Stage 4 of the GAPS intro diet (my Stage 4 pinboard is here) allows you to roast meats instead of boiling them, add in cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil (I ONLY use COOC certified oil), add freshly made juice, and add almond bread (which is essentially the pancake recipe made from almond meal or almond flour instead of almond butter). This might not sound like much, but the change in texture is a welcome one.
Needless to say, I am heading to Costco, pronto!
I won’t have any juice recipes for you because this is one area in which I just wing it.
You’re supposed to start with plain carrot, work up to a number of ounces of that alone, and then you can start adding other vegetables, and then you can add some fruit (waiting until Full GAPS for citrus), working up to a concoction that is about half fruit and half vegetable. We throw in a bit of everything now: carrots, lettuce, cucumber, pineapple, pears, apples, grapes…whatever we have sitting around. But always, always lots of carrots.
|My New BFF|
My Jack Lalanne juicer? Totally my new best friend. Do you know how awesome juice tastes after so many days of blah?
The only tip I have for this stage is that you must remember that broth made from bones and meat is central to your healing. It is easy to start wandering away into more of a Paleo-type diet. If you make roasted meats, try to serve a cup of broth to drink on the side, or a side of pureed soup.
Don’t forget the broth.
And here are the recipes:
- Lamb Chops
- Deviled Eggs (a good snack!)
- Nut Bread
- Basil Lemon-Herb Chicken
- Almond Meal Pie Crust (good for quiche, too)
- Broiled Lemon-Basil Salmon
- Rosemary Pot Roast
- Baked Garlic Tomato Salmon
More on my Intro Binder:
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