If you’ve never heard the term, fat bomb can sound frightening, as in what the heck will happen to my body when I start eating ketogenically, but don’t worry. Fat bombs are good things. You eat them. They can be sweet or savory. They are high in healthy fat, and prepared ahead of time, can be used as a snack (although snacking on keto is not really recommended because every time you eat, your body will respond with an insulin release, which is what we want to avoid), as a meal, to complement another dish, and for many who are starting, they can rescue you from turning to sugar-laden sweet treats when your brain is tricking you to veer from your keto path. Fat is filling. It is what satiates you so that you can kill that sugar addiction. And in alignment with the keto principles, fat bombs do not go overboard on protein. Too much protein can throw you out of ketosis. Keto is a moderate protein, high healthy fat, low net carb (aka lots of green veggies) way of eating designed to get your body in the mode of burning stored fat for fuel, not carbohydrates.
Fat bombs can be super simple. It reminds me of my cookie dough eating days, but instead of killing myself with sugar, margarine and white flour, I am boosting my brain power and by body’s ability to use fat for energy. This picture shows my very first attempt at a keto fat bomb last summer, before I had ever heard the term. It is a glob of Kerrygold butter, a bit of peanut butter, crushed pecans, and some dark chocolate chips. Pretty good for a newbie, but the chips were only 60% cocoa. I use 85% dark chocolate now. The fun thing about fat bombs is the experimentation. Here are common ingredients to mix and match:
The Fat: grass-fed butter, sugar-free peanut butter, coconut milk or oil, cream cheese, sour cream, cheese, heavy whipping cream, bacon, nuts and seeds.
The Flavor: stevia, dark chocolate, vanilla, coconut, berries, lime or lemon juice.
The Directions: mix and match and pop in mouth!
If you’re new to keto, please poke around the blog. I am pretty much a newbie, so I cook simply and explain the basics so as not to overwhelm. I am THRILLED with how much better I feel on keto: so much energy, reduced depression, drastically reduced body aches and pains, and a slightly smaller butt.
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