Swedish meatballs can be a main course, but their small size is ideal for an appetizer, ready to be poked with a toothpick or picked up by hungry fingers. But if you’re not planning a festive smorgasbord in the near future, then just stash these meaty morsels in the fridge for middle of the week snacking.
The allspice and nutmeg seasoning in these Swedish meatballs is subtle, but enough to be noticed, and makes the dish taste different from your average meatball. Swedish meatballs are usually made with a blend of beef and pork, which you could certainly do, but here, we’re using grass-fed beef.
We’re all about easy meals here at Mark’s Daily Apple, but sometimes you want to step it up and make something a little special. Who says you can’t serve an impressive meal that’s also simple? Here, we made air fryer cornish hens over mashed root veggies with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts. It’s easy to prepare and is a step up from your typical weekday fare.
Here’s how to make it.
If you’re on TikTok and you come across food and recipe videos from time to time, there’s no doubt you’ve seen Emily Mariko’s viral Salmon Rice recipe. Here at Mark’s Daily Apple, we swooned as hard as everyone else, but wanted a lower carb, grain-free option.
We got to work on making a Primal version, and we finally get to see what all the excitement is about. Well, it lives up to the hype, and it’s going into our weekly rotation. The best part is, if you keep salmon and cauliflower rice in the freezer, you’ll probably have the ingredients on hand to adapt the recipe according to what’s in your fridge.
Here’s how to make it.
Low-carb TikTok Inspired Salmon Rice Bowls
2 6oz. wild-caught salmon portions
3 tablespoons Primal Kitchen® No Soy Teriyaki
1 tablespoon sesame oil
4 cups cauliflower rice (I used frozen)
More No Soy Teriyaki or coconut aminos
1 shredded carrot
6 sliced radishes
3 chopped scallions
1 sliced avocado
Shredded bell pepper
3 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Mayo
Sriracha sauce, to taste
Place the salmon portions in a glass dish. Combine the sesame oil and teriyaki sauce in a small bowl and pour the mixture all over the salmon.
Bake the salmon at 375 degrees for about 12-15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Roast your cauliflower rice on a sheet pan until it is tender but not too browned.
When the salmon is fully cooked and has cooled for a little bit, shred it with two forks. Toss half of the salmon with the cauliflower rice and place it into two bowls. Place the rest of the salmon on top of the cauliflower.
Add your favorite toppings to the bowl. We used peeled carrot, sliced radishes, scallions, and sliced avocado. You could also use things like kimchi, cucumbers, pickled radishes or onions. Feel free to top with more of the no soy teriyaki or some coconut aminos.
In a small bowl, mix together the mayo with as much or as little sriracha sauce as you’d like. Drizzle the spicy mayo on top of the bowls.
Garnish with sesame seeds or seaweed seasoning and place some nori sheet pieces on the side and enjoy!
These bowls can be made with leftover salmon or other proteins like shredded chicken or steamed or sauteed shrimp. You can also put a fried egg on top.
Topping ideas: radishes, cucumbers, green onion, carrot, daikon, thinly shredded cabbage, avocado, sliced pepper, zucchini noodles, snap peas
For years now, all those who know me (including readers of the blog) have heard me talk about my daily “big-ass salad.” It’s been my lunch of choice for a couple of decades at least, and I don’t see that ever changing. Over the years I’ve adapted it to my personal tastes, nutritional experiments, and—lately—my keto practice.
Some people minimize vegetable intake when they’re eating keto. I’ve never found that necessary or beneficial. In fact, I highly recommend plenty of above-ground vegetables and even berries for an optimally varied, nutrient-dense keto diet. That’s my Primal take because personally I practice keto with an eye toward strategy, not restriction.
Traditions are a big part of the holiday season for many people, but if you find yourself doing something strictly out of tradition and not because you particularly enjoy it, then it’s time for a new tradition. Or maybe, just time for a new recipe. Take pumpkin pie. It’s hard to imagine Thanksgiving without one, but too often it’s a soggy, bland dessert that disappoints. Made with a cup of sugar and white flour crust, it’s an indulgence that’s not always worth it.
But what if you broke from the traditional recipe by taking the granulated sugar and flour out—and it actually made the pie taste better? What if this new and slightly untraditional version of pumpkin pie had a buttery, crunchy crust and silky-smooth filling? Sure, you could call this new and improved version Primal Pumpkin Pie. Or, you could just call it by another name: Damn Good Pie.
Mashed potatoes are almost expected as part of a holiday spread. In fact, I would argue that mashed potatoes appear on more holiday tables than a turkey or roast, because even vegans will serve them. But, if you’ve been living more ancestrally and you’ve been keeping your carbs low, you may be looking for a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes.
Whether you’re trying to lower your carb intake or just switch things up, why not try a different vegetable mash this season? Not to worry, each of these options makes a great vehicle for gravy, and we’re all in it for the gravy anyway, aren’t we?
Carbs in Mashed Potatoes
One cup of mashed potatoes contains 36.9 g of carbohydrates. After you subtract the fiber, you’re left with 33.6 g net carbs in mashed potatoes.
If you’re limiting carbs, just one serving of traditional mashed potatoes doesn’t leave room for much else.