Eating for both nutrient density and the Autoimmune Protocol has never been so easy thanks to The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen!
You might be surprised to discover exactly how difficult it is to reach nutrient sufficiency eating a modern diet. While our food system is flooded with high-energy foods, these products only serve to fill us up and offer close to nothing in the way of true nourishment. An adequate supply of nutrients--vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fatty acids, and fibers, to name a few--are needed by the body to perform countless functions and provide essential structure. Nutrient density in the diet impacts both the outcome of chronic illness and the prevention of future disease.
In The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen, Mickey teaches you everything you need to know about eating like a "nutrivore." You'll start with a comprehensive tour of nutrients that are essential for both optimal health and deep healing, with handy charts to help you identify which foods contain them in varying amounts. You'll also get an overview of Autoimmune Protocol details, some creative ideas for affordably sourcing the highest-quality and most nutrient-dense ingredients, and tips for setting up your kitchen to cook whole foods.
The centerpiece of The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen is Mickey's impressive collection of flavorful, approachable recipes that comply with the strictest phase of the Autoimmune Protocol--no grains, legumes, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, or nightshades. If you have further eating restrictions, a handy chart helps you locate the recipes that are low-FODMAP, coconut-free, or low-carb/ketogenic. If you are pressed for time, the same chart will help you identify recipes that take 45-minutes or less to prepare, can be made in your Instant Pot(R), or only use one cooking vessel for easy cleanup.
In addition to the recipes you'll find five sets of meal plans and shopping lists to quick-start your approach to eating for nutrient density. The seasonal meal plans focus on ingredients that are at their peak ripeness and availability in the spring or fall seasons, while the budget meal plan incorporates recipes with an eye for affordability. For those who are interested in deep healing, the "nutrivore" meal plan incorporates only recipes that sit at the top of the nutrient density spectrum. Lastly, for those embarking on this journey as a couple, the two-person meal plan accounts for larger servings while still only requiring one cooking session per day.
If you are looking for a practical, approachable resource for the Autoimmune Protocol that places nutrient density at the core, look no further than The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen. Mickey's recipes and guidance help you set yourself up for success without sacrificing time or flavor!
MICKEY TRESCOTT, NTP prides herself in finding creative solutions to preparing, cooking, and succeeding on allergen-free diets. She is the author of the best-selling guide to the Autoimmune Protocol, The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook and co-author of The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, an award-winning book advocating for a whole lifestyle approach to autoimmune healing.
Mickey is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and works with clients virtually all over the globe. She is the co-creator and co-teacher of AIP Certified Coach, an advanced training health care practitioners. In 2012, Mickey founded AutoimmuneWellness.com, a website that now serves millions of readers annually with recipes, resources, and support for living well with autoimmune disease and chronic illness.
When she isn't getting crazy in the kitchen or doing wellness research, Mickey can be found riding horses on her family's farm, obsessively knitting a pair of socks, or figuring out how to build a non-toxic, sustainable home. She lives in the Willamette Valley, Oregon with her husband Noah, cat Savannah, and horse Bear.