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Green Monster Kombucha Popsicle {AIP/Paleo}

My daughter is going though a phase where she won’t eat her greens… does that sound familiar parents? .. I mean come on…. you think you have this child who has that nailed down, then one day they decide … nah! I don’t like them anymore… and while they will still follow the rule of one bite of everything on your plate… you know they aren’t getting enough of the nutrients they need….  What’s a parent to do?

I have also been trying to get my daughter to consume more naturally probitoic foods. Foods that are fermented like Sauerkraut & Yogurt and pro-biotic drinks like Kombucha and Kefir… the yogurt is a not a problem… but fermented foods can have an odd taste for young taste buds… ok I admit it… adult taste buds too… so I had to put on my Sneaky Bacon Mum hat to solve this one!

So… as time is of the essence in my life.. I devised an AIP compliant recipe that combined leafy greens, yogurt and Kombucha… and I threw in some healthy fat in the form of Avocado…and these Green Monster Kombucha Popsicles were hatched!

Imagine my delight when the whole Popsicle was consumed without one single comment of “This tastes funny” and a request the following night for another Monster Popsicle for dessert… oh hell yeah you can :)

So where did I get those Popsicle I use various Popsicle molds but the following ones are my favorites.

For introducing new flavors to my daughter in the form of Popsicle I found these very cool Monster molds… I mean come on…  psychologically everything taste better if its a monster LOL! Joie Monster Push Up Ice Pop Maker, Set of 4

Now for the child who is younger, I have been using these awesome molds so that you don’t get the t-shirt matching the popsicle 😉   The Friendly Yeti Ice Pop Molds BPA-Free Plastic With Drip Free Handle and Slurper Straw

Green Monster Kombucha Popsicle {AIP/Paleo}
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Healthiest Monster Pop around, delicious creamy coconut yogurt paired with avocado, spinach & apple with a probiotic twist of Kombucha
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Passive Time
1 Hour
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Passive Time
1 Hour
Green Monster Kombucha Popsicle {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
Healthiest Monster Pop around, delicious creamy coconut yogurt paired with avocado, spinach & apple with a probiotic twist of Kombucha
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Passive Time
1 Hour
Servings Prep Time
6 10 Minutes
Passive Time
1 Hour
Ingredients
Equipment
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place Coconut Yogurt, Avocado, Apple, Spinach & Kombucha and into a high speed blender
  2. Blend until no traces /specs of spinach leaves can seen (Kids will be onto you if they see one spec of spinach ;)
  3. Pour equally into the mold and place in the freezer for 1-2 Hours and serve!
  4. Sit back, Smile and be smug... and absolutely say yes if they ask for seconds :)
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Blueberry Muffins {Paleo}

Sometimes being asked to whip something up quickly can result in either a disaster or a masterpiece and you will be pleased to know that I consider these muffins to be close to a masterpiece LOL!

Our school PTA runs either Dad’s & Donuts or Mums & Muffins to encourage Mums to come to school and spend time with their child in a school setting.  I love the concept but I hate that its food orientated, I would love to be invited into the school at any time, and i don’t need a muffin or a donut to encourage me!

Anyway – Moms & Muffins meant that I had to whip up muffins – not cupcakes (because of course I had those already made in the freezer but muffins… thankfully I convinced my 6yr old that blueberry muffins were the best (because frankly I believe they are!)

Blueberry Muffins {Paleo}
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Paleo Blueberry Muffins with egg replacement options for AIP
Servings Prep Time
9 Muffins 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
9 Muffins 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Blueberry Muffins {Paleo}
Print Recipe
Paleo Blueberry Muffins with egg replacement options for AIP
Servings Prep Time
9 Muffins 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
9 Muffins 10 Minutes
Cook Time
20 Minutes
Ingredients
Choose One of these Options to replace 2 eggs
Servings: Muffins
Instructions
  1. Turn oven to 375°F / 190°C / Gas Mark 5 Line Muffin pan with paper liners; set aside
  2. Place all ingredients (except Blueberries) into a large mixing bowl and beat all the cake ingredients together until you have a smooth, soft batter. Add Blueberries and mix being careful not to pop or bruise the fruit
  3. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling papers about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake on the center rack of the oven until tops spring back to touch, or a tooth pick when inserted comes out clean which will take about 20-25 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Link Love : 38 AIP Soup Recipes from The AIP Blogging Community

