GAPS Meal Plans and Giveaway

by Ivory Soap

******Congratulations to our winners, Heather Anne, Annie, and Molly*************

This week, our giveaway is from Health, Home, Happiness where Cara designs fabulous meal plans for grain-free, traditional food diets. These plans not only fit people on the SCD and GAPS diet, but work for the Paleo diet or anyone who wants to increase the nutrient density of their diet. I’ve personally used these meal plans for months and loved them.

For this week’s giveaway, Cara is offering THREE lucky Little house in the Suburbs readers a choice between a one month subscription to her meal plan or a copy of her e-book, What Can I Eat Now? A 30 Day GAPS™ Intro Meal Plan! Here’s the information from her site:

More and more people are seeing the benefits of being grain free and want to try a grain free diet but aren’t sure how to start. That’s why I started the Grain Free Meal Plan.

Grain Free Meal Plans

Grain Free Meal Plans, a menu subscription service, includes:

  • Menu plans for 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, plus snacks and sweets
  • Kid-tested recipes
  • Complete shopping lists

The recipes serve a family of four, but can easily be halved or doubled as needed.

Members only forum to discuss going and being Grain Free.

The Grain Free Meal Plan has:

  • Food that can be made by busy families
  • Packable lunches for busy schedules
  • Child and husband friendly meals
  • Nutrient dense foods including liver and fish at least once a week as recommended by the Weston Price Foundation
  • Simple alternatives to expensive gluten free mixes
  • Directions to remind you to soak, sprout, and do other preparations ahead of time
  • Fermented foods to encourage the growth of healthy bacteria
  • Cooking tips and tricks- all recipes have been tested multiple times in my own kitchen

TO ENTER:  Comment on this post.  Giveaway closes 11:59 PM Central Time Friday night.  Winners announced Saturday.  Good Luck!

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fredlet July 21, 2011 at 12:28 am

Hooray for grain free. Wheat (not just gluten) really does me in.

Robin July 21, 2011 at 3:57 am

I would love to win. Thanks for the chance

Rebecca Caldwell July 21, 2011 at 4:39 am

I am interested in a grain free diet and this book looks like it would make it easier to transition. I am excited to see a copy.

Caroline Vidican July 21, 2011 at 4:48 am

I should love to win either of these giveaways, but I’m interested enought to buy/subscribe! My daughter is fighting a difficult battle trying to keep to grain free to help her little sons who both have problems. It is good to know there is serious material out there to help people like her!

Amanda Y. July 21, 2011 at 5:02 am

I really want to try the grain free plan, I know once before it helped me lose weight and my weight has skyrocketed, so I need to try something like that again.

Doug A. July 21, 2011 at 5:14 am

We have family and friends that have grain problems, and have switched to grain free diets, and seen their overall health improve. This sure sounds like it would make it easier to do consistently.

Wendy Inman July 21, 2011 at 5:30 am

Sounds awesome!

Edith P. July 21, 2011 at 5:34 am

Wow, I alwasy wanted to try something like that.

elizabeth July 21, 2011 at 5:54 am

I do FAR better grain-free, but it’s been like relearning how to cook! 🙂

Lisa July 21, 2011 at 5:58 am

I would love to learn about grain free cooking. I have Crohn’s and I think it could help me avoid flare ups. Thanks for offering the give away.

Philippa July 21, 2011 at 6:06 am

I’ve been grain and sugar-free for a year and still marvel every day at the change it made to my life. Weightloss was the most visible change, but I feel so much better too.

Joy July 21, 2011 at 6:08 am

This sounds great!

Cammie July 21, 2011 at 6:09 am

I would love to win the ebook, as I am working on improving my family’s diet.

Lisa in Ks July 21, 2011 at 6:24 am

Grain Free!

Spring July 21, 2011 at 6:26 am

I have wanted to try a plan like this, but I have multiple food allergies in my house… and also hesitate to spend the money. I LOVE that she includes soaking/sprouting in the plan… something I”ve been wanting to move toward!

