Protein, Veggies, Healthy Fats, OH MY!

It’s simple, protein, veggies, and healthy fats is all we really need. When people ask me what I can eat if I’m not eating pasta, rice, flour laden products, I’m oddly reminded of when I was vegan oh so many years ago.  There is plenty out there to choose from!  As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, the hardest part is trying.

I’m well aware that these days many of us have no idea how to cook.  I’m lucky to have learned from a pretty young age, but never fear because you can do it!  With a little trial and error you’d be amazed what you’d be able to turn out; just ask my boyfriend who went from not cooking at all to being able to whip up tasty simple dishes like steak and roasted broccoli or roasted chicken with green salads.

But you want to know something?  Lately I’ve been fond of having the same meals day in and day out.  I know that sounds boring, but I absolutely love steak topped with butter and a small veggie side.  Really I could just have the steak and nothing else.  Because I’m usually cooking for two, I can’t expect someone else to be just as happy as myself eating the same food for someone whom isn’t always craving the same thing as myself.  I’m telling you this to also let you know that it’s totally ok to eat the same thing if that’s what makes you giggle with pleasure in every bite.

Examples of foods to eat:

Protein-
Beef, poultry, pork, game meats, seafood, etc.

 

Veggies-
All but starchy items such as white potatoes or corn.

 

Healthy fats-
Avocado, olive oil, fats from grass fed/pastured animals (yup, totally talking about lard and tallow here!), grass fed butter, and most nuts aside from peanuts and cashews which are considered legumes.

Your “diet” food doesn’t have to be boring. It can be tasty and filling! Take a look at my of my creations below:

dinner: crispy asian pork belly (coconut aminos and vinegar, maple syrup, sesame seed oil, onions, ginger, garlic, pork belly) on a bed of fresh spinach, topped with toasted sesame seeds

dinner:
crispy asian pork belly (coconut aminos and vinegar, maple syrup, sesame seed oil, onions, ginger, garlic, pork belly) on a bed of fresh spinach, topped with toasted sesame seeds

dinner: grass fed bone in ribeye steak (oregano, salt pepper) topped with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and garlic, served with roasted garlic butter baby artichokes and steamed french green beans

dinner:
grass fed bone in ribeye steak (oregano, salt pepper) topped with sautéed mushrooms, onions, and garlic, served with roasted garlic butter baby artichokes and steamed french green beans

dinner: kalbi aka korean ribs with cauliflower rice (bacon, peas, cauliflower, and garlic)

dinner:
kalbi aka korean ribs with cauliflower rice (bacon, peas, cauliflower, and garlic)

4 thoughts on “Protein, Veggies, Healthy Fats, OH MY!

  1. tutorowls

    Really catchy title, Angela! It will help to draw people to your post. You’ve also done a great job of entwining your personal experience so that your readers feel connected to you. You seem to be really passionate about healthy eating and that too, exudes throughout your post. I’d recommend adding a more vibrant and colourful theme to your blog to make it more visually appealing. IT makes a huge difference. Photos of meals/recipes that you have cooked can be a great plus as well. Don’t just tell us, show us what you’re talking about. Proofreading your blog will also help to eliminate a few grammatical errors as well. I’d also suggest discussing the importance of protein, veggies and healthy fats to your diets a little more because that’s what the title proposes. A closing statement after you’ve listed your examples will also help tie your post together a bit more neatly.

    Hope this helps!

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  2. stylisticallysaavy

    I love then information that you share on the blog with advice on how to cook and what to cook. That is great stuff. I am so longing for photos though. I would love to see some photos of either dishes that you or your boyfriend has cooked or prepared. I would also like to see color on the layout or scheme of the website blog itself. When you are talking about food there needs to be color and photos. Even if you use photos from the web it’s better than none at all. The only other thing I would say is some kind of call to action like “please feel free to leave your comments, or add to my advice, or share a recipe that is healthy that you love.” That at least gives someone an invitation to reply back and also share which is what blogging is all about!

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