With our “Naturally Managing ADD” series last month (here is Part 1 and Part 2), we mentioned the GAPS diet. This diet can also be incredibly helpful in addressing myriad health concerns, such as eczema, autism, auto-immune disorders, allergies, digestive issues, and more.
However, this diet can be rather intimidating at first, as you try to prepare a new way of meals. Thankfully, Cara of Health, Home, & Happiness has created months of meal plans, 3 meals a day, 7 days a week (plus snacks & sweets!), to answer the need of moms standing in the kitchen, saying, “I just wish someone would tell me what to cook!”
Our family is considering going back on GAPS more seriously at some point, and I’ve been gradually reintroducing more grain-free meals to our weekly menus. At first, it may seem like “there’s nothing to eat,” and your kitchen is full of only soup broth. (But it gets better.)
You can read a bit of Cara’s family’s story here, as they’ve seen amazing benefits for autism and eczema, along with her quick outline of the GAPS diet. (She’s planning to release a plan specifically for the “intro stage” next month, too!)
We’ve done the “Full GAPS” before, and saw good results. However, I have never been brave enough to do much of the “intro;” but I feel so much more equipped now, after using her delicious menu plans! (I’m thrilled that my daughter, who suddenly insists she doesn’t like squash, has enjoyed all the grain-free muffins I’ve snuck it into!)
Whether you’re new to the GAPS diet, and don’t know where to start, or are struggling in the midst of it and looking for some inspiration, I really recommend Cara’s Grain-Free Meal Plan membership.
Right now, she is offering a 50% off discount, so the monthly membership is only $16. To preview the membership, you can sign up for her newsletter, to get a free Sample Menu with 20 favorite recipes!
This week, Cara is offering to giveaway one-month meal plan subscriptions to three Frugal Granola readers!
To enter the Giveaway:
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