The Comanche Native people offer a powerful example for the case of ancestral eating. They have been called “a Stone Age people living within twenty years of the twentieth century.”
The Comanche lived a difficult life: they were nomadic and never stayed anywhere for more than three weeks at a time. They had no agriculture, and they were expert horseback riders and hunters. Their diet consisted almost entirely of buffalo.
They would make pemmican, or dried bison meat, for times when animals were scarce. But normally, they would use every single part of the buffalo. If they had killed a calf, they would eat the partially digested cheese in its stomach like a kind of cheese.
Outside of the buffalo, they had few options in their environs, which ended up being the areas around what we now call Austin, Texas (aka Wild Foods HQ!), and San Antonio.
They could harvest some blackberries in their short growing season, or find some pecans or black walnuts. But the Comanche ate almost entirely meat, and their ancestors were probably the Siberians who crossed the frozen Bering Strait during the last Ice Age (there’s no farming on the tundra)!
For many years, Paleo diets have been popular. Now the ketogenic diet is growing, but it still can be a challenge to find good keto diet recipes that aren’t crazy difficult to make. On this page, we are providing a host of articles we have gathered from all over the web, offering the best keto recipes.
Go ahead and favorite this page: we will be updating it regularly as a “best of” post, and we hope to gather enough recipes you like that you will use it as a go-to for meal inspiration.
Standard breakfast can be a nightmare for those trying to go keto: pancakes, muffins, cereal, and other forms of carbs abound! But breakfast is a fairly easy meal to find keto substitutes for.
Remember that eggs, bacon, sausage, and avocado are all good options. However, if you are new to keto, remember to check your packages, as somehow there are even sausages and bacon being sold that contain sugar and other bad ingredients in them.
Once you’ve sourced good ingredients, try some of these ketogenic recipes.
We particularly like breakfast to include a lot of fat, and sometimes this means we go for what we call the Super fat Elixir.
You start with your base drink of choice—coffee, tea, or water—and add a nutritionally potent and metabolically friendly creamer option, either cocoa butter (a vegan option) or grass-fed butter or ghee.
Eliminating carbohydrates from your breakfast ritual is a huge way to improve your overall health and well being. Because we are so passionate about the potential this morning drink ritual can have to change your life, we have broken down how you can make this drink for yourself:
Warning: Honey and maple syrup will knock you out of ketosis/fasting.
There you have it: a daily drink, full of superfoods, to build your life around.
Sometimes, you just want pizza. This section corrals recipes that are keto-friendly takes on decidedly keto-unfriendly foods.
Just because you’re keto doesn’t mean you can’t eat dessert. There are so many keto-friendly sweeteners out there now thanks to science, like erythritol and xylitol.
Here are some dessert recipes guaranteed to please:
For a boost of energy from good fats or even just a decadent treat, fat bombs are an awesome way to quickly ingest nutrients without sacrificing taste, quality, or fun. You can meet them in your coffee for an on-the-go meal substitute, or enjoy them after a hard workout or a busy day.
We love fat bombs. Here are our recipes and ones from around the web:
We get it: Entrepreneurs, professionals, and savvy people trying to get stuff done just need some quick keto recipes. If you are short on prep time, consider these easy options:
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