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STOP RIGHT THERE! Do NOT pass by this recipe just because of the dreaded “L” word! These are seriously delicious and you WILL NOT know that there’s liver in them.

Don’t believe me? My family didn’t either, but my husband accidentally ate one of my muffins and only realized halfway through that it was mine … he then texted me and said “oops, sorry, I ate one of your muffins – they’re not bad and they really DON’T taste like liver!”

So, if you’re trying to “up your nutrient game” and sneak some liver into your bellies, give this one a try!

~~~~~

This recipe was inspired by Kate Jay’s (of Healing Family Eats) Blueberry Liver Muffin recipe that was only presented in the 2021 AIP Summit. Don’t miss out on the next summit – sign up today

TigerNuts

If you’re just getting started on the AIP and you haven’t heard of TigerNuts, I’m sure you’ll be running across recipes soon that call for one iteration of them or another.

TigerNuts flour was one of the first ingredients I decided to try when I started my personal AIP journey, and I have to say they’re probably one of my favorite AIP dietary discoveries. You’ll find lots of recipes posted in my AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group that calls for them, and I think the flour makes some of the best AIP cookies  – especially when it comes to taste, texture and crunch! 

Before we go any further, you should know that they’re not nuts at all, they’re actually tubers, so they’re 100% AIP elimination stage compliant! Woohoo! (You can learn more about them in my post about unfamiliar foods you’ll run into on your AIP journey, and on my affiliate’s website – TigerNuts USA)

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AIP Blueberry TigerNut Muffins with Hidden Liver

Blueberry TigerNut Muffins with Hidden Liver

Yield: 1 Dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIP Recipe Collection ♥ The easiest way to love liver! Shhhh - no one needs to know what's in them.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with 12 paper liners.
  2. For best results and a fluffier texture, ensure your blueberries are thawed and drained, and if your chicken livers were previously frozen, ensure they're fully thawed and dried on paper towels.
  3. Add chicken livers and banana to a food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl, add the oil and maple syrup and mix well.
  5. Add TigerNuts flour, arrowroot starch, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt and mix until combined.
  6. Prepare your gelatin egg by placing the gelatin in a small bowl. In a separate bowl combine water and apple cider vinegar. Pour the water and vinegar mixture over the gelatin and whisk well to combine completely.
  7. Immediately add the gelatin egg and blueberries to the batter and mix to combine - do not over mix.
  8. Spoon mixture into the muffin liners, making sure you have blueberries in each.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until just cooked and a toothpick tester comes out clean. Do not overcook.
  10. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!


These are delicious when warm or cold - try splitting a muffin open and lightly toasting if you want to warm them up.

FREEZER FRIENDLY - For optimal freshness, freeze what you won't eat in a few days and simply thaw them in the fridge overnight.

Notes

Feeling unsure that you or your family will enjoy these? Try adding 1/3 Cup of dried fruit to the mix at the same time you add the blueberries - this will add a bit more sweetness. (Ensure your dried fruit is unsulphured and does not contain added sweeteners or non-compliant oils or preservatives).

This recipe for Vanilla Cupcakes comes to you from one of our very own members in the AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group. She’s generously offered to share her yummy recipe with us here so the whole AIP community can enjoy it! 

Julia has been testing many AIP cakes and cupcakes and couldn’t be happier with her final results and is ready to share! (Her recipe is adapted from a recipe for Vanilla Cake on the Loving it Vegan website.)

♥ Thank-You Julia ♥

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Vanilla Cupcakes

Yield: 1 Dozen Cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIP Recipe Collection Group Member Julia Bearden ♥

Instructions

  1. Sift dry ingredients together into a large bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together wet ingredients.
  3. Make a well in the dry ingredients, add the liquid ingredients in the well and mix with wire whisk until just combined.
  4. Place cupcake liners into cupcake/muffin pan and fill each with about 1/4 cup of the cupcake batter until it is gone.
  5. Bake at 375 for 15 min. Lower temp to 350 and bake an additional 5min.
  6. Allow to cool 5 to 10 min and transfer to wire rack.
  7. Makes 12 cupcakes. The tops turn out more like muffins but the inside and taste are spot on like a cupcake especially once you add icing.

Vanilla Frosting

  1. Using the whisk attachment on your hand mixer combine the first 3 ingredients and whisk on high until creamy icing consistency is achieved, approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Turn mixer to low and slowly add arrowroot starch. Whisk for another minute or two.
  3. If piping icing, put the icing into a piping bag and place it in the fridge for 5 min before piping.

Notes

The tops turn out more like muffins but the inside and taste are spot on like a cupcake especially once you add icing.

