Several months ago, I was listening to a podcast with natural health doc Udo Erasmus. It was moving along nicely, mostly in my peripheral, stuff being said that I know, I know. Then, ol' Udo pulled out this happy little doozy:
"Losing weight is easy. You do what I call the pinch test. Grab your stomach, if there's something to pinch, eat Greens-Fats-and-Proteins until there's nothing to pinch. Then eat whatever you want until you need to do it again."
First, I was like whaaaaaaa?! THIS IS BRILLIANT.
Then, I the part of me eternally obsessed with the simplest shortcut to everything was like whaaaaa?! THIS IS BRILLIANT.
So I spent the next 5 months or so, gathering recipes and ideas that fit within this glorious little plan. And preparez your face. Because I'm about to start unleashing the Best-Of's right up here stat.
If you, like me, are constantly looking for a simple way to keep your assglutes happy, you do not want to miss the next many recipes. Chock full of leafies. Plum laden with protein. So full of flavorfullness. Prepare the pinch test, people. Yummy low-carb, totally keto ideas comin' yer way.
Forgive the apostrophes. I apparently turn pure cowgirl when I get all exciteerd.
As is the Cheeky way, ingredients here are pure and minimal. Udo's blend oil (or olive oil), lemon and Maldon sea salt flakes make the dressing. You'll also need fresh grated romano, albacore tuna (or sub in grilled chick, if you please). Not pictured (because I decided mid-recipe that this recipe was just begging for avocado): avocado.
This one comes together quick! Check it below, I'll show you how. Set to a long-ago recorded public domain folk song, click play & I'll walk you through the merry steps of this massaged salad.
As mentioned above, once the video was all shot, I took a bite and was immediately overcome with the obvious need for diced avocado. Creamy and mild, it so nicely offsets the flavors in this recipe.
Want to add in other stuffs. You so can. A few recommendations: toasted sliced almonds, hemp seeds, white beans or chickpeas (if you're not feeling particularly keto for lunch), purple onions.
You can also omit the tuna (sometimes I just can't do tuna agaiiiin) for grilled chicken, chopped rotisserie chicken or slices of steak.
Quick, simple and zero-guilt wonderful. This recipe's a keeper.
I love serving it with a side of sparkly lime water. You come away from lunch (or dinner) feeling like you just ate the way your body was meant to be fed.
And that, dear friends, is a damn fine thing.
KALE & TUNA KETO CAESAR
2 servings | 7 minutes
- 1 bunch kale
- 2 lemons, freshly squeezed
- 2-3 Tbsp Udo's Oil or olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Maldon flake salt
- fresh-ground pepper
- 1/4-1/2 cup fresh-grated romano
- 1 can albacore tuna
- 1 avocado diced
- Chop kale (toss the stems).
- Drizzle with lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper.
- Massage until tender.
- Toss in romano and tuna.
- Serve with avocado on top.