Sauerkraut has always been one of my favorite dishes – it’s crunchy, refreshing, flavorful, and deeply satisfying.
You can eat it as a snack or as a side dish. It goes great with sausages and meats. And the fact that it’s fermented means that you’ll also get a healthy dose of probiotics with every bite.
But before I get carried away, here’s a brief explanation of what sauerkraut is for those unfamiliar with it.
Sauerkraut (which means sour cabbage) is a fermented sliced cabbage recipe that’s served as a side dish with many other dishes. Traditional sauerkraut from Eastern European or German cuisines are made from sliced cabbage and often carrots. The sour flavor comes from the fermentation process although you can make quick “fake” sauerkraut by adding vinegar instead of waiting for the cabbage to ferment. And you can of course add additional flavors and vegetables to create unique and delicious recipes.
Below we’ve put together a list of 11 different Paleo sauerkraut recipes so that you can play around see what you enjoy best. Click the green button below to download the entire list.
These chicken bacon sausages are delicious as well as easy and quick to make. Plus, they fit the Paleo, Ketogenic, and AIP (Paleo autoimmue protocol) diets. Just omit the egg if you’re allergic to eggs or if you’re on AIP. If you’re ok eating eggs, then I highly recommend adding it in as it makes the sausages moister.
You can make these by baking the sausage patties, or if you have more time, you can pan-fry them in some coconut oil for an crisper outer texture and more browned flavor with a hint of coconut.
This Paleo sausage recipe is great for breakfast – you can make these sausages in advance and store them in the fridge and reheat each morning for a super quick and delicious meal to start your day. It’s nutritious and low in sugar/carbs so it’ll keep you energized until lunch.
This is a colorful appetizer recipe that you can serve to guests at a party or make as a snack for when you’re hungry. It’s easy and quick to throw together so this could become a simple go-to recipe for you.
Kat Woods is a Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute graduate, indie cartoonist, holistic health advocate, and author at Hope Heal Cook. She spent the last two decades navigating multiple diagnoses including Lyme Disease.
I’ve always enjoyed the combination of pork and apples – the sweetness from the apple complements the pork flavor and the slight acidity from the fruit helps to cut through the fat in the meat.
In this dish, I’ve created a simple green apple radish salsa using green apples, water radishes, and ginger to go with some easy pan-fried pork chops. I also served the pork with some mustard for additional flavor.
You can use any cut of pork if you don’t have pork chops available. Pork tenderloin or pork loin steaks also works really well with this salsa. I wanted a really easy and quick dinner so I used a thin pork chop steak that is common in Europe. If you want to learn how to pan-fry pork tenderloin, then check out this recipe here.
Perhaps what’s best about this recipe is that it’s Paleo, Ketogenic (low carb), and AIP-friendly (just omit the mustard I suggest serving the pork with). So you can enjoy this easy and quick dinner recipe no matter what your dietary restrictions are.
Most trail mixes use nuts and seeds as the ingredients, so it’s tough to find ready-made AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) trail mix. But luckily, you can easily create your own AIP trail mix recipe with all your favorite ingredients.
I went for a tropical flavor with this AIP trail mix recipe – mango slices and coconut flakes and freeze-dried berries give a slight crunch, sweetness, and slight chewy texture to this trail mix.
Feel free to experiment with your own flavors if you have trouble getting these specific ingredients.
You’ve probably already heard that gelatin is healthy for you – from healing digestive issues, improving hair and skin, to simply being a great source of protein. (And if you’re looking for a book with more general gelatin recipes and information about the health benefits of gelatin, then check out The Gelatin Secret here.)
However, in addition to all the potential health benefits that gelatin offers, it’s also a fantastic ingredient to have handy when you’re on an egg-free diet like AIP (paleo autoimmune protocol).
Gelatin (when mixed with a bit of warm water) can by used as a substitute for eggs in a variety of baked goods so that you can still enjoy delicious cookies or pancakes even if you can’t eat eggs.
These AIP gelatin recipes are also completely Paleo and gluten-free as well as egg-free, nut-free, and dairy-free! So enjoy these delicious recipes guilt-free.
Note – if you’re sticking strictly to AIP, then use alcohol-free vanilla in the recipes. Some of the recipes use carob powder as an AIP alternative to chocolate powder as well. And as always, if you don’t tolerate certain ingredients (even if they’re considered healthy, Paleo, AIP, or otherwise), stop eating it for a while and do some testing to ensure there aren’t any other underlying health problems.
You can download this entire list of AIP gelatin recipes by clicking the green download button below. Or start browsing the recipes using our table of contents.
Fried bananas is a popular dessert at many Thai restaurants, but they often use regular wheat flour as well as additional sugars in the dish. So, if you want to enjoy Thai fried bananas without all the junk, then give this recipe a try. It’s gluten-free, Paleo, and AIP-friendly.
This is what Thai fried bananas looks like when ordered at a Thai restaurant:
It can be hard deciding what to eat for breakfast when you’re on AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) and can’t eat eggs or dairy products. So, if you’re looking for a delicious AIP breakfast option (it’s also Paleo-friendly of course), then give these AIP banana pancakes a try!
I love guacamole, but sometimes it can be time-consuming to chop up all the vegetables to put into it – like the tomatoes, onions, and peppers. So, here’s a super easy guacamole recipe that you can use to make great tasting guacamole in less than 5 minutes.
This guacamole is great to use as a dip or to add on top of meat dishes as a sauce or side dish. Or for a really easy breakfast, serve this guacamole with some scrambled eggs. This is also an AIP guacamole recipe if you omit the optional chili powder from the dish. So you can serve this guacamole even to those on the Paleo autoimmune protocol.
This Paleo coleslaw recipe makes an awesome side dish. We love to eat it with pork dishes in particular, but it complements just about anything. Unlike store or restaurant versions, this coleslaw recipe has no rancid vegetable or seed oils in the mayonnaise dressing. And if you’re on AIP (the paleo autoimmune protocol) or if you are allergic to eggs, then we’ve added in modifications to the recipe so that you can avoid those allergens.
I drink tea pretty much every single day of my life, and while I love good black tea with a dose of coconut milk the most, I do often also enjoy a good no-caffeine herbal tea.
Mint tea has been one of my favorite herbal teas for a while, and I especially like making it with fresh mint leaves.
But this tea adds in fresh chamomile flowers in addition to mint leaves to make it a relaxing as well as refreshing herbal tea.
Tabouli (also called tabbouleh) is a light side dish (mezze) popular in Middle Eastern cuisines. It’s traditionally made using bulgur (a type of whole grain) or couscous along with tomatoes, parsley, mint, olive oil, lemon juice, and onion.
In this dish, I’ve replaced the grains (bulgur or couscous) with raw cauliflower florets that have been food processed into small pieces. This produces a texture that’s similar to couscous in texture and look. But I’ve kept most of the other traditional ingredients to produce a similar flavor.
This dish is Paleo as well as low carb (ketogenic). It’s a great side dish to serve to help you eat more raw vegetables.
To make an AIP (Paleo autoimmune protocol) version of this cauliflower tabouli salad that’s nightshade-free, just switch the diced tomatoes for diced beets. If you have trouble find beets, then radishes can be used instead.