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Good #LCHF Eats – Buffalo Nachos, Roasted Chicken on Oopsie Rolls

So every time I go to Costco I make sure I pick up some ground buffalo meat. I make burgers, meatballs, chili and nachos with buffalo. So here’s what I do for nachos: I saute some chopped up onions and sweet peppers, add my one pound of ground buffalo meat, break it up and cook it through, I then add a small can of green chilies, lots of ground cumin, some chili powder, Mexican oregano (regular oregano is OK), granulated garlic, some salsa, some red sauce if I have some open (or tomato paste and water (or instead of water, stock)) and a small can of diced tomatoes, salt and pepper. So simmer that for a while until the moisture is almost gone.

Now you can use this mixture in tacos, on pizzas, for nachos, in omelets or on a LCHF bun for a Sloppy Jose! For nachos I like to use cheese crackers.

  

Inside an omelet topped with sour cream, salsa and guacamole 

Tacos with “cheese” tortillas

Chicken, I think, is the most popular protein in the world! I love chicken, especially when it comes with crispy chicken skin!

Make some oopsie rolls to make a variety of sandwiches including roasted chicken sandwiches!

I toast my oopsie rolls on top of the toaster (inside they’ll burn fast). You’ll still have to watch them on top though.

 

 

Toast the other side

Chicken liver pate sandwich

Salami sandwich

Egg salad sandwich

These oopsie rolls are also great for burgers, sliders and breakfast sandwiches!

Be sure to take my 21 Day Primal Fun Foods Challenge for video recipes for pizzas, breads, “pastas”, desserts and more!

 

Get in Shape for the New Year! Go Primal!

Start out the New Year right!

I know, its sounds like a cliche. Everybody makes New Year’s Resolutions, but hardly anyone keeps them! A lot of people need to lose weight. A lot of people feel horrible and have medical problems. They take medications in the hope of felling better, but most of those medications have side effects that end up causing more problems. And most of the medications focus on symptoms and do not actually “cure” the disease!

My Type II Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

For example, I was overweight and because of that I was Type II Diabetic and had high blood pressure. So my doctors gave me a high blood pressure pill and a pill to lower my blood sugar. One of the side effects of my glucose pill was diarrhea. I didn’t figure that out until one winter I lost a lot of weight and my blood sugar numbers came down to normal, so I stopped taking the pill. But during the following summer I gained the weight back and had to start taking my glucose pill again.  I noticed that as soon as I did this I had to start running to the bathroom again at all times of the day no matter where I was! It was so bad I dreaded having to go out! When I figured this out the doctor switched my pill to a pill called Glipizide. No more diarrhea, but this pill made my pancreas create more insulin and insulin is the fat storage hormone. So I’m diabetic because I’m fat and I’m taking a pill that is actually making me fatter! Great! But my blood sugar numbers were “normal” and that was all the doctor cared about.

Fix Your Gut!

So what did I do? I fixed my gut first! I did a 28 day program by the Clean people. So for 21 days you have a smoothie for breakfast and dinner and for lunch you have a salad with some protein on it. You also take a handful of supplements with each meal which consist of a lot of digestives enzymes and probiotics. You also cut out a lot of things like coffee, alcohol, dairy, gluten and a few other things. Then, in the last week, you add them back one at a time to see if any of them make you feel ill. When I added gluten back, I didn’t feel so good. I’m not Celiac, but there was definitely something bad going on there. The Clean program costs around $475, but you get everything you need (except the salads) including all the supplements, protein powder and extensive directions. Plus, you get to talk to a health coach if you need one on one help! Here’s a link to the Clean program. At the start of the year they do a group program and give you discounts for purchasing more than one kit. After I did this I felt great! I highly recommend it! And what do you do after you fix your gut?

Go Primal or Paleo!

I decided to go Primal which is a version of Paleo which is pretty much eating like a caveman! Paleo people don’t eat dairy products because, as they say, what caveman was going around milking yaks to make cheese?! But this LCHF eating plan emphasizes replacing carbs with fat and Primal people add more fat to their diet by eating cheeses and yogurts that are high in fat and of good quality. We also use heavy whipping cream! And don’t forget butter! I eat lots of butter! Butter good, sugar bad! No 2% milk, skim milk or even regular milk because these have lactose in them which is sugar to your body. No sugar people! So instead of Wheaties and 2% milk, I switched to my new breakfast of champions, bacon and eggs! I lost 70 pounds over the next 14 months and that was 5 years ago! So I’ve kept off the weight. Yes, I cheat every now and then, but if I start to gain weight, I go full Primal again and lose the weight. So you don’t have to give up your favorites for the rest of your life! I eat pizza, some bread and burgers on buns every now and then. I’ll have a pasta dish once in a while, a rum and coke, chips and dip, but just do it in moderation ONCE YOU LOSE A BIG CHUNK OF WEIGHT! That’s right, NO CHEATING UNTIL YOU LOSE A BIG CHUNK OF WEIGHT!

How to get started!

