The ketogenic diet (or keto diet, for short) is similar to many low-carb diets as well as the Atkins diet. The Keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits that may help you lose weight and improve health.
Keto Diet incorporates lots of fish and shellfish. The key is to make sure that you count the number of carbs, especially in shellfish. Non-starchy vegetables are also preferable. These can be potatoes, yams, and plantains.
Although meat and poultry are very favorable, it is best to buy fresh and organic meat and poultry. Grass-fed meats are ideal if available. Let’s not forget eggs which are a favorite in Keto Diet. There are other types of foods you should consider and in reality, it is about carbs and your goals.
Is Keto Diet for everyone?
No, it is not. With all types of diets, every goal must be well defined to achieve maximum success. Because there are different types of Ketogenic Diets, it is recommended to consult your primary care physician or nutritionist who will work on developing a meal plan.
How to ease in this diet?
There are several health benefits associated with Keto. Several studies have shown that it can benefit a wide variety of health conditions. Keto is said to improve risk factors associated with heart disease. It may also help with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and epilepsy.
It has been said that Keto helps in managing blood pressure, weight loss, and cholesterol levels. Take a look at the articles in the sources section at the end of this article for more information.
We all know what foods to avoid, but now what? How about taste?
Many of my friends and acquaintances have one complaint. Taste!!! If you are not creative with cooking, or if you are not familiar with different herbs and spices, it will be very challenging to enjoy a meal.
Finding keto-friendly foods when eating at a restaurant can be challenging. Home-cooked meals are the best.
Martine’s from Meunfished.com figured out how to enjoy Keto Diet. Martine loves Noubess spices and hot and spicy sauces. Her favorite is Noubess Hot and Spicy Mango with Herbs. With this exotic sauce, her cooking has impressed her family and friends.
Noubess Hot and Spicy Mango with Herbs combines the fresh flavors of many herbs and spices, a variety of mild to hot peppers, and fresh mangoes. It is paired nicely with eggs, meat, poultry, fish, and vegetables.
One of her favorite ways to enjoy the sauce is (The MJ salmon burger). Martine has become quite a Chef-at home. Check out her recipe below.
- 1 box of Salmon burgers (look for the ones that are gluten-free)
- Bibb lettuce leaves
- 1 avocado
- 1 green, yellow, or red bell pepper
- 2 plum tomatoes
- 2 large portobello mushrooms cap
- 1 small eggplant
- Noubess Hot and Spicy Mango and Herbs
- Olive or coconut oil for grilling
- Salt and pepper to taste, optional
Cut eggplant into slices, about 1-to-2 inches thick. Cut the bell pepper on the long side – from top to bottom so the wedges are about an inch thick). Cut the avocado into thin slices as well as the tomatoes. Place all the ingredients on a platter or a large plate.
With a couple of teaspoons of olive or coconut oil, baste the salmon burgers and grill each side for 7-10 minutes at about 400 degrees. Check the mushrooms and the eggplants slices for doneness. (Grill’s temperature can differentiate one from the other.)
Rub or baste the peppers and eggplants slices with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place both eggplant and pepper slices on a baking sheet and roast in a 400 degrees oven for about 20 minutes.
Place a few Bibb lettuce leaves (or any large-leafed lettuce) on a plate. Place one salmon burger on top and spread a generous amount of the Noubess Hot and Spicy Mango and Herbs on it.
Arrange the roasted vegetables, avocado, and tomato slices on top. Then finish with wrapping more lettuce leaves to form a burger.
With any type of diet, the taste can be a challenge. With Noubess hot and spicy sauces, spices and seasonings, and infused olive oils, the sky’s the limit!
Use any type of lettuce you prefer.