Category: Vegetables

Lazy Keto Meal Plan

This post is a companion piece to the lazy keto article, which describes what lazy keto is and who might want to do it. The tl;dr (too long, didn’t read) version is that lazy keto is a simplified version of the keto diet where you only track carbs to make sure you’re under the limit to stay in ketosis. According to The Keto Reset Diet and Keto for Life, that would be about 50 grams total (gross) per day, with some wiggle room if most of your carbs are coming from non-starchy vegetables and avocados. Otherwise, you don’t micromanage your protein, fat, or total calorie intake.

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Easy Roasted Winter Vegetables

It’s a question we might ask (or be asked) every day: What’s for dinner? To keep it simple, Primal, and Primal-keto, that answer can easily be meat and vegetables every night. Day after day. There’s nothing wrong with that, folks. It gets the job done well, and the formula can be easily changed to accommodate preferences and banish boredom. Roast chicken instead of searing steak; broil salmon instead of baking pork chops; steam broccoli instead of boiling asparagus; stir-fry mixed veggies instead of serving a raw salad. You get the idea.

Roasting vegetables is an indispensable cooking technique and meal prep time-saver. Roasting veggies adds caramelized flavor that will make it a pleasure to eat any oven-kissed leftover vegetables again the next day. Make sure to pair vegetables with similar cook times together and cut the pieces in as uniform pieces as you can to ensure even cooking.

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Easy Spinach Dip

There are certain dishes that have near universal appeal. Something about the taste and texture satisfy the senses. People get excited when they see them in the spread. These are the ones destined to become traditions. Spinach dip is one, and this recipe offers what we all want from it—classic taste, healthier ingredients and simple convenience. Can it get any better than three Primal ingredients and five easy minutes of prep? Dig in….

 

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Baked Goat Cheese Marinara Dip

Dips make for popular party food, and for good reason. They’re serve yourself friendly, and they pair with everything from breads to cut vegetables. This marinara dip is a zesty break from many of the traditional dip varieties, but the baked goat cheese is creamy and flavorful enough that it’s much more than “just” a dipping sauce. Three ingredients and thirty minutes from start to delicious finish.

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Creamed Spinach

The creamed spinach many of us grew up with was too often overdone and underwhelming. It’s a genuine shame because spinach can and should retain its bright and distinct taste in the final dish as well as texture. In this recipe, you’ll find both. Sauteed mushrooms and shallots add nuance to what remains full, fresh flavor.

We’ve used coconut cream here, but use regular dairy or any non-dairy cream you prefer. Serving suggestion: Top with some parmesan, Parmigiano-Reggiano or pecorino at the end for a nice finish. We love this with a juicy beef roast.

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Heritage Turkey and Mashed Parsnips

Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away and in the United States this means one thing: turkey. Few other foods seem to dominate a holiday like this bird with a mind-boggling demand of 45+ million turkeys each Thanksgiving). Last week we offered a Primalized update—and upgrade—to the traditional pumpkin pie. This week we thought we’d whip up recipes for both the main event—the bird itself—and a lower carb alternative to its usual mashed potato pairing with a delicious and equally creamy accompaniment: mashed parsnips.

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