The texture is even better the second day, so they're a great treat to make in advance.

Freezer Friendly - freeze for 15-20 mins on a baking sheet and then store in an air-tight container, removing as much air as possible. Defrost overnight for best texture.

 

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Finding a good AIP Cookie recipe that has the texture and crunch of a traditional cookie can be tough, but these simple little cookies have that covered! You can whip up a batch in no time at all and have your kiddos help you roll them into balls to be baked. They remind me of sugar cookies crossed with a hint of that familiar peanut butter taste .. but without the peanut butter of course!

If you want to make these cookies coconut free, you could probably safely use an alternate oil like extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil or tigernut oil.

TigerNuts

If you’re just getting started on the AIP and you haven’t heard of TigerNuts, I’m sure you’ll be running across recipes soon that call for one iteration of them or another.

TigerNuts flour was one of the first ingredients I decided to try when I started my personal AIP journey, and I have to say they’re probably one of my favorite AIP dietary discoveries. You’ll find lots of recipes posted in my AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group that calls for them, and I think the flour makes some of the best AIP cookies  – especially when it comes to taste, texture and crunch! 

Before we go any further, you should know that they’re not nuts at all, they’re actually tubers, so they’re 100% AIP elimination stage compliant! Woohoo! (You can learn more about them in my post about unfamiliar foods you’ll run into on your AIP journey, and on my affiliate’s website – TigerNuts USA)

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TigerNuts Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Yield: 2 Dozen
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the first quantity of TigerNuts flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, making sure there are no clumps.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, TigerNuts flour, maple syrup and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Stir well to thoroughly combine. You will need to use your hands to fully incorporate.
  5. Using your hands, roll the dough, about 1 Tbsp. at a time, into a ball and place on the parchment lined baking sheet. Continue until all the dough has been used – you should have about 2 dozen.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, until they are starting to firm up on the outside.
  7. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring the cookies to a
    wire rack to continue cooling completely.

Notes

These cookies keep well in an airtight container and can even be frozen and enjoyed straight out of the freezer!

If you want to make these cookies coconut free, while I haven't tried it, you could probably safely use an alternate oil like extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil or TigerNut oil.



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STOP! Wait right there … don’t just scroll to the lists of goodies! This is meant to be an AIP Snack Guide, not just a list of deliciousness. If you’ve been around these parts before, you know that my goal is to empower you on your autoimmune healing journey, and that means providing a bit of education and information along the way. There are actually a few factors to consider … so here we go!

Rumbly In My Tumbly

So, your tummy’s grumbling – is it really hunger pangs or is it just your digestive system doing it’s job? Did you know a growling stomach doesn’t always signal that your body needs nutrients but, rather, that your migrating motor complex, or MMC, is busy at work? Interestingly, interrupting the MMC’s cleansing process by snacking or grazing throughout the day can cause dysbiosis in the gut. Since many of us with autoimmune disease have digestive issues and the root of good health begins in the gut, I encourage you to read up a little further on your migrating motor complex to make sure you’re supporting your body as best you can. (I found this article on the topic very easy to understand.)

Snack Attack

If you think you’re actually having an AIP snack attack I want you first to ask yourself – WHY? Why am I hungry? Am I really hungry? What does my body actually need right now? Have I had enough water to drink today, maybe I’m just thirsty? Am I having a bad day? Am I stressed, emotional or maybe just bored? Have I had enough to eat today? Did what I ate really satisfy me? Have my meals (including breakfast) been well balanced with protein, fats and good carbs? Am I getting enough good, restorative sleep? (People who aren’t getting enough sleep tend to make poor food choices – it’s a fact!)

Because we do a LOT of cooking on the AIP, it can be easy to fall into opting for less filling/satisfying meals like salads with a little protein on top. Or maybe we’re plain sick and tired of cooking and we’ve really been slipping with our food intake, leaning on less than nutrient dense conveniences like AIP pastas. While there’s nothing wrong with these things from time to time, we really need to make sure we’re achieving nutrient sufficiency and balancing our blood sugar, or yes, we’re going to come down with a serious case of the hangries! 

Now, all that said, I’m not going to say you should never snack – that would just be ridiculous! What I want to do here is arm you with some quick, easy ideas and healthful AIP convenience options to keep you fueled for when the need arises.

