Sunday, March 7, 2010


We went off the diet this weekend (lack of preparation on my part) and things went horrible. This past week when we have not been able to do intro GAPS, I have been at least trying to make meals on full GAPS. But today, I had nothing. Nothing but oatmeal (not allowed on GAPS) for "breakfast" so I gave JJ oatmeal. Thankfully for lunch, we were able to go by the health food store and get JJ some grass-fed sliced turkey. But for dinner, even though a full GAPS, I think the sauteing of onions and beef was too much too soon for him. His tummy is bloated and he doesn't know when he is full again.

It was great this past week when he would eat and then STOP eating!! :D His body was getting a signal that it was full!! :D I feel so bad for him now that he is back to always being hungry and never being satiated. :(

But I will be better from this point on.

Even myself (who has been doing this fully with him) is completely bloated (ick!) after today's eating. I had no idea how much I needed to be on this diet with him until today.

Ok, so I need to be MUCH better about planning in advance.

The soups, he and the girls love. The broths - JJ likes them, but sisters, not so much. I actually think they are OK, but it isn't the most yummy thing in the world that you eat and then beg for more.

All in all, I am learning that this diet is beneficial for more than just JJ.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Boiled Meat Ain't So Bad

So I thought I was going to have a VERY difficult time NOT being able to cook fish or meat the way I normally do, but having to boil it instead. Of course this is just for the intro stages, but I was REALLY worried about the taste.

Here is what I did for the meat:

I got grass-fed beef and put it directly into the soup that I am making. The soup was beef broth, chopped onion, zucchini, summer squash and spices (salt, pepper, basil and rosemary). Then I cooked until meat was done. Wow oh wow YUMMO! I was pleasantly delighted by the taste!

Here is what I did for the fish:
I must admit that this one scared me most of all. I was pretty certain that the meat would taste OK, but thought that fish would just be plain BLAND boiled. But it turns out that boiled fish is actually pretty popular! So it couldn't be TOO bad, right?

I boiled water and added salt and pepper. Once it came to a boil, I added chopped onion and boiled that for about 15 minutes. Then I added the fish and boiled til done. It was YUMMY!! I think next time I might splash some olive oil on the fish to serve.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Have Food ... Will Travel

So now that we are not going out to eat anymore, I need to find ways to bring healthy homemade snacks/meals with us. Especially important for when we go traveling. We visit family once a year, not to mention we try to take a vacation (even if it is a day trip to a local park or camping locally) once a year too.

So I found this post with some GREAT ideas on SAFE ways to carry foods. Some I have never even thought of before, and some I have never even heard of before.

(and for those who have been following my blog and are curious about JJ's weight and height - he is 50% for both height and weight!)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Traveling Pot Pies

Oh these look so yummy!

Won't be able to make these fora while unless I find a muffin mix that is GAPS friendly. And JJ is allergic to chicken (but I am hoping that with the healing the GAPS diet creates, that he will be able to have chicken with no problems in the future!) so I will most likely try it with turkey or duck at first.

So there you have it. Traveling chicken pot pies! YUM!

Kale Chips

These look like a tasty alternative to potato chips (of course I have to wait until kale can be reintroduced into our diets - we are doing Intro Stage 1/2 of the GAPS diet).

A lot of the comments say that they were bitter. I am curious if I can find a way to make them not so bitter. Any ideas?

How to Bake without Baking Soda or Baking Powder

How To Bake Without Baking Soda or Baking Powder

I never thought about this until GAPS how our bodies react to baking soda and baking powder. Interesting read. And there is a recipe to boot! :D

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tips for Transitioning a Child

Transitioning a child to a new way of eating can be difficult. Especially the older they get.

There is a great blog post I recently read with some great tips to help the transition.

I do want to add that I talk to my kids - even my 3yr old son, and explain WHY we are doing something diet wise (though I use simpler terms for him).

And I always bring it back to God - our bodies are a temple for the Holy Spirit - and we are to be good stewards of that temple. While I believe God can use anyone (even an invalid) to do His will, if He gave us an able body to do Hill will, should we not do what we are able to keep it healthy enough for us to be able to go out and do His will?