So here’s a couple ways you can get into the Primal lifestyle and the good news is that they’re pretty low cost! I’m a Primal Blueprint Health Coach and have been helping people go Primal since 2015. If you’re new to Primal, take my 21 Day Intro to Primal class. If you’ve been eating Primal for a while, take my 21 Day Ketosis Focus Challenge. I also have a 21 Day Primal Fun Foods Challenge that shows you how to make those fun foods that you give up when eating Primal like Burgers on Buns, Pizza, Pasta and even Desserts!  You’ll get lots of info from these challenges to help you on your way to better health!

Foods that Help Lower Insulin Resistance

I’ve struggled with insulin resistance in the past and have used some of these foods to help. As a matter of fact I was full blown Type II Diabetic, but not anymore. Although I believe most of my success from reversing my Type II Diabetes was from the fact that I lost 70 pounds by eating right and exercising a little bit, I did eat some of these foods during the process. I don’t think you can just add these foods to your diet and you’re going to reverse insulin resistance. You’re going to first have to start eating totally right (for me that is low carb high fat) and then ad these foods to a correct diet.

Some of the foods I added are mostly spices like turmeric and cinnamon, but I also started eating berries as a low sugar “dessert” to my meals. Here’s a link to an article that highlights 8 different foods with more info.

Here’s some more links to foods for health related articles:

 

What’s Better for You? Honey or Refined White Sugar? Duh!

Of course the correct answer is honey! And the main reason is because there is so much going on in honey than just the sweet part of it. Its a whole food. If you process honey to end up with just the sweet part, fructose, you end up with something that’s just as bad as sugar or high fructose corn syrup.

Here’s a link to an article on GreenMedInfo that talks about the benefits of honey, a whole food, over sugar, a one dimensional toxic substance. Here’s an excerpt “…Even the “sugar” in honey, which we might mistakenly equate (due to caloric and nutrient classification equivalencies) to the “sugar” from sugarcane, is a complex mixture of the monosacharrides (one-sugars) glucose and fructose, and at least 25 different oligosaccharides (which are sugars composed of between two to ten monosaccharides linked together), including small amounts of the disacchardide sucrose, as well as trisaccharides (three-sugars) like melezitose and erlose.

Local, raw honey can help you beat airborne allergies that you might have. Also, honey in your coffee makes a good cough syrup! Check out the article for all the benefits and I’m sure the next time you go to a local farmer’s market, you’ll be picking up some honey!

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

The sun will be happy to give you plenty of Vitamin D, but lots of people are deficient in Vitamin D. They stay inside most of the time and when they go out, they put sunscreen all over themselves! Drinking Vitamin D fortified milk is not the answer. You’d have to drink 300 eight ounce glasses of milk to get the same amount of Vitamin D as when you spend just 10 minutes outside in a bathing suit (no sunscreen). I’m not suggesting going outside and getting a sunburn. You definitely do not want to get a sunburn, but a 10 minute dose should give you enough Vitamin D without going overboard on the sun. If you’re afraid of the sun, take a Vitamin D supplement. I do in the winter time when the sun is not around as much as it is in the summer.

Vitamin D helps with a lot of systems in your body including assimilating cholesterol and helping with thyroid function especially for those suffering with Hashimoto’s Disease. Here a link to an article in NaturalHealth365 that has more info.

Celery is good for your Health!

Celery is good for your Health!

I bet when you think about “health foods” celery don’t come to mind, but it has many health benefits including fighting cancer. Read this article on Natural Health 365 for more info. Here’s an excerpt…

“Generally speaking, most people don’t think of celery as a “nutritional powerhouse.” Of course, on the other extreme – this past year, celery juice has been trending as the “cure-all” for a wide variety of health conditions. Today, we’ll focus on some undebatable facts about this vegetable.

Celery contains many essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin A, phosphorus, iron, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. It’s also full of flavonoids and antioxidants.”

Garlic is good for your Health!

Garlic is good for your Health!

I love garlic! Tons of flavor and it turns out that there’s tons of health benefits too! Check out this article on Natural Health 365. Here’s an excerpt…

“Allium sativum, or garlic, is a popular herb that has a history dating back centuries. Related to both shallots and onions, garlic is grown across the world, and it’s a popular addition to many recipes due to its savory flavor. But it doesn’t just taste good. It’s also packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin B6, calcium, manganese, selenium, and potassium.”

If you ever eat sauteed shrimp, add tons of garlic like I do for a great Cuban style garlic shrimp dish.

Phosphatidylcholine Health Benefits

Phosphatidylcholine Health Benefits

Check out the top 10 health benefits of Phosphatidylcholine and which food contain it in this article on Natural Health 365. Here’s an excerpt…

“A recent study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found dietary intake of phosphatidylcholine is associated with a reduced dementia risk and improved cognitive performance.  In their study, men who consumed the highest amounts of phosphatidylcholine had a 28% lower risk of dementia compared to men who consumed the least.”

Lions Mane Mushroom Benefits

Lions Mane Mushroom Benefits

Check out this link to the Green Med Info website for info on Lion’s Mane Mushroom Benefits. Here’s an excerpt “Lion’s Mane is nature’s gift to your nervous system! It’s the only mushroom possessing not one but TWO potent nerve growth factors, showing potential benefits for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, multiple sclerosis, leg cramps, anxiety and more.”  l love mushrooms!