Complete AIP Meals in 5 Ingredients or Less

Complete AIP recipes with just five ingredients or less. 
For those days when you need a breather.

I know how much of a struggle it can be on the autoimmune protocol (AIP). It's like you're constantly cooking, reheating, storing, batch cooking and then writing out shopping lists so you can start all over again. And I see some of you in the Facebook groups like: ah, can we have ideas of dishes to cook that use fewer ingredients? 

I got it.

One of the things you often need when starting on AIP is a breather from time to time. Something simple you can make with just a few store cupboard or fridge ingredients, whether that's for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 

Well, I've got you covered.

Meals from the autoimmune protocol with just 5 ingredients or less each

All these recipes involve just five ingredients, not including the salt - or oil or fat, which, let's face it, you'll probably have to hand anyway. 

Click on the title of each recipe to go to the full details and find out how to make it.

Go get 'em.

AIP Bacon Maple Cinnamon Pancakes

plantain bacon maple pancakes - AIP

For a breakfast (or anytime) occasional treat. You know those days.  

Breakfast Pork and Leek Burgers

pork breakfast burgers paleo AIP

Admittedly, this recipe is just for the burgers, but they do include veggies, so they're kind of an all-in-one breakfast option. Get the recipe here. 

Sweet Potatoes with Smoked Turkey, Avocado and a Coriander Lime Dressing

baked sweet potatoes with smoked turkey and coriander lime dressing

Seems hard to believe you can whip all this up - dressing included - with just a handful of ingredients, but it's true. If you can't get smoked turkey, switch in any of your favourite meat - prosciutto, leftover cooked chicken, burgers, ham... even leftover ground or minced meats that have been cooked and kept in the fridge. 

Tarragon Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables

tarragon herb roasted chicken with root vegetables

My favourite kind of dinner. Chop it all up, bung it into a roasting dish and cook it all together. Perfect. The recipe uses standard potatoes as well as sweet potatoes - for AIP, just leave these out. 

Chicken, Mushroom and Radish Roast

chicken mushroom and radish roast

A light meal - you could always serve it alongside your favourite veg, to make it more of a big dinner. 

Turkey and Cavolo Nero Cabbage Meatballs

meatballs with cavolo nero cabbage - AIP paleo

These veggie-packed meatballs can actually be made using just 3 ingredients - use up the 2 that are left by making the courgette spirals that I ate mine with. Oh, and you get to choose another veggie on top. Hurray! 

Crispy Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, Avocado and Rocket (or Arugula)

crispy chicken with sweet potatoes

4 ingredients is all you need to make these nutritious and filling dinner. Easy and quick to make, too. 

Ginger Chicken with Courgette/Zucchini Noodles

ginger chicken stir fry with courgette

5 ingredients and just 10 minutes is all you need to make this delish dins. 

Garlic Beef Burgers with Fried Red Onion and Watercress

beefburgers with red onions and watercress

The beef burger with the sweet red onions and spicy watercress combo is one of my favourites. Go give it a try! 

Pulled Pork and Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)

pulled pork with spiralised courgettes zucchini and carrots

Ready in a flash and with just 4 main ingredients, you can switch up this dish to include whatever cooked leftover meats you have ready in the fridge. Perfect for when you're in a rush, or can't bear to stand over a stew for the next 45 minutes. 

Perfect Pan Fried Scallops and Bacon

scallops with bacon and salad

This one, not including the cooking fat and salt, takes up just two ingredients: scallops and bacon. Use up the three you have left to choose your favourite veggies to serve with it. I love avocado and a leafy salad with this, or raid your fridge to use up any veggies you have handy.

Smoked Mackerel with Horseradish and Beetroot Dip

mackerel with beetroot and horseradish relish

I love this as a quick lunch - and it just takes moments to put together, which is a double bonus. And all those nutrients... gorgeous! Just remember for strict AIP to get mackerel fillets without any black pepper on them - you can buy them totally plain instead. 

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