Restrictive Gut Healing Diets Don’t Have To Be Boring

by lydia on June 30, 2014

Are you aware that you need to do some gut healing, but are afraid to take the leap with a ‘gut healing diet’? Do you think a diet to heal your gut is too restrictive, therefore you struggle to get started? Perhaps you are considering tackling the Autoimmune protocol, GAPS or some other diet but feel they might be too limiting therefore boring. Well, restrictive gut healing diets do NOT have to be boring. It’s all a matter of perspective.

Samantha, from Sweet Potatoes and Social Change is back to share a recipe she enjoys while on the Autoimmune Protocol Diet. You can learn a bit from her and hopefully walk away empowered that healing foods are anything but boring! Simple, yes. Tasty and satisfying, most definitely!

(Read Samantha’s Story: Recovering From Ulcerative Colitis HERE)


Here’s Samantha…….

Whenever someone asks me what I can and cannot eat on the Autoimmune Protocol Diet and I tell them that I can’t eat, gluten, grains, sugar, vegetable oil, seeds, eggs, dairy, legumes, alcohol, coffee, chocolate or nightshades, their response is inevitably, “Well, what CAN you eat?”
It would be easy to think that living on a restricted diet would make cooking boring, bland, and unexciting but that is just not true. The thing I love the most about blogging and making connections with other people on similar healing diets is being able to encourage them. To show them that cooking can be fun, therapeutic and simple, and that a lack of ingredients doesn’t have to equal a lack of taste! This recipe is the perfect example. It only consists of a few ingredients, yet it tastes luxurious. It only takes a few minutes to make but it will impress anyone lucky enough to eat it!
Healing through food takes commitment and certainly some days are harder than others. We are all faced with temptations and sometimes the memories of the foods from our past still taste pretty good in our minds, but no one should avoid healing themselves for fear of bland food. However, if you ever find yourself in a rut give this recipe a try and pretty soon you’ll feel like the only thing you need is a (non-alcoholic, sugar-free) fruity drink and an ocean view!

Coconut Crusted Salmon with Tangy Carrot Ginger Sauce
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • ½ cup of unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 TSP of Sea Salt
  • 2 TBS of Coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup of Carrot Ginger Sauce (
  1. In a small bowl combine your coconut and your salt. Next, take your salmon fillets and dredge them in your coconut mixture until they are covered. You may want to press the coconut down a bit to make sure it stays. In a large frying pan heat your coconut oil on medium heat, then place your salmon fillets skin side up, cover and cook for four minutes or until golden brown. Gently flip your fillets and allow them to cook covered for another 3-4 minutes more. Serve with your coconut ginger sauce either on top or on the side. Enjoy!



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