Jessie July 21, 2011 at 6:31 am

This sounds like a fabulous program! I’ve been wanting to do something similar in our household, but haven’t known where to start. Meal plans would be fantastic!

Laura July 21, 2011 at 6:41 am

This sounds wonderful!

Barbara July 21, 2011 at 6:48 am

We’ve been grain free for a while, but could use some new ideas!

Peggy July 21, 2011 at 6:53 am

These days so many people can not have grains I try to help people with recipes I find. this e-book looks great and saw it has shopping tips

Thanks for all your tips have been enjoying them for quite some time now. you had your goats first I got mine after that–they do not come in my kitchen but they would love to.

Susan July 21, 2011 at 7:02 am

Very cool! My autistic brother-in-law is on this diet so it would be awesome to be able to cook for him!

Wendy Booth July 21, 2011 at 7:03 am

I have several family members that are having to go grain free. Would love some ideas to pass on to them.

Heather Mac July 21, 2011 at 7:14 am

Love to win. My ds is gluten-free and quite the chef, he would enjoy learning new recipes.

Rachel July 21, 2011 at 7:18 am


Meghan F July 21, 2011 at 7:29 am

Starting GAPS in two weeks!

Dee July 21, 2011 at 7:31 am

It would be great to have more recipe ideas for the grain free diet! Thanks!

Annie July 21, 2011 at 7:37 am

I would love to win.

BeccaOH July 21, 2011 at 7:42 am

A lot of this grain-free approach is still new to me, so having recipes and suggestions would be great.

Theresa Sawtelle July 21, 2011 at 7:43 am

Thank you for getting this book published. I can’t wait to look through it. Wheat, while yummy, is really proving to be unhealthy. I really want to get my family off of wheat as much as possible and it will be a struggle. I’m sure this book will help.

Raheli July 21, 2011 at 8:24 am

We need some inspiration! I’ve been out of the kitchen, taking care of our new baby, and my husband has been doing most of the cooking. He’s a great cook, but he needs a plan & a recipe in front of him, otherwise we eat the same three meals over & over again 🙂

Cris July 21, 2011 at 8:47 am

Would love to win. Trying to go gluten free

elicia July 21, 2011 at 8:48 am

sounds great! this is one of those things that is really hard to do on your own, so it would be good to have some help!

Lindsay July 21, 2011 at 8:49 am

Oh man! My 14-month-old son is gluten intolerant and the rest of us are trying to stay on the anti-fungal diet (grain, corn, peanut, and yeast product-free). This would be awesome! I’d have some inspiration for everyone!

Cynthia July 21, 2011 at 8:54 am

Man I could really use information like that! Im going to check out Cara’s website even if I don’t win! But I hope I do!!!

Christina S. July 21, 2011 at 9:22 am

Oooh, count me in! I need some inspiration to really kick my grain habit…

Jennifer July 21, 2011 at 9:25 am

I’m a carbo-hound and it makes me feel so heavy and run down. Would love to try this grain free way.

Bonnie July 21, 2011 at 9:28 am

I stopping eating gluten a while ago, and a few months back I went primal. I’m still having trouble coming up wit recipes that are grain-free that my husband likes as well. This book would be AMAZING!

Blair July 21, 2011 at 9:35 am

I have been thinking of going grain-free and dairy-free for a while, but I had no idea how. This menu plan sounds like the perfect map for me.

Jessica July 21, 2011 at 9:40 am

I’m really curious about the whole grain-free “lifestyle.”

Molly July 21, 2011 at 9:42 am

sounds great!

Stephanie July 21, 2011 at 10:00 am

I’ve recently gone off gluten due to intolerance. I’ve briefly looked at GAPS and am totally over my head. My gut is so messed up I need to heal. I can barely eat due to the bloating and indigestion. All that to say I would love a chance to win this 🙂

Bethany Nash July 21, 2011 at 10:15 am

This is me entering. 😀

Diana July 21, 2011 at 10:17 am

I’ve only recently convinced my husband and children to try new foods because of my food allergies. Since I’m the chef, I’d love the opportunity for some guidance!

alisha July 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

Boy oh boy! I could use this! I started out gluten free which has been a BIG help, but I do better if I don’t do any grains.

