GAPS Intro: Stage 3

The GAPS intro: stage 3 consists of all the things you could eat in GAPS intro: Stage 2, with the addition of the bolded items.

GAPS Introduction Stage 3
1.  Start day with a glass of water.
2.  Meat or fish stock (and meat, marrow and soft tissue from bones) with all the fat: with every meal
3.  Scrambled eggs with ghee or animal fat. Serve with avocado and cooked vegetables, especially onion.
4.  Stews and casseroles made with meats and vegetables (no spices), lots of fat.
5.  Whey/sour cream/yogurt/kefir.
6.  Fermented fish or smoked salmon.
7.  Homemade ghee.
8.  Ripe avocado – start with 1-3 teaspoons and gradually increase.
9.  Pancakes – made of organic nut butter, such as almond, eggs, and winter squash, marrow, or zucchini (courgette).
10. Add sauerkraut and fermented vegetables to 1-4 teaspoons with every meal.
11. Soup made from stock: onions, carrots, broccoli, leeks, cauliflower, zucchini, squash, pumpkin, (Cabbage, carrots, greens, peppers) - not parsnips, potato, yams
12. Ginger tea
My son and I are keeping up with the soups and stews, eating lots of eggs and homemade fermented foods, and have added a little avocado into our diets. We’ve also started taking a daily probiotic capsule. My son and I are getting generous amounts of tallow and butter (we tolerate butter well so I didn’t make more ghee) in our cooking. I’ve had no new fermented fish adventures, but I’ll get back to that.
I tried a version (actually 2 versions) of the GAPS pancakes yesterday and they were quite nice. The texture isn’t like a regular pancake. It had an acorn squash texture, which isn’t unpleasant, just different. To prepare it, I mixed 1 small baked acorn squash with 5 tablespoons almond butter and one egg. Then it got scientific. I split this mixture into two. I added a little organic honey to one, salted the other, and prepared them both in lots of butter. The verdict: the savory pancake won (it went well with the avocado), but they were both good. Unfortunately, I think I’ll be holding off with the pancakes for a while; I have a slight reaction to them. Maybe I’ll try another combination – another type of squash or another type of nut butter and see if I fare better.

Want to know more about GAPS?
What Is the GAPS Diet?
What Can You Eat on GAPS
GAPS Intro: Stage 1
GAPS Intro: Stage 2
Are you thinking about going on the GAPS diet? Consider purchasing Dr. Campbell-McBride's Book.


Ubermom said...

GAPS is such an overwhelming concept! But three is clearly easier and when the focus is on what you CAN eat rather than what you cannot, then I think it looks less scary. Wow, thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm currently on stage 2 Gaps intro. Still a bit confused. How do I know when to move on to the next stage? Are stools meant to be close to perfect ie daily, to move on to next stage?

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