After being on the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) diet for several weeks, I’ve had to become very creative when it comes to the way I prepare my foods. What’s the AIP diet? The Autoimmune Protocol is a diet that helps heal the immune system and gut. Inflammation in the gut causes Autoimmune Disease, a condition where the body cant tell the difference between healthy tissue and foreign invaders and a hypersensitive reaction occurs. The body starts attacking it’s own tissue. This can go on for months or even years, until a full blown autoimmune disease develops.

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I have a huge list of food allergies and intolerances, that were becoming worse every month, so I began on an AIP journey to heal those issues. The AIP permanently eliminates Processed Foods, Refined Oils & Sugars, Grains, Legumes, and Soy, and eliminates for 30 Days then slowly reintroduces Eggs, Nightshades (both vegetables and spices), Nuts, Seeds, and Dairy, which are the most common allergens. If you’d like to learn more about AIP, check out AIPlifestyle. Continue reading

If you’re new to Angels Homestead, welcome to my weekly menu plan! Do you dread hearing that same question every night, “Mom, what’s for supper”? Fear not :) I’ve shared an entire week’s worth of grain free dinners, as well as what we’ll be eating for breakfast and lunch here on the homestead. Grab some inspiration and plan out your menu for the week.

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Hello friends! I hope you’ve had a good week so far. We’re so glad you stopped by to visit us at the Friday Frenzy Link Party! We appreciate your visits every week, and can hardly wait to see what yummy recipe, or fun craft you brought to link up.

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With Springtime finally here, many of us are getting our gardens ready for planting. Or, if you live in an area where you cant plant anything, then maybe you’re starting to search out farmers markets, or signing up for CSA’s. When it comes to produce, are you confused from all of the articles and reports out there on what’s safe to eat, and what isn’t? Is it really necessary to eat fruits and vegetables in season?

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There are plenty of reasons to eat produce that is in season.

Local, in season produce is fresher and taste better: It makes sense that fruits and vegetables that are obtained from local sources would be fresher and taste better, than food that has been trucked or flown in from thousands of miles away.

Local Foods Usually Have Less Environmental Impact: Produce shipped from thousands of miles away, leads to a big carbon footprint for that little bunch of herbs you just bought.

Local Foods Preserve Green Space & Farmland: Buying foods grown and raised closer to where you live, helps maintain farmland and green space in your area. Continue reading

If you’re new to Angels Homestead, welcome to my weekly menu plan! Do you dread hearing that same question every night, “Mom, what’s for supper”? Fear not :) I’ve shared an entire week’s worth of grain free dinners, as well as what we’ll be eating for breakfast and lunch here on the homestead. Grab some inspiration and plan out your menu for the week.

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