Bone Broth vs Meat Stock
Being a GAPS Practitioner has meant promoting and using lots of meat stocks and bone broths as part of the healing process. The one thing I’ve come to realise very quickly has been the confusion between what the two are and when is the best time to use them. Today I thought I’d cover off the difference between bone broth and meat stock to try to make it a little easier for you all.
The first thing I’ve noticed is it seems to depend on where you live in the world as to what you interpret as being a broth or a stock as in the USA they tend to use the word broth for what we call stock so no wonder everyone’s confused.
The below explanations are given based on The GAPS Diet and the way we use meat stocks and bone broths to support gut health, healing and sealing as well as ongoing health maintenance.
Gluten Free Salted Caramel Popcorn
Are you constantly struggling to find different things to pack in the kids lunch boxes? Me too!!
Popcorn is one of the cheapest, easiest and yummiest snacks to make and this recipe is one you can do in the morning when you’re making the kids breakfast or even the night before (just store it in an airtight container).
Apricot and Coconut Bliss Balls
The humble bliss ball has become a household favourite for many of my patients who often look for that little pick me up around 3pm each day. Instead of reaching for something less nutritious like chocolate or a bag or chips why don’t you have a go at something a little tastier.
As we know, due to allergies these aren’t an appropriate option for the kiddies to take to school but for us big kiddies that like a treat in our lunch box they’re a perfectly healthy and nutritious option.
How to Make GAPS Yogurt
Fermented dairy is a big part of The GAPS™ Diet and quite often even those who hav had difficulty digesting dairy in the past will find they can tolerate the yogurt and whey made themselves following the The GAPS™ Diet Protocol. The main difference between GAPS yogurt and commercial yogurt is that it is fermented for 24 hours to breakdown the lactose in the milk making it easier to digest.
Peanut Butter Bliss Balls
Generally we’re always worrying about what to put in the kids lunchboxes and whilst I know that’s important what about us? What about our lunchboxes?
Unfortunately these aren’t appropriate for most kids lunchboxes, unless they’re in high school where there’s more flexibility in what they can take, but for us as working parents sometimes we really need a mid afternoon snack to get us through the day.
These peanut butter bliss balls are a healthy, raw, vegan and satisfying snack with a nice blend of good fats, natural sugars and carbohydrates and you’ll only need one or two to get you through until dinner.
Autism and Processed Foods
Keeping a kids diet on track can be hard work but in my experience NOT keeping it on track is harder work. Processed foods are so difficult to keep away from our children especially as they get older and are perhaps out with friends more or just socialising more. These foods are designed to be attractive, tasty and most importantly addictive and the problem I find is they also increase the behavioural issues we experience, especially as parents of children on the spectrum. Due to the highly sensitive nature of their gut health I find to many transgressions = more difficult to manage behaviours = frustration. My advice, if things go astray, don’t beat yourself up, it happens. Simply get things back on track as quickly as you can and you’ll soon turn things around again.