I don’t know about you but as the colder weather draws in there is always a part of me that  wants to snuggle up with a large bowl or mug of soup…

The typical soups I grew up on as a child, Tomato, Minestrone, Chicken Noodle are full of ingredients that are not AIP Compliant, so I reached out my fabulous community of AIP Food Bloggers and present to you a wonderful collection of 38 AIP Soup Recipes which are Compliant with the Autoimmune Protocol will warm even the coldest of you!

Warm Wishes from Us to You

Chicken

  1. Chicken Zoodle Faux Pho – The Paleo Partridge
  2. Chicken Broccoli and Not Potato Soup – Meatified
  3. Homemade Chicken Soup – Phoenix Helix
  4. Summers Over Harvest Chicken Soup – Adventures in Parktaking
  5. Cosy Sweet Potato & Chicken Soup – The Bacon Mum
  6. Fragant Herb Coconut Chicken Soup – Comfort Bites
  7. Slow Cooker Chicken & Broth – It’s Me Charlotte

 Beef

  1. Chunky Beef Stew – The Primordial Table
  2. Magic Chili – Autoimmune Paleo – Mickey Trescott
  3. Tarragon Beef Stew – Enjoying this Journey
  4. Pressure Cooker Beef Stew – Enjoying this Journey
  5. Better Consommé – Heal Me in The Kitchen

Pork

  1. Sweet Potato, Artichoke & Bacon Soup – A Clean Plate
  2. Sausage Kale Soup with Sweet Potato – Sweet Treats
  3. Paleo Pumpkin Sausage Soup – Beyond the Bite
  4. Creamy Sausage Soup with Greens – Meatified
  5. Watercress, Pork & Pear Bone Broth Soup – Provincial Paleo

Seafood

  1. Creamy Leek Salmon Soup – Meatified
  2. Sweet Coconut Shrimp Curry – Phoenix Helix
  3. Creamy Seafood Chowder – Adventures in Partaking
  4. Pumpkin Clam Chowder – The Primordial Table
  5. Hearty Fish Chowder – Beyond the Bite for Life
  6. Shrimp Okra Gumbo – Paleo Cajun Lady

Curry

  1. Coconut Curry Soup– Beyond the Bite

Vegetable

  1. Mexicali Kitchen Soup – Petra8Paleo
  2. AIP and Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Soup – Comfort Bites
  3. Golden Carrot & Parsnip Soup – The Paleo Partridge
  4. Celeriac Leek Soup – Autoimmune Paleo – Mickey Trescott
  5. Quick Onion Soup – Meatified
  6. AIP Carrot & Sweet Potato Chili – Autoimmune Paleo – Mickey Trescott
  7. Parsnip & Pear Soup with Fried Sage – Autoimmune Paleo – Mickey Trescott
  8. Garlic Carrot Soup – Adventures in Partaking
  9. Tomatoless Soup – The Primordial Table
  10. Creamy Cauliflower Soup – Kaiku Lifestyle
  11. Mushroom & Fennel Soup – Comfort Bites
  12. Ginger Orange Squash Soup – It’s Me Charlotte
  13. Roasted Squash Soup with Thyme – Healing Family Eats
  14. Celeriac & Pear Soup – Healing Family Eats
  15. Easy Parsnip & Leek Soup – Paleo Cajun Lady
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Plantain & Blueberry Pancakes {Paleo}

Buttermilk Pancakes or Scotch Pancakes (as they are known in England) are a staple food for breakfast in the US.  Made with Healthy ingredients such as blueberries  they can be a great way to fuel kids for breakfast!

I recently been able to reintroduce eggs into my diet, and my daughter could not be happier about it, because now I’m thinking about pancakes again.  (not that she didn’t get pancakes before but now its something that can feed us both!