DebbieM July 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

DD has been on GAPS for a few months, we’d love help and fresh ideas and recipes!

suzanne beeman July 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

Very interesting and helpful website…would love to win materials!! Thank you.

Shanna July 21, 2011 at 11:50 am

We have a son with celiac and could really use this book.

Kate July 21, 2011 at 11:59 am

What a fantastic giveaway! We’d welcome the help with our transition – it’s such a challenge to find the best ways to feed our active family!

Caleb Fiechter July 21, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I could definitely use some grain free advice!

CurlysQuilts July 21, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Sounds great! Always good to try new things!

Erin Ernst July 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Oooh, this looks great! I’d love help coming up with more grain-free meals. We started GAPS but fell off the wagon… would love to work our way back there 🙂

Billie July 21, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Ooh! I’ve been wanting to try her menu subscription, but want to try it first! Thanks for this!

Sarah J July 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I’ve been following the Paleo way of eating for about 3 months now, this would really come in handy!

Teresa H. July 21, 2011 at 1:08 pm

It sounds like fun. I am more than willing to give it a try. After seeing how much weight that you lost, I could use the help with my last 20 pounds.

Amy July 21, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I am intrigued to find out more about a grain free diet in hopes it will improve my multiple health issues.

Rose July 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm

I’d love this prize. I’ve done Paleo on and off for several years now and it’s always great to get new recipes and ideas!

Kristie July 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I’m gluten free and would love a meal planner!

christine Taylor July 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I would love to get this prize and try her recipes. There are several people in my circles that are gluten free and this would come in handy. Thanks :O)

Karyn July 21, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I have tried some recipes from Cara’s website and they turned out great!

Moriah July 21, 2011 at 5:55 pm

What a wonderful opportunity!! The meal plans sound fabulous.

Amy July 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I’m just learning about Weston Price and his recommendations–soaking, fermenting, etc. so this would really be interesting to me….and I’ve been encouraged to cut out wheat from my diet for some health problems, and I don’t know where to start!

HeatherAnne July 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm

I’d love to get this. Very nifty.

gayle July 21, 2011 at 9:11 pm

Having somewhat successfully become gluten-free and cow dairy-free I’m curious about grain-free eating. It’s a hard thing to imagine, but I’ve heard a number of friends whose dietary opinions I respect talking about going this route.

Katie July 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Neat! I would love to have it!

elyse July 21, 2011 at 10:19 pm

HI, I’m so glad that the idea of grain free is catching on! I’ve been gf for 24 years! my, time flies! Gf food is so much better than it used to be. thanks, elyse

Melissa July 21, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I saw that the e-book had a part on fermented foods. Have anyone else stopped to think about food that we use on a regular basis that were originally a fermentation. Vinegar is wine gone bad, sour cream is cream gone bad. Any way kudos to the winner.

Adrienne July 22, 2011 at 5:54 am

Thank you for having this giveaway! I have been on the GAP’s diet 5 months now, and I could really use some new energy & ideas…. =)

Nancy W July 22, 2011 at 9:45 am

As a Weston Price Chapterleader I am always interested in resources to share with others. Having one child with digestion issues makes me doubly interested!
Thank you for raising awareness of valuable resources and giving others hope.

Amanda July 22, 2011 at 9:52 am

I’ve been a little nervous about starting GAPS because I need new recipes! Thanks for the giveaway!

NatureGirl July 22, 2011 at 10:31 am

My father can eat very few grains and the older I get I find I cannot tolerate much either. The problem is What to cook! Ideas and recipes would be great! Love your site BTW!

Penny July 22, 2011 at 11:07 am

Would love another way to add variety to our meals. The meal plan sounds like just what i need.

Jolly July 22, 2011 at 11:07 am

As I think about going on a GAPS diet, this would be really helpful!

Erin July 22, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Just exploring a grain-free diet!

