Free GAPS Diet Resources

So far, I’ve told you a bit about what GAPS is and why we’re doing it. Now, I want to share the best of the best GAPS resources I’ve found. And yes, they are all FREE! 😉

More details about GAPS Mommypotamus: Why GAPS? Cheeseslave: GAPS Diet Myths Preparing for GAPS Keeper of the Home: How to Prepare for Going on the GAPS Diet Journey to Food that gives Life: How to Prepare for GAPS {Stocking Up} Journey to Food that gives Life: Preparation Day (Prepping chicken and veggies) The Liberated Kitchen (Amazing resource for getting ready!) GAPS Intro Recipes and Tips Journey to Food that gives Life: How to Prepare for and Begin GAPS Journey to Food that gives Life: GAPS {Stage 2 Information} Notes, Recipes and Ideas Journey to Food that gives Life: GAPS intro Recipes and Meal Ideas (Just keep scrolling down!) The Liberated Kitchen: GAPS Intro […]

Our GAPS Diet Plan

In my last post, I told you what the GAPS diet is and why people use it. Today, I’m going to tell you why we are going to follow GAPS.

Why We’re Doing GAPS

First off, I don’t believe GAPS is necessary for everyone. I honestly don’t think it would hurt a healthy person to take a few months to do GAPS (it’s all amazingly nutritious food!) We also don’t believe that GAPS will heal every problem out there. There are other causes of disease besides digestive problems. We are doing GAPS because my husband has an obvious digestive problem that has been getting worse and it makes sense to follow a diet designed to heal the digestive system. 🙂

About five years ago my hubby started a new job that was extremely demanding. He often had to work straight through an 11 or 12 hour shift (sometimes longer), with […]

How to Make Sour Cream

Since we talked last week about the benefits of culturing dairy, I thought I’d jump right in with one of the easiest and most versatile products you can make: Sour Cream!

Although you can buy a starter culture, or simply set out raw cream to sour, this is our favorite method. You can’t even imagine how easy this is. But first, why make your own sour cream?

You can choose the best possible ingredients, so that you know that your finished product is high quality and full of probiotics. You won’t be adding a bunch of junk, which is found in some store-bought sour cream. It’ll make you feel like Miss Super-home-maker! 😉 How to Make Sour Cream In a clean jar, mix one part real cultured buttermilk (store-bought or homemade) with three parts cream, stirring gently. Cover with a coffee filter (use a rubber-band to hold it on, […]

Why Culture Dairy?

In our exploration of real food (check out the Intro to Real Food, here), I thought we could start with dairy. Before we get into the nitty-gritty (that would be raw milk), lets talk about something easy you can do to improve your health! 🙂

Most people eat yogurt because they like it. It’s an easy snack, it’s full of sugar, there are tons of fun flavors to choose from… oh yeah, and they heard somewhere that it’s “healthy”. That used to be me. I was even really proud of myself for getting the “light” version (shiver!). I have learned so much! Curious about what I have discovered? Well….

There’s More Than Just Yogurt!

I’m sure many of you are rolling your eyes, but I just never really thought about it at the time. I knew yogurt had probiotics and I knew that was a good thing, although I […]

Real Food for Babies

Modern American tradition is to start a baby with the first food of rice cereal. Then it’s followed with vegetables, fruit and eventually meat and dairy. There is little fat, at first, and no salt. Sound familiar? That’s what we did with our eldest, but not with this baby!

Since learning about how amazing real food is, we’ve been revamping our baby-food plans! We certainly don’t want to be feeding Babykins highly processed “food” when we could be giving her fresh, nutrient-dense foods! The other change we’re making (as you can see in the picture above), is that we’re dabbling in Baby-Led Solids (aka “Infant-Led Weaning”), but that’s another post.

What Baby Needs

A baby’s body is designed to digest fat and protein, for the most part. Let’s look at some of the components of breast-milk and a baby’s nutritional needs.

Fat: Breastmilk is full of saturated […]