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Preparing Your Kitchen for the GAPS Diet

Updated: Oct 15, 2020

The first thing we need to do when starting the GAPS diet is prepare our kitchens! You will be spending a lot of time preparing stock and foods and it will make things easier in the process if you are prepared ahead of time.

We have to first get rid of kitchen items that may be exposing our bodies to harmful toxins. This can be quite a process and can be overwhelming at first. Take a deep breath and take it one step at a time, do not over-stress it. Just remember by eliminating and minimizing the toxins in our environment, we are allowing our bodies to have more room and opportunity for healing. We are in this together!


• Any plastic food storage containers, dishes, utensils, etc

• Any nonstick cookware

• Remove any processed foods or foods not allowed on GAPS diet

• Remove any harmful cleaning products (most can be replaced with vinegar & baking soda)

Kitchen Equipment:

• Stainless steel stockpot (this will be a necessity since you will be making stock)

• Stainless steel or wood cooking utensils

• Stainless steel strainer

• Glass bakeware (this is a very safe & non-toxic cooking/baking option)

• Cast iron pans

• Stainless steel pots & pans

• Glass food storage containers

• Glass measuring cups

• Stainless steel measuring cups & spoons

• Stainless steel cheese shredder

• Stainless steel baking sheets

• Stainless steel muffin tins

• Cheese cloth

• Filtered water system

• Garlic press/ mincer

• Stainless steel knives

• Wood cutting boards

• Non-toxic unbleached parchment paper

• Mason jars

• Meat thermometer

• Blender

• Dehydrator (optional)

• Food Processor

• Juicer

• Crock pot

• Yogurt maker (optional)

Helpful Reading:

• Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

• GAPS, Stage by Stage, with Recipes by Becky Plotner

If you enjoyed this post and thought it was helpful, let me know or feel free to share! If you are interested in working with me as your GAPS Practitioner, I have a wide array of useful resources, tips, and recipes available for all of my clients! Message me for more information. We are on this journey together!

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Sep 05, 2021

Grreat reading

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