Last Updated on May 9, 2023
When you are on the Autoimmune Protocol, it is easy to get stuck in a rut eating the SAME things over and over again. We have a lot to be thankful for though, because there are so many amazing recipe books out there that will fit our lifestyle. So, grab a cup of bone broth and sip on it while you look for through the best AIP cookbooks!
I love physical cookbooks. I have a section in my butler’s pantry where I store all my AIP cookbooks. Some I go to very frequently, others only for special occasions (like holiday meals). Here are some of my favorite AIP cookbooks.
The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook
If you are on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) like we are, then you know how tiring it can be to mix it up when it comes to cooking. It is easy to get stuck in a rut and eat the same things over and over…..and over. That is one of the reasons I am super excited about The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook.
Latin American Paleo Cooking
Support your lifestyle changes with some delicious recipes from Latin America. You’ll enjoy a tasty meal, a story of heritage and tradition, and authentic recipes. Plus, this AIP cookbook includes over 80 satisfying recipes that will introduce you to layers of flavors as well as new recipes to enjoy.
The Healing Kitchen
175+ Quick & Easy Paleo Recipes to Help You Thrive
Achieving health through nutritious food choices has never been simpler nor more delicious thanks to The Healing Kitchen!
Armed with more than 175 budget-friendly, quick and easy recipes made with everyday ingredients, you get to minimize time and effort preparing healthful foods without sacrificing flavor!
Straightforward explanations and a comprehensive collection of visual guides will teach you which foods are the best choices to mitigate chronic illnesses, including autoimmune disease.
Real-life practical tips on everything from cleaning out your pantry and easy ingredient swaps to reinventing leftovers and DIY flavor combinations will help you go from theory to practice effortlessly.
Even better, twelve 1-week meal plans with shopping lists takes all the guesswork out of your weekly trip to the grocery store!
Paleo Approach Cookbook
Learn how to heal your body and nourish your soul with this companion cookbook to The Paleo Approach. Sarah D. Ballantyne, Ph.D. has created a practical approach to help you calm your immune system.
The food lists, meal plans, and detailed shopping lists are full of useful information and easy strategies to help you easily make the transition to a paleo diet.
The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook
If you have an autoimmune disease, then you’ll find reading the Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook useful. It will teach you how to create delicious AIP-friendly recipes and tasty meals. You’ll learn all about the paleo autoimmune protocol and how to clear your pantry of questionable ingredients.
You’ll even find two 4-week meal plans to help you get started.
Favorite AIP Cookbooks
I have so many favorite AIP cookbooks, it’s hard to list them all out in order. Here are some more of my favorite cookbooks for the auotimmune protocol.
Nourish – The Paleo Healing Cookbook
Enjoy over 120 delicious meals for an AIP diet. You’ll find satisfying recipes that are nutritionally dense and guide you toward better health. You’ll not only enjoy being on an autoimmune protocol diet, but you’ll ease your symptoms with each meal.
The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Cookbook
If you’re looking for clear advice on how to make no fuss AIP recipes, this is the book for you! You’ll learn what foods you need to keep in your kitchen, time-saving techniques, and nutrient-dense recipes.
The AIP guidelines taught in this book will guide you and your family to better wellness.
The Autoimmune Protocol Meal Prep Cookbook
Knowing what foods you can and cannot eat is only half the battle. The hard part is staying on an elimination diet when you have a busy schedule. This book gives you the step-by-step instructions you need to know how to stay on the diet no matter what is going on in your life.
You’ll find ten yummy weekly menus that will give you the shopping guide and directions you need to batch-cook your meals.
He Won’t Know It’s Paleo
Do you need meals with nutrient-rich ingredients that will satisfy the glutin-loving, all-American eater in your household? This creative cookbook includes only delightful meals that the author created with her own hands to feed her husband. If a recipe didn’t pass mister, it didn’t make it into this book.
The Paleo Gut Healing Cookbook
Heal inflammatory bowel disease with incredible recipes appropriate for allergen-free diets. You’ll learn not only what to eat but how to eat. You’ll learn how to improve your food quality. Plus, you’ll learn food-combining tips that will maximize your absorption of nutrients.
The Autoimmune Protocol Reintroduction Cookbook
After working through the elimination stage of the AIP diet, it’s time to reintroduce foods. You’ll learn how to reintroduce foods into your diet in four stages to see if you can tolerate them.
This delightful cookbook will walk you through every step of the reintroduction diet and give you tasty recipes to enjoy at each stage.
AIP Paleo Cookbooks
If you are lookijng for unique recipes, like Frenh style cooking or Indian fusion, then you may really enjoy some of these AIP cookbooks.
The Paleo Healing Cookbook
Eating and living on an AIP diet doesn’t have to be hard. This cookbook will give you delightful recipes and a proven way to heal your gut and enjoy better wellness without stress. You’ll enjoy tasty dishes like Grilled Thai Beef Skewers and Teriyaki Glazed Salmon.
Simple French Paleo
If you suffer from inflammatory bowel disease or another autoimmune disease, you’ll love these delicious recipes tailored for an AIP diet. You’ll find the introductory material you need to get started, tips for the reintroduction phase, and other helpful extras. Plus, you’ll get a diet overview and advice on how to enjoy wholesome real food.
