Alright, folks – here’s the deal. I really dislike the term “pegan” (i.e. paleo + vegan). It’s overly trendy and I believe it’s used purely as a marketing gimmick. So let me just be clear that I am not a “pegan” and that I do still follow the AIP diet 80% of the time because frankly, it’s just what makes me feel best.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s dig into one thing that I think is important: vegetables. I put this list of “Veg” AIP recipes together for myself actually, because a recent food journal revealed that I was eating a bit more meat than I am comfortable with (aka meat at every meal).

I’m not going to open a dialogue of whether or not I believe this is scientifically good or bad for you because the debates are ENDLESS, but I’ll just say that I think there probably is some logic to the idea of eating at least a couple plant-based meals per week, or at least trying to find a balance between meat and plenty of vegetables. I used to be a vegan (click link for info on how I transitioned from vegan to paleo), and my takeaway from that experience is that for me and my body personally, I probably do well with a something like a 70/30 split, where I’m eating 70% veg-based and 30% meat based. The past year has probably been a 30/70 split, so I’m excited to see how falling back to somewhere in the middle of the spectrum can help me with my spiritual and physical health goals. 

So anyway – enough about me. Onto the recipes! Here’s 30-something recipes that are Paleo AIP + Vegan (or can be made to be, with very small modifications). And actually, if you count the amazing roundups that I listed at the end of the post, it ends up being more like 130 recipes to help you get more plant-based fuel into your diet. So go get your Veg on – and enjoy!

paleo aip vegan recipes

 

MAIN DISHES

PORTOBELLO MUSHROOM TACOS

https://healthynibblesandbits.com/harissa-portobello-mushroom-tacos/

Make AIP: Don’t use harissa rub or cumin on the mushrooms (try my super simple AIP taco seasoning instead!), omit tomatoes from the guacamole, choose AIP-friendly toppings

 

EGG-FREE ZUCCHINI POPPERS

https://thebigmansworld.com/2017/04/13/4-ingredient-zucchini-cauliflower-fritters-paleo-vegan/

Make AIP: use the egg-free version of the recipe and try subbing out the “GF/all-purpose flour” with cassava flour (usual recommended ratio is 1:1 cassava: “normal” GF flour mix)

 

CARAMELIZED ONION SPAGHETTI SQUASH

https://thealmondeater.com/2015/11/caramelized-onion-spaghetti-squash/

Make AIP: sub coconut oil for the butter, obviously don’t cover with parmesan cheese. 🙂

 

SWEET POTATO TOAST (3 WAYS!)

https://littlebitsof.com/2016/05/sweet-potato-toast-3-ways/

Make AIP: The first variation with avocados is AIP as-is. The second could be done if you maybe just sub the almond butter for tigernut butter. The third variation would be fine if you just use your AIP-friendly mayo sub!

 

AIP SOFT VEGGIE TACOS WITH GREEN TORTILLAS

http://asquirrelinthekitchen.com/green-veggie-tacos/

*AIP as-is!

 

SPAGHETTI SQUASH CHOW MEIN

http://www.justpaleofood.com/spaghetti-squash-chow-mein-aip-vegan-gluten-free/

Make AIP: omit the pepper

 

AIP CAULIFLOWER PIZZA RECIPE WITH PESTO

https://healingautoimmune.com/aip-cauliflower-pizza-with-pesto-recipe

 

BUTTERNUT SQUASH NOODLES W/ SPINACH & MUSHROOMS

https://www.tastingpage.com/cooking/butternut-squash-noodles-with-spinach-and-mushrooms-gluten-free

*AIP as-is!
** Pro tip: You may want to buy pre-spiralized butternut squash noodles if this is sounding too intimidating or labor-intensive. Whole Foods usually has them pre-packaged!

*** Double Pro Tip: Sometimes handling raw butternut squash like this can leave an AWFUL dry, film-like substance on your hands. I’d recommend wearing gloves if you’re going to spiralize it yourself

 

AIP MUSHROOM RAVIOLI

http://www.flashfictionkitchen.com/mushroom-ravioli/

*AIP as-is!

 

AIP NO NIGHTSHADE RATATOUILLE

http://asquirrelinthekitchen.com/aip-no-nightshade-ratatouille-from-simple-french-paleo/

*AIP as-is!

 

AIP SPINACH STUFFED RAVIOLIS

http://www.feedingyourselfwell.com/recipes/aip-spinach-stuffed-raviolis

*AIP as-is!

