Posts tagged may 2016
Microwave Poached Egg

Eggs become particularly useful when eating low carb. Besides the fact that they're full of nutrients, when you cook an egg with a runny yolk, it can serve dual purpose as a protein and a sauce. I don't know about you, but I find this quite handy, especially because many typical sauces (I'm looking at you, ketchup) can be loaded with sugar. I've found an egg with a runny yolk to be a perfect solution to this issue when eating burgers, for instance. But cooking a perfect egg can be time consuming and tricky. So how do we fix that?

Introducing microwaved poached eggs. If I'm only making one egg, this is absolutely the way I do it. It's quick, easy, and can be made in the background while you're cooking something else, so I see that as a win-win-win. An added bonus is that I can make eggs this way at work, allowing me to have freshly cooked eggs right when I want them, rather than heating one up later. If you like eggs with a runny yolk, you have to try this one.

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Low Carb Margarita

The star of Cinco de Mayo is, of course, the margarita. When made correctly, it is perfectly refreshing and oh-so-delicious. However, most bars whip up a sickly sweet concoction filled with sour mix, delivering a drink that can be in the neighborhood of 700 calories...or more. How's that for a diet buster? Especially because, really, who has just one?

However, don't let that scare you away from the festivities today. Instead, put your focus on the star of the margarita: tequila. Order this drink at the bar and cut almost all of the carbs and most of the calories out of the traditional Cinco drink. I encourage you, if your budget allows, to make this drink with top shelf tequila, not only because it will taste much better, but because cheap tequila is quite frankly, a cardinal sin. Now, let's get to the celebration!

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Low Carb Broccoli Cheese Patties

If you're anything like me, you eat a lot of broccoli. It's so good for you, so easy to cook, and so friendly to your macros that you just can't help yourself. But let's admit it...we're all kind of sick of broccoli, right? It's not that it doesn't taste good, it's just that we have it all. the. time. But wait, before you banish broccoli to the back of your fridge (or freezer) for good, try this recipe. It'll help you fall back in love with one of your trusty dinner sidekicks all over again.

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Homemade Avocado Oil Mayo

When you think about eating healthier, chances are, the last thing you think about is mayonnaise. There are so many misconceptions about mayo, ranging from it being a dairy product (likely because it's white) to it being totally bad for you. However, what if I told you that mayo is actually a health food?!

Made it home, mayo is a perfect complement to a low carb, high fat diet, and it's super easy to whip up! You likely have all the ingredients at home already, so let's head to the kitchen and get started.

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