GAPS Stew Recipe for Intro Diet Stage 2

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This GAPS stew recipe is simple and delicious. It is perfect for stage 2 of the GAPS introduction diet. 

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GAPS stew recipe for stage 2 of GAPS intro

Stage 1 of the introduction diet focuses on lots of meat stock, along with some meats, vegetables, fats, and liquid fermented foods. See how to follow the GAPS diet introduction phase stage 1 here

As you move into stage 2 of GAPS intro, you’ll be having more solid foods. A GAPS stew recipe like this one is a wonderful way make a one pot meal that includes meat, vegetables, and meat stock, all in one dish.

If you’d like all my best tips on how to start the GAPS Diet, check out my post here. This blended carrot soup and this beef soup are perfect for stage 1 and beyond.

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This is such a simple, delicious stew, and it fits perfectly with stage 2 of the GAPS introduction diet. #gapsdiet #stew #gapsintro #stage2 #leakygut

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GAPS stage 2 recipes

When you’re going through GAPS intro, you need simple, nourishing meals that are easy to make, and check all the boxes for nutrition. Most people feel some detox symptoms while going through GAPS intro. When you’re feeling yucky, you definitely don’t feel like cooking something complicated!

I love this GAPS stew recipe because it couldn’t be easier to throw together. It is also delicious, and very customizable! Feel free to change the vegetables around to whatever you have in your fridge or garden, within the allowed foods. Just make sure to remove the peels and seeds from the squashes. 

Another thing I love about stews is that you are making meat stock at the same you’re making your entire meal. There’s no need to prepare and serve it alongside.

Once your stew is ready, all you have to do is add fermented foods (like liquid from sauerkraut), and eggs, if you’ve included them, and you’re good to go. Read all about sauerkraut benefits here

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GAPS stew recipe directions

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Melt fat in bottom of crockpot.
  2. Add vegetables and chicken to crockpot. 
  3. Put herbs and salt on chicken. 
  4. Cover everything with water.
  5. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

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Other ways to make this

Like I mentioned, you can change out the vegetables depending on what you have on hand or what is in season. You might try adding leeks, onions, or garlic. Broccoli, cauliflower, and pumpkin are also possibilities. 

You can change the cuts of meat a little, between drumsticks, thighs (with skin and bones!) and a whole chicken. Definitely stick to those cuts, and don’t try to make this with something like chicken breasts. 

The idea is to be cooking joints of meat with bones and connective tissues. Those particular cuts of meat, bones, and tissues provide the building blocks for healing and sealing leaky gut. 

Slow down and enjoy

In our fast paced, modern world, we tend to want everything immediately. It’s good to remember that becoming well takes time. 

Let me encourage you to slow down, and really take this time for yourself and your family. Give yourself time to rest and rebuild. 

I know from personal experience, that it is SO worth it to just take the time, and do GAPS intro the right way. You’ll save time in the long run, if you slow down and do it right. Read more about how to go through the GAPS diet introduction phase stage 2 here

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More Resources and Recipes for the GAPS Introduction Diet

How to start the GAPS intro diet

GAPS intro diet for toddlers

GAPS diet introduction phase series:

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

Stage 5

Stage 6

How to make ghee

Sauerkraut recipe

GAPS chicken soup

Meat stock recipe

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What foods are you enjoying? How are you feeling? Let me know in the comments! 

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Yield: 4 servings

GAPS Stew Recipe for Intro Diet Stage 2

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This GAPS stew recipe is simple and delicious. It is perfect for stage 2 of the GAPS introduction diet. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 6 seconds
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes 6 seconds

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fat (tallow, duck fat, etc.)
  • Vegetables, such as carrots, winter squash, zucchini, and tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs, such as parsley rosemary, thyme, and sage
  • 2 lb. chicken thighs or drumsticks with skin and bones, or 1/2 whole chicken
  • Filtered water
  • Sea salt

Instructions

  1. Melt fat in bottom of crockpot.
  2. Add vegetables and chicken to crockpot.
  3. Put herbs and salt on chicken.
  4. Cover everything with water.
  5. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 742Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 385mgSodium: 645mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 81g
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7 thoughts on “GAPS Stew Recipe for Intro Diet Stage 2”

  1. I’m still trying to wrap my head around the different stages. I’m not understanding why this stew is for Stage 2 and not included in Stage 1? What am I missing? Thanks!! (I’m going through so much info and have 10 tabs of your blog open right now. We’re hoping to start GAPS with our toddler soon!)

    Reply
    • I’m happy to help! As you progress through the stages, the recipes include less and less liquid (meat stock). That’s why stews and casseroles are not in stage 1 – they have less liquid than soup. I hope this helps!

      Reply
  2. Oooops
    I forgot to say thank you again for being there for us. I told someone on fb to look you up as she has an autistic child. As I said, I am already “spreading the word about Wonder-Full Marisa.” 🙂
    I am soooooo impressed!!!
    Blessings to you, Corinna Majno-Kaufman

    Reply
  3. Greetings Marissa,
    I just sent you an email and talking on the phone.
    Do you ever have time for that with your three children on top of being a business woman!?
    My question is: I didn’t see how long to do phase 1, and also is it just the meat “liquid?” (I know it’s not “broth” but I can’t remember what you call it.
    You are such a delight and I am going to refer anyone with any issues to you.
    Also, we (my husband has been doing it since the 80’s) do a health and healing expo, and my husband is trying to turn it into a Zoom thing now….it’s called Newlivingexpo.com.
    Perhaps it could be an avenue of advertisement for you…?
    Let’s talk!
    I sure hope I don’t have to do clear liquids for more than a few days…I don’t do well with being hungry….:/
    Cheers, and thanks for being your sweet self,
    Corinna

    Reply
    • Great question! Most people only stay on stage 1 for a few days, sometimes up to a week. It’s a short time. Stage 2 is where the deepest healing happens. Dr. Natasha says to stay on stage 2 a bit longer. Here’s how to know when you’re ready to move to stage 3: Try introducing avocado. If any old symptoms come back, you’re not ready for stage 3. Go back to stage 2 until more healing has happened. Hope that helps!

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      • It Does help Marisa. I was wondering how long to do this stage 2. Thank you so much.
        Did you check out my seaweed art? Perhaps you might want to do some kind of trade…:-)
        Also, I would love to “talk” with you about how I could have my little book be one of the resources you have for people. I sent you something about it “somewhere.” Did you get it?

        Reply

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