GAPS Meal Plan – Stage 2.

Ok so after much debate and thought we have decided to move on to stage 2. I am quiet happy here in stage one, Ben however wants to move forward, I however would like to see more healing before we move on, so I was thinking of doing another week in stage one, however we are moving on. We will however be avoiding most dairy this week as well. If you are fine with dairy you can feel free to add ghee, whey, 24 hour yoghurt, sour cream, kefir.

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So moving to stage two, what is different, or what are the goals.

1. We will aim to add eggs, starting with adding the egg yolks to soups, then moving to having soft boil eggs, and pouched eggs.

2. Moving from adding the ferment juice to soups and gravy, to now adding fermented veggies, like krauts and pickles. The aim to get up to a few tablespoons on with each meal.

3. We are will be adding ghee this week – if you have issues with dairy you might like to try adding some home made ghee, but first do a skin test to check that the body is having no major reactions first.

4. Fermented fish – we choose not the have this one yet, maybe some time in the future. However to make up for it, we will start taking our Fermented Cod Liver Oil, at this point.

Foods allowed on stage 2.

* Meat stock

* Fish stock

* Organ meat – liver should be included at least once a week.

* Well boiled veggies, onions, garlic, carrots, broccoli, leeks, cauliflower, courgettes, zucchini, squash, pumpkin, Asparagus, beetroot, Eggplant, Kale, Spinach, Tomatoes, anything on the allowed list that is not too fiberous.

* Boiled meats

* Mineral Salt and Pepper

* sauerkraut juice

* Ginger root – for fresh herbal tea

* Honey – Raw, only a small amount in herbal tea.

* Lemon – only a small piece in warm water as morning drink

* Apple Cider Vinegar for bone broth, and in the morning glass of water to aid in digestion.

* homemade Ghee

* Homemade Yoghurt – if tolerated

* Egg yokes, soft boiled eggs, pouched eggs.

* Fermented veggies.

* Fermented fish.

* Fresh herbs.

So my plan for this week will be simliar to my one from last week, with breakfast balls, soups, and an evening meal. All mornings will start with room temp mineral water, with ACV or lemon juice.

Monday

Breakfast: Meat Balls with veggie and onion gravy and fresh herbs.

Lunch: Pumpkin Soup with egg yoke.

Dinner: Boiled chicken drumsticks, with garlic and lemon. Served with boiled veggies.

Tuesday

Breakfast: Meat Balls with veggie and onion gravy and fresh herbs.

Lunch: Pumpkin Soup with egg yoke.

Dinner: Slow cooker steaks, with onion and tomato gravy, boiled veggies with ghee.

Wednesday

Breakfast: Meat Balls with veggie and Onion gravy and fresh herbs.

Lunch: Chicken soup with egg yoke.

Dinner: boiled chicken pieces in bone broth, with onions and tomatoes. Served with boiled veggies and ghee.

Thurday

Breakfast : Meat Balls with veggie and Onion gravy and fresh herbs.

Lunch: Chicken soup with egg yoke.

Dinner: Poached fish, with lemon and veggies.

Friday

Breakfast: Meat Balls with Veggie and Onion Gravy and fresh herbs.

Lunch: Onion and leek soup with egg yoke.

Dinner: Slow cooker pork roast, with boiled veggies and gravy.

Saturday

Breakfast: Meat Balls with veggies and onion gravy and fresh herbs.

Lunch: Onion and Leek Soup with egg yoke.

Dinner: Lamb casserole with boiled veggies and ghee.

Sunday

Breakfast: Meat Balls with Veggie and Onion Gravy and fresh herbs and soft boiled egg.

Lunch: Pumpkin soup with egg yoke and ghee

Dinner: Slow Roasted lamb with boiled veggies and Onion Gravy.

I will also be adding fermented foods to each of the meals. The ferments that I currently have are sauerkraut, pickled cucumbers, fermented salsa, fermented ginger carrots, and fermented tomato sauce. So I will give the family the choice of these to add to their meal. Now if you happen to have food allergies and some of foods are on your list, you can either choice to do a skin test, if that is fine give it a try, if not give it longer for healing. However if you do need more time for healing there a few things that you can still add, ie herbs, if not already added, FCLO, Ferments, get all those added in well, and then retry you allergy foods. The journey to healing is individual and it may take you longer for some things than others. For us the first time round on intro it took us 4 weeks to get eggs in to where they were not a problem.

Ghee

There are many ways to make ghee, but here is the way Dr Natasha shares in her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome.

Preheat the oven to around 60-120c (140-250oF) Put a large block of organic, preferably unsalted butter into a metal dish or pan. Leave it in the oven for 45-60 minutes. Take out and carefully pour the golden fat from the top (ghee), making sure that the white liquid at the bottom stays in the pan. Discard the white liquid. Keep in glass jars and refrigerate. With some varieties of butter the white liquid accumulates at the top. In that case put the dish in the fridge. As it cools down the ghee will become solid, and you will be able to pour the liquid off and wipe the rest off it with paper towel.

I would love to hear how you are going on your journey, so please leave a comment. :0)

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