Posts tagged GAPS
Our GAPS Anniversary Celebration! {Plus GIVEAWAY}

Wow. It's hard to believe that it's been ONE YEAR already since our family started the GAPS diet!It almost feels like we've been eating this way for years, since the time has flown by as we've gotten more and more comfortable with making GAPS-friendly food choices. While I am looking forward to slowly adding more foods back into our diet over the next year, I am also quite confident that our diet will not change drastically. We are loving how we feel and the foods we eat!

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What do you feed a GAPS baby? Introducing Solids - Weeks 6 & 7

This is a short post today, as there are no new food introductions for these weeks!It may seem like this process is a bit slow-going. But, if you've experienced the consequences of food allergies and intolerance, than you know how frustrating it can be. It's much easier, safer, and healthier to go slow NOW than to have to go back erase the damage that's been done by introducing too many foods too quickly! Believe me.

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What do you feed a GAPS baby? Introducing Solids - Weeks 4 & 5

If you've been following along with this series, than you'll already know that my little Baby Bear is a stubborn, independent, likes to do things her own way, little girl. I love her for that. I really do.But I also wish that she was moving on to some new foods and not taking her sweet time back at week 2 :) Oh well, she'll get there! And I am already well aware of how quickly time flies so I will relish every moment of her sweet infant-ness!

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What do you feed a GAPS baby?: Introducing Solids - Week Three

As I look ahead at the GAPS diet and the new foods that I will soon be introducing to Baby Bear, I am reminded of just how quickly days, weeks, and months go by!It feels like only a few weeks since I met my youngest baby girl for the very first time and now she's 6 1/2 months old! I love those bittersweet moments. Because as much as I can miss the days when each of my girls were just newly born, their lives hold so much potential that I cannot help but be excited for each new stage they enter! For Buttons, I'm excited for her to be starting kindergarten; for Bean, I'm excited to see her vocabulary grow and her desire to explore the world around her; for Baby Bear, I'm excited for her to be sitting at the table eating scrambled eggs with us for breakfast and crawling after her sisters! But before Baby Bear gets to eat scrambled eggs, there's still a few more foods to introduce first.

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What do you feed a GAPS baby?: Introducing Solids - Week Two

A couple weeks ago, I shared our first experience introducing solids to our little Baby bear. If you read it, you may have thought I was crazy for giving chicken broth as a first food!But sometimes life calls for a little bit of crazy! The harsh reality is that whatever I did with Buttons and Bean did not work, so I needed to shake things up this time around... Third time's a charm, right? Not only am I sharing this information with you because you may be curious, but also because I think it's good to have a broad range of information in regards to nutrition, especially for our children. Just because rice cereal is the conventional or recommended first food for babies does not mean it's the best food for all babies. I hope that by sharing my experience with the GAPS diet, I can help broaden the scope of information out there and make it culturally acceptable to do what's best for our individual children. Just because one diet works for one child does not mean it will work for the next (GAPS diet included!)

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What do you feed a GAPS baby?: Introducing Solids - Week One

9 months ago, when our family started our GAPS journey, I was 6 months pregnant with our third daughter. It's hard to believe we've been on the GAPS diet for that long already, and it's even harder to believe that my little Baby Bear is now 6 months old and ready for food!I knew it was coming. I was already preparing for this phase over a year ago! In fact, the section of my GAPS book that is extensively highlighted and has pages falling out of it is Part Four: Having a New Baby in the GAPS Family.

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Our First GAPS Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians! I hope you have all been able to spend time with people you love and be thankful for all that you have been blessed with! Even if your current circumstances don't give you much to be thankful for right now, having a grateful heart is the best way to conquer negativity and bitterness in your life!

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The Full GAPS Diet

For the last couple weeks, Mr T and I have been following the guidelines of the Full GAPS Diet, and adapting family meals to avoid foods that are still an issue for the girls. This means that most meals are "Intro" legal but he and I get to add in snacks and treats that are allowable on Full GAPS. This has been super easy to do, and my surprisingly impressive GAPS culinary skills have allowed us to eat really tasty meals that don't at all make us feel like we're deprived. I'm sure many people think we must eat the most boring and bland food, but I've thoroughly enjoyed almost every meal I have made! This has a lot to do with having the internet as a resource that I refer to regularly! Why reinvent the wheel when many others have created healthy and delicious meals already?? Ain't nobody got time for that.

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GAPS Intro Diet: Week Three

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.

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