Paleo recipes for autoimmunity

Paleo Recipes for Autoimmune Conditions

Diane Sanfilippo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Featured 28 Comments

Since the release of Practical Paleo, the response to the section on eating for autoimmune conditions has been overwhelming. By popular demand, I am developing a downloadable cookbook with brand new autoimmune-friendly recipes, more meal plans, and tips for following this difficult way of healing your body through food. We asked you to tell us what type of recipes you'd like to see and over 600 of you responded! We were so excited for all the feedback, and the e-cookbook is almost ready!

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  • Sausage, Apple & Fennel Hash – great for breakfast
  • Tuna Waldorf Salad – an easy and healthy lunch for on the go
  • Jam Thumbprint Cookies – a grain, nut, dairy, egg-free take on this old fashioned favorite

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Comments 28

  1. Thank you for the recipes. Emily and Marilyn, you should check to see if your computer is loaded with Adobe because that is the format of the recipes.

  2. Thank you! Just got my PDF’s. I have question – arrowroot powder is too starchy for me any ideas for substitutions? Appreciate any thoughts on that one but also understand if it just won’t work w/o.

  3. Hi – Thanks for this! Now try to do autoimmune protocol and fodmap free which is what I needed to do for myIBS/SIBO. It would be a short cookbook:)

  4. I so appreciate this too, but after checking the 3 recipes, I couldn’t eat any of them. Please don’t forget the people on extremely strict paleo (no fruit, no starch, no FODMAPS, no gut irritating spices, no sweeteners, etc.).

    1. Thanks for the note, Lindy. Do you have my book? I do note FODMAPs and possible swaps for them. It’s a VERY specific and limited way of eating that some folks find necessary, but often folks find specific categories of FODMAPs that affect them while others don’t. It’s true that a completely FODMAP-free diet is very limited, but I think most people are able to hone in on which items are causing them distress fairly quickly with that approach. If all FODMAPs are problematic, hopefully you’ve listened to Episode #8 of the BB Podcast with Chris Kresser. In that episode, we talk about the causes of FODMAP intolerance- including gut pathogens and SIBO. Finding that one or two are problematic is common in even healthy folks, whereas having issues with large numbers of them may indicate a bigger underlying issue.

      1. Hi Diane,

        Thank you for the recipes as they will certainly help in January when I tackle the AI protocol. I will have to check out this podcast, because I too feel that some FODMAP’s cause me some distress as well. Since a lot of these fruits and veggies are on this list, for example cauliflower, brussels sprouts, etc. do you feel that the bothersome results of eating these is a reason to stop eating them? I guess what I’m saying is that nutritionally, shouldn’t they be eaten for their great benefits and just put up with a little (or a lot) of gas, etc.? Or are they actually causing damage in the gut? I’ll have to check out the podcast. Thank you Diane for all that you do and all of the great information you provide for us! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

          1. Thank you Diane. I did check out the podcast. One more question. I have finally begun the AIP this month and would like to order the fermented cod liver oil/butter blend. Does this cover the Vitamin D requirements or should I also get another supplement? Also I am including L-Glutamine, Magnesium, phosphatidylcholine (avoiding eggs), a probiotic, selenium & zinc (avoiding nuts) and Quercetin. I’m trying to get my husband on board, because, well, everyone knows how restricted this can be!!! Thank you so much for your help.

  5. thank you so much for all your hard work. I really appreciate it. Your book looks so awesome – hoping to get it sometime soon. These recipes are great as well, thanks!

  6. I am so looking forward to this! I am following the auto immune protocol for healing a leaky gut. How do you know when your leaky gut is healed, by the way? I have many food intolerances that I am hoping to eliminate by healing. Thanks so much!

  7. Thanks so much for these recipes! The thumbprint cookies will be great for Christmas! One question–I have found it hard to accurately measure coconut flour, and a little too much or little can really affect the texture of baked goods. Have you considered adding measurement in grams as well as cup measurements? (According to the Paleo Indulgences cookbook 50g of coconut flour equals 1/2 cup, so until further notice I’m going to use that weight when using coconut flour in recipes that don’t specify.)

    Thanks again!

  8. Hey Dianne

    Thanks for the post. Looking forward to the ‘auto immune protocol recipes’. Trying to get my brother to jump onboard with paleo, he has an auto-immune arthritic condition and has had all sorts of issues with medication, methotrexate in particular.

    It’s that old story about leading a horse to water. It is amazing how people are SO resistant to change, even if that change can alter their lives.

    Love the work you do, trying to get something great going over here in the UK, might email you with some questions if that’s ok???

  9. Hi Diane,

    I started the AIP Jan. 1st and so far so good, but I found that I am lacking energy. I’m eating sweet potatoes, plantains, plenty of veggies and some fruit. One day I also broke out in hives, which seem to be lingering. I’m beginning to feel that I want to add eggs and potatoes back in, but will hold off. Plus, I’m missing all of those delicious spices, curries and flavorful exotic ingredients. I know, I know, a few more weeks! Any suggestions regarding the fatigue? I suppose, just up my carb intake? Thank you.


  10. Thanks for the recipes. I’m looking forward to the ebook coming out. Long story short, the latest health issue that has cropped up is autoimmune thyroid. Looking at the paleo template doesn’t seem to be too difficult to adapt to as I had been on low carb/low glycemic index in the past. But it has been a challenge to weed out the nightshades, in addition to being careful with goitergen foods.

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  11. I tried to find the ebook for the recipes for the Autoimmune section but couldn’t find it. I have the Practical Paleo, Keto Quick Start, The 21 Day Sugar Detox, The 21 Day Sugar Detox Daily Guide and The 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook. I was just recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and trying to wrap my head around an AIP plan. Which book(s) offer the most information?

    Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated. I’m a bit overwhelmed right now.

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      Hi Rese- I think we released an ebook years ago but I’m not sure where it is now. In each of my cookbooks, you can eliminate eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshdes – I think Practical Paleo may be easiest, just use the notes on each recipe for omissions or swaps. You can also check out the Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook my Mickey Trescott for more. I hope that helps.

  12. Hello. I’m wondering why eggs cannot be eaten for autoimmune conditions. That eliminates A LOT of foods.

    Thank you

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      Particularly the whites in eggs have a protein that many with AI conditions react to, but it’s something you can eliminate for 30 days, reintroduce, and see how you do. Yes, it’s a lot of foods, but if you realize you feel amazing without eggs, it’s totally doable and worth it.

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