3 Months of No Shopping: What We Bought

by brenda on January 10, 2011

I have stocked up on everything we need for 3 months, so I wanted to share what we have on hand. If you’re just starting out with GAPS and wondering what kinds of food to keep in your pantry/fridge/freezer, this list just might help you! 

Note that I may make mistakes on what is legal/illegal on GAPS. Let me know if you notice anything, I’m always learning, too!! This is the way we eat, and this diet is healing us. πŸ™‚

 

Produce:

Apples

Lemons for lemon rind and juice (won’t last 3 mo) πŸ™‚

Turnips

Butternut Squash

Arugula (to use the first 2 weeks)

Kabocha Squash

Acorn Squash

Delicata Squash

Onions

Red Onions

Spaghetti Squash

Shallots

 

Dairy:

Greek Yogurt for starter (to keep frozen)

Butter (for freezing, when we can’t get cream to make our own)

 

Cheeses:

Brie

Cheddar

Havarti

Jack

Parmesan

Swiss

Provolone Slices

 

Meats & Seafood:

Ham, sliced (pure–Organic Prairie)

Cod

Frozen Clams

Frozen Crab Meat

Shrimp

Lamb Stew Meat

Leg of Lamb

Lamb Shoulder

Pork Roast

Pork Chops

Pork Shoulder

Pork tenderloin

Ground Pork

Bacon (pure, not cured w/sugar)

Ham (pure, not cured w/sugar)

Chicken, Whole

Turkey, cooked, shredded (leftovers)

Ground Turkey

Ground Beef

Sausages (pure)

Beef Roast

Stew Beef

Beef Ribs

Goose, whole

 

 

In Freezer:

Broccoli Slaw Mix (Trader Joes)

Broccoli

Cabbage

Pumpkin (cooked, in a jar)

Kale

Ginger Root

Leeks

Mushrooms, sauteed

Green Onions

Asparagus

Artichoke Hearts

Peppers, sliced

Onions, chopped

Garlic, diced

Zucchini, diced and shredded

Apple Juice Concentrate

Orange Juice Concentrate

Cauliflower

Tomatillos

Spinach

Green Beans

Peas

Carrots

Celery

Parsley

Dill

Cilantro

Rosemary

Sage

Tarragon

Thyme

Blueberries

Blackberries

Raspberries

Strawberries

Bananas

Peaches, Nectarines

Mangos

Papayas

Cherries

Cranberries

 

Nuts/Seeds:

Cashews

Almonds

Flax Seeds

Hazel Nuts

Chia Seeds

Pecans

Walnuts

Pumpkin Seeds

Sunflower Seeds

Sesame Seeds

 

Beans:

Black Beans

Garbanzo Beans

Kidney Beans

Lima Beans

Navy Beans

Split Peas

Lentils

 

Dried Fruit (no sugar in any):

Raisins

Apples

Prunes

Apricots

Figs

Dates

Cranberries

Blueberries

 

Dry:

Coconut Flour

Unsweetened Coconut, Shredded

Flax Seed Meal

Gelatin

Baking Soda

Cocoa Powder

Unsweetened Chocolate (pure)

Coffee

Herbal Tea

 

Canned/Bottled:

Honey

Olive Oil

Vinegar

Balsamic Vinegar

Cider Vinegar

Red Wine Vinegar

Ketchup (home canned)

Tabasco Sauce (pure)

Mustard (pure)

Pickles (home canned)

Apricot Preserves (no sugar)

Strawberry Preserves (no sugar)

Palm Shortening

Coconut Butter

Clam Juice (pure)

Sauerkraut (refrigerated & 1 jar of home canned)

Salsa (home canned & some lacto fermented in the fridge)

Pimentos (pure)

Green Chiles (pure)

Tomato Sauce (check for sugar!)

Tomato Paste

Diced Tomatoes

Artichoke Hearts (pure)

Pumpkin

Olives (pure, organic, no junk)

Applesauce, unsweetened (home canned + some purchased)

Mandarin Oranges (pure)

Coconut Milk

Tahini (pure)

Almond Butter (pure)

Canned Salmon

Canned Tuna

Lemon Juice

Lime Juice

Apple Juice, Unsweetened

Grape Juice, Unsweetened

White Wine

Red Wine

 

Spices/Extracts:

Salt

Pepper

Garlic Powder

Allspice

Anise Seeds

Bay Leaves

Caraway Seeds

Cardamom

Cayenne

Red Pepper Flakes

Celery Seeds

Chili Powder

Cinnamon

Cloves

Coriander

Cumin

Curry Powder (pure)

Ginger

Fennel

Mustard Powder

Nutmeg

Onion Powder

Paprika

Tumeric

Poppy Seeds

Saffron

Basil

Dill

Marjoram

Oregano

Parsley

Rosemary

Sage

Tarragon

Thyme

Vanilla

Peppermint Extract

Almond Extract

Lemon Extract

 

Other things (non-food) that I stocked up on:

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Dishwashing Soap

Dishwasher Detergent

Rinse Aid

Laundry Soap

Printer Cartridges & Paper

Batteries

Light Bulbs (I hope we have enough)

Shampoo, Conditioner

Hand Washing Soap

Vinegar (for cleaning)

Baking Soda (for cleaning)

Parchment Paper

Cheesecloth

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Christie Schwary January 13, 2011 at 9:37 am

What kind of soap and shampoo are you using?

