So Seth & I got married recently!

Even though we weren’t really sticking to the GAPS Diet at the time (see my post about Cheating & Falling Off GAPS), we still wanted to provide good options for Housemate and healthier food for everyone in attendance. Our wedding planning themes were casual, low-stress, and meaningful, and those extended to the food. We did not eat fancy things.

Our food was simple and we didn’t have a huge menu. The GAPS-friendly foods were:

  • Barbequed beef burgers including some ground heart meat (we had our local butcher department prepare these), with tomato, onion, and lettuce for wrapping them
  • Naturally fermented pickles and sauerkraut
  • Green salad with olive oil and apple cider or balsamic vinegar for dressing, and sunflower seeds instead of croutons
  • Deviled eggs made by my mom

Of course we had a plethora of non-GAPS foods including burger buns, organic condiments that had sugar in them, potato chips, and champagne. My family made potato salad and baked beans, which many people enjoyed, and I appreciate the love that was put in to the food for our day. We could have made a lot more stuff from scratch, like the condiments, and had it be GAPS-friendlier, but that would have violated our low-stress rule. We had enough to manage already.

My one wish was a GAPS wedding cake – which I would have paid anything for! Instead we had this beautiful gluten-free cake from New Cascadia Traditional bakery.

Plenty of sugar here of course, but it was made with quality real ingredients and natural food colorings!

I want to share this so people will know how easy it can be to provide GAPS-friendly options within a big group. In the end were satisfied with providing a few food options that even those on a restricted diet could enjoy, while not stressing ourselves over it.

If you’re getting started on GAPS and have lots of questions like this, join my upcoming online GAPS Diet Class and get them answered while you learn the cooking too!

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