One secret to doing GAPS (without losing your mind) is just doing some simple planning so you’re never “stuck” with nothing legal to eat. I always keep snacks in my purse and in the trunk of my car. Snack boxes of organic raisins and bags of nuts are good choices.
Just to give you an idea of how we do GAPS, pretty much every day we eat:
(those on “rotation diets” may cringe, but this works for us)
• Breakfast – kefir smoothie (see The BrainFood Cookbook p. 119) or French Toast made with walnut bread (see The BrainFood Cookbook p. 80)
• Snacktime – raisins or a baked good
• Lunch – cucumber, turkey sandwich on walnut bread (see The BrainFood Cookbook p. 80), fresh fruit
• Snacktime – fruit, baked good, or crunchy snack
• Dinner – planned for all 7 days on Sunday. Typically we have only 3 items per meal: raw veggie, then a main course and one cooked veggie.
• Dessert – fruit, or something fun from The BrainFood Cookbook
• Beverages – exclusively spring water, except 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed (unpasteurized) juice per day
I like to write on a weekly calendar what we’re having for dinner that week, then make one big grocery store trip on the weekend. Dinner is not always a fancy affair – for busy nights I’ll plan to have Scrambled Eggs and Petite Peas, or Hamburgers and Green Beans for example.
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