GAPS-Friendly Recipes

New to GAPS? Bored with your own tried and true? These links will  inspire and delight!

GAPS Specific

Baden’s Breakfast Ideas

Baden’s Supper Ideas – Casein-Free

Baden’s Supper Ideas – Yogurt Added

Baden’s Favourite Fermented Veggies

GAPS Diet Journey – Starlene presents her original recipes while walking us through her family’s steps in GAPS.

Grain-Free Foodies – Teri and Sierra present very simple (exactly the way I like things on GAPS to be!) dishes which happen to also be delicious and very beautiful.

Internal Bliss – First-ever hardcopy recipe book specific to GAPS!

Nourished and Nurtured – Yummy, simple, clearly presented recipes and an ebook!

More Blogs – More GAPS blogs, many of which include recipes, are listed on this blog’s ‘Support‘ page.

Primal or GAPS & Primal

Wellness Hammock

Primal Blueprint – Two free ebooks of primal recipes, most of which are suitable for GAPS.


Please note that most of the recipes linked to below are based on the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall. For GAPS, Dr Campbell-McBride limits the range of legumes (beans) further than Gottschall did. For an exploration of the differences between that which BTVC and GAPS presents, click here.

Beth’s Blog/Turtle Soup
Recipes are online, but also available by mail in a binder-friendly print including a cover.

Grain-Free Gourmet
Jenny Lass and Jody Bager share sample recipes here. Complete books available for purchase.

Grain-Free Granola Head
Christin, a new member of the support list, is blogging her original recipes.

Jan Sultan’s Blog
Includes ‘Quick & Easy’, ‘Indian’, ‘Fish’, etc. Click on the ‘tags’ to go to the relevant sections.

No More Crohn’s
Delicious recipes, nicely categorized, beautifully laid out on printable sheets, e-recipe books.

Paul Stocker’s “Eating SCD”
Paul is an active member of the BTVC-SCD list. His recipes are incredible. Click on each food photo for a more complete visual.

Pecan Bread
Recipes geared to children (especially those with autism) but suitable for all. Note: PB stages are different from those of GAPS.

Raman Prasad
Countless recipes online, plus a complete book available for purchase.

SCD Web Library
A compilation of recipes shared amongst members of an SCD Listserve.

A page of further SCD recipe links is here.


My body happens to love raw and plant-based stuff, so I also use and adapt a lot of recipes from the books:

Raw Foods for Busy People by Jordan Maerin – If you find yourself missing black beans, try Jordan’s “Refried Almonds”. Also, a truly amazing ice cream replacement is Jordan’s “Whipped Cashew Delight”.

The Thrive Diet by Brendan Brazier – I love his Sunflower Seed Beet Pizza, Walnut Burger (for which I replace the hemp seed with sesame seeds), Pecan Burger, etc.

10 Replies to “GAPS-Friendly Recipes”

      • Hi chantelle,

        Thank you very much for letting me know!

        I’ve now updated the link above. (To find it, I just googled no more Crohn’s. When their site came up, I located the ‘Recipes’ tab, and updated the above. That’s a good trick for any outdated links. i.e., Googling a site’s name will usually lead you to its current links.)

        Hope this is helpful!


  1. Are fennel, sesame seeds and tahini allowable on GAPS? I just found some amazing recipes with these ingredients that i would like to try out!! Thanks

  2. I am having a difficult time finding fresh sardines, mackerel, or herring for making fermented fish. Will any other types of fish work with Dr. McBrides recipe?


    • Hi Zelda,

      To be honest, I don’t know for sure! Hopefully other readers will reply below. Otherwise, I suggest you ask this excellent question on the support list.

      All my best,

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