An Autoimmune Protocol Meal: Meat, Vegetables, Starch

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Taft here. With Heidi on an autoimmune protocol diet (and me trying to eat healthier with her), our meals are looking a little different from two years ago. (I may have just earned the “Understatement of the Month” award.)

Here’s a recent example of lunch:

Sorry for the low photo quality, but at mealtime, eating is the business of the hour, not photography. 🙂

What we’ve got here is an example of the three main food groups in an autoimmune protocol (or AIP for short) diet: Meats, Vegetables, and Starches.

Ground beef, cooked with kidney beans and onions. Seasoned with cumin, garlic, salt and pepper. Some AIP diets require no legumes, but Heidi’s doctor tested her reaction to them and decided kidney beans weren’t a problem. This has become a staple protein source around here, especially since it’s relatively easy to make.

Mashed butternut squash, with coconut oil, salt and pepper. To be honest, we prefer our butternut squash made into pie, but since desserts are a “sometimes food,” we’re taking what we can get.

Red cabbage, onions and apple stir-fry. There are a lot of variations on this online. Basically, you cook cabbage, onions, and apples with some coconut oil, a little water, and a hearty dash of apple cider vinegar. So good!

Baked asparagus. We mix it with a little olive or avocado oil, season with salt and pepper, and bake in the oven. Heidi likes this more than I do, but it’s pretty good. 🙂

More autoimmune protocol meals coming soon!


  1. You would win awards for the variety and color on this plate from every dietitian I know! Beautiful and inspiring. Off to add some veggies to my dinner!

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      Thanks! Hopefully we’ll have some more colorful meals posted soon. 🙂

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