• Desserts,  GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  Real Food,  Recipes,  The GAPS Diet

    Grain-Free Desserts e-Book!

      It’s here! I’ve been working hard on compiling this e-book of grain-free, refined-sugar-free amazing dessert recipes! In this book there are grain-free recipes for: cookies & bars (12) cakes (7) pies & crisps (4) ice creams (7) candies (8) muffins & sweet breads (9) staples & misc. desserts (6) The bloggers who made the wonderful recipes for this book include: Kristen Michaelis from Food Renegade Caroline Lunger from Gutsy Meghan Slocum from Whole Natural Life Carol Lovett from Ditch the Wheat Lindsey Gremont from Homemade Mommy Tarena Beckham from Laughing Family (who also has several posts right here on this site!) Lauren Geertsen from Empowered Sustenance and Me! 🙂 My…

  • GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  The GAPS Diet

    What can you eat on the GAPS Intro Diet?

      photo credit: comprock I am writing this post for myself as much as for all of you. I’ve had a handwritten list that I’ve been carrying around for a long time now, and I keep thinking, what if I lose it? Well, no worries anymore, it’s right here!  🙂 So why did I compile my own list of what to eat throughout each stage of the GAPS diet? Because the lists I was finding weren’t complete. There were foods missing, and I was confused about what to add when. I spent a lot of time researching the book, as well as gapsdiet.com, and I came up with,what I believe is a well-researched, comprehensive…

  • GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  Gluten Free,  The GAPS Diet

    10 Reasons GAPS is better than Gluten Free

      photo credit: shufgy We were on the GAPS Diet (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) for over 2 years, and then we started coming off of GAPS too quickly last Spring. Life got stressful over the Summer, and we stuck to gluten free foods. Now, we’re Day 2 back on the GAPS Intro. Why? Because life is better when we’re on GAPS. Let me tell you why I think this! 10 Reasons GAPS is better than Gluten Free: Grocery shopping is simpler. On GAPS, you shop down the outside aisles of the grocery store, and you get very few items that are located in the middle of the store (salt, seasonings, and…

  • GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  The GAPS Diet

    GAPS works for Farm Boy 1, says his doctor! :)

    I’ve shared about our struggles with Farm Boy 1 quite a bit on this blog. I know that GAPS works for him. But GAPS (and the idea of Leaky Gut in children) is not accepted among most medical doctors. If blood work doesn’t show Celiac, a child is deemed “Failure to Thrive,” and that’s it. There’s no hope. Maybe a feeding tube with soy and corn and sugar based formula, but if that doesn’t work for your kid, there are no answers. That’s where we are. The feeding tube helped our son grow a bit. But not like it should have, considering the fact that he was on the highest…

  • GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  The GAPS Diet

    Confessions & Time for GAPS Intro!

    I wrote this post in August 2013, but I believe the information is still relevant and REAL. We did an awful job coming off of GAPS. Please do it differently for your body!    This is Farm Princess & me at Red Robin on her 5th Birthday, last week. Did you know they don’t have the bird anymore? Or balloons? How disappointing, on a girl’s 5th Birthday! 😉   I heart GAPS, but I’m human and I fall short of perfection. Keep that in mind as you read this post. 😉 Since April, when we went to Disneyland, we have come off of GAPS way too quickly & have slacked…

  • GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  The GAPS Diet

    What do you feed a GAPS baby?

    This is my precious son, Farm Boy 1. He was a 26 week “micro-preemie” and lived in the NICU for 3 months. He never nursed. I pumped for him, but did not produce enough milk. He drank a mixture of my milk, high calorie formula, and MCT oil. I wish I knew then what I know now… About 6 months ago, I wrote a post that hit home for a lot of you: How do you know if your baby has GAPS? Consider this post Part 2! So many of us, in my generation, have babies with asthma, eczema, acid reflux, allergies, etc. It is crazy how often these things are…

  • GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  The GAPS Diet

    GAPS Legal Thursday, 7/19

    It’s time again for GAPS Legal Thursday, a totally GAPS legal blog carnival! Every Thursday you’ll be able to come here, to The Well Fed Homestead, and check out totally GAPS Legal recipe and article links. My goal is that this will be a support to all of you who are on the journey! If you’d like to enter the carnival (this is a great way to increase your blog traffic!), here is my short list of rules: Every recipe must be GAPS Legal. That means no processed ingredients, no sugar, no grains, no soy sauce, no potatoes, or anything else that is not on the GAPS Diet. Every article…

  • GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  The GAPS Diet

    GAPS Legal Thursday, 6/28

    It’s time again for GAPS Legal Thursday, a totally GAPS legal blog carnival! Every Thursday you’ll be able to come here, to The Well Fed Homestead, and check out totally GAPS Legal recipe and article links. My goal is that this will be a support to all of you who are on the journey! If you’d like to enter the carnival (this is a great way to increase your blog traffic!), here is my short list of rules: Every recipe must be GAPS Legal. That means no processed ingredients, no sugar, no grains, no soy sauce, no potatoes, or anything else that is not on the GAPS Diet. Every article…

  • GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  The GAPS Diet

    GAPS Legal Thursdays, 6/21

    Introducing a brand new blog carnival! There are many great carnivals out there that I check out (and I’m sure that you do, too), but I’ve always wanted one that was totally GAPS LEGAL! Since I’ve got a blog, and I write about GAPS, I decided to just create one! 🙂 Every Thursday you’ll be able to come here, to The Well Fed Homestead, and check out totally GAPS Legal recipe and article links. My goal is that this will be a support to all of you who are on the journey! If you’d like to enter the carnival (this is a great way to increase your blog traffic!), here is my…

  • GAPS Diet & Nutrition,  The GAPS Diet

    Coming off of the GAPS Diet

    A few weeks ago, my family started trying a few foods that are not on the GAPS Diet. We have been on this diet 2 years and 3 months now, and we figured it was time to start. I wrote my belly fat post, and around that time we were considering 2 options: Doing the GAPS Intro again (at least for me). Trying out some foods that are not on GAPS. We knew that we wanted to make a change, we just were not sure what change to make. With an upcoming trip on our calendar (that we just returned from) where we would need to be more laxed on…