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Quick & Easy:

  • Apple slices with a drizzle of coconut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Tigernuts – they’re not nuts but you might be nuts about them! (learn more here)
  • Dates stuffed with tigernut butter, coconut butter or coconut oil and a pinch of salt 
  • Frozen grapes
  • Melon – keep some cut up and ready to go
  • Veggies and AIP guacamole or AIP hummus (lots of recipes in my Facebook Group and a few below)
  • Coconut yogurt (make sure it’s compliant or try making your own)
  • Roll compliant sliced meat with a smear of AIP guacamole or hummus and handful of microgreens
  • Olives (make sure they’re compliant – try Shop AIP or my Amazon Storefronts – USA / Canada / UK)
  • Sauerkraut or pickled veggies (make sure they’re compliant – lots of recipes in my Facebook Group)
  • Leftover meatballs (one of my favorite recipes below)
  • Plantain or sweet potato chips and AIP dip (lots of dip options in my Facebook Group and some below)
  • Canned tuna, salmon or sardines / chicken salad or tuna salad 

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SHOP AIP – Your go-to shop for the AIP – Shop with confidence knowing someone else has read the label and made sure it’s compliant for your healing journey! Everything is clearly marked as compliant for the elimination stage or each phase of reintroductions. From salty to savory or sweet, crunchy or chewy, Shop AIP has you covered. Be sure to check out the “Snack Attack” bundle and use the search feature to narrow down over 100 snack options!
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WILD ZORA  – Delicious AIP options – meat and veggie bars, freeze-dried stews and soups, dehydrated real fruit snacks, hot cereal and even convenient raw honey sticks! They have variety packs and bulk offerings to help you stock your pantry. Perfect for every day snacking, travel, brown bagging, hiking, camping and emergencies! Just click “shop” and then “AIP Compliant.” 
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SWEETPOTATO AWESOME – Truly awesome AIP snacks with simplest ingredients! Try the AIP Sampler Pack or use it as a guide to help you select the AIP compliant products and just order your favorites!
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TIGERNUTS USA – If you’re missing nuts and a quick crunchy snck, these tiny tubers will likely do the trick! Eat them plain or use them whole or flaked in AIP granola, use the flour to easily make tigernut butter and so many more amazing AIP treats and snacks!
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EAT G.A.N.G.S.T.E.R. – Delicious and Convenient AIP Elimination Stage Compliant Cookie & Cake Mixes that you can use in a variety of ways. 
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SWEET APRICITY – Decadent AIP Compliant Caramels, Marshmallows and Caramel Sauce (perfect for dipping your apple slices in) – be sure to shop the AIP offerings.
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PALEO ANGEL POWER BALLS – Delicious AIP Cookies – be sure to shop the AIP offerings. Save 10% when you subscribe to the Power Baller Club. Gift Cards Available!
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LOVEBIRD AIP CEREAL – If you used to offer your toddler Cheerios as a snack, this is the health AIP compliant option. This AIP cereal has the look and crunch of a traditional cereal, and there’s a great cause attached – every purchase helps support pediatric cancer research.
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SERENITY KIDS FOODS – These shelf-stable BPA-free pouches of baby and toddler foods are perfect for EVERY AIPer! You can read more about why I personally use these products for myself in my blog post – click here – they make a convenient snack and delicious too!
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AIP SNACKING ON AMAZON – I’ve compiled lots of categorized shopping lists on Amazon for AIPers – pantry items, snacks, treats, hard to find ingredients and so much more!
Check out all of my suggestions on Amazon in the AIP Recipe Collection Amazon Storefronts – USA / Canada / UK.

PALEO ON THE GO – On the AIP we have to prep and cook almost everything meal that we eat – it’s exhausting! Give yourself a break and try Paleo on the Go! Beyond meals and sides, they offer treats and snacks like AIP compliant Paleo Pop Tarts, cobbler, cakes, muffins, cookies, and bone broth pops (seasonally). 
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What snack is complete without coffee (substitute) or tea?

SIP HERBALS – The BEST Coffee Substitute we’ve ever tasted!
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PIQUE TEA – Top Quality Toxin Free Tea! Be sure to avoid adaptogenic blends during the elimination stage of the AIP – stick to the herbal tea blends, Matcha or Turmeric. 
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While snacks don’t have to be complicated, sometimes a recipe or two for inspiration is all it takes to keep you on track. There are honestly so many great options, I simply can’t include them all here, so join me in my Facebook Group and utilize the group search – click here to join!

Sweet Snacks

Apple Pie Cereal Bars – AIP Recipe Collection
Berry Coconut Panna Cotta – Downshiftology
Carob Avocado Mousse – Sweet Treats Blog Spot (use tigernut milk or additive free coconut milk)
Cherry Ginger Gummies – Autoimmune Wellness
Chewy Apple Plantain Cookies – Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP
Love Bird Cereal Cookie Clusters – AIP Recipe Collection
Matcha Mint Fat Bombs – Body Unburdened (check out my matcha recommendation here)
Pumpkin Spice Granola – Autoimmune Wellness

Savory Snacks

Avocado Cauliflower Hummus – Unbound Wellness (It’s like a hummus/guacamole hybrid – so good!)
