Category Archives: AIP

Refreshing Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad (Whole30 & AIP Option)

This Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad comes together in 5 minutes, and it’s a crunchy and refreshing side dish to any meal! Whole30 and AIP options available.

Most days of the week, my philosophy on side dishes is, “Whatever’s the easiest and quickest, while being healthy.” It usually doesn’t take too much effort to make veggies delicious and flavorful, especially when you buy high quality produce that’s local and organic.

Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad Recipe

This Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad fits the bill perfectly and it’s so refreshing on a hot day. It’s so simple and and easy, and it literally takes only 5 minutes from start to finish. I think I make it about 3-4 times a week because my husband and I both love it and it’s just so quick to throw together that it makes my job so easy.

Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad

For That Extra Refreshing Crunch…

When it comes to cucumber salads, the crunchier, the better in my opinion. And if you like yours extra extra crunchy like me, use pickling cucumbers like kirby in this recipe! Pickling cucumbers are firmer, extra crunchy, and mild in flavor, so they are perfect for soaking up the dressing and spices without losing the texture.

Even if you aren’t serving this Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad right away and you let it sit in the fridge to let it pickle more, the cucumbers will soften a bit but it will still retain that refreshing and satisfying crunch way better than standard cucumbers.

I prefer this salad eaten right away, but we’ve saved leftovers for 3 days and it still tastes really yummy. The cucumbers will wilt and pickle more the longer it sits, while sweating out more juice as well, so you can drain it before serving if that happens.

Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad

Whole30 or AIP Options

This recipe is so versatile and you can adjust it according to your dietary restrictions without affecting the flavor too much. If you are doing the Whole30 challenge, just leave out the coconut sugar. If you are AIP, all you have to do is omit the ground black pepper.

It’s so easy to add ingredients or spices if you are feeling adventurous. I’ve added sliced olives, grated carrots, or red pepper flakes to this Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad, and it turns out yummy every time with these small variations!

Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad

Refreshing Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad (Whole30 & AIP Optional)

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 24 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad comes together in 5 minutes, and it's a crunchy and refreshing side dish to any meal! Whole30 and AIP options available. 

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Use a mandolin or a sharp knife to cut the cucumbers into thin slices.

  2. Place in a large bowl. 

  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and toss together gently.

  4. Serve immediately, or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. It will pickle and sweat more the longer it sits. 

Nutrition Facts
Refreshing Paleo Vegan Dill Cucumber Salad (Whole30 & AIP Optional)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 24
% Daily Value*
Sodium 586mg 24%
Potassium 174mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 5.6%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

This hearty and comforting White Chicken AIP Chili comes together in 30 minutes, and it’s perfect for a delicious weeknight meal!

As Fall approaches (seriously, why does summer go by SO fast??), it’s starting to become soup season. While I love using the slow cooker or the Instant Pot to make my soups and stews, some recipes are just so quick and easy that you don’t need to pull out the gadgets. You just need the stovetop to pull together a delicious meal, and this White Chicken AIP Chili is one of those recipes.

White Chicken AIP Chili Recipe

I actually made this AIP Chili a while back when my mom was visiting me over last winter. I wanted to make some kind of soup for her, but my mom has rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease) so I like to cook her AIP recipes when she’s visiting. This is why AIP cooking is so near and dear to my heart.

This White Chicken AIP Chili came together super quickly and was so delicious, even without any kind of chili actually in the ingredients! The toppings really make this dish so definitely add some extra texture and flavors to the soup with some of your favorite garnish. My mom couldn’t stop raving about how much she loved it!

30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP Cookbook

I’m sharing this White Chicken AIP Chili recipe as a mini teaser for a community cookbook I contributed to: 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP. I’m so excited to share this ebook, which contains 120 complete meal recipes that are:

  • 100% AIP compliant.
  • ready from start to finish in 30 minutes or less!
  • family friendly. All recipes serve 4 people.
  • made with “basic” ingredients that are budget friendly. There are no expensive pre-made store bought ingredients!

This community cookbook was put together by 40 bloggers, including myself, and is the brainchild of Jaime Hartman of Gutsy by Nature. We couldn’t be more proud of how amazing the book tuned out, filled with simple and easy recipes that anyone can follow!

The AIP diet, or the autoimmune protocol, means that every recipe is:

  • Gluten free
  • Grain free
  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Nightshade free
  • Nut and seed free
  • Refined sugar free
  • Made from whole, nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods.

So, even if you aren’t following the AIP diet, the book may help you if you are looking to nourish yourself with anti-inflammatory foods on a budget and/or time-constraint!

Check out 30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP Cookbook

White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 526 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This hearty and comforting White Chicken AIP Chili comes together in 30 minutes, and it's perfect for a delicious weeknight meal!

