GAPS Introduction Diet GUMMIES!~ Finally a snack for this tough stage of the diet, totally compliant & satisfying!

GAPS *Introduction Diet* GUMMIES- Stage 1!~ a safe and healing treat for sweet tooths and snacks!

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I love meeting with folks on extreme healing diets! Praises for all of the effort, heart and hope involved with this serious commitment!

When a client’s children are struggling on the GAPS Introduction Diet, especially during Stage 1, or Mama’s having a hard time keeping them fed, one of the challenges is having snacks!

Stage 1 of the GAPS Introduction Diet is basically just soup and tea. I always encourage plenty of fats, meats and winter squash/carrots/beets in the soups to help everyone feel full and nourished. (Here are some of my other tips for succeeding on GAPS Intro.)

But kids (and adults) often feel the need for something sweet … and a bit of variety where texture and temperature are involved.

Tea is allowed between meals: honey-sweetened ginger tea is the most common/recommended.

So this snack is simply a gelatinized version of the tea.

The gelatin helps to heal the gut. The tea is gentle.

The gummy bear and worm-shaped molds make the treat extra special for kids. (Find them here.)

The amount of gelatin in the gummies makes them candy-like, and the amount of honey used is up to your discretion. (But I do give some advice and variations on this in the Recipe notes below.)

Make one recipe of these treats, up to 3 flavors!, and keep them in a mason jar in the fridge.

They’ll help everyone to feel more satisfied in the early days of deprivation, struggle and perseverance!

Keep up the good work! It’s leading somewhere good…

GAPS Introduction Diet GUMMIES!


GAPS *Introduction Diet* Gummies
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Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
GAPS *Introduction Diet* Gummies
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10 servings 20 minutes
Servings: servings
  1. Place 4 empty gummy molds (see link below for gummy molds) on 1-2 large cookie sheet(s). Make room in fridge for 1-2 cookie sheets. (You can use just one cookie sheet if you stack the molds 2 on the bottom and 2 on top.)
  2. Add water to large saucepan.
  3. Sprinkle gelatin over water. Stir in with fork. Allow to bloom for several minutes.
  4. Set out three large mugs, bowls or heat-proof cups. Add 2 ginger tea bags to one cup, 2 peppermint tea bags (or fresh mint) to second cup and reserve fennel/licorice.
  5. Place saucepan over medium heat, stirring continually until water is steaming hot and all gelatin is completely dissolved.
  6. Ladle 3/4 cup hot water into each mug with tea bags. Add sweetener to all three mugs, but don't yet stir in. (See Recipe notes for how much sweetener to add.) Add fennel seeds to remaining gelatin water in pan, and keep pan over low heat. Allow all herbs to steep 10 minutes.
  7. Remove tea bags from each mug, or fresh herbs, and squeeze out any extra water. (If using fresh ginger, strain through fine mesh strainer pressing on solids.)
  8. Pour fennel seed water through a strainer into final cup with honey to remove solids.
  9. Stir honey into each mug, so it completely dissolves.
  10. Use the dropper that came with gummy molds to distribute three gummy flavors into gummy molds.
  11. Transfer cookie sheet(s) with gummy molds to fridge for minimum of 3 hours.
  12. Once gelled, unmold gummies. Serve or store in sealed containers in fridge. I like to use wide-mouth, quart-size mason jars for storage. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

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How much sweetener?

  • You can use up to 1 Tablespoon honey for each flavor. This will make a gummy that's pretty sweet, but still tastes healthy.
  • If you prefer the gummies to be less sweet, try adding 1-2 teaspoons honey and then tasting, remembering that the liquid tastes sweeter than the firm gummy.
  • If you are fighting candida and want to use no sweetener or stevia, those are fine options as well (although stevia is not technically GAPS Intro legal; so do so using your own discretion). If you choose stevia, sweeten to taste.
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GAPS Introduction Diet GUMMIES!~ Finally a snack for this tough stage of the diet, totally compliant & satisfying!


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  • Emily @ Recipes to Nourish

    Those gummy molds are too cute! I’ve got to get those for my kiddos, my youngest will LOVE them and hopefully my oldest will try some too. The flavor of these sounds lovely!

  • Naomi

    Love the idea of making gummies with tea!

  • Melissa Schollaert

    I really need to be making these for my little. Thank you for sharing!

  • linda spiker

    These are so cute! And what a great treat to work into the GAPS program!

  • thefoodhunter

    What a great treat. I will be making these for snacks

  • Such a fun looking recipe! Honestly, they look way better the the store-bought bright red, green and blue gummies.

  • These gummies sound like something I would love to try. Making with herbal tea? Well you just know that has ME written all over it. Thanks Megan as always for your creative ideas!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thanks, Linda! Treats that don’t cheat are definitely an acceptable form of bribery/encouragement to help families and individuals succeed, in my book!

  • Megan Stevens

    Thanks, Carol! It’s so great to make gummies with herbal tea! Multiple benefits and easy.

  • Megan Stevens

    Yes, so true. Thank you, Julia!

  • Megan Stevens

    Great, so glad to hear! Even my teenagers can’t get enough of them. 🙂

  • Megan Stevens

    You’re welcome, Melissa. Great!

  • Megan Stevens

    Me too. Thank you, Naomi!

  • Megan Stevens

    I’m amazed that even my 16-year-old loves gummies. Something about those shapes is so appealing to kids of all ages. Thank you, Emily!