyone goes crazy for them! Being intolerant to nightshades, I miss out on a lot of fun of BBQ. However, once I started making nightshade free BBQ dishes, I am a changed woman and...

Instant Pot Beef Pho (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

Pho started getting cool here in Dallas, TX when I was about 20 years old. I went from never really hearing about it to seeing tons of restaurants popping up, and dozens of friends posting their pho photos on social media. I first decided to join in on the fun several...

Super Bowl Paleo Nacho Bar (Whole30 & AIP)

I have a confession to make... when Super Bowl rolls around, I have to Google the date and what the heck team are playing every year. I am not a big football or sports person, but I am a big party food person 😉 The Super Bowl is about so much more than just football,...

Buffalo Chicken Dip (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

January isn't even over, and Super Bowl season is already here! Is it just me, or did that go really fast? I feel like I had no time to make the mental transition from reset time back into party food yet. But once I started thinking about all of the yummy super bowl...

Egg Roll In a Bowl with Ginger Cream Sauce (Whole30, AIP, Paleo)

This Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe brings back all of the flavor and nostalgia you love about egg rolls without the wrapper! Plus, the sauce is to die for. When it comes to any Asian takeout, I feel like everyone is always down for adding egg rolls to their order. Or at...

Easy Chicken & Vegetable Stir Fry (Paleo, Whole30, AIP)

I love fun, involved meals and recipes as much as the next person! However, sometimes all you want is an easy meal to throw together that's delicious, healthy, and easy to make. That's where I found myself this week. After all of the craziness of the New Year, I was...

Jicama Breakfast Hash (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

I'm a serious potato girl at heart. I loved french fries, mashed potatoes, and hash browns growing up. Oh, hash browns! I've eaten so many potatoes in my life... that is up until I was about 20. That's when I started embarking on the journey to take control of my...

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Chicken Soup (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

Happy New Year!! 2018 is here, and most of us are likely starting to feel the sugar crash of the holidays coming on. Regardless of whether or not you're doing a full on sugar detox or Whole30 for the new year, getting in more nutrient dense and healing foods is always...

Orange Chicken Poppers (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

We are knee deep in holiday party season with New Years Eve approaching fast, and before you know it, Super Bowl Sunday will be here! Truthfully, I'm down for delicious shareable food every day of the year, but there's no better time for tasty party food than right...

AIP Butternut Squash Soup (Paleo & Whole 30)

The weather is cooling off here in Texas, and I finally have an excuse to eat one of my all-time favorite soups... butternut squash! It's creamy, easy to make, and so nourishing. I find myself eating this soup at least once a week during the fall and winter, and have...

Paleo Minestrone Soup (AIP & Whole 30)

Italian food has always been one of my favorite cuisines. Growing up on Long Island and being of Italian descent, it's a natural favorite for me! The rich hearty flavors, the comforting smells, and the cheese and carbs... oh baby! When I was a kid and we went out to...

Paleo Cocktail Meatballs with Grape Jelly (AIP option)

The holiday season is here, and so are holiday parties! Nothing quite says holiday parties to me like tasty little cocktail meatballs. A yummy and satiating little appetizer that's easy to make, and one that everyone loves. It's exactly what I was trying to tap into...

Cranberry Sweet Potato Turkey Poppers (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

When I first shard the sweet potato chicken popper during the Super Bowl last year, I had no idea how much everyone would love them! My mother in law immediately brought them as a Super Bowl appetizer and told me how popular they were, and their popularity soon...

Paleo Zuppa Toscana In The Instant Pot (Whole 30 & AIP)

Growing up in an Italian family in New York, I was always a bit of an Italian food snob. My maiden name is very Italian, and my dad, who’s name happens to be Vinny, always joked the spaghetti sauce runs through his veins. My love for legitimate Italian food only grew...

Asian Chicken Poppers (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

Back in the day when I had a terrible meat aversion (I wasn't a vegetarian, I was a french fry-itarian) the only way I would eat meat is if it was in chicken nugget or hibachi chicken form. Seriously, I can count the number of times in my life that I had beef before I...

Easy AIP Lunch Ideas On The Go

Starting the autoimmune protocol can daunting in a lot of different respects. “What do I do when I eat out?”, “What do I have for breakfast?”, “What do I have for lunch?”, “What do I bring to work/school?”. Though I’m always learning and evolving, I feel like I've...

Breakfast Sausage Chicken Poppers (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

  Who doesn't love breakfast sausage? It's the perfect way to round out any breakfast and actually make it satiating! When I stopped eating carb bombs like big bowls of sugary cereal, bagel smothered in cream cheese, and syrup covered waffles, I turned to eggs and...

Easy Poké Bowl (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

I don't know what happened and when, but Poké is super hot all of sudden. Remember when frozen yogurt was widely popular? Poke is basically following in it's footsteps right now in the US. Tons of chains are popping up with custom bowls, options to customize, and fun...

