We are moving into the next lesson on how to do the GAPS Diet! I have already shared why we started the diet and the benefits we’ve seen here. Then I also shared a basic overview of how to do it here, and how to make the basic broth here.
One of the first things you will notice if you begin the GAPS diet is how narrow the food choices are. I’m not going to lie, at the get-go, there is a LOT of repetition! Basically, you eat soup, soup, and more soup.
But don’t give up! This is an incredibly small price to pay for optimum health. And if you Google or search on Pinterest for GAPS Diet soup ideas there are a surprising number out there.
The basics you need to remember is:
- Stick to the veggie list mentioned in the GAPS book (a very broad list)
- Cook EVERYTHING until it is VERY tender and soft (veggies AND meat)
- Add very basic spices such as salt and garlic or a limited amount of fresh herbs
- Always keep LOADS of broth on hand
- Keep reminding yourself of the bigger reason you are doing this for your family!
So, in today’s video I am showing you the basic meal that I made for my family for the first several weeks of the diet. The main variety was which veggies were in season and the type of meat included. Today I am using pure sausage but I’ve also used meatballs made out of ground beef, a pre-cooked roast from the crockpot, shredded chicken, etc.
Depending on your preferences, you can also try a blended soup, in which you blend the veggies for more of a creamy texture. I have not done this much simply because that makes it harder for my kids to eat as a meal. As I demonstrate in the video, I try to find other ways to get my kids to eat bone broth (such as gravy) and simply give them the strained veggies instead of a bowl of soup.
If you have ANY questions about this topic, please ask away!
Thank you so much for watching!
Link from video: https://raiasrecipes.com/2017/04/easy-squash-custard.html