Bacon Beef Liver Pate with Rosemary and Thyme – Autoimmune Wellness
Butternut Breakfast Bites – Adventures in Partaking
Coconut Flour Naan – My Heart Beets
Creamy Avocado Caesar Dressing/Dip – AIP Recipe Collection (it’s coconut free!)
Microwave Salsa – Unskilled Cavewoman
Supah Guac – Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Superfood Sardine Salad – Phoenix Helix (tasty on top of Sweetpotato Awesome slices – coupon above)
Quick Salmon and Leek Pate – Healing Family Eats
Tzatziki – AIP Recipe Collection

There’s An App For That!

Another great source for all things recipes and meal planning is REAL PLANS Meal Planning App – This app is perfect for pretty much any diet (you can read my full review on it here) but it’s completely customizable and totally geared to those on the AIP – and yes – it has snacks! You can even tweak it further for additional food sensitivities and nutritional requirements and add recipes from around the web or personal favorites – it truly makes life on the AIP easier! There’s even a 10-day money back guarantee so there’s no risk in trying it out –  SUBSCRIBE HERE. 

 

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Okay, so we’re cutting out dairy on the AIP, nuts and grains too … so what’s left for options when it comes to “milk” on the AIP?

Great question! I’m going to keep it plain and simple – you have 4 options during the elimination phase of the AIP: Coconut Milk, Tigernut Milk (Tigernuts are not nuts, they’re tubers), Avocado Milk and Banana Milk.

All four of these can easily be made at home, and quality additive-free coconut milk (NOT coconut “beverage”) can be found in lots of stores these days (warning – be sure your coconut milk contains nothing but coconut and water – no other ingredients, emulsifiers or thickeners like guar gum, locust bean gum, etc. You can find additive-free coconut milk using my shopping resources – click here, and some brand recommendations here.)

While there are variations of these recipes available online, the following are the basics.

Coconut Milk:

4 Cups Hot Water 
1 1/2 to 2 Cups Unsweetened Unsulphured Shredded Coconut
Optional Sweetener: 1/2 to 1 tsp Honey or Maple Syrup to Taste or 1 unsulphured pitted date to sweeten 
Optional Flavor:  1/2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract (not flavor), 1/2 cup pureed fresh or frozen strawberries

Place hot but not boiling water and coconut in a high-speed blender. Blend on high speed for several minutes until thick and creamy.
Using a large bowl to catch the milk, pour the mixture through a nut milk bad or fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth and allow to strain.
Once cool enough to handle, use your hands to squeeze out as much milk as possible.
Once you have extracted all of your milk add any optional flavoring and store in the refrigerator in a glass jar for up to 3 days. 
NOTE: you will want to use a wide mouth jar so you can scrape any coconut cream off the top that forms after refrigeration for use in other things, or simply shake to reincorporate

Avocado Milk:

2 Cups Filtered Water
1/2 Cup Diced Avocado (ensure it’s not over ripe and does not have any dark spots)
Pinch of Sea Salt
Optional Sweetener: 1/2 to 1 tsp Honey or Maple Syrup to Taste or 1 unsulphured pitted date to sweeten 
Optional Flavor: 1/2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract (not flavor) 

Combine water, avocado and a pinch of salt together in a blender or use an immersion blender. If you want a slightly sweet taste, add the sweetener of choice from above, blend and test the flavor, adjust if necessary. 
Serve chilled.
Note: Best consumed or used right away in a recipe

Banana Milk:

2 Cups Filtered Water
1 Banana (ripe but not over-ripe)
Pinch of Sea Salt
Optional Flavor:  1/2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract (not flavor) or a Pinch of Cinnamon

Combine water, banana and a pinch of salt together in a blender or use an immersion blender. If you want a slightly sweet taste, add the sweetener of choice from above, blend and test the flavor, adjust if necessary. 
Serve chilled.
Note: Best consumed or used right away in a recipe

Tigernut Milk:

4 Cups Hot Water (Plus more for soaking)
1 Cup Tigernuts
Optional Sweetener: 1/2 to 1 tsp Honey or Maple Syrup to Taste or 1 unsulphured pitted date to sweeten 
Optional Flavor:  1/2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract (not flavor) or Cinnamon

Place tigernuts in a bowl and cover with warm water, allowing to soak for 24 hours.
