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While grass-fed meat is definitely on the Ray Peat menu, a veggie burger recipe can fit in the diet too.
I frequently get asked what I eat in a day. So I thought I would document it, to help others out.
So overall I aim for 1,800 calories – 100g protein, 40g of fat and the rest carbs per day. I won’t always hit these targets, as measuring and counting every ounce of food I eat is not conducive to a balanced, happy life for me. However every quarter or so, I plug everything into cronometer.com to see what’s what, and if anything needs adjusting.
This Rice Slice recipe was created due to the outrageously long-term summer heat in Brisbane and my laziness!
I just don’t want to cook elaborate meals every day, especially after a workday, so we needed to be able to cook something once and eat it for the rest of the week. We do add other things to switch it up, but at least half the cooking and thinking about it is already done.
Have you guys ever heard of the potato hack? I’m not sure how I came across it or why, but of course I was curious and had to try it!
First up – what is it?
So given my latest direction of Ray Peat inspired eating, custard would have to be one of the most perfect dessert foods. Milk, sugar, maybe eggs, maybe gelatin – they’re all on the preferred foods list for optimal health in Ray’s opinion. So it’s not like you are cheating in any way when you eat this – you’re supposed to be!
So perhaps I should put ‘guilt free’ in the title?
While I am exploring all things Ray Peat and now lower fat in particular, one food I needed to make peace with is Cottage Cheese. Unfortunately it’s low on flavour which is why we need to add some in this Mushroom Cottage Cheese Dip. (Note on dairy intolerance at the end.)
Real cheese is fine, but the fat content really blows your daily limit of fat in one mouthful. So it needs to revert to ‘a taste adding condiment’ of 1 or 2 tablespoons only, not the half cup or full cup normally added to a dish.
I am slowly working my way through my recipes and tweaking them to be less full of nuts, less fats and introducing more Ray Peat friendly ingredients to offer maximum nutrition, even if it is a sweet treat. The Applesauce Four Ingredient Brownies turned out perfectly!
Good fats are great like cacao butter, coconut oil, even grass-fed normal butter, however when the fudge you are eating is equivalent to a tablespoon of fat each mouthful, well ‘the too much of a good thing’ rule may very well apply.
These nut free bliss balls are great for those trying to limit their nut intake. Why would I be trying to do that I hear you say? Well read on…
A simple recipe of White Chocolate Fruit Fudge and some great information on reducing tooth sensitivity.
So since I’ve been eating a little more along the Dr Ray Peat principles, read what that is here. I’ve found that drinking sweetened tea or coffee with honey and not rinsing between, has affected my teeth. A bit of sensitivity and lingering dull pain here and there.
Cut straight to the end – I’ve fixed it – however it started me looking into the remineralisation of teeth.
As both more fruit and coffee is coming back into my life, start the day with a Ka –BANGO with my new recipe creation Buzz Buzz Banana Smoothie.
So I’m back from Cherry Blossom gazing in Japan and wow(!) what an amazing place that is for a number of different reasons. Will elaborate more in a coming post but for now, I just wanted to show you my latest breakfast-on-the-run creation.