Here are the foods you get on GAPS Intro Stage 4:
- All foods introduced in the previous stages
- Roasted and grilled meats
- Cold pressed olive oil
- Freshly pressed vegetable juice
- Nut bread
And how to prepare them:
(Here is our listing of all the GAPS Stage 4 Recipes)
Don’t forget to keep eating your soup! Keeping stock on hand should be a part of your normal routine by now. Either make large batches every couple weeks and freeze it, or keep a crock pot going all the time.
Roasted and Grilled Meats
Roasting and grilling are two of the easiest ways to cook meats. However, it’s important to avoid the burnt bits. Roasting in the crock pot is especially forgiving, and it works great for cheaper cuts of meat.
Cold Pressed Olive Oil
Heat degrades the flavor, color, and nutritional content of olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is cold pressed, and there is a wide range of flavor and color in cold pressed oils. Unfortunately labeling of olive oil is not reliable. I like The Olive Oil Source for learning more about selecting olive oil. In the GAPS diet, olive oil is not used for cooking at high heats. Instead, it is used as a condiment and drizzled on foods after they are cooked. Start with a couple drops and increase to 1-2 tablespoons per meal.
Freshly Pressed Vegetable Juice
Start with carrot juice, and slowly drink a few spoonfuls on an empty stomach. When you first introduce juice you’ll want to make sure it is well filtered. It should be clear, not full of the pulp! Gradually introduce up to 1 cup a day of fresh juice per day. When you can handle a full cup of carrot juice, try adding celery, cabage, lettuce, and fresh mint to your juice (one at a time).
Nut bread made from winter squash, eggs, and almonds. This is how we make it.
If you need a bit more guidance on getting all set up to start GAPS, check out these related posts:
- GAPS Resources
- Starting GAPS
- It’s so Easy – GAPS Intro Stage 1
- It’s so Easy – GAPS Intro Stage 2
- It’s so Easy – GAPS Intro Stage 3
- It’s so Easy – GAPS Intro Stage 4
- It’s so Easy – GAPS Intro Stage 5
- It’s so Easy – GAPS Intro Stage 6
- The GAPS Full Diet