After 24 hours, drain and place in a high-speed blender. Add 1/2 a cup of the hot water and blend for 3 minutes. If the mixture is too dry during this time, add a little more of the water and scrape the sides.
Add remaining water and blend for 10-15 minutes.
Using a large bowl to catch the milk, pour the mixture through a nut milk bad or fine mesh sieve lined with cheesecloth and allow to strain.
Once cool enough to handle, use your hands to squeeze out as much milk as possible.
Once you have extracted all of your milk add any optional flavoring and store in the refrigerator in a glass container for up to 3 days. 

BONUS TIP: Don’t waste the pulp! You can dehydrate it and you have tigernut flour! Simply spread the pulp on a large, rimmed baking tray and place it in a 160 to 175 degree oven for 4-6 hours or until dry. Be sure to stir it a few times during the drying process. Once it has completely dried pulse it in a food processor until it is the consistency of powder or flour. If you can’t get it completely fine, that’s not a problem – tigernut flour tends to be a little gritty. You can choose to sift it to get rid of any larger pieces.

Sweet Potato Milk: 

1 Large White Sweet Potato (Learn more about various varieties of white sweet potatoes and where to find them – click here)
4 Cups of Filtered Water (plus more after cooking – see instructions)
Optional Flavor:  1/2 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract (not flavor) or Cinnamon

Add filtered water to a medium pot. Peel and chop the sweet potato into 1 inch cubes and immediately add to the pot of water.
Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue to boil for 10-15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft.
Use a slotted spoon and transfer the sweet potatoes to a blender.
Pour the cooking water into a large measuring cup and add additional filtered water to equal a total of 4 cups of liquid.
Add water to the blender and blend on high speed until completely smooth and creamy. 
The “milk” should be plenty sweet enough, but if you like you can add in your optional flavors now and 1/2 to 1 tsp of pure maple syrup if you wish.
Store in the refrigerator in a glass container for up to 3 days or the freezer for 3 months.

Learn More:

Want to know the ins and outs, what’s and whys of eliminating dairy and options for reintroductions when the time comes? Check out the following articles.

The Great Dairy Debate
Why I Don’t Need to Worry About Calcium
Goat Milk and the Benefits of A2 Dairy
The Best Dairy Choice for Growing Children

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Parker at Lovebird Cereal asked me to participate in his Cereal Madness Bake-Off using his amazing new AIP cereal, but I declined because I wasn’t feeling all that creative at the time .. then this happened!

Hello, AIP elimination stage compliant cereal-ously delicious, crispy chicken strips … or Lovebird Fingers … potatoe / potatoh … call ’em what you like, they’re yummy and totes kid-friendly!

I hope you and your family enjoy them! ♥

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on social media @aiprecipecollection – I can’t wait to see your results and hear how you’ve enjoyed them.


About Lovebird

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new AIP cereal in town! Meet Lovebird Cereal – it’s 100% AIP Elimination Stage Compliant and 100% AMAZING!

This product is a game-changer for anyone with AIP kiddos … like cerealously … what have y’all been giving your AIP toddlers to munch on with Cheerios off the table!?

And what a treat to be able to grab a quick bowl of cereal in the morning for breakfast or an anytime snack … zero guilt – it’s a clean and healthy, gut-friendly option. 

♥ Gluten-Free
♥ Dairy-Free
♥ Non-GMO
♥ Sweetened by Nature – No Refined Sugar or Stevia
♥ No “Natural” Flavors
♥ Nothing Fake!
♥ Perfect served with dairy-free milk like coconut milk, banana milk or tigernut milk (or nut milk if you’ve reintroduced them)

Lovebird cereal comes in three flavors – unsweetened, honey and cinnamon – and all are 100% AIP elimination stage compliant! 

Free of inflammatory ingredients and full of gut health boosting nutrition to support your family’s immunity.  In a perfect world, you could eat fresh whole foods but life is busy and sometimes you need some convenient options.  That’s why Parker created Lovebird foods “to clean up junk food”. 

And as if that weren’t enough, Lovebird donates twenty percent (20%) of net profit from the sale of all Lovebird products to nonprofits in support of charitable programming and research in the fight against pediatric cancer. 

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Cereal-ously Crispy Chicken Strips

Yield: 2-4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Cereal-ously Crispy AIP Chicken Strips the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

Creamy AIP Salsa Dipper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper 
  2. Place mashed avocado, oil, crushed garlic and water in a bowl and whisk to combine. (This mixture replaces eggs and will be used for dredging your chicken strips so it should be slightly thin in consistency. You may need to add additional oil and/or water depending on the size of your avocado.)
