The best AIP cookbooks

Preparing meals on the autoimmune protocol diet doesn’t have to be a source of struggle or frustration. Many authors have created cookbooks which break down the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of AIP into simple and delicious recipes. 

If you love to cook and enjoy having cookbooks on your shelf, take a look at the recommendations below.


The Autoimmune Protocol Comfort Food Cookbook: 100+ Nourishing Allergen-Free Recipes

Michelle Hoover

Michelle Hoover is author of a popular blog dedicated to delicious anti-inflammatory recipes called If you feel like you’ve been missing out on your familiar comfort foods, then take a look at this cookbook. Michelle has adapted classic recipes such as Shepherd’s Pie, Bolognese and Gingerbread Cookies to suit followers of the autoimmune protocol diet.

100 recipes AIP

The Healing Kitchen: 175+ Quick & Easy Paleo Recipes to Help You Thrive

Alaena Haber MS OTR, Sarah Ballantyne PhD

This book is highly recommended for people new to the Autoimmune Protocol. Co-written by Sarah Ballantyne, author of the popular book The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body, this cookbook includes recipes, twelve weekly meal plans, and shopping lists.

175 recipes AIP Paleo

The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple Cookbook: Start Healing Your Body and Reversing Chronic Illness Today with 100 Delicious Recipes

Sophie Van Tiggelen

Sophie Van Tiggelen, the author of this cookbook is also responsible for the popular AIP blog A Squirrel in the Kitchen. If you like the simple, familiar and flavorful recipes offered in that blog, then this cookbook will be a great resource for you.

100 recipes AIP

The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions

Terry Wahls, Eve Adamson

This cookbook is considered a companion to The Wahls Protocol, a guide to reversing autoimmune symptoms through diet. In this cookbook, readers can find recipes tailored to each of the 3 levels of the Wahls Paleo Diet (Wahls Diet, Wahls Paleo, Wahls Paleo Plus).

+125 recipes Paleo

The Complete Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Beginners: A No-Stress Meal Plan with Easy Recipes to Heal the Immune System

Dorothy Calimeris

This cookbook is very accessible for beginners to the autoimmune protocol by getting them started with an anti-inflammatory diet (please keep in mind – they are not the same). Featuring meal plans with budget-friendly ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions, it’s a good way to ease into AIP without feeling too restricted. However if you do want to fully commit to the autoimmune protocol then choose other cookbooks mentioned in this list.

75 recipes Anti-inflammatory

The Autoimmune Protocol Meal Prep Cookbook: Weekly Meal Plans and Nourishing Recipes That Make Eating Healthy Quick & Easy

Sophie Van Tiggelen

The Autoimmune Protocol Meal Prep Cookbook provides you with 10 weekly AIP-compliant menus to help you achieve long-term success. To help you on your way, the book includes shopping lists for each week and step-by-step instructions for batch cooking a week’s meals in one cooking session.

100 recipes AIP Paleo Keto

The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook: An Allergen-Free Approach to Managing Chronic Illness

Mickey Trescott NTP

This cookbook includes full-page photos for every recipe, so you can preview the recipes before making them. The author also includes two 4-week meal plans based on recipes within the book as well as shopping lists and suggestions for batch-cooking.

112 recipes AIP Paleo

The Paleo Approach Cookbook: A Detailed Guide to Heal Your Body and Nourish Your Soul

Sarah Ballantyne

This cookbook, written by the author of The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body (a highly recommended read) provides over 200 recipes using foods that can help your body heal from inflammation and immune-related disorders. The book also includes
food lists, shopping guides and meal plans.

Note: If you’re new to AIP, try pairing this cookbook with the original Paleo Approach book to get a complete picture of both the causes of, and solutions for, autoimmune and inflammatory conditions.

+200 recipes AIP Paleo