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brenda January 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

Don’t ask. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I would prefer to use all natural wonderful stuff. Unfortunately, my skin and head can’t tolerate wheat protein or nut oils, and ALL of the natural kinds I’ve found have those 2 ingredients! I’m also sensitive to chemicals, so it’s crazy! Right now Paul Mitchel Shampoo works for me, but I can only shampoo my hair every other day or that starts bugging me too. I hate using chemical shampoo…I need to learn how to make my own wheat free/nut free shampoo! And I’m using Shikai shower gel. I use Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint soap for the hand soap all over my house, in a foaming pump w/1/3 soap, 2/3 water. I get a huge jug of it from Azure Standard. Sorry I don’t have any better answers yet! What do you use?

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Christie Schwary January 14, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Right now the Jason products. I am trying to avoid the SLS stuff… Does Dr. Bonner’s have SLS? The real stumbling block is the “homemade” soaps that I can use and they last forever.. John goes through in about 5 days… so it like 6.00 a week on soap for him… realizing I could make my own…but I am kinda lazy that way!! It just seems so hard to find a good, long lasting soap!!

Hey I put in an email to the adoption site you posted on your fb. Kinda wondering about mentoring, as both my girls are not down with getting a sister…which is a big bummer, but I think I could mentor and maybe sneak a new sister into the house when no one is looking!!! πŸ˜‰

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brenda January 17, 2011 at 8:04 am

Hi Christie! Dr. Bronners does not have SLS, and you can get a gallon of it at Azure. Try that for John! πŸ™‚
Good for you for wanting to be a mentor. That’s awesome, Christie! We should have your girls over so my boys can “preach” to them about how cool adoption is. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ My boys all say that they want to adopt someday, they think it’s so great!

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Christie Schwary January 17, 2011 at 10:07 am

hahaha That is awesome! Brynn used to be all jazzed about adoption…wanting a brother really bad.. now she is almost 12 and has closed the family doors!!! Here is the funny… WOW, the place works quickly and has already sent me a profile and it is of an 8 year old BOY!!! YIKES!!!! I have to send her my bio, then get started with the mentoring program. He has a foster mom that wants to adopt him, but she can’t afford to lose his funding once she adopts…bummer for both of them!! Thanks for helping inspire me to get off my behind and continue my journey!! ALSO next order you put in, I should try the Dr. Bronners soap. Thank you!

Fonda LaShay June 9, 2011 at 1:24 pm

To jump on the shampoo conversation..

I did the apple cider vinegar[acv] for awhile and it worked great. But I wanted to take it one step further to see if I could find a cheaper alternative. ACV is pricey here in Norway. Now I do not wash my hair at all, just rinse with water.. I know it sounds crazy.. but it it strange how your hair starts to take care of itself. Read about it here.. http://fondalashay.com/mintchilli/i-do-not-wash-my-hair-yes-you-read-that-right

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brenda June 15, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Fonda, wow, that’s amazing! I’m going to share my new hair techniques soon, this idea fascinates me! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

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Alicia March 3, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Just a thought, I use Baking soda for washing my hair and absolutely LOVE it!!! Rinse is Apple cider vinegar….there was a short time of adjustment but it was not bad at all and I love how clean my hair feels! I also make my own deodorant with baking soda, arrowroot powder or cornstarch and coconut oil….I also add in lavender essential oil…LOVE IT!!!

Thanks for your wonderful blog!

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Mercyrainsphotography April 5, 2012 at 8:33 am

So how did you store all of that cold stuff? And the produce to make it last so long? I’d love to learn and do something like this too! πŸ™‚

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Utopiachick2004 December 6, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I know that this was a long time ago, but if the Preserves have “pectin”, I think that is not on GAPS.

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Katrina July 15, 2013 at 12:29 pm

I noticed your comment about your Lemons not lasting, “Lemons for lemon rind and juice (won’t last 3 mo)”. I like to have a glass of fresh lemon water to start my morning each day, but I only grocery shop every month or 2. So I buy my organic lemons in bulk, juice them all and freeze the lemon juice in ice cube trays. Then I transfer to a container for easier storage in the freezer, and so I can use the trays for other stuff (chicken broth, etc.). Every morning I just throw 1-2 lemon cubes in a glass of water, and drink up!
I have not tried the lemon rinds (though I should), but you can probably put those in a container and freeze them too. Then thaw them out when needed. Hope this helps! Love your Blog!!!
: )

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kelly January 26, 2015 at 11:10 am

google preserved lemons πŸ™‚

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