One of the biggest challenges when starting with a new diet or when you're restricting certain types of food is figuring out "what can I eat now?!?!" I started the autoimmune protocol (AIP) over winter break, so it's been a little over a month since I started the new "diet." I put that in quotes because it isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle. (If you'd like to learn about what foods are restricted on the AIP, please click the link from up above :-))
One component of my new lifestyle is making sure that I always have meals in the fridge or some fruits and veggies that I can readily snack on. I've learned the hard way with this one. My hanger (anger stemming from being hungry ;)) gets out of control and I am a terror to be around. The diet I eat does not afford me the opportunity to get fast food, order a sandwich from Jimmy John's, or even get a burrito bowl from Chipotle, and that is okay, because if I were to eat these things I would look seven-months pregnant and would be spending a lot of free time in the bathroom. I'll spare you the rest of the gruesome details ;-)
As a result I typically cook 3-5 days a week to make sure my pantry and fridge is stocked up with tasty snacks and delicious meals that help me stick to the protocol. On Chronic Illness Chronicles, I plan to share some of my favorite recipes that I've experimented with during the week on Fridays.
***Even if you aren't eating the AIP way, these recipes are healthy, quick to make, and very nutrient-dense, which is key for me, since I'm working to heal my gut lining. I'll be sure to post about leaky gut once I have researched it some more :-)
Okay, so here goes!
1) Roasted Squash Soup with Thyme by Healing Family Eats
2) Fit Fat Bombs by Grazed and Enthused
3) Napa Cabbage and Prosciutto by The Bacon Mom
4) Thyme Roasted Acorn Moons by Simple & Merry
5) Plantain Bread/Tortillas by Stephanie Meyer
Alright, that's all for now! I'm about to leave the office and spend some much-needed time in my grey sweatpants and binge watch some One Tree Hill on Netflix ;) Happy Friday to you all!
Anyone try out any new or old favorite recipes this week? Anyone have any suggestions for what I should make this week? Drop me a line in the comments below!
Oh, and please look below for some pictures of these meals and more!
Until next time!