With the holiday season approaching quickly, I wanted to pull together a round up of Thanksgiving recipes that can be easily adapted to meet the CEP protocol. These recipes are from some of my favorite Paleo and AIP bloggers and I have included everything from appetizers to the main event, side dishes, and since it is the holidays... some dessert! I will include the CEP adaptations and I hope this helps make your holiday special enough that you forget for a moment you are on an elimination diet! Happy Thanksgiving!

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Melody Beattie


Celeriac Leek Soup by Autoimmune Wellness

Savory Pumpkin Dip by Meatified

AIP Maple Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp by Paleo on the Go

AIP Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash Bites by Squirrel in the Kitchen

Liver Pate by My Big Fat Grain Free Life (Adaptations: replace the onion for a leek and replace the sherry with lemon or orange juice)

Kale Pesto by Autoimmune Wellness 

Kale and Crab Dip by MyCrazyJourney

Turkey & Main Course

AIP Roast Turkey and Gravy by Paleo on the Go (Adaptations: Replace the arrowroot starch for sweet potato starch and the onions for leeks)

Butterflied Big Bird by Nom Nom Paleo (Adaptations: Replace the Ghee for animal fat like lard, duck fat, beef tallow)

Roasted Turkey Legs by A Clean Plate (Adaptations: Replace apple cider vinegar with lemon juice)

AIP Chicken and Gravy by Grazed & Enthused 

Starch Free AIP Gravy by Sweet Treats (Adaptations: replace the shallot for another leek and replace the sauvignon blanc for more turkey stock.)

Easy Paleo Herby Gravy by Nom Nom Paleo (Adaptations: replace the onion for a leek, omit pepper, replace the coconut amines with 1 tsp. CEP approved fish sauce, use a CEP approved cooking fat like lard, tallow, coconut oil, duck fat, and use coconut cream which is optional.)


Pomegranate Beet Fall Salad by Unbound Wellness (Adaptations: replace the apple cider vinegar for lemon juice or another citrus juice like lime, grapefruit, or orange)​​​​

Persimmon and Fennel Salad by Squirrel in the Kitchen (Adaptations: replace the apple cider vinegar for lemon juice)

Detox Kale Salad with Creamy Lemon Dressing by Grazed & Enthused (Adaptations: remove the pepitas and hemp seeds)

Sauces and Stuffing

Apple Cranberry Holiday Stuffing by Autoimmune Wellness (Adaptations: remove the mushrooms if you are on the elimination phase for CEP.) 

Paleo Thanksgiving Cauliflower Stuffing by Unbound Wellness (Adaptations: replace the onions for 2 leeks and use coconut oil or animal fat in place of the ghee)

Citrus-Spiced Cranberry Sauce by He Won't Know It's Paleo 


Winter Squash Souflee by He Won't Know It's Paleo 

Whipped Parsnips by Meatified 

Delicata Squash 'Anna" by Healing Family Eats

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Apple and Bacon by Melanie Makes (adaptations: replace red wine vinegar with lemon juice)​​​​

Whipped Japanese Sweet Potatoes by Coconuts and Kettlebells (omit black pepper)

Mashed Cauliflower by The Paleo Mom 


Paleo Orange Cranberry Pumpkin Bread (AIP, Grain Free) by Unbound Wellness (Adaptations: replace the tapioca starch for sweet potato starch)

Paleo Apple Pie Bars by Unbound Wellness (Adaptations: Replace the arrowroot starch for sweet potato starch and the tapioca starch for sweet potato starch)​​​​

Skillet Apple Crisp by Strictly Delicious (adaptations: ​​​​replace the cassava flour for tiger nut flour and the tapioca starch replace with sweet potato starch)

Honey Roasted Pears with Sea Salt and Rosemary Whipped Cream by Strictly Delicious 

Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Cranberry Pomegranate Compote by MyCrazyJourney