One of the biggest complaints that we heard when we were putting our children on GAPS was that it was a low carb diet, and that isn’t healthy for kids. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who don’t understand the diet and who really believe it is supposed to be a low carb one. Let me set the record straight.
I just made my family’s menu for the week. I am going to share with you 1 day of our menu, and the amount of carbs per person.
Eggs with raw cheddar cheese, mushrooms and onion 7 g
Yogurt with Honey and Bananas 53 g
Creamy Cauliflower Soup 9.5 g
Raisins 28.75 g
Spinach & Cheese Turkey Burgers 4.8 g
Apple Cider Baked Beans 30.8 g
Herbal Tea with Honey 34 g
2 Dates 36 g
Total = 203.85 grams of carbs per person, per day
And Farm Boy 1 will have between 30 and 60 more grams than this, depending on how much of his special drinks he takes in (because we want him to gain weight). This will total 233.85 to 263.85 grams of carbs for him.
And if we had any on hand, we would add sauerkraut to the list above, which would add about 6 more grams of carbs.