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5 Expensive Gifts Ideas for Someone on the GAPS Diet

Little Boy Christmas PresentSomeone you love is on the GAPS Diet and you're on the hunt for a gift that will make their life easier. The GAPS Diet can be challenging but it is worth the effort. Sometimes the cost of the food negates the ability to buy items that can prep tasks easier. Other items would be nice to have but may be out of the budget range. Here's a list of a few things that a person on GAPS may love to have but might not be able to buy for themselves.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Let's start with a big favorite in the cooking world, the KitchenAid mixer. Now granted the KitchenAid mixer may typically be used for baking, but since we don't ingest gluten there is not much flour based products being made. Where the KitchenAid shines with regard to the GAPS Diet is in its ability to automate tasks like slicing, dicing, spiralizing and the like. Scroll down to see the two bonus gift ideas. 

High Powered Blender

Your loved one will no doubt be doing some blending so they may want a high powered mixer. Here are three to choose from: Vitamix, Blendtec and the Ninja.

Vitamix

Blendtec

Ninja

Infrared Sauna for Detoxing

Detoxing is an important part of GAPS, but not everyone has the option to use an infrared sauna for detox. But look at this beautiful sauna, just right for two people.

Air Purifier

One of the things that cleared up for me on the GAPS Diet were asthma and allergies. But it took awhile for those symptoms to go away and in the meantime using an air purifier can help to relieve allergy symptoms.

Dehydrator

And last but not least, a dehydrator can be used not only to dry fruit leather, but also vegetable leather and it also can be used to make 24-hour yogurt!

TWO BONUS ITEMS

KitchenAid Sheet Slicer Attachment

If your loved one has a KitchenAid already, consider one of these incredible attachments. This first one is a sheet slicer. Imagine lasagna “noodles” made from long sheets of zucchini. Yes, it is wonderful. I have made it and my family was shocked that I used zucchini squash to make the noodles.

KitchenAid Spiralizer Attachment

The next attachment I'll bring your attention to is the spiralizer. I have used the hand-turned one for years and we love it, but this attachment makes the job so much easier. You will be amazed.

What is on your wish list?

 

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Buttered Garlic (Zucchini) Spaghetti

This recipe is so easy. Before I started on GAPS one of my favorite things to eat was spaghetti with butter and garlic. You can do the same thing with zucchini!

You definitely want to invest in a Spiralizer – it is so much fun making long spirals of zucchini! If you have a KitchenAid mixer, there is this amazing spiralizer attachment that will last forever (the plastic ones tend to wear out after time if you use them a lot like we do).

zucchini spiralized

Spiralized Zucchini

  1. Put a pot of water on the stove on high heat to start it boiling
  2. Spiralize one zucchini for each person (we love spiralized zucchini so we choose a large zucchini for each person eating)
  3. When the water starts to boil, put the spiralized zucchini in and push down under the water. The water will stop boiling momentarily due to the addition of the zucchini.
  4. Allow the water to start boiling and check your zucchini, it might be done that fast! We like ours al dente. If you let it boil too long, it will become mushy and won't hold its shape. After you have made spiralized zucchini a few times, you'll get to know how long you should cook for your preference.
  5. Drain the zucchini and allow to sit for a few minutes, then shake gently to remove as much liquid as possible.

You can also sauté the zucchini in butter or your favorite oil.

Crush or grate garlic onto the hot zucchini, with as much butter as you like.

You can also make this into spaghetti and meatballs, here are links to the meatballs and sauce.

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