Chowing down on a healthy diet can be challenging for picky eaters, but consuming a nutritious diet is essential for healthy living. So how do we find the balance between healthy and tasty? How do we ensure we include all the elements of a healthy AIP & Paleo diet from protein, fruits, greens and veggies?
The AIP & Paleo protein diet are the best diets to eliminate inflammation from your diet. There are options that allow you to make tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It helps to avoid overloaded sugar recipes, carbs and artificial flavors to prevent flares, weight gain, and allergic reactions.
Below are a few simple recipes that will satisfy your taste buds and give you the protein that your body requires.
Tuna with Avacado in Cucumber Cup
- Make a tuna salad by combining freshly cooked or canned (drained) tuna with mashed avocado, mayo, yellow mustard, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
- You can also add cherry tomato, paprika, baby arugula and your favorite veggies.
- Slice cucumbers into 1 inch thick round and scoop out a bit of the center to fill the mixture.
- Pile tuna mix into the cucumber discs and sprinkle chili pepper powder above.
- Marinate the chicken for one hour to overnight with shawarma mixture of olive oil, lemon juice and spices.
- Place the marinated chicken thighs in the oven until it is fully baked through and allow it to rest for a little while before shredding.
- Combine all your choice salad ingredients like diced tomatoes, cucumber & onion, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Garnish shredded shawarma chicken with salad and jalapeno sauce and serve immediately (omit jalapeno for AIP).
Tuna Rainbow Salad
- Choose your favorite colored veggies to combine with tuna to make a tasty salad…no wrong or right answers (below are options)
- For your greens include finely chopped lettuce leaves, spring onions, parsley, avocado, cucumber, cabbage
- Red vegetables – Cherry tomato, red pepper, red onions
- Orange & yellow veggies – Carrot, sweet potatoes, pumpkin
- Blue & Purple Vegetables – Lavender, purple cabbage, blueberry
- White & Browns – White onion, cauliflower, radish and mushroom
- Assemble all the veggies in a bowl along with the tuna. Add olive oil, a pinch of salt and lemon juice before serving.
Paleo Chicken or Turkey Wraps
- Heat oil in a pan (Olive oil or coconut oil or avocado oil).
- Fully cook the chicken or turkey and then slice them into bite-sized pieces.
- Add mushroom (optional – you can also add other veggies like carrot, avocado, tomato, etc.), leafy greens and spring onions. Then fully cook the vegetables.
- Add spices and sauce as it suits you and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, avoid making it soggy.
- Lay wraps on a plate and spread the mayo equally as desired.
- Scoop the chicken or turkey mixture on top of the wrap and serve.
Paleo Mexican Tacos
- Saute onions in a tablespoon of coconut oil until they turn translucent.
- Then add the meat and saute until fully cooked through…remove any excess liquid produced while cooking.
- Then add bell pepper, tomatoes, garlic, salt and other spices.
- Lastly, garnish it with green herbs and serve in a bowl or in lettuce wraps.
Protein Fiber Bars
- Combine pulse together the shredded coconut, honey, dates, pumpkin seeds and AIP & Paleo protein powder.
- Spray some coconut oil on some parchment paper to avoid sticking
- Work the ingredients until it is a soft dough and spread it equally on a parchment paper
- Slice them into bars or cube shapes to serve.
Paleo Vegan Chocolate Mousse
- Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water and let it cool for 15 minutes.
- Place the coconut powder, coconut cream, melted chocolate, Paleo protein powder, chocolate chips, vanilla extract and sea salt in the food processor to blend.
- While blending, add maple syrup or other sweetener choice.
- Pour the blended chocolate mousse in a bowl and let it chill for 2 to 3 hours, while you chill!
- Scoop the chilled chocolate mousse in glass and garnish with your choice of berries before serving.