It’s been a while since I’ve done an Eat This, Not That post! These are always fun because knowing there are alternatives to standard food items can make all the difference, especially in the beginning when everything is new, including (and especially) cooking more.
Other Eat This, Not That posts…
This post series is where I’ll highlight some Autoimmune Protocol products that are clever substitutes for mainstream food choices. It might be a good idea to find substitutes for foods you love to keep from feeling deprived! Give yourself options.
“Failing to plan means planning to fail.” Brian Tracy
The truth it, it’s HARD to be perfect at the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet, especially when you’re used to the standard American diet. Cold turkey off convenience foods tends to be the worst.
For all you AIP newbies (like me!), it can be frustrating at first to learn about all the foods you *can’t* have. That feeling tends to be isolating. It would simplify things a lot to learn about AIP compatible substitutes for old favorites, right? It certainly would take the brain work, and well.. actual work, out of making everything from scratch.
Those of you who have major autoimmune diseases, who seek healing so passionately, may not find the transition into AIP as challenging because the remission you find is absolutely worth the struggle. But even for folks like you, who take to AIP like a fish to water, it’s still nice to know you have some healthy, perfectly compatible alternatives available to you.
This time we’re talking about BREAKFAST! ♥
1) Nuco Coconut Crunch
This first one I’ll go over is Nuco Coconut Crunch. Simply top with some coconut milk and fruit or honey and you’re in heaven! I like to eat it on top of my coconut yogurt for a bit of texture! It’s fairly pricey but definitely worth it when craving something crunchy. Plus, it’s nice and filling!
2) Pure Traditions Instant Farina
This is one I haven’t personally tried but there’s an awesome review for it here. With the cold weather setting in, a nice warm breakfast is ideal, in my opinion, and this is the perfect sub for instant oatmeal!
Secret bonus: this instant farina contains 28% of the daily recommendation for fiber. Yay for staying regular! 😉
3) Aroy-D Coconut Milk 100% Pure
Many canned or carton coconut milks contain guar gum (which is derived from a seed and is a no-no on the AIP diet) but you can rest at ease with this one. It’s 100% coconut milk! Plus, buying coconut milk in a carton like this is like buying 2.5 cans so it’s a bulk size. If only Costco carried them…
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