  3. In a zipper bag combine starch OR flour with the garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, ginger and black pepper and shake gently so that everything is well mixed.
  4. Add chicken strips to the zipper bag and shake until coated. Remove strips to a small plate, leaving the rest of the seasoning mix in the bag. Add crushed Lovebird cereal to the bag.
  5. One at a time, dip the chicken strips in the avocado mix and then immediately roll in the bottom of the zipper bag until generally coated. Once lightly coated give the strip a quick shake in the bottom of the bag and then remove the strip to the prepared baking sheet using your clean hand.  
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes, flip, and bake 8 minutes more. Remove from the oven.
  7. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the broiler heat source and preheat the oven's broiler to high.
  8. Return the pan to the preheated oven and broil for approximately 2 minutes, keeping a close eye so they don't burn.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve immediately!


For the Dip: Combine all ingredients and enjoy!

Notes

* Crush your cereal in a zipper bag until it is a very fine crumble/bread crumb texture - a rolling pin works great for this job.

Avocado Substitution: If you prefer not to use avocado "egg" dredging mixture, you can simply use additive free coconut milk and skip the avocado, water, oil and crushed garlic.

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If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new AIP cereal in town! Meet Lovebird Cereal – it’s 100% AIP Elimination Stage Compliant and 100% AMAZING!

This product is a game-changer for anyone with AIP kiddos … like cerealously … what have y’all been giving your AIP toddlers to munch on with Cheerios off the table!?

And what a treat to be able to grab a quick bowl of cereal in the morning for breakfast or an anytime snack … zero guilt – it’s a clean and healthy, gut-friendly option.

About Lovebird

♥ Gluten-Free
♥ Dairy-Free
♥ Non-GMO
♥ Sweetened by Nature – No Refined Sugar or Stevia
♥ No “Natural” Flavors
♥ Nothing Fake!
♥ Perfect served with dairy-free milk like coconut milk, banana milk or tigernut milk (or nut milk if you’ve reintroduced them)

Lovebird cereal comes in three flavors – unsweetened, honey and cinnamon – and all are 100% AIP elimination stage compliant! 

Free of inflammatory ingredients and full of gut health boosting nutrition to support your family’s immunity.  In a perfect world, you could eat fresh whole foods but life is busy and sometimes you need some convenient options.  That’s why Parker created Lovebird foods “to clean up junk food”. 

And as if that weren’t enough, Lovebird donates twenty percent (20%) of net profit from the sale of all Lovebird products to nonprofits in support of charitable programming and research in the fight against pediatric cancer. 

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The Recipe

Before I started the AIP, one of my go-to snacks or grab and go breakfasts was a simple granola/cereal bar. While sweets like this are no longer part of my daily morning routine it’s nice to have a little treat now and then, so I created these Chewy Apple Pie Lovebird Cereal Bars to satisfy my hankering for granola bars and my favorite kind of pie. 

Enjoy! ♥

If you make this recipe, be sure to tag me on social media @aiprecipecollection – I can’t wait to see your results and hear how you’ve enjoyed them.

 

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Chewy Apple Pie Cereal Bars

Yield: 8 Large Bars or 16 Medium Squares
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Chewy Apple Pie Lovebird Cereal Bars - they'll satisfy the kid in you!

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large mixing bowl, combine crushed and whole cereal, dried fruit, coconut, collagen, cinnamon and salt.
  2. Add riced plantain, apple and maple syrup.  Mix well. You will have a very stiff batter or a ball of ingredients when everything is well incorporated
  3. Line an 8” X 8” baking pan/dish with parchment paper.  
  4. Press the cereal bar mixture evenly into the pan/dish. Scatter whole Lovebird cereal over the top of the cereal bars and lightly press into the mixture.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes.  Remove bars from the pan using the parchment paper and allow to cool completely on a wire cooling rack., leaving the parchment paper attached.
  6. Cut into bars or squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

Crushed / Powdered Cereal : I used a small blender cup to create a flour.

Dried Fruit & The AIP : ensure your dried fruit is UNsulphured and does not contain added sugar or non-compliant oils or preservatives

How to "Rice" Plantains : Simply peel and roughly slice into a food processor that has an "S" blade installed. Pulse until small rice size pieces are achieved. Try not to over-process the plantains into a batter.

If you don't have a food processor, peel the plantain and use a food grater to achieve a shredded consistency.

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Looking for a kid-friendly, easy AIP dinner? How about some Sloppy Topped Sweet Potatoes … aka AIP Sloppy Joes!

