Making Beef Jerky (I'll be posting my recipe so keep a look out). Bought a few pounds of London broil and had my kind butcher slice it for me. I love that they'll do this for me, as it saves me so much in the preparation time. Now all I need to do is make my marinade and then dehydrate. I am so looking forward to having something snacky, easy to grab and satisfying.
As much as AIP is about removing common trigger foods for autoimmunity, it’s also about adding in healing foods to aid in healing the gut. Being a GAPS practitioner and having been on the GAPS diet, I am already use to eating these healing foods… sauerkraut, bone broth and meat stock, water kefir and kombucha. This too had made the transition onto AIP pretty smooth.
One go to meal for me has been a simple soup that goes something like this. I take about a quart of chicken broth (I make sure to always have some in my fridge) and put it in a pot with some sliced ginger and sea salt and bring to a simmer. I then add in either a leftover broken up chicken or turkey burger, thinly sliced tri-tip or if I don’t have any leftovers I make little ground meat balls and put them in. After letting the broth infuse with the ginger I add in thinly slices escarole or spinach leaves and chopped garlic, cook for several more minutes until the greens have wilted. It’s delicious and satisfying. It also makes for a great breakfast.
Starting to notice more bowel regularity. I tend towards constipation and have my ways of supporting my bowel function. But I’m starting to notice a slight shift. Going to pay closer attention to see if this is a shift and what I may be able to attribute it to.
So grateful for sardines! Again, convenient and in a pinch when I’m not really prepared I can just open a can and put it on a bed of arugula, a little sauerkraut and voila, lunch. They really have been a good staple for me during this time. I get them in olive oil in a BPA free can.