I know that I’ve given you a lot of information over the last two weeks. But I am also aware that information is pointless unless you can actually do something with it. So, today, I’m going to give you some sample recipes from a couple of great, healthy recipe blogs out there, and then will list some apps that work great to keep an eye on what you are actually eating. And, of course, a giveaway!!!!
First, let me just tell you. The recipes over at Nom Nom Paleo are fantastic! One of my favorites is her Easy Paleo Frittata:
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil or fat of choice
- 1 cup emergency protein (whatever cooked meat you have on hand)
- 1 cup frozen broccoli (or any leftover or frozen veggies)
- 4 large pastured eggs
- 2 tablespoons coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Freshly-ground black pepper
First, preheat the toaster oven to 350°F and heat the coconut oil in an 8-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Then, add whatever protein you have on hand (here, I used some leftover spicy lamb merguez sausage and onions) to the skillet and stir-fry until heated through.
Meanwhile, place the frozen broccoli in a medium microwave-safe bowl, cover it with a wet paper towel and nuke it until it’s thawed. Use a pair of kitchen shears or a knife to cut the broccoli into bite-sized pieces.
Add the broccoli to the ingredients in the pan and mix to cook thoroughly.
Crack the eggs into a medium bowl, and add the coconut milk, salt, and a few grinds of pepper. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the bottom of the frittata is set.
Place the skillet in the oven. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, and then crank the heat up to broil for another 2 minutes or until the frittata puffs up and is cooked all the way through. Carefully transfer the frittata to a plate, slice, and serve.
Another great website to check out: The Primal Palate. Be sure to look at the multitude of recipes they have. You can even sort for specific food allergies or dietary preferences.
In terms of apps, the app I prefer is MyFitnessPal. It is easy to use and has a large database, which makes it easy to find what I’m looking for. Can’t find it? I can easily add it in. Plus, it is streamlined on my iPhone, which makes it easier to actually track what I’m eating. It’s available on the iTunes app store or on Google Play for you Android users. Best of all? It’s free!
Do you use a different app to track your food or have you found a great source of healthy recipes? Leave a comment below!