Updated: May 19
Are you eating enough fat? Yes, you heard me right, I said FAT! I'm talking good fats of course.
I absolutely love them. They are the key to my survival throughout the day. Good fats burn slower as body fuel to keep you feeling fuller longer in between meals. And there are lots of easy ways you can incorporate them into your diet.
How should you eat them you ask? Here are 5 sources of healthy fats.
Ghee And Grassfed Butter. An Example I do on the daily is whipping up one tablespoon of ghee, which is un-clarified butter, (or you may try unsalted grass-fed butter if you are not lactose-intolerant) to your morning coffee. Also, add a tablespoon of MCT oil or extra virgin coconut oil and a scoop of collagen for added benefits. Run it through a blender to will create a delicious creamy morning cup of joe.
Note: You must blend it as stirring the ingredients with a spoon will not emulsify it and give you the same frothy end results. Also if you need a little sweetness just add a little coconut sugar to the blending process. Sweeten to taste.
Coconut Oil And Avocado Oil. Two healthy oils I love to use in cooking and baking are extra virgin coconut oil and avocado oil. They both have higher smoke points. Which in turn lowers your chances of burning your oil at a higher heat index thus causing oxidation. - Carcinogenic compounds that definitely should be avoided and not consumed.
Salmon's Omega-3 And Olive Oil. Another quick and easy way to incorporate good fats would be in salmon. Packed full of omega-3 fatty acids its not hard to see its amazing health benefits. Not to mention it's an awesome source of protein. Great broiled in the oven and paired with a side of baked sweet potato and your favorite sautéed veggies, this dish is simple and easy to make. Adding a homemade Chimichurri Sauce to the fish, will not only increase your culinary game but will also incorporate another great fat to your diet - extra virgin olive oil. You may also toss a few olives into a fresh greek-style salad for another side dish idea.
Or you can try using salmon in a mixed greens salad. It's perfect for lunch. Add as many berries and veggies as you like and choose your favorite dressing.
I personally like to make my own dressings homemade. One of my favorites is my Avocado Cilantro Dressing, which is chemical-free and a healthier alternative to store-bought. Drizzle on top for that perfect complement to your salad. Or try mixing an Asian-inspired dressing out of coconut aminos (a paleo-friendly soy sauce substitute), a splash of toasted sesame oil, and a vinegar of your choosing - like apple cider vinegar for example. Sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds and shake.
Let's Talk More Avocado. In my opinion, it may very well be nature's perfect fruit - and it's so versatile. Sometimes I'll have half of one with breakfast in the morning beside my over-medium pastured eggs w/ a sprinkle of Himalayan salt. Or I'll add some grain-free coconut flour tortillas to make breakfast tacos.
Here's another idea. Try avocado in a smoothie blended with other low sugar fruits, berries, and veggies. You may also make homemade guacamole and eat it with plantain chips or sweet potato chips.
So you see, it can be easy to add these beneficial good fats to your diet. Not to mention they taste delicious!
Question. What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below. 😊⬇️