When you are transitioning to Paleo or AIP Paleo from a standard American diet (SAD), one of the most difficult meals to reconfigure is breakfast. We've all grown up with cereal, toast, pancakes, muffins, waffles, etc., etc. Breakfast seems to be almost entirely grain-based, with the possible exception of a slice of bacon, ham or sausage here or there along with a fried egg. Add in the milk, cheese and coffee and pretty much everything around breakfast becomes something you realize you ...
Avocado Ice Cream
When you remove dairy from your diet, as well as sugar, well, it seems like the days of enjoying a bowl of ice cream are over.
Not true! Avocado based ice cream is a fantastic alternative that you can make easily. Once you have the basic recipe down, you can make all sorts of additions and flavors that you really enjoy. Let me know what some of your favorite flavors of avocado ice cream are. I like pineapple-lime. It's almost like a pina colada!
There are tons of recipes out there for kale chips. Here's my version. This works fine with other leafy greens as well. One of my favorites is beet greens. I find I can eat almost an entire bunch of greens all by myself when I make them this way. It's also the only way the picky eater in my family will eat her kale.
Tequila Lime Shrimp pre my paleo transition was one of our family's favorite meals. With the exclusion of the tequila and a few other tweaks, it was easy to reform our favorite recipe and make it AIP compliant and super tasty too!
Creamy Clam Sauce
It's difficult when first transitioning to AIP to consider all the things that are no longer on the menu. However, with a bit of ingenuity and some reading of blogs such as this one, things you thought you would have to say goodbye to forever, are actually still options.
Here's my recipe for creamy clam sauce. Serve them on zucchini noodles and you'll think you're still eating the rich and creamy version made with dairy.