Now that we’ve transitioned our girls off the GAPS diet, here’s a sampling of dinners. They are still totally free of gluten, dairy, soy, and eggs. I’ve tried introducing duck eggs with some limited success. They still get broth, fermented foods, limited sugar, no artificial food dyes etc. The main difference is they now get some limited grains and starchy vegetables. We also switched from raw honey to pure maple syrup (still keep it to a minimum) because they seem to do better with a low fructose diet. To share with you guys, I just took quick cell phone snapshots when I thought of it, and here are 8 dinners that they’ve had in the past couple of weeks. As you can see, many are still GAPS legal. Life is busy, so I do as much prep-ahead as possible, and I even rely on some (carefully selected) pre-packaged foods at times. Normally they would get chicken once or twice too, but for some reason I didn’t take a picture of any chicken meals!
Baked salmon, mashed potatoes (potatoes, duck fat, chicken broth, sea salt), asparagus, dill kraut
Shredded beef (I use my turkey recipe, substituting a beef chuck roast and my girls LOVE it), green beans roasted in duck fat
Salmon or tuna salad (can’t remember which! I buy the Wild Planet brand and mix it with olive oil, dill kraut, sea salt) with diced avocado
Taco Night – pre-cooked seasoned ground beef, lettuce, carrot sticks, black olives, refried pinto beans (could use white beans to make it GAPS legal)
Another taco night – this time with pre-cooked beef, some homemade guacamole, lettuce, squash, carrots, and kraut
Another quick meal – pre-cooked ground beef mixed into a jar of store-bought marinara (I’ve found a few brands that are sugar free and contain just real food ingredients), heated up with some quick zucchini noodles (literally just zucchini that I spiralized)
Here’s the prep for the above meal