In my opinion, no one should have to live without dessert. Even with dietary limitations, you can serve these beautiful AIP Easter desserts at your gathering and wow your friends and family.
Pies, fruits, cakes, cookies. Pastel colors and vibrant springtime desserts seem to always grace the table at Easter. But what about those who can't eat traditional desserts without serious repercussions from their body?
I'm here to tell you, you don't have to go without. You can enjoy the easter desserts right alongside everyone else.
And, serve these at your Easter gathering and you might even show your guests the benefits of eating slightly healthier - no terrible stomachaches afterwards!
What is AIP
For those who aren't familiar, AIP stands for Auto Immune Protocol. The AIP diet is a diet that aims to reduce inflammation, pain, and other symptoms caused by autoimmune diseases.
When my husband was diagnosed with sarcoidosis 2 years ago, we immediately started researching food and dietary changes. We already ate paleo for the most part, and had been for years.
I started diving into the world of AIP and seeing how we could take it a step further to hopefully make some changes that would help ease his symptoms.
It was definitely challenging - AIP is even more restricting than paleo, and even more substitutions and eliminations are required. Additionally, you have to stick with it for a number of months to determine if it's working for you or not.
I relied pretty heavily on Michelle's website, Unbound Wellness, when we were experimenting with AIP. You can find her post detailing the AIP protocol and what you can and can't eat here.
I also developed a couple of AIP friendly recipes during our time that turned out to be family favorites that we still make today" Autoimmune Healing Bowls and 3 Ingredient Fudge Pudding.
All in all, it turned out that eating an AIP diet didn't really make a difference on my husband's symptoms. We found it to be very restricting, without seeing results, so we have since moved back to a mostly paleo diet.
(For those wondering, we believe the sarcoidosis was related to stress. Once his stress level was reduced, his symptoms all but disappeared. Just goes to show you how the mental is related to the physical.)
Whether you're here for yourself, or here because someone you love is dealing with an autoimmune issue, welcome! I hope you find something in the below list that brightens not only your table but also someone's day.
There's nothing worse than gathering with friends and family and feeling awkward about having to turn down certain foods. It's common to be questioned, told that your way of eating is wrong or made up, and quickly dismissed.
For those who suffer from autoimmune diseases and inflammation, you know that it's not made up, and that you really do feel better when you eat this way.
From my healthy kitchen to yours, enjoy, and tag me in your photos - these AIP easter desserts are all completely photo worthy!
AIP Easter desserts
Now, there are lots of AIP recipes out there, and even lots of AIP dessert recipes. A lot of the ones that come up, though, are more related to winter holidays.
Recipes trying to replace comfort foods, warm, spicy things for Thanksgiving and Christmas like AIP Pumpkin Pie and Sticky Ginger Pudding.
In the springtime, we look for bright, fresh, flavors. Fruits, pastel colors, and fun AIP easter desserts - so we can still enjoy the dessert without the repercussions.
Things like easter egg shaped marshmallows, fruit pies, sugar cookies, and fresh frozen treats. Homemade lemon jello topped with coconut whipped cream. Herbal and lavender marshmallows to go in a cup of tea.
This is the table of AIP easter desserts.
13 AIP Easter Desserts
No one should have to live without dessert. Even with dietary limitations, you can serve these beautiful AIP Easter desserts at your gathering and wow your friends and family while enjoying bright and delicious treats.
Marshmallow Easter Eggs
These marshmallow Easter eggs are a real food version of classic Easter candy. They’re fun to make at home, nut free, paleo, and AIP compliant.
Carrot Cake with Whipped Coconut Frosting
This cake is super moist, and just sweet enough from maple syrup, spring carrots, and plump golden raisins. The smell of cinnamon, ginger and cloves float through the air while it bakes, and bring classic flavors to each forkful.
Cinnamon Cupcakes with Strawberry "Buttercream" Frosting
Paleo and AIP Cinnamon Cupcakes are well-suited to all things special, special diet or not: moist, just the right sweetness,, delicious, sure-to-please, topped with a beautiful Strawberry "Buttercream" frosting.
This fresh Strawberry Pie is the quintessential spring dessert. The strawberry pie filling is made with fresh strawberries and sweetened with only honey and apple juice.
Naturally Sweetened Homemade Lemon Jello
This naturally sweetened homemade lemon jello is a healthy alternative to the original. Bright and fresh, it will bring a pop of color to your easter dessert table!
Vitamin C Hibiscus Rose Hip Marshmallows
Super fluffy and sweet with a delicate herbal flavor, these easy to make, light pink marshmallows are also packed with a vitamin C boost.
AIP Honey Lavender Marshmallows
These AIP Honey Lavender Marshmallows are homemade and contain only natural ingredients. The lavender goes perfectly in a cup of Earl Grey tea!
4-Ingredient Avocado Mint Nice Cream
Full of healthy fat, vitamins and minerals, this paleo, GAPS, and AIP-friendly 4-ingredient avocado mint nice cream is a treat you don’t have to feel guilty eating!
Paleo Healthy Pineapple Whip
Super creamy and refreshing, this mouthwatering frozen treat has 3 ingredients, no refined sweeteners and whips up in minutes.
Healthy Whipped Coconut Pudding
This whipped coconut pudding is light, fluffy, and makes the perfect springtime dessert when topped with fresh berries.
AIP & Paleo Sugar Cookies
Because everyone deserves a basic sugar cookie recipe. These cookies are so chewy and delicious, you’ll want to make a double batch!
Easy AIP Brownies
An easy fluffy chocolatey AIP brownie, because again, we all deserve brownies - and what is dessert without chocolate, really?
This delicious chocolate avocado pudding is easy to make and contains just 3 ingredients. Its fudgy consistency makes it the perfect healthy option to fufill any chocolate craving!
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