Rebecca @ A Daily Dose of Grace July 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Oooooh, love her recipes. This would be fabulous! Thanks for the contest!

Serena July 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

I’ve been off gluten for three weeks, and I think this is going to be a permanent change. Thank you for the giveaway!

Angela D July 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I’m really curious about going grain free but I’m afraid it will be expensive or that I won’t be able to get my family to eat the food. I’d love for someone to plan it for me!

Jessica B July 22, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Sounds fabulous! Thanks for the opportunity to win. 😀

Alissa July 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I would love to get more information about grain-free diets!

Kristina July 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm

This would be so awesome to win!

Sharmista July 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm

We’ve been on gaps for a few months and this would be a big help.

Aubri July 22, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Very exciting! I’m about to do her 30-Day diet and would love to have the follow up menu plans….:)

Tandy Sue Hogate July 22, 2011 at 2:06 pm

What a great giveaway! Thanks!

Tammy R. July 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Oooh! I’ve been wanting to check out the GAPS diet for some time. I think it might be something that would benefit us and need to check it out closer. Thanks!

Moona July 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I am doing a juice fast right now … probably the longest I’ve ever gone without any grains. Before that, I had completely overhauled my diet to gluten-free, low-grain, low-sugar and as organic as possible and I’ve lost 55 pounds. Still have a way to go – I would definitely consider GAPS, but I haven’t researched it very much yet.

ww July 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

would greatly benefit from this as we prepare for gaps next month 😉 wendy

martine July 22, 2011 at 2:09 pm

No that I’m really gluten Free and paleo I would like to try really


Yvette July 22, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Great giveaway! Cara is a great resource.

Sandi Terry July 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I almost bought these last week. I would love to win them…meal planning can be such a hassle!

Colleen July 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Wow! I have recently gone grain free and feel so much better. This led me to Weston A. Price. I am so new to this way of eating and would love to have some recipes! Woo Hoo!! =)

Leola July 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

I would love this. My GAPS diet is incredibly boring right now, but at least it’s working! Thank you!

Briana July 22, 2011 at 2:47 pm

This sounds like a great way to get me back into the routine of planning healthy meals.

becky sage July 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

I hope to experience this book, and share the ideas!!

Marissa July 22, 2011 at 3:03 pm

New to GAPS…would love a “tutorial”, and the HHH site is so full of good stuff, I know this would be, too!

Paige July 22, 2011 at 3:16 pm

I’ve been on the SCD for two and a half months and my Crohns disease has never been better! I’ve had it for 10 years and done it all: dairy free, gluten free , sugar free, etc. SCD is the best! I’d love to get those meal plans 🙂

Lizzy July 22, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Awesome! I hope I win!

Lori July 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm

What a great give-away! In need of some new recipes… Thanks!

Lindsey July 22, 2011 at 3:43 pm

I have been gluten free for several months, but would love to transition the family to grain free living. Thanks for the opportunity!

Alexis D July 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm

I would love the opportunity to win! Thank you!

Joan July 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

I heart Cara at Health, Home, Happiness! But I have yet to try her meal plan, or e-book. I started eating Gluten Free in Aug. and I am recently carrying that over to my kids and husband too. I am getting ready to start the Gaps diet soon, but a little hesitant.

Merrilee July 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm

Always looking for better ways to eat! Especially in this 100 degree heat!

Rebecca July 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Oh how I would love to have this!

Pearl Altermatt July 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm

I have 3 grandchildren on a very strict GAPS diet! I wanna’ be the lucky one and win the menu plan! I sure could use the help!! ;0) I’d love to surprise them with a meal they can eat!

Stacy July 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm

I want to go grain free in the worst way, but don’t have the time for all of the meal planning right now. This would help so much! Thanks for the chance to win!

domestic diva July 24, 2011 at 9:48 am

We eat grain free, but need some help coming up with more variety. Sounds great!

Amanda Jensen July 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm

What a wonderful contest, thank you so much for offering it. We would love to try out the grain free option of healthy, traditional eating.

Jen July 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

thanks so much for sharing this & the giveaway! I hope I win!!

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