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5 Compliant Products for the Auto Immune Protocol

If you have been following me over the last few months than you know I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Graves’ Disease. I am on a very strict diet in order to try to heal my body from the inside out through food and essential oils. None of the standard medical treatment options sat well with me.

I thought taking on a diet like this was going to be miserable every second but it honestly hasn’t been since finding products that are both compliant and yummy. Again, this diet is no grains, no dairy, no soy, no added sugars, no legumes, no nightshades, no alcohol, no caffeine. Geez, writing it out I’m like “Whoa! How am I still alive?”

I often get asked, “then what can you eat?”. I plan to do a “What I Eat in a Day” post at a later time but I try to document that a bit through my stories on Instagram. Disclaimer: I do eat eggs as I didn’t test as having a sensitivity to them. But I only eat them for breakfast. Not all on the AIP diet will incorporate eggs into their diet.

I wanted to share 5 products I have find and use daily. If you are also following the Autoimmune Protocol these will great options for you. They are also paleo and Whole 30 compliant and just awesome in general so I recommend them for everyone.

 

  1. Siete Chips and Tortillas

Honestly, I don’t think I would have survived without these. They taste amazing, have multiple options as far as flavors, but I will warn you…they aren’t the cheapest. But when options are limited, I think it’s important to find a few things to keep you on track. I like the Cassava & Coconut Flour tortillas and the Lime Chips best!

2. Chosen Foods Avocado Mayo

I don’t use mayo on a lot of things but I do love tuna fish for lunch so finding this product has made my transition easier. It tastes better than regular mayo in my opinion!

3. So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk

Cutting out coffee in the morning was so difficult for me especially since I am a stay at home mom to a toddler. But I found that decaf coffee really does create a good placebo effect for me but I’m also not someone that likes plain hot bean water haha! Almost all creamers have added sugars, even the one labeled ‘original’ so you have to make sure you get the unsweetened ones and always read the ingreidents. I really like this coconut milk below. It’s creamy and flavorful.

I was using Nutpods even though I’m not technically allowed to have almonds and they were delicious but almonds have always had their way with my stomach so I cut them out. If you are doing the Whole 30, paleo, or just looking for a dairy free option I highly recommend these. You can find them here.

4. Bare Apple Chips

The hardest part of this diet for me is snacks. Sometimes you just get sick of snacking on fruits and veggies and want something that resembles a starchy carb. Enter, apple chips. Yes, still a fruit and healthy but I think they have a way of tricking my brain. Bare Apple chips come in a few types of apples, and also a cinnamon flavor which is my favorite. I found them at my local supermarket but I also heard you can find them in a big bag at Costco so I’ll be on the look out. 

5. Tessemae’s Dressing

This brand is amazing. They have such a variety of dressings, condiments, salad toppers, dips, marinades, etc. It’s also really great because they are labeled for certain diets, for example, certain bottles will say “Whole 30 Approved”. I eat a salad for either lunch or dinner almost every day so I go through a lot of this dressing. The creamy caesar is my personal favorite but I haven’t had one I didn’t like. You can find them at Whole Foods, most neighborhood supermarkets, and Wal-Mart in the refrigerated section.

 

I hope this gives a little bit of hope to anyone on a restrictive diet that you can do it! I knew I wanted to try but didn’t think I would have the will power to stay fully compliant. Here we are almost 40 days in and I’m doing great; in part because of the 5 products listed above.

Any compliant products you love? A lot of these have come as recommendations to me so I always welcome them!

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- a little street sauce drizzled on top
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