This is a collection of recipes containing foods with anti-inflammatory properties. However, there are some ingredients included in these that are not autoimmune protocol (AIP) compliant. If that last sentence confused you, read this post first, then come right back here.
Check notes on each recipe for more details – but overall if you’re looking for anti-inflammatory recipes for dinner, you’re in the right place!
Indeed, the AIP diet and anti-inflammatory foods are not one and the same thing, contrary to what some people believe. To give you the short version of how they’re different:
- Anti-inflammatory foods are those which are demonstrated to reduce inflammatory markers in the blood when consumed.
- AIP food lists exclude common foods considered healthy, many of which are anti-inflammatory. Foods eliminated/excluded from AIP are more likely to have components which some people may have sensitivities to. This is different from being pro-inflammatory.
For my more complete collection of anti-inflammatory recipes for dinner, including main dishes, sides, breakfasts and desserts, click right here. I have some AIP recipes sprinkled throughout as well.
Those that I’m adding to this page meet the most criteria as spelled out in my book Understanding Food and Inflammation: A guide for autoimmune patients. This page is a work in progress, so keep checking back!
To see nutritional data on foods with anti-inflammatory properties go here. This too will continue to grow.
If you’d like to know what foods I keep in my kitchen, read about my Sjogren’s Syndrome diet right here.
This next one has turmeric. Turmeric is consistently anti-inflammatory in research and the effect is strong!
A little bit about monounsaturated fats: They are very very slightly anti-inflammatory, but high in calories which according to the Dietary Inflammatory Index study, are inflammatory. So, the moral of the story is enjoy your avocados, but in moderation.
This recipe is far from AIP compliant, but is extremely nutritious if you’re not doing the elimination diet.
Also, definitely not AIP compliant, but also extremely nutritious. A small amount of sugar is included in the dressing, but the recipe author cut it back from others who make similar dressings.