One of our members was looking for a recipe that would satisfy her AIP Kiddo’s cravings for Manwiches and asked me which KC Naturals Nomato Sauce option I’d recommend to recreate their old favorite, so I swung into action and used her inspiration to create a fun and filling dinner.

ShopAIP Healthy Foods // KC Natural - Cherry Garden Tomato-Free Salsa 15.5 ozMost of the AIP Sloppy Joe recipes I’ve seen in the past simply call for a nomato sauce, and you can certainly use nomato sauce in this recipe if you prefer, but for me, the star of the show is the KC Natural’s Garden Cherry Tomato-Free Salsa! I love the flavor .. it lends itself perfectly to re-creating Sloppy Joes without having to add all kinds of ingredients or spices. 

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My non-AIP hubby was very pleased with the taste and thinks we nailed it on this one. If you have a non-AIPer in your midst, you can easily serve this on a bun or on a regular baked potato instead of white sweet potatoes. I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we did! ♥

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Sloppy Topped Sweet Potatoes

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ A fun and filling kid-friendly meal to satisfy the sloppy cravings.  

Instructions

  1. Scrub your sweet potatoes and poke holes in them with a fork or sharp pointed knife.
  2. Bake in a 375 Degree Oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on their size. They are done when a fork easily pierces through.
  3. While your potatoes cook, you can prep your ingredients and begin cooking the sloppy joe meat mixture. I suggest starting when your sweet potatoes are almost cooked. If they are finished before your meat is ready, simply leave them in the oven with the heat turned off.
  4. In a skillet, heat the oil and sauté the onions, carrots and celery until onions are translucent and carrots are slightly tender.
  5. Add the ground beef to the skillet and brown the meat stirring frequently until no more pink remains.
  6. Drain any grease from the skillet.
  7. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan and continue cooking and stirring for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  8. Remove sweet potatoes from the oven, cut them open and place on a plate or in a small bowl. Top each with 1/4 of the sloppy joe mixture and enjoy immediately.

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Missing flavor since you started your AIP journey? This Tandoori Shrimp and Kale Bowl from the new cookbook “AIP Indian Fusion” by Indira Pulliadath will give you a tiny taste of the big flavors that are completely accessible on our healing journey … in spite of what most people believe to be a terribly restrictive diet.

When it comes to the mindset of restriction and the AIP, I tend to roll my eyes a little bit because I honestly feel I’ve added far more than I’ve removed from my diet since starting the AIP! The bottom line is we need to think outside the box, try new things and get a little creative.

Speaking of creativity, Indira has completely blown me away with her creative use of AIP elimination stage compliant ingredients, and her new cookbook is proof that we can still enjoy the delicious depth of flavorful cultural foods while on the Autoimmune Protocol.

Indira has generously allowed me to share her recipe for the Tandoori Shrimp and Kale Bowl with you as a teaser to her cookbook – thank you Indira! (The image pictured is my attempt at the dish and looks a little different than that in the cookbook – I made lots more greens, caulirice and sauce, used green onions and Asian greens instead of kale since that’s what I had on hand.)

More about AIP Indian Fusion:

AIP Indian Fusion Cookbook - aiprecipecolleciton.comAIP Indian Fusion is a collection of fantastic and flavorful, ‘Indian inspired’ recipes that comply with the elimination phase of the Autoimmune Protocol. 

  • Includes 114 allergen friendly recipes with no grains, legumes, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, nightshades or soy. 

  • Includes flavorful and colorful recipes (with full-page photos for every recipe) that will entice you to start AIP and stay on it!

  • Includes recipes for 8 flatbreads.

  • Includes reintroduction suggestions for many recipes, because the AIP elimination stage is not forever!

  • Includes both simple and practical everyday recipes as well as more in-depth meals. 

  • Includes 4 weekly meal plans as well as menus for special occasions.

Tandoori Chicken Pizza… Green Chutney Baked Fish… Butter Chicken… Fried Calamari… Fish Tikka Masala… Kheema Samosas… Naan… Mango Pie… Saffron Ice Cream and so much more! 

All of the recipes have an Indian element but the recipes are greatly influenced by other international dishes/cuisines too making this cookbook globally attractive!

Whether you are new to AIP or have tried AIP before, this 296 pages cookbook with full page color photographs for every recipe, will make AIP more enjoyable and exciting for you!

Learn more about this amazing cookbook, see the full recipe index and get your copy in print or as an e-book – just click here.

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Tandoori Shrimp and Kale Bowl

Yield: 1 - 2 Servings

♥ RECIPE BY Indira Pulliadath & IMAGE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ This TEASER for Indira's AIP Indian Fusion Cookbook will have you convinced in one bowl that you don't have to give up fantastic flavor on your healing journey!