Bacon Ranch Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

When I ask myself the question, "What flavors do I add to make this taste really, really good?", the answer is often "bacon and ranch". It's savory, creamy, and a total crowd pleaser all around, which is important for this time of year that's filled with backyard...

Plantain Carnitas Nachos (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

When it comes to comfort food, I've always been much more of a pizza person rather than nachos and tacos. I always thought nachos were salty, greasy, and not "bread-y" enough (because your girl loved some bread). I never really ate them or had them around too much....

Bacon Ranch Chicken Poppers (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

    You guys. They're back. When I first made my sweet potato chicken popper recipe, I fell in love fast. I was so excited to share them with the world and knew that they an amazing game day or party food that all guests would love. I shared them as a super bowl food...

Slow Cooker Carnitas (AIP, Paleo & Whole 30)

I was never really a big Mexican or Tex Mex food fan growing up. I grew up in an Italian family with Jewish roots in New York, so bagels and lox were my tacos, and marinara sauce (or if you're really legit, gravy) ran through my veins. Little did I know I'd eventually...

Carrot Leek Spring Soup (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

Happy almost Mother's Day! Soup in general always reminds me of my mom... she loves soup. My mom grew up in Budapest, Hungary where she apparently ate a lot of it, and I always felt pressured to like it. I never really wanted soup as a kid or a teen, and she...

Chicken Fajita Bowls (AIP, Paleo, Whole 30)

It's not always easy to be confident about making your old favorites AIP friendly. I've often asked myself, "Can I really make a pizza without cheese?", "How can I make oatmeal without oats?" My most recent question was, "How can I make fajitas without peppers and...

Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers (Paleo, AIP & Whole 30)

These chicken poppers are gluten free, paleo, AIP, and egg free, while still being delicious enough to fool anyone who regularly eats otherwise! Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers Are the Healthy Comfort Food You've Been Looking For...   Let me tell you a story about a...

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo (AIP & Dairy Free)

Spaghetti squash has been a staple vegetable ever since going gluten free in college. It's inexpensive, easy to prepare, versatile, and of course... it's basically vegetable pasta. I used to eat my spaghetti squash with a generous helping of tomato sauce from a jar...

AIP Salmon Patties (Paleo & Egg Free)

The initial push to make healthier choices is usually an easy transition in the beginning. Making a healthier breakfast, taking the stairs more often... it doesn't usually become a burden until it gets hard to keep up with, and you run out of ideas to make it creative...

AIP Instant Pot Chili & The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook Launch

The past few months, I couldn't think I could keep a secret... but I did! And man was it a good one, and it's finally here! The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook which I so proudly got the opportunity to contribute my own recipe to including my speedy AIP Instant Pot...

How to Make Perfect Gut Healing Bone Broth (Recipe)

"Obsession" is a strong word with potentially negative connotation. It's typically considered unhealthy to be obsessed with something or someone. However, I'm gonna make a call here and say that my obsession with bone broth is actually pretty healthy.  I've gone from...

Paleo Caulirice & Salmon Bowl (AIP)

My husband and I made the switch from predominately plates to mostly bowls a while ago. It was one of the best decisions we've ever made in all of the years that we've been married. I mean, we've been married for like 2 years, but still. I love bowls. There's...

Autoimmune Paleo Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Cauliflower Rice

"Snowed in" always sounded like such an adventure to me. Days at a time of just watching movies, hanging out with loved ones, and cooking delicious, delicious cold weather favorites. Well, I'm not actually snowed in right now like many of you are, but that didn't stop...

Autoimmune Paleo Slow Cooker Beef Stew

After some unseasonably warm weather, it has finally cooled off again here in Texas. I'm a huge proponent of seasonal, local food for over all wellness and healing, and what's a better cold weather dish than a warm, hearty stew? Not only is this stew made from...

Nutrient Dense Avocado and Beef Liver Pâté

When I was a kid, I hated meat. I hated the texture, I hated the taste, and considered the only acceptable way to consume chicken was in nugget or hibachi form. Yikes. Now, if you were to tell me that I'd be feasting on beef liver and having a grand ol' time, I...

Pork, Bacon and Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash (Autoimmune Protocol)

I've been loving squash this season, especially acorn squash. Can you believe I've only ever had acorn squash once before last winter? Squashes can be intimidating, but acorn squash has quickly become my favorite as it's so easy to prepare, and cook! I shared a paleo...

AIP Burrito Bowl (gluten free, grain free, paleo)

One of my favorite stories from my childhood was born in San Antonio, TX. A hotspot for authentic Mexican food, and the place I called home at 11 years old after spending the previous 10 years in New York. Raised on pizza with spaghetti sauce coursing through my...

Bison Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Anytime the temperature falls under 90 F degrees at any given time during the day in Dallas, I'm all like, "Leggings, and PSL's, and chunky socks! Let's do this!". 89 F in the middle of September is far from what I grew up with in Long Island, NY but it will have to...