converting your favorite recipes!

Every family has their favorite recipes.  One of my favorite things to do is take our family favorites and convert them into meals that work for our diet!

Example:  My kids love to have hamburgers and french fries.  I want to make sure they are still eating the meals they love, but tweaking them so that we don’t join in on the high carb diet trend.

Dinner on Saturday:  100% ground chuck, or we use ground venison.  I add loads of spices and make them into patties and grill em’ up.  I make sure that I add quality toppings.  Bacon, avocado, onion, tomato, spinach,.  Sometimes i will splurge and let them use a bun but most of the time we have them low-carb style.  Then instead of regular fries we have sweet potato fries and the kids love those!!

Example 2:

tacos

We love mexican food at our house!  With some tweaking we can make it totally primal!  I use any type of of meat and season it with this taco seasoning:

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

I throw in onions, bell peppers, jalapenos (I take the membrane out if I’m feeding kids) tomatoes.  I let them simmer and soften.  Then instead of eating it on taco shells, we eat it as a salad.  There are extremes you can go to if you really want tortillas.  I know there is a recipe for coconut flour tortillas somewhere.  delish!

My kids love orange chicken.  Here is a sample of a recipe that has not yet been converted…

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil coconut
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed, diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons sugar  honey

Here is a SUPER handy website for converting ingredients.

Now most parents will complain that their kids won’t eat some of these things.  Well, with my experience, if you keep putting the veggies on their plate day after day they get used to it.  Just don’t give up!  Try to enforce good eating habits now!

Make sure you avoid cream of whatever soups and fake foods that have 8 million ingredients.

Happy cooking!!

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