Our Little World Has Changed
When your kiddos are on the Intro part of the GAPS diet, they look forward to any treat, do they not? My kiddos look forward to the ginger tea we “brew” each day – it’s practically the highlight of their day.
Hey, whatever works. . . this diet starts off so strict, I’m happy to give them some kind of treat.
Another thing that’s kind of funny. I’ve noticed that when they initiate conversation throughout the day, it almost always deals with – you guessed it – FOOD.
“Mama, when we get off our diet, I want 9,000 pancakes”
“Mama, the first food I want to eat when I get to heaven is pizza”
“Mama, when can we have marshmallows?”
“Mama, the first place I want to eat when we get off our diet is ________” – fill in with the restaurant du jour
And so on. And so on. I try not to let the conversation linger in the realm of food – there’s a lot of opportunity for frustration. I feel for them, and I know what they’re going through. GAPS Intro is HARD. One of the hardest things I’ve ever taken on in my life.
Your whole world changes.
Which is why Ginger Honey Gummies are such a big stinkin’ deal now. They clamor for these night and day. If you’re on Intro and you’re looking for a nice way to get in more ginger and gelatin (very healthy stuff), then consider whipping these up.
>>>Here’s some more information about healthy ginger
>>>And more about healthy gelatin
You don’t have to be on the GAPS diet to enjoy these. They are for everyone! But I do think GAPS kiddos, especially those on intro, would especially appreciate these, as well as any ginger lover.
A Word on Stevia:
In order to use less honey, I have added dried green stevia powder to the recipe. The white stevia powder/stevia liquid is NOT GAPS-legal, but the green stevia is. According to Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride on page 15 of the FAQs, “A bit of fresh stevia herb is OK, as any edible herbs.” So if you have it, you can use it. You don’t have to, though – the recipe will still taste fine with honey alone.
Let’s get started!
Ginger Honey Gummy Snacks – GAPS-legal, Intro-legal
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger (a cheese grater works perfectly)
- 1/16 teaspoon green stevia (where to find green stevia powder)
- 2 cups + 1 cup filtered water, divided use
- 1/4 cup grass-fed gelatin (where to find gelatin)
- 1 tablespoon raw honey – if not using green stevia, double the honey (where to find raw honey) Note: if you are not necessarily trying to keep the sugar low, you can add three tablespoons honey.
- Cheese grater
- Medium pot
- Another heat-safe pot or bowl to strain the ginger out
- Or, you can use a tea strainer to put the ginger into, so you won’t have to strain it again
- Medium sized bowl or large measuring cup
- Silicone spatula or spoon
- Whisk – I love this one
- Silicone molds and/or glass pan
- Add 2 cups water and green stevia to a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 3-5 minutes, then turn off the burner. Add in grated ginger. Can use tea strainer if desired.
- While that is heating up, whisk gelatin into 1 cup of water in a separate bowl or measuring cup. It will get really thick, and that’s okay.
- When the ginger water is finished simmering, use a strainer to strain into a separate bowl or pot. If you use the tea strainer, you don’t need to do this.
- Spoon the gelatin mix into the hot ginger water as quickly as you can. (A silicon spatula works well here.) Whisk quickly until all the gelatin is dissolved into the hot liquid.
- Stir in honey.
- Pour into molds if you like, or pour into a square glass pan.
- Allow to cool in refrigerator for 1 hour. Store in the refrigerator – I never cover them since we eat them so quickly, but you can if you want to. 🙂
The stevia herb is a powder and is not water-soluble. You’ll see little green specks in your gummies if you use it.
I hope your kiddos love these healthy snacks as much as mine do. Happy healing!