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Ingredients

  • 1 onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1.5 lbs boneless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 cups bone broth
  • 2 limes
  • 1 14-oz can of full-fat coconut milk
  • Optional: cilantro, green onion, plantain chips, avocado for garnish

Instructions

  1. Dice onion, chop celery, and mince garlic cloves.
  2. Heat coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook stirring for 5 minutes.
  3. Push the veggies to the side then add the chicken. 

  4. Season with dried oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt.

  5. Cook for 5 minutes, until chicken is browned on all sides.
  6. Add the bone broth to the pot and squeeze in juice from limes, and bring to boil.
  7. Lower heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove chicken and transfer to a bowl, then use 2 forks to shred it completely.
  9. Add the chicken back to soup, then add coconut milk.
  10. Increase heat to medium-high, then boil for 10 minutes until the soup is slightly reduced and thickened. 

  11. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Facts
White Chicken AIP Chili (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 856mg 36%
Potassium 825mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 19.5%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 18.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Whole30 Mongolian Beef (Paleo, Keto, AIP Option)

This easy Keto and Whole30 Mongolian Beef is so much healthier and tastier than takeout and it only takes 20 minutes to make, with an AIP option!

Whole30 Mongolian Beef

Did you hear? My Korean Paleo cookbook cover image is finalized and I shared it on social media! I’m honestly so stoked about how it looks and can’t wait to share more details about preorder gifts soon, so make sure to go preorder your copy.

I don’t know if it’s because I’ve had my cookbook on my mind, but I’ve been craving Asian food more and more recently. One of my favorite Chinese food takeout menu items used to Mongolian beef, but even as a kid, I remember thinking how sweet it was from all the brown sugar.

Whole30 Mongolian Beef Recipe

Well, as someone who likes to keep her sugar intake low these days, I decided to make a Whole30 version of Mongolian Beef without any added sugar and it turned out fantastic. The yummy flavor comes from coconut aminos, which has a natural sweet taste especially when cooked down like it’s done in this recipe.

The garlic ginger sauce is so dang delicious, and it only take 20 minutes from start to finish! Definitely my kind of meal on busy weeknights.

Whole30 Mongolian Beef

Keeping It Low Carb

This Whole30 Mongolian Beef is fantastic on its own, but if you want a delicious side that goes well with it, serve it with some cauliflower rice! This keeps it low carb, keto, AIP, and Whole30-compliant. If you are fine with eating real rice, then you do you, boo! There’s no wrong way to eat anything and we just gotta do what feels right for our body.

AIP Option

This recipe is really easy to adjust to make it AIP compliant. All you have to do is omit the crushed red pepper during cooking, as well as the sesame oil and sesame seeds added in at the end. It’ll still turn out delicious because the sauce is what makes this dish! It’s hard to beat the combination of coconut aminos, garlic, and ginger.

I hope you enjoy this Whole30 Mongolian Beef, that comes together quickly and easily. Let me know how yours turns out and comment below! I love getting your feedback on my recipes so I can keep improving and creating dishes that you love.

Whole30 Mongolian Beef

Whole30 Mongolian Beef

Whole30 Mongolian Beef (Paleo, Keto, AIP Option)

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 318 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This easy Keto and Whole30 Mongolian Beef is so much healthier and tastier than takeout and it only takes 20 minutes to make, with an AIP option!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb flank steak sliced against the grain into thin, bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp tapioca starch
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil or ghee
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 inch fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper omit for AIP or if you don't want spicy
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 bunch green onions cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp sesame oil omit for AIP
  • Toasted same seeds, for garnish omit for AIP

Instructions

  1. Season the beef with salt, then toss together.

  2.  Sprinkle with tapioca starch then toss until evenly covered.

  3. Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium high heat. 

  4. Working in batches, drop the beef in the oil a few at a time so the pieces aren't touching each other. Fry until dark and crispy, about 1 1/2 minutes on each side. 

  5. Remove from the skillet and set aside. Drain the oil from the skillet but leave about 1 tablespoon.

  6. Add garlic, ginger, and crushed red peppers, if using, into the same skillet.

  7. Sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  8. Add coconut aminos, water, and fish sauce, and stir to combine. 

  9. Add the fried beef, and let it simmer for 3 minutes until the sauce is thickened.

  10. Stir in green onions and simmer for 2 more minutes.

  11. Remove from heat and stir in sesame oil. 

  12. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving with cauliflower rice.

Nutrition Facts
Whole30 Mongolian Beef (Paleo, Keto, AIP Option)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 68mg 23%
Sodium 927mg 39%
Potassium 415mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 10.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
What Great Grandma Ate / Jean Choi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
 
Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.