Diary of a Mama on the GAPS Intro Diet – Week 1

Diary of a Mama Toughin It Out on the GAPS Intro Diet - Week 1

After one week on the GAPS intro diet, based on the book  by Dr. Campbell-McBride, I have survived and have done quite well! I’m proud of myself for sticking to it. Here’s how my first week went. First off, the eBook I bought from Health, Home and Happiness, “What Can I Eat Now? 30 Days […]

Diary of a Mama on the GAPS Intro Diet – A Protocol to Heal the Digestive System

Diary of a Mama Toughin It Out on the GAPS Intro Diet to Heal Auto Immune Disease

Ever heard of the GAPS diet? Well, neither had I up until six months ago. Then my life took a HUGE turn and many steps in the right direction. It’s an amazing temporary diet that works to heal the digestive system to cure you of all manners of autoimmune disease. It’s very similar to the […]

Real Food Snacks for Kids (that even adults will love!)

Real Food Snack Ideas for Kids - Kid Tested and Approved!

We all want to raise our children with good healthy food, but it can be very hard in a processed, convenient world. Welcome to my series on how to eat real, healthy food with kids. If you missed my first post, you might be interested to read, “How To Get Your Kids to Eat Real […]

How To Get Kids to Eat Real Food Without the Battles

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Real and Healthy Food Without the Battles

I think we can all agree that we want our children eating the healthiest food possible, but unfortunately, information on how to practically do it, day-to-day, meal-to-meal is not widespread. Here are my tips and tricks that have worked for my family. My kids eat about 98% real food, and you and your family can, […]

Chocolate Coconut Banana Pancakes – Grain-Free and Nutritious!

Chocolate, Coconut, Banana Pancakes - Grain, Gluten, Dairy and Sugar Free yet still filling and delicious!

A pancake recipe that’s low carb, sweetened with banana and honey (no sugar!), satisfying and nutritious! Who woulda thought pancakes could be so delicious and so good for you at the same time?! Now that I’ve been on the GAPS diet for a few months, I’ve really seen an improvement in energy, concentration, overall outlook […]

Spiced Honey Sausage Recipe – Real, Simple and Pure

Spiced Honey Sausage Recipe - Real, Simple and Pure

A very easy recipe for sausages that are bursting with flavor with a hint of sweetness. A real-food treat that’s perfect for breakfast or breakfast for dinner! Sausages are one of those things in the grocery store that I’ll get a hankering to buy maybe once or twice a year, but then never do once […]

Homemade Refried Beans Recipe – Soaked and Real

Homemade Refried Beans with Soaked Beans - Nourishing and Real

A recipe for authentic, tasty, made-from-scratch refried beans from soaked beans. No need to worry about the sodium content, chemicals or BPA-liners here and it’s nourishing and very healthy! It’s also vegan, vegetarian, Paleo and GAPS friendly! I’m crazy about Mexican food and have many happy childhood memories eating at the local Mexico Tipico with […]

How and Why to Soak Grains and Legumes for Optimal Health and Nutrition

How and Why to Soak Grains for Optimal Health and Nutrition

So many of us in the Western world today are overfed and malnourished. It’s manifesting in obesity and diseases including everything from eczema to autism, to diabetes, cancer, heart disease, arthritis and even anxiety. We eat food that is simply adding calories and chemicals to our bodies, but not providing the minerals and vitamins we […]

Coconut Banana Chocolate Muffins – Grain-Free with Coconut Flour

Coconut Banana Chocolate Muffin Recipe - Grain-Free, GAPS, Paleo and healthy!

These muffins are such a treat, with bananas, vegan chocolate chips and shredded coconut, you’ll never believe they are healthy, nourishing and guilt-free! When I switched to the GAPS diet (based on this book, ) three months ago to heal my eczema (among other issues), my sweet tooth was going crazy. I had gone from […]

How to Make Coconut Milk from Shredded Coconut – the easy way!

How to Make Coconut Milk at Home from Shredded Coconut (the easy way!)

Coconut milk is a very nutritious alternative to cow’s milk – for those who are allergic, vegan, or just want to switch to a healthier alternative. Unfortunately, many of the coconut milks in the store contain additives, sweeteners and preservatives that I’m not comfortable consuming. So, I make my own! I went off dairy products […]