There is a strong connection between exercise and human gut bacteria diversity. The more physical activity, the better your mood, immune system, and microbial composition.
Going keto? Check Out These Recipes To Make Your Diet Fun
Thai Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce
Ingredients for the peanut sauce: ¼ cup peanut butter, ⅓ cup thick coconut milk, 1-2 teaspoon garlic-chilly sauce, 1 tablespoon honey, ½ teaspoon red curry paste.
Chicken Stew in a Crockpot
Time: 2 hours, Serves 4 people
Ingredients: 2 cups chicken stock, 2 large carrots finely chopped, 3 celery sticks, 1 onion diced, 30 ounces chicken thighs skinless, boneless, diced into 1” cubes, 4 garlic cloves finely minced, ½ teaspoon each of thyme, rosemary and oregano, 1 handful of fresh spinach, ¼ teaspoon thickener such as psyllium husk or xanthum gum.
Time: 15 minutes; Serves 2 people
Ingredients: 1 ½ cups thick coconut milk, ½ ripe avocado/butter fruit, 1 tablespoon almond/cashew nut butter, 1 tablespoon chia seeds soaked in about 3 tablespoons of water for 15 minutes, 2 teaspoons cocoa, 1 tablespoon cold-pressed coconut oil, finely powdered cinnamon for topping and 1 cup water if needed.
Time: 30 minutes
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter, ½ onion diced, 6 cups chicken broth, 1 pound chicken pre-cooked, pulled, and chopped, 1 teaspoon each of dried basil, oregano and parsley, 2 big chayote squashes, salt and pepper.
Beef Stir Fry with Napa Cabbage
Time: 30 minutes; Serves: 4 people
Ingredients: 2 pounds grass-fed, ground beef, 1 large napa cabbage sliced against the grain, 1 cup canned water chestnuts sliced, ½ cup sliced bamboo shoots cut into thin long strips to look like matchsticks, 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, shredded, 4 cloves garlic minced fine, 3/4th cup fresh coconut aminos, ½ cup spring onions/ scallions sliced, 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, black pepper, 3 tablespoons coconut oil. (Note* – Make sure to use only grass-fed beef for this recipe. If that is not possible, cut down the number of fats going into the dish)
4. Allow this to simmer until the coconut aminos reduces. Turn off the flame and get ready to serve.
Cauliflower is one vegetable that can be used in multiple ways to replace starchy grains in our meals.
Ingredients: One large Cauliflower, 4 tablespoons butter, 2 large onions chopped into one inch sized pieces, 4 cloves garlic minced, ½ cup each of carrot, yellow bell pepper and red bell pepper diced, 4 tablespoons of soya sauce or coconut aminos, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, half pound chinese sausage sliced, ½ cup frozen peas, 3 large eggs, chilli flakes and salt
Time: 45 minutes; Serves: 10
Ingredients: 1 large eggplant approximately 1 pound cut into thin slices lengthwise, 1 ½ cup cottage cheese, 1 egg beaten, ½ cup each of Parmesan and mozzarella cheese, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning,½ cup fresh chopped basil, 2 cups marinara sauce.
1. While you prepare the eggplant, go ahead a preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Place the eggplants onto a cooling rack over a baking sheet and sprinkle some salt over it. Allow this to sit for about 15 minutes before baking it for 15 minutes. Make sure to bake the eggplants until they are soft and bendable.
2. Let the eggplants take their time cooling down. Meanwhile take a bowl and mix up the rest of the ingredients. Pour 1 cup marinara sauce into another baking dish dish. Place the eggplants into the dish and add 2 tablespoons of the filling onto each slice. Roll up the eggplants placing seam down onto the sauce in the baking dish. Pour the other cup of marinara sauce on the tops of the roll-ups.
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