September 5, 2009

Day 1 - Stage 1 of intro diet

One day down and only 729 days to go (give or take).

We ate lots and lots and lots of broth and boiled meats and boiled veggies.  I did.  Our 2 year old did.  He's doing great!  Our 11 year old, 8 year old, and 5 year old were happy enough on Full GAPS, but were not keen on eating broth, meat and veggies for breakfast.  They miss their eggs.  I also look forward to adding them back in real soon.

We went to a farmer's market today and found grassfed beef for what I believe was a good price.  In the future, after we get a freezer, I can purchase a side of beef for $3.50 a pound and they deliver once a week to this farmer's market, which is only 10 minutes from my house.  What a blessing!  AND They said they would be happy to host a field trip to their farm for several homeschool families.  WooHoo!

Our 8 year old, who is a good eater, does not like boiled veggies and did not like the soups offered for breakfast and lunch.  She ate very little and thought she would hold off until something more to her liking was offered.  Unfortunately, that never happened and by 4PM she had really wilted.  She finally gave in and ate some veggies cooked in meat broth.  She didn't enjoy it, but she felt better.

Most everyone loved dinner.  Our 5 year old made a big deal over having to eat the veggies, but in the end she ate them quite happily and gobbled up lots of meat as a reward.  The trick: get out the camera to document her temper tantrum and it dissolves into compliance.  Afterwards, she loves to watch the video of herself being a good little girl.  We give her lots of praise for being so good and we do not bring up the horrific tantrums that led to us pulling out the camera in the first place.  We have only done this twice, but with great success.

Several of the kids got detox baths tonight, but not everyone.  No time!  Maybe tomorrow we can make it happen.


filtered water with lemon

leftover chicken and veggie soup made with chicken and broth, yellow squash, zucchini, peas, carrots, green beans, onion, and spinach

leftover roast warmed in broth

2 year old ate acorn squash pureed with broth and fat from roast

leftover veggies - broccoli, peas and carrots cooked in beef broth

brisket cooked in crockpot

carrots and yellow squash cooked in beef broth

ginger tea with a smidgen of honey

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