The Autoimmune Protocol Comfort Food Cookbook
Are you looking for recipes that taste like the food you crave but don’t have any foods from the AIP list of exclusions? You’ll learn how to make your favorite foods for your family or a special occasion without anyone realizing they’re eating an AIP diet. This book will give you comfort food recipes that are simply delicious!
AIP Indian Fusion
Get rid of pain and inflammation and enjoy the diet that has changed innumerable lives. This cookbook includes full-page photos, a delicious combination of foods, and tasty but simple recipes everyone will adore.
You’ll even find eight different flatbread recipes to try alongside the traditional Indian comfort food.
The Autoimmune Protocol Baking Book
No, you don’t need to give up baking when you go on an autoimmune protocol diet! Learn how to recreate the sweet and savory treats you love by using unconventional ingredients. Every recipe, even the Black Forest Cake, is AIP compliant, so you can enjoy your favorite foods without threatening your health.
The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen
Learn everything you need to know about eating nutritionally dense food so you can enjoy optimal health. There are handy charts to help you find quick meals to make on busy nights. The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen gives you the practical approach you need to make an AIP diet accessible.
The Hashimoto’s AIP Cookbook
If you have Hashimoto’s Disease, you can mitigate the symptoms of Hashimoto with this collection of delicious recipes. You’ll get a health and diet overview to help you understand how your diet will help you heal.
Plus, you’ll find a tasty selection of make-ahead meals, 30-minute meals, and one-pot meals to make cooking on an AIP Diet easy.
Holiday on the Autoimmune Protocol
Enjoy special occasions on the autoimmune protocol diet with yummy recipes everyone will love. These recipes were created with your pickiest eaters in mind so you can serve the meals to family and friends without fear. So grab this book and learn how to make AIP honey-roasted ham and pumpkin pie.
The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook
Learn how to restore your health and enjoy good food while living on a diet appropriate for autoimmune disease. You’ll be inspired by stories of other people who have transformed their health. Plus, you’ll get to eat flavorful dishes and begin your own healing journey.
Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain
Meals Made Simple: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes to Make Anytime
Beloved food blogger and New York Times bestselling author Danielle Walker is back with over 100 new Paleo recipes in her sophomore cookbook, Meals Made Simple—a collection of gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly recipes for easy weeknight meals.
AIP Lifestlye Books
Sometimes it’s helpful to have guides that you can go to when you have questions about the AIP lifestyle. These books are filled with knowledge and instructions and helpful tips for the AIP diet.
The Paleo Approach
Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body
An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of autoimmune disease. If you’re among them, you may know all too well how little modern medicine can do to alleviate your condition. But that’s no reason to give up hope.
In this groundbreaking book, Sarah D. Ballantyne, Ph.D., draws upon current medical research and her own battle with an autoimmune disorder to show you how you can become completely symptom-free—the natural way.
The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook
A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness
The way autoimmune disease is viewed and treated is undergoing a major change as an estimated 50 million Americans (and growing) suffer from these conditions. For many patients, the key to true wellness is in holistic treatment, although they might not know how to begin their journey to total recovery.
The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, from Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt of Autoimmune-Paleo.com, is a comprehensive guide to living healthfully with autoimmune disease.
While conventional medicine is limited to medication or even surgical fixes, Trescott and Alt introduce a complementary solution that focuses on seven key steps to recovery: inform, collaborate, nourish, rest, breathe, move, and connect.
FAQ about the Autoimmune Protocol
Are you new to the AIP way of life? Here are some questions that are frequently asked about the autoimmune protocol.
How often should you eat on AIP?
It’s important to eat three balanced meals a day. Each meal you eat should contain vegetables, healthy fats, and high-quality protein. You can eat some AIP snacks in moderation between meals when you feel hungry.
Can I cheat on the AIP diet?
When you are on the AIP it’s important to stay the course and not cheat. The reason you are eliminating foods is to you can get them out of your system and heal your gut. Later, when you reintroduce healthy foods you can start with the ones you miss the most and see how your body responds. It’s also super important not to over-indulge in AIP desserts or AIP icecream and to keep sugar consumption to a minimum.
Does AIP heal your gut?
Because the autoimmune protocol focuses on eliminating foods that are known to be inflammatory, it may help heal one’s gut. By encouraging high-quality protein and nutrient-dense foods, the goal is to reduce inflammation and help relieve symptoms caused by various autoimmune disorders and diseases.
Can you stay on an AIP diet forever?
The AIP diet is not meant to be long-term, however the length of time one is on the autoimmune protocol will vary from person-to-person. If you wait to long to reintroduce foods, you could become sensitive to everything.
After you have experienced significant improvment in symptoms, you can start reintroducing foods one at a time while watching for potential food triggers.
How do I know if my AIP diet is working?
You will know the AIP diet is working if you start to feel better and have a reduction in autoimmune symptoms. Your skin may clear up or get better, your bowel movements may improve, and your joint pain might lessen. It’s important to know your body and pay attention to the clues that healing is taking place.
What foods to reintroduce first on AIP?
The first state of reintroductions include eggs (yolk only), fruit, berry, and seed-based spices (like cumin), seed and nut oils, grass-fed ghee, coffee, chocolate, peas, legumes with pods (like green beans or snap peas), and legume sprouts.