With summer BBQ season in full swing, not everything on the barbie needs to be slathered in heavy sauces or grease. Also, let it be known that barbecuing is not just for men - bad bitches can BBQ too! My dad is an awesome chef and has taught me how to grill burgers, salmon and veggies to perfection. We recently made amazing cornish hens on the BBQ. It’s simple, delicious and nutritious.
Things You’ll Need
2 Cornish Hens (1 hen feeds 2 people)
Rack in pan
How To Do It
side dish pairing suggestion
my mom's garlic roasted cauliflower recipe
I have a slight obsession with supercharging my coffee in the AM. Caffeine is just not enough! I've been boosting my morning bullet proof coffee with Sdara Skincare Marine Collagen ($25) to help repair and restore muscle, bone and tissue. It's a wonderful supplement for skincare junkies looking for youthful skin from the inside out. In case you missed it, bulletproof coffee is made with MCT Oil and Ghee to help stabilize the caffeine and deliver a dose of healthy fats. This marine collagen peptide blend is highly absorbable, giving it a silky texture perfect for bulletproof coffee blending.
bulletproof collagen coffee
2 shots espresso
8 oz. almond milk (or any non-dairy milk of choice)
1 scoop Sdara Skincare Marine Collagen
2 tbsp MCT Oil
1 tsp ghee
dash of cinnamon
Palmini Pasta is what I like to call “faux pasta”. As someone who is half Italian, it does seem a little out of the ordinary to eat “faux pasta”, as opposed to a heaping plate of carbs. While I do in fact love a big plate of pasta every now and then, an overload on carbs will not help me to achieve the body I so desire. So, what’s a girl to do? Consider Palmini Vegetable “pasta”. It’s made from Heart of Palms, gluten/sugar free and is only 15-20 calories and 4 grams of carbs per serving.
Simply put, Palmini is delicious in taste and works well with a variety of sauces to achieve a filling low-carb meal. Since you don’t need to cook it, Palmini is a great option for a quick weekday meal. I recently paired this with Trader Joe’s Arrabiata Sauce and Frozen Turkey Meatballs, along with a few slices of fresh mozzarella.
Although each can is only 2 servings, it’s not a lot per serving, so I consumed the entire can. Still low in calories and carbs! I do have to say it’s a bit of a splurge as it ranges between $7-$9 a bottle. Get it on Amazon prime for $7.99. I would recommend saving this can for a rainy day, for a single meal, when you’re in no mood to cook!
I often make this delicious shake after a light to moderate workout to restore collagen and protein to the body. While the collagen powder helps to ensure the health of the skin, hair, joints, tendons and bones, it also has 10 grams of protein per serving. Combined with the almond butter, this shake contains 20 grams of protein! Just add a scoop of Keto Cocoa powder to add a hint of chocolatey goodness. Plus, a dose of healthy fats.
Net Carbs: 8.3 grams/Protein 20.2 grams/Fat 26.6 grams
1 CUP ALMOND MILK
1 SCOOP KETO COCOA MILK CHOCOLATE POWDER
1 SCOOP COLLAGEN
1 TBSP. ALMOND BUTTER
1 SCOOP GIANT SPORTS PURE COLLAGEN PEPTIDE POWDER
1/8 CUP BANANA
Yes, edamame spaghetti is a thing. Explore Cuisine's edamame spaghetti has an incredible 24 grams of protein, 7 net carbs, 3.5 grams of fat and 13 grams of dietary fiber per serving. I was blown away by its pasta like texture, taste and overall full, but not bloated feeling it gave me. Pair this with a pesto for a fresh, ready in a flash meal.
Makes 1 cup for 4 servings
2 cups fresh basil
1/3 cup pine nuts
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 tsp salt to taste
1/8 tsp pepper to taste
Squeeze of fresh lemon
A flavorful meal prepped approved dish!
Serving Size: 4
2 (8 oz.) BONELESS/SKINLESS CHICKEN BREASTS
1 CUP COCONUT MILK
2 TBSP SOY SAUCE
1 STEVIA PACKET
1 TSP GROUND CUMIN
` TSP GROUND CORIANDER
PINCH GROUND CAYENNE PEPPER
2 TBSP COCONUT OIL
CHOPPED FRESH CILANTRO
Satisfy cravings with my two favorite keto-approved recipes!
Late Night Cocoa
1 cup almond milk
1 scoop Keto Cocoa
2 tbsp MCT Oil
1 tsp ghee
Whisk all ingredients together in a sauce pan and heat until it boils. Quickly transfer liquid to a blender and blend for 10 seconds. Pour into a cup and top with a dash of whip cream. (Serving Size: 1)
1.5 net carbs/4 grams protein/40.7 fat/379 kcal
Deliciously Dairy-Free Caesar Salad
1 cup mixed greens - chopped
1 tbsp Daiya Creamy Caesar Dressing
1/4 cup flaked almonds
1/4 sliced avocado
Mix all ingredients together & enjoy! (Serving Size: 1)
4.5 net carbs/8.6 grams protein/26.5 grams fat/292 kcal
Here's my favorite keto approved recipe that won't have you missing regular old mashed potatoes.
2 BAGS PRE-CUT CAULIFLOWER RICE (8 CUPS CAULIFLOWER RICE)
2 TBSP GHEE
1/4 CUP GREEK YOGURT
2 TBSP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
1 TSP SALT
2 TSP MINCED GARLIC
Weeknights should be reserved for a good meal, accompanied by a glass of vino or a stellar cocktail. After all, no one likes to start their night of Netflix binging on an empty stomach. With my inner 'plan ahead' attitude, it's no wonder I love using the crockpot to make meals in advance. A rather nostalgic inducing dish, this easy beef Piccadillo recipe reminds me of my childhood, as my mom frequently made this for our family.
pairs well with guacamole, sour cream, cheese