Pancake recipe: 3-4 eggs, 1 soft banana (or peeled and seeded zucchini), 1/2-1 cup peanut/almond butter. Blend all ingredients in a blender until very smooth. Cook in a little ghee or coconut oil just like a regular pancake. The recipe is very flexible, with enough eggs anything will hold together.
Christina: From what everything says online, you're really not supposed to do the intro diet while breastfeeding. My DH is on his 3rd week of the intro diet and the rest of us are (mostly) doing the full GAPS diet. My kids have had a few grains here and there, but I've been grain free. I would really like to do the intro diet because I'd love to clear up my egg sensitivity and see if it will heal my vertigo issues. So far I just feel like I'm having mega die-off(healing reaction) this week. I've been super tired and unmotivated to do much (except make all this food from scratch of course!).
Right now my DH is between stage 2-3 and been stuck here for a while. He's eating: Bone broth, boiled meat, boiled/steamed veggies, ghee, coconut oil, homemade yogurt, homemade sour cream, egg yokes (white are still giving him a reaction), avocado, honey, fermented veggies, and today he's going to start with the zucchini version of the pancakes.
The supplements that we are taking, we very slowly introduced the BioKult probiotics, adding 1 more pill each day.
9 BioKult pills (3 with each meal)
6 TriEnza pills (2 with each meal and increasing until there will be 3 with each meal. Only my DH takes these, as he has major digestion issues)
2 krill oil pills (we take krill instead of the cod liver oil that's suggested)
5000iu's Vit D3
Fermented foods that I'm making, we eat some fermented food with every meal:
Red cabbage kraut
Cabbage, carrots and cauliflower
salsa (i cook with this a lot to add flavor)
I'm ALWAYS making stock. It takes at least 24 hours to make one batch, so it's slow and we consume a lot of it right now. I tend to alternate between chicken and beef, as those are the easiest organic, pastured meats I can find here.
Another easy recipe: 1 cup coconut oil, 1/2 cup peanut butter, honey to taste, pinch salt, 1tsp vanilla. Melt coconut oil gently, blend all items in blender, pour into a dish and store in freezer. This is a great way to get enough coconut oil every day and it sort of feels like candy, even though it's all super healthy ingredients. We all eat a few large bits (small pieces) per day.
So far my dh has been doing really well with the diet. He feels a bit deprived, but overall is feeling well and really wants to get his body healthy so that he can get off of his bi-polar meds. He plans on waiting until he's been healthy for 6mo and then slowly wean off of them. He's struggled with digestion issues HIS WHOLE LIFE. He's a perfect GAPS case, starting with the fact that he had severe colic as a baby and then diarrhea issues for as long as he can remember. Currently he's going to the bathroom 1-2 times a day and it's between a 4-5 (on the bristol chart). This is very good for him and he can really see the progress that the diet is having. I on the other hand, don't have digestion issues and ended up a tad constipated the first week (which is supposedly normal when you remove most fiber). Now things are pretty much back to normal for me, which is good.
A typical daily diet for my dh is:
Breakfast: Stock with 3-4 egg yokes, topped with lacto-fermented salsa
Lunch: Soup w/tons of meat and veggies, topped with sour cream.
Dinner: Meat and veggies cooked in ghee and stock (just enough stock to keep it from browning), topped with fermented veggies
Snack: Yogurt w/honey - coconut oil fudge (just a tad)
Drinks: Tea, stock, water, small amount of water kefir (I don't think this is technically legal, but I make it very dry).