Going to Potlucks While on GAPS Intro

This past weekend I had two potlucks to go to.  All while on GAPS intro.  Don’t worry…it worked out fine!

For the past several years, attending potlucks has always been a bit of a challenge due to my multiple food allergies.  My strategy has always been to bring a main dish that I could eat.  Then if there’s nothing else that I could choose from, at least I was covered.  I decided to do basically the same thing this past weekend.

Spaghetti Squash and Hard Boiled Eggs

On Saturday I attended the Boulder Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.  The Boulder Chapter meets once ever two months.  It’s always a fun-filled and educational get together.  If you’re in the area, I’d highly recommend stopping by for the next one.  I decided to make the spaghetti squash recipe again.  It was quite a hit!  I also brought along a few hard-boiled eggs.  The nice thing about going to a WAPF meeting is that there is usually a fermented veggie or two.  I had pickles and purslane.  Yum!

Deviled Eggs

On Sunday I went to a gathering of house churches that we belong to.  We met at a nearby park.  I was guessing there wouldn’t be too many options for me there, especially since I’m still not up to raw veggies yet.  This time I decided to bring deviled eggs to share with the group.

My Dinner Assortment

For my own dinner, I came up with a little assembly of items.  I had some intro pancakes (eggs, squash, & nut butter) as a base.  I then spread mashed avocado on top.  Added some chicken, bacon, sautéed onions, peppers, and greens.  That ended up being quite delicious!  It’s something I’ll start putting together more often.  I also brought along some beef and vegetable soup in a thermos.  Oh, and I had some sauerkraut, too.

A weekend that at first looked a little daunting, food-wise, turned out really well.  How do you handle going to potlucks while on a restricted diet?  Any helpful tips to share?

This post is part of Monday Mania and Fight Back Friday.


  1. […] Attending potlucks while on the GAPS diet can be a bit of challenge.  Even when eating at a local farm where there were lots of very healthy options, I still couldn’t eat most of the dishes.  The owners of the farm had provided a wonderful, large pot of soup that looked and smelled delicious.  Unfortunately, it also contained beans and corn, and so was off-limits for me. […]

  2. […] my small house church we share a weekly potluck meal, so I’ve become pretty adept at handling potlucks! The key is to make sure I have a full meal for myself. If it happens that there are options […]

Speak Your Mind