If you are on the GAPS diet you know exactly what I’m talking about. Soup is the new cereal. Long gone are the days of whatever your “normal” breakfast was. Welcome to the new normal. Soup. Or broth to be more precise. I guess I could also call this post broth for breakfast. But I’ll stick with what I’ve got. Let’s compare, shall we?
A few words on cereal by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, the creator of the GAPS Diet: “Being a great source of processed carbohydrates, breakfast cereals feed abnormal bacteria and fungi in the gut, allowing them to produce a new portion of their own toxins…” The fiber advertised in cereals are “the wrong kind of fiber…The fiber in breakfast cereals is full of phytates – substances that bind essential minerals and take them out of the systems, contributing to a patient’s mineral deficiencies.” What she says is better: “Meat and fish stocks provide building blocks for the rapidly growing cells of the gut lining and they have a soothing effect on any areas of inflammation in the gut.”
Okay, so it’s totally weird, I know. When I first started GAPS, my family sat down around the table with a plate full of eggs and bacon and a little juice. And me? Well, I had a bowl of chicken stock. It. Was. Weird. But we all got used to it. And now I am out of the introduction stages and am eating eggs like a pro with the rest of them Except my juice is freshly pressed these days. Who knew carrot juice was so tasty? And just to keep the goodness in, sometimes a bowl of chicken stock makes it on the table for breakfast. Because, well, soup is the new cereal.