As we are grain free, & nut free finding a flour mix that works for both of us was initially a challenge as while my daughter likes the taste of coconut milk, she’s not so fond of coconut flour flavors or consistency!

So my friends over at Barry Farms really helped me out when they started to to sell Plantain Flour.

Note these do contain eggs so are not compliant with AIP unless you have successfully reintroduced them. – Stage 1 Reintroduction required!

Plantain & Blueberry Pancakes {Paleo}
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Buttermilk Pancakes or Scotch Pancakes (as they are known in England) are a staple food for breakfast in the US. Made with Healthy ingredients they can be a great way to fuel kids for breakfast
Servings Prep Time
4 People 5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Plantain & Blueberry Pancakes {Paleo}
Print Recipe
Buttermilk Pancakes or Scotch Pancakes (as they are known in England) are a staple food for breakfast in the US. Made with Healthy ingredients they can be a great way to fuel kids for breakfast
Servings Prep Time
4 People 5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 People 5 Minutes
Cook Time
10 Minutes
Ingredients
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Mix every ingredient EXCEPT the blueberries into a large measuring jug, and whisk together until the batter is smooth
  2. Heat a Large Pan or Flat Skillet and keep at a medium heat setting
  3. Drop 1/3 cup of the batter onto the cooking surface, spreading lightly with the bottom of the cup immediately add a sprinkling of Blueberries
  4. Cook until lightly-browned on each side, 2-3 minutes per side.
  5. While waiting for the other pancakes to cook, place these in a warming draw - it will help bake the batter a little more firmly
  6. Serve with a Blueberry Compote or Maple Syrup (as your diet allows)
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Apple Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin {AIP/Paleo}

This meal is a fall favorite for me, maybe its because I’ve just been apple picking and the apples are fresh off the tree, but this recipe can certainly be cooked all year round.

I use just one Tenderloin for my family but you can use the portion widget within the recipe to select the number of portions you need and it will multiply up the ingredients you need

This Recipe works best with a tart apple such as a Honey Crisp or a Granny Smith

Apple Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious taste of fall, Pork Tenderloin stuffed with Apple & Spinach and wrapped in Bacon! Get those taste buds watering!
Servings Prep Time
4 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
40 Minutes @ 400°F
Servings Prep Time
4 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
40 Minutes @ 400°F
Apple Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
Delicious taste of fall, Pork Tenderloin stuffed with Apple & Spinach and wrapped in Bacon! Get those taste buds watering!
Servings Prep Time
4 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
40 Minutes @ 400°F
Servings Prep Time
4 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
40 Minutes @ 400°F
Ingredients
Equipment Required
Servings: People
Instructions
  1. Trim Tenderloin of all unnecessary fat If using Wooden Skewers or Toothpicks to secure the stuffed joint, place them in water to soak
  2. Butterfly the pork: Make a 1-inch-deep incision down the length of each tenderloin; do not cut all the way through. Open the meat like a book so the tenderloins lie flat. Then repeat this step three times until you have 6 cuts to the meat (see image)
  3. Now hold your meat tenderizer or rolling pin in your hand and bang on the meat like you would with a hammer and nail. Hit the meat evenly over the whole surface, flip it over, and continue to hit the meat until its approximately 1/2" thick
  4. Once flat, season with salt &pepper, then distribute Spinach and Apple on the top of the Tenderloin, finish with oregano.
  5. Starting with a long side, tightly roll up the tenderloin. Secure the seams with the toothpicks, wooden skewers or with cooking twine/string.
  6. On a foil lined baking dish, turn over the tenderloin so that the seam is on the bottom.
  7. Brush the pork tenderloin Coconut Oil and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Simply wrap the Bacon across the top of the tenderloin, and if you wish to scatter some additional apples about 1" thick to cook with the joint
  9. Place in a 400°F Oven or Outside on the grill for 25-30 Minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the pork registers 140 degrees F, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board to rest, about 10 minutes.
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Thai Coconut & Shrimp Soup

This soup brings the shores of Thailand to life for me, minus the heat of Chili’s it is rich in healthy fat and bone broth, and due to the use of raw frozen Shrimp being added, a wonderful seafood stock results.