 

VEGETABLE SCRAMBLE

http://autoimmunewellness.com/vegetable-scramble/

*AIP as-is!

 

AIP BOK CHOY CAULIFLOWER RICE

http://asquirrelinthekitchen.com/aip-bok-choy-cauliflower-rice-easy-paleo-vegetable-recipe/

*AIP as-is!

 

AIP + VEGAN SIDE DISHES

CARROT RAISIN PINEAPPLE SALAD

https://www.noshtastic.com/carrot-raisin-pineapple-salad-gluten-free-paleo-whole-30/

Make AIP: sub out the mayo for an aip-friendly alternative

 

CINNAMON ROASTED SWEET POTATOES & CRANBERRIES

https://littlebitsof.com/2015/11/cinnamon-roasted-cranberries/

*AIP as-is!

 

BALSAMIC ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

https://thebigmansworld.com/2014/12/19/copycat-whole-foods-balsamic-roasted-brussels-sprouts/

Make AIP: omit black pepper

 

ROASTED VEGGIES WITH (OPTIONAL) PESTO

http://asquirrelinthekitchen.com/roasted-vegetables-with-pesto/

*AIP as-is!

 

HONEY GARLIC CARAMELIZED CARROTS

https://heartbeetkitchen.com/2015/recipes/type/vegetables/honey-garlic-caramelized-carrots/

*Make AIP: sub coconut oil for the butter, use sea salt vs. kosher salt

 

EASY AIP COLESLAW

http://www.grassfedgirl.com/easy-autoimmune-paleo-coleslaw/

*AIP as-is!

 

RADISH SALSA

https://theliveinkitchen.com/radish-salsa/

Make AIP: omit the jalapeno, use sea salt vs. kosher salt, leave out the black pepper

 

APPLE BROCCOLI SALAD

https://veganinthefreezer.com/vegan-apple-broccoli-salad/

Make AIP: just omit the sunflower seeds!

 

PALEO + VEGAN SOUPS

PALEO DETOX GREEN SOUP

https://iheartumami.com/paleo-detox-green-soup

*AIP as-is!

 

CREAMY ROASTED GARLIC CAULIFLOWER SOUP

http://runningonrealfood.com/creamy-roasted-garlic-cauliflower-soup/

*AIP as-is!

 

SPICED CARROT & PARSNIP SOUP

http://www.pureandsimplenourishment.com/blog/2016/12/spiced-carrot-and-parsnip-soup.html

*Make AIP: omit cumin, sub mace for nutmeg

 

PALEO AIP + VEGAN DESSERTS

AIP VEGAN BANANA BREAD

http://www.forestandfauna.com/aip-paleo-banana-bread-vegan/

*AIP as-is!

 

VEGAN AIP GIRL SCOUT COOKIES

http://www.forestandfauna.com/autoimmune-paleo-samoa-girl-scout-cookies/

*AIP as-is, just follow the instructions!

VEGAN AIP TIGERNUT FLOUR SHORTBREAD COOKIES

https://www.feastingonfruit.com/tigernut-flour-shortbread-cookies/

*AIP as-is!

 

CHOCOLATE MATCHA ENERGY BALLS

http://unboundwellness.com/chocolate-matcha-energy-balls/

*AIP as-is!

 

BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE TART

http://www.flashfictionkitchen.com/blueberry-cheesecake-tart/

*AIP as-is, just follow directions for the AIP crust

 

CHOCOLATE SWEET POTATO PIE WITH BROWNIE CRUST

https://www.hankering4healthy.com/chocolate-sweet-potato-pie/

*Make AIP: sub carob for cocoa powder

 

PUMPKIN PARFAITS

https://aiplifestyle.com/pumpkin-parfaits/

*AIP as-is!

 

OTHER FUN RECIPES

TIGERNUT CRUST
http://www.theorganicdietitian.com/what-are-tigernuts-tigernut-flour-crust-vegan-gluten-free-paleo/

*AIP as-is (just leave out the optional curry powder)! You could use this for a sweet crust or savory crust – could try to make an AIP deep-dish pizza, or a great AIP pie.

 

DAIRY FREE SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP

http://www.primallyinspired.com/dairy-free-spinach-artichoke-dip/

*AIP as-is! (this recipe originally appeared in Rachel Bryant’s Nourish cookbook)

 

And finally… here’s 2 holy grails of 95+ AIP-friendly veg dishes:

http://gutsybynature.com/2016/12/10/aip-recipes-fall-winter-vegetables/

http://gutsybynature.com/2016/05/08/aip-spring-vegetables/

 

 

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