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    GAPS Binder: Intro Diet Recipes (Stage 4)

    October 5, 2012 by Brandy Vencel

    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 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:

    Like I’ve been saying, if you have a good Stage 4 recipe, share it with us in the comments!

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  • Reply EJ March 26, 2019 at 12:57 am

    I tried all of the link and most of them led to a ‘Cookery’ site with no recipes in sight. I tried searching on the website itself for one of them and came up with nothing.

    • Reply Brandy Vencel March 26, 2019 at 11:29 pm

      Ah, yes, well the post is seven years old. 🙂 I went in an was able to find most of the recipes, so I updated the links and deleted what has now disappeared from the internet.

      With that said, I no longer recommend GAPS. It never did what I hoped it would do, plus my children ended up with terrible cavities. We’ve tried many things over the years. For the last year, we’ve been doing The Nemecheck Protocol and WOW. It is far easier, cheaper, and the MOST EFFECTIVE thing we’ve ever done. We’re seeing real improvement like I never dreamed possible. I now rave about it to anyone who will listen. 🙂

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