Wondering what a typical Ketogenic meal would look like, then look no further than this yummy recipe!!
Lamb has been and always will be my preferred meat, contrary to common beleive, its not as fatty as beef, not only its enzymes are easier to digest, but unlike beef, lamb breeders do not tend to give the short lived kettle antibiotics, also the majority of lamb is grass fed.
You basically eat what the animal eats, so if that animal has been heavily fed on grains, which is the case with most cows, then you are getting the highly inflammatory omega 6, from the grains the cow has been fed, the same thing with antibiotics. You maybe trying to not consume antibiotics but then if your cow has had it then you are likely to get it through its meat.
Another myth is as we age we shouldn’t eat meat, when actually as we age we need more protein to maintain muscle mass, lamb is not only an excellent source of protein, but of Omega 3 too. being an acidic food, its advisable to serve it with plenty of alkalising vegetables.
I won’t go into details about a Ketogenic diet here, but this dish is a typical of how a Keto. meal would be like. This recipe is for 2, you can always multiply appropriatley.
For the Lamb Pesto/marinade.
- A bunch of cilantro, ‘corriander’
- A bunch of fresh mint
- A bunch of oregano and or fresh thyme
- A sprig of rosemary
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic
- A glass of water
- 1 tsp salt
- A pinch of real Cinnamon
- Finally 6 lamb chops or loins.
In a blender mix together all the herbs, water, oil and garlic, then marinate the lamb in the fridge for an hour or over night, so the herbs are well infused. cook in a low heat oven for 35 minutes or so, once cooked add black peppers.
Serve with seasonal steamed Vegetables, I often like to add a form of fat to my vegetables for maximum nutrient absorption by the body, in this dish, the lamb fat will serve that job. Here I serve it with shredded cabbage, broccoli, carrots, sweet potato and black cabbage. This meal has most of the macro and micro nutrient you need for the day..