GAPS Friendly Fridays



Welcome to my first ever blog carnival! I decided to create GAPS Friendly Fridays because, well, no one else is doing it and there are a lot of great GAPS, SCD, Paleo, and Real Food bloggers out there with GAPS legal recipes! You don’t have to be on the GAPS diet to participate, but recipes that you post should be GAPS Legal.

If you have an SCD or Paleo recipe, it very well may be GAPS Legal! The short version is that GAPS legal recipes are:

  • All real food – no pre-processed ingredients
  • 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

GAPS Recipes often include:

  • Fermented foods
  • Cultured raw dairy
  • Naturally raised meat

Some post ideas are:

  • GAPS legal recipes – please indicate the stages of the diet it works for if you know (Intro 1,2,3,4,5,6,Full)
  • related book reviews
  • related meal planning tips
  • your family’s experience of the GAPS protocol
  • what has and hasn’t worked for you
  • coming off the GAPS diet

Thanks for participating! Please share on facebook, twitter, or wherever else you like!

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15 comments to GAPS Friendly Fridays #1

  • This week I am sharing quite a few of my favorite GAPS recipes (that I have put up recently!)

    Enjoy the savory Kid-Friendly Broccoli Cheese Bites, the summertime favorite Honey-Sweetened Lemonade, perfect for breakfast Make Ahead Bacon, Egg, and Cheese “Muffins”, and finally, the sweet Old-Fashioned Almond Roca.

    You’ll bet I’ll be here every Friday sharing something!

  • What a great idea! Patty from Loving Our Guts gave me the scoop that you started this up, and I’m excited. 🙂 We did a grain trial over the last few weeks, and it wasn’t very successful. Tomorrow we’re back to our own version of Primal/GAPS + starch, and I’ll be here weekly to get ideas so I can keep my menu plan fresh. I thought I would be unconventional this week and share my favorite tooth powder recipe, since GAPS for us meant learning how to make A LOT of my own things.

    • Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks for sharing the tooth powder! I love to see stuff like that. Actually, there was just a little discussion about homemade toothpaste on my facebook page the other day! I’ll be looking forward to seeing what else you have to share. You don’t have to keep it to just one post, either 😉

      I’m sorry to hear your grain trial didn’t go well. I’m pretty happy with the idea that I may never eat most grains again at this point. We can heal from so much, but I’ve come to believe that grains were one of the underlying causes of our family’s troubles. I don’t want to redo the damage!

  • Mama!! What a brilliant idea to do a GAPS carnival!!

    I am sharing a recipe for strawberry vinaigrette!

    I cant wait to check out everyone’s links!!

  • Hi Mama,

    This is really fantastic! I don’t know much about the GAPS diet. I’m just now feeling very confident on SCD and know all the legal and illegal foods by heart, but it’s taken me a few months.

    Do you by change have a link to a specific source specifying what is never legal? I read through the stages (fabulous posts by the way) and I didn’t see any beans, lentils, etc., so I’m assuming they are never legal. Can you share any other forbidden foods with me. I think knowing what’s never legal would be so super helpful!!

    Thank you so much Mama!

    Be Well,

    P.S. I’m sharing ginger mint limonade and Curtido. Let me know if I’m missing anything with the Curtido. 🙂

    • Thanks for participating, Amber! The food lists are very similar, here is a simple list of the foods for GAPS.

      On the GAPS full diet (not intro) some legumes are allowed. Lentils, lima beans, navy beans, white beans, green beans, peas, and peanuts are allowed as long as they were properly prepared ala Nourishing Traditions/WAPF methods.

      I’m not seeing either of your links showing up for some reason – try resubmitting them?

  • Oh, yeah, now that’s what I”m talking about. This link-up is really cool. I have to see about joining in next week 🙂 🙂 🙂 I look forward to checking out the different GAPS-friendly recipes :0 Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

  • I am so excited that you have started a GAPS friendly blog carnival! Such a great idea!

    This week I’ve shared my SCD legal Waldorf Salad and Rosemary and Garlic Bread Rolls!

    Looking forward to seeing all the links here!

    Vicky 🙂

  • My Bread Rolls include pure bicarbonate of soda which is GAPS legal, I believe..there seems to be a bit of a debate about this.

  • Hi joy! Good for you for starting this! I know have some more recipes I will be sharing….but mot are similar to today’s in that they are easily adaptable to GAPS as I understand it….ie subbing honey for coconut nectar. Ricki over at diet dessert and dogs says options within the recipe are acceptable, let me know if this does not work for you (like with the chocolate coating in my bars today)

  • Penelope

    I can’t decide! They all look so good! I think my partner and I will try the rosemary/garlic rolls this weekend.

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