Yesterday, we talked about the ketogenic diet, how it occurs, what happens to the body during ketosis, and its benefits. For those of you who may have heard about the ketogenic diet for the first time, probably have been planning to try it, or hopefully, was enthused by yesterday’s read, I decided to follow our primer with a reinforcement - and that is to share some easy keto meal recipes.
If I’m being honest, I have been hearing the ketogenic diet for quite some time already, even before it became a big hit and became a thing. I have a handful of friends that have been doing it and they have been encouraging me to try it. I was hesitant at first because when you hear the words “fat diet”, it does not exactly sound promising. It also doesn’t help that I come from a family with a high risk of diabetes and heart diseases, so I decided to just stick to my usual diet.
Things changed, though, when I finally started seeing some changes in my friends’ bodies and I started reading and researching about the keto diet. Suddenly, I find myself saying, “If only I started doing it with them, who knows, I might have had the same results by now.”
To push myself and those of you who are reading this and still thinking twice about going on the keto diet, I would like to share with you some easy-to-whip meals I found that will surely get you wanting to start losing or lose more through the ketogenic diet.
Easy Keto Meal Recipes
Coconut oil, Spinach, Frozen Vegetable Mix (carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans) and Spices.
Add coconut oil to frying pan and turn up the heat.
Add vegetables. In my case, I use a frozen mix so I need to let it thaw in the heat for a few minutes.
Add eggs (I use 3 or 4).
Add spices. I use a spice mix, although salt and pepper work great too.
(Optional) Add spinach.
Stir fry until ready.
3 70 gram cans of tuna, drained
1 medium red bell pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 cucumber, sliced thinly and diced
1/4 cup sesame oil
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper, to taste
Sesame seeds, as garnish
In a large bowl, break up the tuna into smaller pieces.
Mix in the red bell pepper, red onion, and cucumber. Pour the sesame oil on top and stir to combine everything. Lastly, add the juice of 1 lime and stir again to combine.
Salt and pepper to taste and garnish with sesame seeds before serving.
Coating & Chicken:
1 tbsp arrowroot powder (or cornstarch)
1 lb chicken thighs (cut into bite-sized pieces)
1 tbsp toasted sesame seed oil
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame seed oil
2 tbsp Sukrin Gold
1 tbsp vinegar
ginger (1 cm cube)
1 clove garlic
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
To make your batter, combine a large egg with a tablespoon of arrowroot powder.
Whisk very well and place your bite-sized chicken thigh pieces in. Make sure to coat them all over.
Heat up a tablespoon of toasted sesame seed oil in a large pan and add the chicken thighs. Leave a bit of room in between each one. Work in two batches if necessary; you want them to fry, not steam. Make sure you're gentle when moving and flipping the chicken. If you're too rough, the breading will come off and the sesame sauce won't stick well.
While the chicken thighs are cooking (about 10 minutes), make your sesame sauce by combining all the sauce ingredients and whisking very well.
When all the chicken is cooked through, add your sesame sauce to the pan and stir to combine. Let this cook for an additional 5 minutes.
When the sauce has thickened and warmed up, take the chicken and add it to a bed of cooked broccoli and serve with a sprinkle of more sesame seeds and green onion.
Now, who says we need to starve to death while on a diet? The keto diet only proves that we can lose weight if we discipline ourselves, make time, and exert effort. Always remember that nothing great ever comes easy.
Don't Forget to Include Our Coconut oil as part of your healthy Routine.