About Hurried Health Nut
Even with an autoimmune disease (or two, or three), life doesn’t always slow down. You still have work, family and social obligations to attend to. And because of your autoimmune disease(s), these obligations can suck the energy right out of you until there’s seemingly nothing left. You’ve thought about experimenting with a Paleo or Autoimmune Protocol diet before, but you feel like you don’t have the time or energy to follow through with all the cooking it seems to involve! You want to spend what little free time you have soaking up everything life has to offer, not slaving away in the kitchen.
Well, my friend, you have found the right place!
I’m on a mission to make thriving with autoimmune disease, through a Paleo and Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet and lifestyle, more accessible and more delicious!
Hurried Health Nut was born out of the idea that a Paleo diet and lifestyle don’t have to be overwhelming and anxiety-inducing. Despite your busy, always-on-the-go lifestyle, you do have time to eat healthy, delicious food (made with real, whole, nutrient-dense ingredients) every day, and I will show you how.
I’ll be honest: I love how real, whole food tastes, and I especially love how it makes me feel, but I’m not a huge fan of spending hours in the kitchen (probably not a common trait among food bloggers??). I’d rather allocate what little free time I have to enjoying life and spending time with people I love, rather than slaving away in the kitchen. That’s why I’ve created a set of rules for the recipes I share on this site (and the food I prepare for myself and my husband on a daily basis).
Every recipe will abide by one or more of the following rules:
- 30 min or less to prepare.
- 10 ingredients or less.
- 1 pot/pan.
- Bonus points: stores/freezes well (for superb leftovers with NO prep time!).
All of the recipes on this blog are made from real, whole-foods ingredients, with maximal nourishment and minimal effort.
And every recipe fits within an Autoimmune Protocol, Paleo, and/or Whole30 diet.
Even if you don’t have an autoimmune condition, your body will thank you for the simple, delicious, nutrient-dense recipes.
Hey there! It’s me, Andrea, founder/creator/recipe developer/photographer/jack-of-all-trades at Hurried Health Nut.
I was raised on fast food, pizza and grocery store convenience foods. In college, my go-to dinner was a big bowl of pasta with a giant slab of butter and a hefty serving of table salt. Or a microwaved quesadilla. Breakfast was a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries and a grande mocha from Starbucks. Lunch was often a bagel with cream cheese and probably another mocha. My typical snack (because I was always hungry) was a granola bar and a Diet Dr. Pepper. And maybe an apple.
Needless to say, my blood sugar was on a roller coaster, I was gaining weight, and I always felt like complete and utter crap.
After college, I slowly began to teach myself how to cook. It started with simple slow-cooker recipes (using mostly canned ingredients) and evolved (over the coarse of a few years) into experimenting with a variety of whole-food ingredients and cooking methods. I had graduated from eating fast food and convenience foods on a daily basis to eating a diet packed full of vibrant vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, meats and the occasional treat.
I was feeling (and looking) better than I had in years.
Then, in late 2018, I was diagnosed with celiac disease, and six months later I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, an autoimmune thyroid condition, often associated with celiac (for more on my diagnoses, see this blog post). Right then and there, I made it my mission to stop the course of my autoimmune diseases and heal my gut. I transitioned from a primarily whole-foods diet to a fully paleo diet, and then into the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol (AIP).
After a couple months on AIP, I have felt the best I’ve ever felt in my entire life! And I’ve decided to help others feel this amazing, too, by creating simple, easy recipes that fit within the protocol, that you’ll actually want to eat! After all, no one wants to follow a diet that forces you to choke down your food, or to eat food that your family won’t. That’s not sustainable. And it won’t make you feel any better.
Welcome to Hurried Health Nut! I think you’ll like it here.
Follow along and see for yourself just how easy and delicious a paleo/AIP diet and lifestyle can be, and reap all the health benefits!
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