The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Book Review

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If there is one thing we’ve noticed over the years it’s that there can never be enough recipes! This community is insatiable in its love for more AIP-friendly recipes. And we get it! The elimination phase can be daunting and requires a whole new approach to our once-routine breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Plus, once you get going, you realize that this way of eating is pretty darn delicious and trying out new dishes is fun and satisfying to the tummy.

Those very legitimate reasons for the community-wide recipe obsession is how we knew our friend, Sophie Van Tiggelen’s newest cookbook, The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple, with 100 more enticing recipes was going to be hit!

The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple was released in June, but we know how summer can fly by and things can get missed, so today we are sharing our review here on the blog, telling you the details and what we love about this new book so you can pick your copy today.

Frankly, if you don’t already have a copy, this book is going to be a huge breath of fresh air to your menu planning as summer winds down and you start getting into the back-to-school routine!

What You’ll Find Inside

This book has so much to offer, including:

  • 100 all-new, elimination-phase compliant AIP recipes
  • A simple getting-started guide
  • Advice on transitioning to AIP (this guidance makes this book a great gift from friends or family new to the protocol)
  • “Happy Gut Guidelines” to maximize good digestion
  • Avoid/include food lists
  • Kitchen tips and tricks
  • Pantry stocking recommendations
  • A meal plan with shopping list

Why We Love This Book

There are three big reasons we love this cookbook and think you will too:

  • All the bases are covered. The recipe index includes “Homemade Basics and Staples,” “Breakfasts,” “Small Bites,” “Soups and Salads,” “Vegetables,” Meat-Based Main Dishes,” “Seafood,” and “Desserts and Drinks.” The best part is that basics and staples and small bites sections Sophie included are genius! We are talking basics and staples like focaccia, tortillas, and a Dairy-Free Vanilla-Maple Creamer and small bites like Chicken-Veggie Poppers, a pickle recipe, and a Dairy-Free Zucchini Cheese! Yum!
  • The recipes are very detailed. After six years of developing AIP dishes ourselves, we are no strangers on what it takes to create not only delicious recipes, but also recipes that are easy to follow with details that make even a novice cook confident. We are happy to say that Sophie thought of everything in her recipes. Every recipe starts with an intro covering ways to pair the dish, descriptions on how it should turn out, tips on preparation, or information on nutrition. The ingredient lists are clear, directions are well laid out, and there’s a “Note” section included on every recipe that covers things like substitutions, how to store and how long, or special techniques to make the dish even better.
  • There is a reintroductions guide included. AIP is an elimination and reintroduction protocol, but because elimination is typically more challenging for folks, reintros often don’t get more than a passing mention. It is an important part of AIP though and we love that Sophie included it! After all, the goal is to heal and start experimenting with ways to expand and personalize your diet.
Click here to order your copy of The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple!

About Angie Alt

Angie Alt is part of the blogging duo behind Autoimmune Wellness. She helps others take charge of their health the same way she took charge of her own after suffering with Celiac and other autoimmune diseases; one creative, nutritious meal at a time. Her special focus is on mixing “data with soul” by looking at the honest heart of the autoimmune journey (which sometimes includes curse words). She’s also a world traveler who has been medically evacuated from two foreign countries. Strategizing worst-case scenarios is now something of a hobby. She is a Certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and author of The Alternative Autoimmune Cookbook: Eating for All Phases of the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol. You can also find her on Instagram.


  • Deb Gregory says

    Please enter me in the contest for the cookbook!! Thank you!!!

    • Mickey Trescott says

      Hi Deb! Hoping you clicked over to social media to enter the giveaway!

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