I hope you enjoy this quick healthy meal as much as I do

 

Coconut & Shrimp Soup
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Thai Soup is one of the most comforting foods for me, this version is made without Chili's so that the entire family can enjoy
Servings
4
Servings
4
Coconut & Shrimp Soup
Print Recipe
Thai Soup is one of the most comforting foods for me, this version is made without Chili's so that the entire family can enjoy
Servings
4
Servings
4
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Throw everything in a large stock pot except the Shrimp
  2. Bring to the boil, and turn down to low
  3. Add the Frozen Shrimp and simmer for 20 Min or until Shrimp are pink and cooked
  4. Serve in a large Soup Bowl
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Lunch Box Jello Dessert {AIP/Paleo}

Jello is a child dessert favorite, at least it is in this house! But take a look at labels on your typical store bought Jello and you will cringe at the additional ingredients that exists.  Jello is made using Gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins from the collagen in animals, and quite frankly not all gelatine is created equally, getting a good quality gelatin is important to heal the gut!  The variety I use is Great Lakes Gelatin (affiliate link) as it not only came highly recommended to me but actually is great value for money when you look at the volume you get, compared to the cost and volume of typical store bought gelatins such as Knox.

This recipe is your stepping stone to healthier Jello, and in this version, I actually use a store bought juice, for ease, as its not so overwhelming and it eases your child into the taste.  I used Honest Kids Grape in this recipe as its one of the cleanest low sugar mainstream  juices out there. If you choose a different brand please read the labels (No High Fructose Corn Syrup) and keep an eye on those added sugars Honest Kids Grape has 11g per 8floz compared to Welches Grape which has 36g!!!

 

Lunch Box Jello Dessert {AIP/Paleo}
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Servings Prep Time
12 10
Servings Prep Time
12 10
Lunch Box Jello Dessert {AIP/Paleo}
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Servings Prep Time
12 10
Servings Prep Time
12 10
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Distribute the Fruit into Silicon Baking Cups or Glad 1/2 Cup Containers (for easy lunchbox transportation)
  2. Heat the Fruit Juice in a Pyrex Jug for 4 Minutes in a Microwave
  3. Mix Great Lakes Gelatin with 1/4 Cup of luke warm water until dissolved (if you use hot it will go lumpy)
  4. Pour Gelatin Mixture into Fruit Juice and stir until fully dissolved
  5. Pour Fruit Juice Mixture over berries, and leave to cool for 45 minutes before moving to fridge to fully set
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Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork Ribs {AIP/Paleo}

Can you smell those ribs cooking???

I received plenty of Peaches in my CSA Box in recent weeks, and if you are following the AIP Protocol there is no better way to enjoy ribs if you can’t have nightshades (Tomatoes, Peppers etc) than this recipe!

I’ve actually made this ribs with Apples using the exact same ingredients, so feel free to switch out

Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork Ribs {AIP/Paleo}
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Delicious nightshade free Slow Cooker Pork Ribs with a delicious Peach based Rib Sauce
Servings Prep Time
1 Rack 30
Cook Time
4 Hours
Servings Prep Time
1 Rack 30
Cook Time
4 Hours
Peach BBQ Slow Cooker Pork Ribs {AIP/Paleo}
Print Recipe
Delicious nightshade free Slow Cooker Pork Ribs with a delicious Peach based Rib Sauce
Servings Prep Time
1 Rack 30
Cook Time
4 Hours
Servings Prep Time
1 Rack 30
Cook Time
4 Hours
Ingredients
Rub (Mix them all into a dish)
Rib Sauce
Servings: Rack
Instructions
  1. Mix up all the seasonings and rub into the Pork Rack and cut into portions to fit in Crock Pot
  2. Blitz all Ingredients for Rib Sauce in Blender/Food Processor
  3. Pour 1/3 of Rib Sauce over the Ribs
  4. Cook for 4 hours
  5. Warm Rib Sauce then Pour another 1/4 over cooked ribs and place under grill or outside on the grill to crisp up those ribs
Recipe Notes

Is your mouth watering?  Mine is!

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