Reach Ketosis Salad | superfoods for weight lossby The Keto Kit Online ARE YOU KETO CURIOUS? A LOW-CARB NEWBIE? A KETO YO
If you’ve been on this low-carb journey for awhile, you’ve probably heard about ketosis. This is a physical state where your body begins to burn its own fat stores as energy, instead of using the energy found in the food you eat.
Why this is so special: It helps your body get rid of its fat stores!
But it’s not always so easy to reach this state: It takes a few days to over a week—depending upon a person’s unique physiology— of very low-carb eating to reach ketosis.
Do know that there are things you can do to speed up ketosis, including adding healthy fats like coconut oil and coconut cream, using intermittent fasting, making sure you are getting 8+ hours of sleep each night. I will talk about all of these in future blog posts, but for now, I want to give you a great salad (4 grams of net carbs! 34.6 grams of fat!) to eat while you are working to reach (or maintain) ketosis.
A salad may be a weird gift to offer up, but a lot of you probably really miss veggies. Yes, there are a lot of veggies you can enjoy on your low-carb eating plan. But there are a lot more that you have to temporarily give up while you work toward ketosis. As a result, many of us end up pining for salad. Strange, right?
This yummy salad features a few keto-friendly veggies, plus a nice bit of healthy fat to help speed ketosis. Pack it in a container and take to work for an office lunch. It’s great with an iced coconut cream coffee.
Makes 1 serving
This fat-filled, protein-rich, antioxidant-packed salad let’s you have your veggies without the carbs that can keep you from reaching ketosis.
1 small bunch radishes (about 8 medium radishes), sliced into thin coins
½ of medium avocado (or use one of those “tiny avocados” you can get at Trader Joe’s), cut in a small dice
2 ounces of leftover salmon, canned salmon, smoked salmon or lox or gravlax or any other type of salmon, diced or flaked
2 tablespoons coconut cream
½ tablespoons coconut oil (make sure it’s liquid)
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
½ tablespoon minced dill, or chives, or parsley or a mix of herbs
Salt and pepper, to taste
- Add the radishes, avocado and salmon to a large bowl or a sealable food container (like you’d use to pack your lunch).
- In a small bowl, whisk together coconut cream, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, herbs, and salt and pepper, until smooth and emulsified.
- Pour dressing onto salad ingredients and use a large spatula or spoon to coat all the ingredients.
- Eat immediately, or cover in an air-tight container and store in the fridge for up to 12 hours.
Macros, made with 2 ounces flaked salmon steak: Calories: 392, total fat: 34.6g, net carbs: 4g, dietary fiber: 8.3g, total carbs: 12.3, protein: 12.4g
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