GAPS Intro Diet: Week Three

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Each week keeps getting easier--and yummier--at our house! I have been so impressed with how my girls have adapted to the changes and things are no longer a fight! It used to take a lot of coaxing to get them to drink even one cup of broth every day but now it's a part of our routine that they each have one cup at every meal (unless we're having soup for that meal.) They sit at the table and drink their broth and they know that as soon as they are done, they get their meal.

My husband did a lot of his own research to look for ways to get the kids to drink their broth and one of the tips was to make chicken broth with no salt or anything added and then tailor it to the taste of each person. Since we were all very tired of beef broth anyway (that's what I made a lot of at the beginning because I had a lot of soup bones) we are now exclusively drinking chicken broth.

The girls have a tiny bit of honey in theirs so I guess it's kind of like chicken tea haha And to mine I just add some salt. I've also found that making chicken broth from a whole chicken in my slow cooker is the simplest way to do things and produces the most consistent results. So it's easy all around!

 

Here's how Week Three looked for us:

Days 1-4 - Completed Stage 3

New foods that were introduced...

  • Juiced celery & lettuce (added to the carrot juice we were already having)
  • Fermented cucumber (these didn't turn out so well!)
  • Fermented carrot
  • Yogurt
  • Almond butter
  • GAPS Pancakes

 

Days 5-7 - Beginning of Stage 4

New foods that were introduced...

  • Roasted chicken
  • Tomato sauce

Here's a breakdown of what we ate on Week Three (* family favourites!):

  • Eggs (soft-boiled, fried with ghee or bacon fat, scrambled)*
  • Mashed butternut squash
  • Homemade Pork Sausage Patties*
  • Bacon
  • GAPS Pancakes*
  • Broth
  • Leftover dinner
  • Cooked vegetables
  • Eggs
  • Chicken (from making broth)
  • Bacon
  • GAPS Pancakes*
  • Broth
  • Vegetable juice with/without egg yolk and/or sour cream*
  • Spoonful of ghee, coconut oil, honey, or coconut manna
  • Cooked/fermented vegetables
  • Chicken
  • Squash
  • Shepherd's Pie* (repeat)
  • Chicken Bacon Alfredo*
  • Chicken Cilantro Soup* (repeat)
  • Eggs in a Nest*
  • Roasted Chicken with Carrots & Onions
  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole*

This week we're looking forward to having homemade sauerkraut, olive oil (and mayo!), bread and starting Stage 5! Stay tuned!