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Last updated July 29, 2023

Healthy AIP Kale Hash with Apples and Bacon

What do you eat for lunch when you are on the AIP diet?

The Autoimmune Paleo Diet can seem overly strict and frustrating.

Today I’m sharing my all-time favorite AIP lunch! I actually eat this almost every day.

It’s fast, easy, and healthy so a win-win at my house.

Even the kids like this one so it makes the perfect grain-free dairy-free lunch.

Healthy Kale Hash AIP Lunch Recipe

Don’t let the kale scare you away from this meal. You could start out with just a little kale or just substitute with a different green you like better.

Using bacon, kale, and apples are the perfect way to get those healthy fats and greens into one meal.

The first step is to cut up bacon. I use scissors and just cut it right over the pan.

Try to locate bacon that isn’t full of sugar and preservatives and is uncured if possible. It’s just healthier and that’s the whole point of the recipe right!

Cook it about halfway and then it’s on to the apple.

Next, I chop up an apple. You can choose a green apple for less sugar or a red apple for a little more sweetness. 

Add to your bacon in the skillet and give it a few minutes to cook.

bacon and apple in a skillet

Last, it’s time for the kale.

I prefer rainbow kale for this recipe but I only had green at the moment.

I grab about 4 handfuls or 4 cups of kale and add it to the skillet. It just needs to sauté about 30 seconds to a minute until it’s wilted just how you like.

picking kale

After it’s done, I add a bit of salt just because I love salt! It’s good for adrenal health if you struggle with adrenals. 

We love this lunch because it comes together so quickly and easily. When you struggle with autoimmune, it can be hard to find anything you like to eat.

The reason I love this kale has AIP lunch recipe so much is that you can substitute with whatever you have on hand and still end up with a healthy hash.

I have made this with a nectarine instead of an apple. I’ve used collard greens or mustard greens instead of kale.

You could even replace the bacon with another meat of your choice.

It’s so versatile and comes together fast.

If you like this recipe, here’s another kale apple salad recipe that’s perfect for a healthy diet.

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Healthy AIP Kale Hash with Apples and Bacon

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This grain-free dairy-free healthy hash comes together in just minutes and is full of healthy fats and kale.


Units Scale
  • Bacon 3 slices
  • 1 Medium Green Apple
  • 4 cups of Kale


  1. Cut bacon over the pan with scissors or slice on the cutting board.
  2. Sauté in a skillet for a few minutes.
  3. Add in the apple and cook until bacon is lightly browned.
  4. Add in kale and stir until wilted.
  5. Finish with salt if desired.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 402
  • Sugar: 19g
  • Sodium: 702mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Cholesterol: 34mg

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