In my last e-mail survey I asked you what kind of recipes were missing in our arsenal. The vast majority of you checked the ‘low carb paleo recipe book’.
The great news is… wait for it… it’s almost done!! But before I finish all the recipes that I want to stuff into this nutrient-dense cookbook, I’ll be releasing some kick-ass low carb teaser recipes.
More insanely awesome news. How about a Paleo restaurant?
I also have a huge personal thing to share. I’m contemplating starting a 100% Paleo restaurant near Boulder, Colorado. So great news, Boulderites and Denverites! No more bunless burgers on your dinner dates! It’s all in the works. I have about a bazillion ideas on how to make this concept come to live, what super healthy menu items to include and themes that I will share with you as I go. If you are interested in partnering, contributing, cooking, investing, have an idea for a cool name, please do not hesitate to shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to the low carb topic.
I have experimented with different levels of carbohydrates for a while, trying to figure out the best level for my body. The recommendations for exact amounts of carbohydrates differ from source to source, falling generally between 50 and 150 grams of carbohydrate per day. Each of us have to find our own ideal carb level that produces the best fat loss results while keeping us energized without any sugar crashes.
Through experimenting I have personally had the best results with approximately 100 - 130 grams of carbohydrate a day and that is what I would recommend as a starting point. If you have been eating a diet high in carbohydrate and sugar for a long time or suffer any of the symptoms of metabolic syndrome, you might benefit from 2 – 3 weeks of even lower carbohydrate diet (50 – 75 grams of carbohydrate a day) in order to teach your body how to efficiently use fat (both dietary fat and own fat stores) for energy and reinstate your insulin sensitivity and good health.
Back to the book: I’ll be including only recipes that taste delicious, are quick and easy to cook, and don’t include a lot of fruits, nuts, starchy vegetables, or coconut / almond flour. I’ll also be limiting the total calorie count by staying away from coconut milk-heavy recipes. And of course, you won’t find any sugar, maple syrup or agave nectar, grains, legumes or dairy.
Now here’s your teaser recipe.
Low Carb Paleo: Summer Squash Patties recipe
This recipe is great to make in bulk as a snack, breakfast or a fancy side to your dinner plate.
2 yellow squash
1 1/2 tbs tapioca flower
3 tbs coconut flour
2 tbs coconut oil
1 tbs oregano
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1. Heat up a large skillet with coconut oil on medium heat.
2. Grate the yellow squash and mix with the tapioca and coconut flower, egg, oregano, salt and black pepper.
3. Form patties and cook them on the preheated oil for until crispy and ready inside, about 10 minutes each side.