Starting Our GAPS Journey
Since my primary focus is on my young kids, I'll share pictures of their meals and snacks. My husband, teenager, and I eat similar meals though typically with larger portion sizes. Here's the first day of my food journal:
Breakfast:homemade breakfast sausages. I make a double batch of these and freeze them, so that I have an easy breakfast option on hand for busy mornings. Most purchased breakfast sausages has added sugar and nitrates, so they are not GAPS friendly.
Morning Snack:Our simple snack this morning was apples slices with SunButter Organic Sunflower Seed Spread for dipping along with a glass of coconut milk with just a little bit of honey to sweeten it. Many of the prepared butters have added sugar, so be sure to read the labels carefully. Regular Sunbutter has added sugar, but the Organic version is simply roasted organic sunflower seeds. Sunbutter is also a great option if you happen to have a nut allergy in the family since it is processed in a peanut free facility. My kids eat quite a bit of Sunbutter, so we have an automatic shipment from Amazon to save money. We save over $3 a jar that way.
Lunch:The kids had cut-up hamburger bites and a mini-salad with lettuce, carrots, cucumber and Salad Girl Blueberry Basil dressing for lunch. The kids needed a little extra motivation to finish their salads, so they also had a homemade chocolate robot candy for a treat once their salad was gone. The kids love the Robot Pattern Candy Mold that I purchased from Amazon.
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