Menu Plan Monday

Last week’s grain free dinners were all a superb HIT! Here we go again… This isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. However… we haven’t taken out dairy fully yet. We’ve turned it down, but haven’t shut off the tap. After we have used up all the dairy in our fridge, we are going on the FULL GAPS diet. Up until now it has been really just no grain, no sugar, no starch, add probiotics. My next goal is to FERMENT! We already do some fermented stuff, but not too many homemade things. I will be doing yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles, beet kvass and maybe more. My house may smell like a brewery 🙂

So here is April, week 2:

Menu for April 16-22

Menu Plan Monday

Okay, we’re doing it… at least we’re going to try to do it. The GAPS diet, that is. We’re taking the no-grain and no-sugar (and no-starch and no-fun) plunge!!! (We’re kind of easing our way into it by starting out sort of Paleo and just not eating grains at this point). Attempt #717 at healing my husbands gout without drugs, here we go. This could be a 2-year commitment and I’m not promising we’re staying committed, because if something else came along at any time that convinced me through it’s gout-healing promises, I may bite the bait.

But here is my grain-free diet plan for this week, anyway!

Menu for April 9-15

Weekly Dish: Fuzzy Caterpillars


This one’s for the kids! My 4-year old couldn’t wait to bite the heads off of them. Yes, he is a boy.

Fuzzy Caterpillars

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 8 raisins/dark chocolate/carob chips
  • 4 cashews

Peel bananas. Spread almond butter over the entire banana and roll in the coconut. Cut in half to make 4 caterpillars. Add 2 raisin “eyes” and one cashew “smile” to each one.