An Auto-Immune Paleo Thanksgiving

As anyone who follows the paleo or auto-immune paleo diet knows, the holidays can be a tough time. Finding delicious holiday recipes made of whole foods that don’t use any dairy, gluten and grains, or nightshades this time of year can be a struggle, especially if you have family members who aren’t paleo or AIP. Those familiar but off-limits dishes can start to look pretty darn tempting!

Slow Cooker Chai Tea Brisket |

Since I’ll find myself in that position yet again this year, I’ve created an extensive paleo and AIP Thanksgiving menu with many options that mimic some of the traditional holiday dishes. These delicious festive plates are all made with real food ingredients, are relatively easy to prepare, and taste just as cozy, comforting, and special as any of the holiday foods the rest of the country might be enjoying.

You’ll find multiple appetizers, main dish options, and sides listed below. This spectacular menu even includes multiple options for special holiday beverages and delightful desserts!

I hope that you enjoy this Thanksgiving menu and that it gives you healthy, safe food options you can savor this holiday season!


Vegan Roasted Cauliflower & Greens Soup

Vegan Roasted Cauliflower & Greens Soup |

Cauliflower hummus and plantain chips

Roasted Cauliflower "Hummus" {paleo, AIP, vegan} | StrictlyDelicious

Mushroom Herb Baked Meatballs

Paleo Mushroom Herb Baked Meatballs |

Main Dishes

Slow Cooked Cranberry & Herb Brisket

Slow Cooker Cranberry, Garlic & Herb Brisket |

Roasted chicken

How to Roast a Chicken | StrictlyDelicious

Tapenade Crusted Lamb

Tapenade Crusted Lamb |

Slow Cooker Garlic Lovers’ Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Garlic Lovers Short Ribs|

Pot Roast with Creamy Mushroom Gravy

Paleo Pot Roast with Creamy Mushroom Gravy |


Roasted vegetable stuffing

Bread-Free Roasted Vegetable Stuffing |

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Capers, & Lemon Zest

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Capers, & Lemon Zest |

Roasted Roots & fruits

Roasted Roots & Fruits |

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Cinnamon Coffee Pork Shoulder with Maple Roasted Squash via StrictlyDelicious


Cranberry Orange Apple Cider “Sangria”

Cranberry Orange Apple Juice "Sangria" |

Ginger Hibiscus Lemonade

inger Hibiscus Lemonade |

Spiced Pumpkin steamer

Spiced Vanilla Pumpkin Milk Steamer |


Skillet Apple crisp

Paleo Skillet Apple Crisp |

Honey Roasted Pears with Sea Salt and Rosemary Whipped Cream

Honey Roasted Pears with Sea Salt and Rosemary Whipped Cream |

Orange “Chocolate” Cake

Grain-Free Orange Chocolate Cake |

I wish a Happy Thanksgiving to you and all of your loved ones!