GAPS Friendly Friday #17

Thanks to all of you who participated in GAPS Friendly Fridays last week!

You don’t have to be on the GAPS diet to participate, but recipes that you post should be GAPS Legal. Many SCD, Paleo, Primal, and grain-free real food recipes will fit the bill! I’ve got a cheat sheet below the featured posts if you’re still not sure.

I had a very, very hard time selecting which post to feature this week, so I decided I had to pick two – an article and a recipe!

Let's Get Personal: How Coconut Oil Has Been Helping Me

Let’s Get Personal: How Coconut Oil Has Been Helping Me from Jessica at Delicious Obsessions

This post about coconut oil from Jessica at Delicious Obsessions touched me. She shared her very personal experience of wanting to lose weight, and her very important shift from thinking about losing weight to being healthy to thinking about weight loss as a potential side effect of getting healthy, which allowed her to look at the underlying issues that made life in her own skin uncomfortable. I applaud her for sharing such a personal story, and I think you’ll learn a lot about coconut oil and the benefits of working with health care practitioners and coaches, too!

Kefir Fruit Leather from Lydia at Divine Health

Kefir Fruit Leather from Lydia at Divine Health

Coincidentally, the recipe I’m featuring is Kefir Fruit Leather from Lydia of Divine Health, who is Jessica’s health coach! Since it was Halloween week I wanted a treat, and I was excited to see this fruit leather. The texture looks fantastic, and I love that it has more nutrition and is more balanced that fruit leather made from just fruit. If you don’t have a dehydrator yet, I think one is well worth getting. Lydia’s is a really nice model (jealous!), but we’ve done just fine with our Nesco, which costs a lot less. Ours paid for itself pretty much immediately between dried fruit and beef jerky!


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If you have an SCD or Paleo recipe, it is most likely GAPS Legal or can very easily be modified to fit into the GAPS diet! The short version is that GAPS legal recipes are:

  • All real food
  • Grain-Free (even alternate grains like quinoa and amaranth are excluded)
  • Starchy veg free (no potatoes of any kind)
  • The only sweeteners used are honey and fruit
  • Only use aged cheeses such as parmesan, gouda, or cheddar, not fresh cheeses such as mozzarella or ricotta
  • Adheres to the Weston A. Price Foundation’s principles.

If your recipe includes other ingredients which can be subbed with GAPS legal ingredients, please make a note of that in your recipe. If you’re unsure about a recipe, go ahead and email me at and ask! I’m more than glad to check it out and suggest modifications if needed.

Don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to recipes, though! We also love to see book reviews, cooking tips and strategies, recovery and/or setback stories, etc. Anything you think will help other folks on the GAPS diet is welcome, even if it’s not a glowing review!

A couple of rules:

  1. Please link back to this post somewhere in the body of your post.
  2. Make sure you post a link to your post, not to the front page of your blog.
  3. Leave a comment saying what you’ve shared!
  4. By participating, you agree that I may use an image from your post if I decide to featured your post.

Thanks for participating! Please share on facebook, twitter, or wherever else you like! Remember, the “name” field is for is the name of your post, not your name!

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