Just because chocolate isn’t allowed during the elimination stage of the autoimmune protocol, doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge that chocolate craving. Carob makes a fine substitute in these AIP ‘chocolate’ recipes.
Is chocolate allowed on AIP?
Nope. Chocolate is a seed (even though it commonly thought of as a bean) and seeds are not elimination stage friendly. [source]
Is carob a chocolate?
No. It’s deceiving because it looks and smells so much like chocolate. However, carob is made from the dried and ground pod of a legume. Legumes are also not allowed during the elimination stage, so this makes it even more confusing. However, since you’re eating the pod not the seeds, it gets a pass. [source]
What can you eat instead of chocolate?
Carob is a common substitute for chocolate. It’s allowed during the elimination stage of the autoimmune protocol and has a very similar flavor.
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