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Paleo Spinach & Artichoke Dip (AIP & Whole30)

This paleo spinach and artichoke dip is a delicious party appetizer! It's dairy-free, AIP, and whole30. It isn't a party without spinach and artichoke dip, right? I've been to parties with people who really don't like vegetables, but love spinach and artichoke dip!...

Pomegranate Guacamole (Healthy, Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

This pomegranate guacamole is the easiest holiday appetizer! It's paleo, AIP, vegan, and a total crowd pleaser with all holiday guests. During the holidays, the very last thing I want to do is prep another labor-intensive dish! Between all of the complicated sides,...

Paleo Thankgiving Cornbread Stuffing (AIP & Grain Free)

This paleo Thanksgiving Cornbread Stuffing is made with a corn-free cornbread, and all of the classic stuffing ingredients that you know and love! It's paleo, AIP, grain free, and perfect for the holidays. When I asked some of my readers what they wanted to see for...

Apple Cranberry Sauce (Paleo, AIP)

This apple cranberry sauce is made with fresh ingredients and zero refined sugar! It's paleo, AIP, and everyone will love it at Thanksgiving. The jellied cranberry sauce from the can was always a must at Thanksgiving for my family. It would literally still have the...

Grain Free Paleo Cornbread (AIP)

This grain-free cornbread is made without any actual corn! It's paleo, AIP, and tastes shockingly similar to the real thing. I love cornbread. I mean... not real cornbread. I loved the jiffy cornbread mix! You know... the one in the little blue box? Yep. That was my...

Detox Carrot Slaw Recipe & The Truth about “Detox”

This detox carrot slaw is an amazing way to support your bodies natural detox pathways! It's made with real food ingredients and is a simple side dish to enjoy. Detox has turned into such a spammy word. When we hear it, we think about detox tea, detox pills, radical...

Strawberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce (AIP, Paleo)

This Strawberry Balsamic BBQ Sauce is a nightshade-free BBQ sauce that's paleo and AIP! It's smoky, sweet, and tastes just like the real thing for those who can't tolerate tomatoes. There's no escaping BBQ when you live in Dallas, TX. Ribs, brisket, and creamed corn...

Loaded Sweet Potato Tater Tots (Paleo, Dairy Free, AIP)

These loaded sweet potato tater tots are the ultimate healthier junk food! They're made with real food paleo ingredients, but taste like they're straight off of a food truck. There's something about summertime that always has us craving that nostalgic ballpark-style...

Baked Plantain Chips (Paleo, AIP)

These homemade baked plantain chips are crunchy, salty, and delicious! This recipe is a healthy, paleo, AIP snack that's so simple to make at home. I had never eaten plantain chips until I went paleo. I don't think that I even knew what they were! Little did I know...

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Dressing (Paleo, AIP, Whole30)

This Anti-inflammatory Turmeric Dressing is the perfect addition to salads, roasted vegetables, and proteins. It's paleo, AIP, whole30, and super delicious! Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner! I love this time of year. I love the feeling of the...

Sweet Potato Latkes (Paleo, Whole 30, AIP)

Happy Hanukkah, friends!! This holiday hold a lot of happy memories for me. I grew up celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah... my dad was Catholic, and my mom was Jewish. As I grew up, I chose to become a Christian myself and don't really celebrate Hanukkah anymore,...

Hasselback White Sweet Potato (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

I've been seeing hasselback potatoes around a lot more recently... and I was intrigued. I'm a big fan of getting creative with sweet potato (enter sweet potato chicken poppers) and this seemed like a great opportunity to have a little fun! So I broke out a sharp...

Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows (Paleo & AIP)

This post contains affiliate links. Mashed potatoes were hands down always my favorite holiday side dish. I loved having a creamy, starchy, butter-y to pair with turkey! That is, until I was introduced to sweet potato casserole with marshmallows just from perusing...

Oregano Garlic Cream Sauce (Whole 30, Paleo, AIP)

Though I firmly believe that a real for lifestyle is filled with nourishing, and enjoyable flavors, there's no denying that you do miss out on some classic, comfort food favorites. It's easy to miss the rich, heavy creamy sauces if you're dairy free, or complex...

Grain Free Blueberry Coconut Granola (Paleo & AIP)

Back in the day, granola was one of my favorite snacks. I love yogurt, and granola and fresh berries are the perfect topping. Right before I went AIP, I used to bring in greek yogurt with chocolate granola and blueberries every single day to work. It was my absolute...

Paleo Avocado Cauliflower Hummus (Whole 30, AIP)

If you read any women's health magazines, you would think that hummus is one of the most essential foods for health. It's paired with chips as a side with veggies, as a snack, or on a pita wrap at lunch. Seriously, what is it with "diet" food and hummus? But being a...

Avocado Cilantro Lime Sauce (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

I was never a big sauce person... unless it was tomato sauce, of course. That is, until I got on the autoimmune protocol and married my husband. My husband loves sauces, and dipping, and I love adding extra flavor to spice up meals! The thing about sauces are they can...

Loaded Holiday Parsnip Mash (Paleo/AIP “Mashed Potatoes”)

Mashed potatoes were always my favorite Thanksgiving side. Actually, potatoes were just my favorite everything. I remember people joking at the table that all I ate were the mashed potatoes and bread, and I was perfectly content with that. Who needs turkey when you...

AIP Avocado “Potato” Salad

Few things say summer like a backyard BBQ, and one is never complete without a cool, rich potato salad. Back in my potato days, I was more of a potato chip gal, than potato salad. But seriously, if something is both creamy, and starchy, sign me up. After figuring out...

Oven Roasted Red Cabbage (AIP, Paleo)

On my ever evolving journey to try to eat more vegetables, cabbage was one of the last things that I tried. Something about the entire head just intimidated me. I have to cut up and eat all of that? Eventually, I realized that if I could do it with a spaghetti squash,...

Oven Baked Plantains Recipe | Autoimmune Paleo

This post contains affiliate links. Learn what that means, here.I get a lot of questions when I eat plantains. And I eat a lot of plantains so I get a lot of questions. "Are those baked bananas", "How do you make those?", "Why do you eat them?". Plantains have quickly...

AIP Guacamole (Nightshade free, Autoimmune Protocol)

Let me start out by saying that I love avocado and gucamole. I'll eat it with a spoon, plop it on just about anything, and hashtag the living daylights out of #whereistheavocado emoji... but seriously though, where is it? Living in Dallas and being surrounded by Tex...