Ingredients

Tandoori Shrimp:

  • 8-10 medium size uncooked shrimp (or 6-8 large), peeled and deveined
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste (recipe available on page 220 of the cookbook - if you don't have it, use 1/2 tsp fresh grated ginger, 1/2 tsp fresh crushed garlic and 1/4 tsp olive oil well blended )
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1 cup chopped kale leaves

Cauliflower Coconut Rice:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick (1 inch long)
  • 1 1/2 cups cauliflower rice (frozen or fresh)
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut

For the Raita Sauce

Optional Veggies/Toppings for the Bowl:

  • Boiled / roasted beets, chopped
  • Thinly sliced red onions

Instructions

    1. FOR THE SHRIMP: After thawing the shrimp, dab it with paper
      towels to remove all excess moisture and place in a mixing bowl. Add the turmeric, salt and the ginger garlic paste and mix with your hands to coat uniformly. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.

      Meanwhile heat a stainless steel or cast iron skillet and add the coconut oil. When hot, add the shrimp to it and cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Flip and cook again for 1 more minute. Then add the kale leaves and sauté together with the shrimp for 1 minute. Transfer to everything to a dish. Keep covered.
    2. FOR THE CAULIFLOWER COCONUT RICE:
      Heat a sauce pan and add the coconut oil. When the oil gets hot, add the bay leaf and the cinnamon stick. Then add the cauliflower rice and salt. Add the water and cover and cook
      for about 5-7 minutes or until all the water is evaporated and the caulirice is soft. Add the shredded coconut and mix. Keep aside.
    3. FOR THE RAITA SAUCE:
      Blend all ingredients for the sauce in a food processor until you get a creamy sauce. If the sauce is too watery, add some more coconut cream and blend again.
    4. TO ASSEMBLE THE BOWL:
      Take a large size bowl and place the ‘caulirice’ in the bowl. Then place the shrimp and Kale over it. Place the other veggies (if adding) in the bowl too. Drizzle the raita sauce over the shrimp and the ‘rice’.

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Craving flavor and want a fast and easy meal that will satisfy the whole family? Then you’re going to love this Lemon Ginger Stir-Fry! You choose your protein – chicken, shrimp, beef or pork and loads of yummy AIP veggies! This one will help you meet at least half of you daily AIP veggie goal if you’re doing it right.

Don’t worry if you don’t have fresh garlic, ginger and lemon, this dish is still delicious using quick pantry alternatives.

Looking to spice things up .. Add extra ginger!

Want to up your veggie intake? Serve it over cauliflower rice … but in my opinion, that’s more work than you need to go to! Try using sliced cauliflower florets in the stir-fry instead, I find it tricks my hubby into thinkin there’s more chicken in the dish than there really is (shhhhh!). 

Hope you and your family enjoy this as much as we do!

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Lemon Ginger Stir-Fry

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ This fast, flavorful meal is easy and helps you meet a huge portion of your daily veggie goal on the AIP.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil or Good Quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 lb Your choice of protein, thinly sliced or cubed - Chicken, Pork Loin, Steak or Shrimp
  • 2 Cups Firm AIP Vegetables of Your Choice, sliced for quick stir-frying. Great options are: Carrots, Celery, Onion, Broccoli, Broccolini/Rapini, Cauliflower, Asparagus,
  • 2 to 4 Cups Tender AIP Veggies/Greens of Choice, sliced. Great options are: Mushrooms, Bok Choy, Pak Choy, Shanghai Choy, Swiss Chard, Spinach or Baby Spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. Water or Bone Broth
  • 2 or 3 Green Onions, thinly sliced for garnish and added flavor

Lemon Ginger Sauce

Instructions

  1. Start by ensuring all of your protein and vegetables are sliced and ready to go.
  2. Whisk all sauce ingredients together in a small bow.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan or wok.
  4. Add protein and stir-fry until cooked through (cooking time will depend on the type of protein you choose). Season with a pinch of Himalayan Salt or Herbamare if you have it. Remove cooked protein to a small bowl, leaving any juices in the pan.
  5. Add the firm veggies to the pan and add a small amount of water or broth to deglaze the pan and keep the veg from sticking.
  6. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes but don't over-do it, you want your veg to be slightly crisp and this will depend on how how thin or thick your veggies are cut.
  7. Add the tender veggies to the pan along with the pre-cooked protein. Stir to combine and then add the sauce immediately.
  8. Continue cooking until the sauce has thickened slightly and your veggies are al dente.
  9. Serve immediately.