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Grateful GAPS Holiday Foods

The holidays are here and we’d love to compile a collection of all your GAPS-Legal favorites for every fall and winter holiday we can think of. This blog hop is also hosted by Starlene at GAPS Diet Journey and Joy at The Liberated Kitchen PDX. We are all grateful for GAPS. I hope you will go to each of their pages to find out how GAPS has helped them!

As many of you know my family started GAPS in November 2009 (Why We Started the GAPS Diet). It was just 11 days before Thanksgiving, which is a major food holiday here in the US. We celebrated that year, out of state, at my parents home. Our impetus was my youngest daughters health crisis. It was crazy, but even on intro we were able to celebrate this major food holiday with only minor cheats. (Our cheats were that we ate our turkey roasted, not boiled and had some cooked fruit). At that time we had no idea what sorts of results we would see from GAPS. We were just desperate for some healing and it seemed easier than the alternatives.  

Now, here we are, about to have our 4th GAPS Thanksgiving and so grateful for the healing that it has brought us!  

To be sure our route has not always been easy and we aren’t done yet, but I like to reflect back this time of year at how far we have come. When we started GAPS neither girl could tolerate diary or eggs. Both girls also had significant problems with anything sweet including fruit and honey. Now they can eat all of those foods in abundance! In addition, after just a couple of weeks on GAPS our older daughter’s psychologist asked us what we had done to transform her in such a short time. We haven’t ever gone back to where we were with her but continue to see improvements and progress. For me the solution to my life long constipation has been an unexpected benefit and solving my adrenal fatigue and brain fog has been so welcome. My husband has healed enough by now that occasional potatoes and other minor cheats produce no obvious symptoms.  

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If you have an SCD or Paleo recipe, it is most likely GAPS Legal or can very easily be modified to fit into the GAPS diet! The short version is that GAPS legal recipes are:

  • All real food
  • Grain-Free (even alternate grains like quinoa and amaranth are excluded)
  • Starchy veg free (no potatoes of any kind)
  • The only sweeteners used are honey and fruit
  • Only use aged cheeses such as parmesan, gouda, or cheddar, not fresh cheeses such as mozzarella or ricotta
  • Adheres to the Weston A. Price Foundation’s principles.

If your recipe includes other ingredients which can be subbed with GAPS legal ingredients, please make a note of that in your recipe. If you’re unsure about a recipe, just ask! We’ll be more than glad to check it out and suggest modifications if needed.

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