FAT PARTY! Healthy Fats Recipe Round Up (everything you need to know about fat)


FAT PARTY! Healthy Fats Recipe Round Up & Everything you need to know about fat - The Urban Ecolife

Fat has a had it tough. The term ‘healthy fats’ just doesn’t seem to roll off the tongue like the term ‘low-fat’ does *cough cough*. Even if it did, most people have a pretty skewed idea of which ones are and aren’t the healthy fats. The kind of healthy fats I’m talking about have sadly spent the last half century suffering from slander and bullying. They’ve been blamed for everything from heart disease to cancer, puberty pimples, (probably) the break up of the Spice Girls and the bloody Nazi regime. Poor fat.

 

Whilst one may think that simply wrapping it up in bacon will make everything okay in the world again (as with most things), it’s going to take a lot more to shift the mainstream opinion that’s so ingrained in conventional nutritional dogma. The one that says, ‘fat is bad.’


Why?
Because we have large private and public bodies still advocating low-fat, highly processed and grain rich diets despite the scientific research. Here’s some light reading for you on the topic if you’ve had your head in a box of cereal for the last few decades.

 

Even though I’m pretty vocal about my stance on fats now and why we should all be eating more of it, I wasn’t always like this. In fact, jumping on the low-fat bandwagon was a favourite past time of mine some years back. Yes, guilty as charged. For fats sake, I was probably steering the bandwagon leading an army of fat antagonists. Thankfully, my view on fat has changed. I’ve confessed my sins and changed my ways. Praise be to God (no kidding, my health and sanity is really praising Him on this one!).

 

It’s been quite a dramatic turn around too. I’ve transformed from a scared little kid crying out for mama whilst hiding in the corner in case anything that even had a hint of shine from grease on it dare come within 3 feet of me, to one who slathers fat on her face, sucks the marrow from the bones and licks her plate clean. Oh how times have changed. Grandpa would be so proud (too bad he doesn’t know how to turn on a computer).

 

Fat shaming is a thing of the past. There is such thing as healthy fats. I want you to get excited about fat again! Like yo great grandmama told you so, “Know your fats”. Ok, maybe she wasn’t preaching that, but we should be taking responsibility for our individual health and getting our little booties down to the library, errr, I mean, onto Google, and getting educated.

 

I’ve compiled a complete resource guide for you (with the help of some of my favourite bloggers on the web) to make the transition to eating more healthy fats easier. From educational articles to guides on how to render lard to delicious fatty recipes (and bacon!). You will leave here feeling motivated to go face dive into a jar of coconut oil (please don’t face dive into a jar of canola oil).

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Educational Articles

 

Why I Eat a High-Fat Diet (And Why I Think You Should Too)” – Red and Honey

The Truth about Heart Healthy Fats” – Mindful Meals

Here is the Skinny on Fats” – Pantry Paratus

Are Vegetable Oils a Healthy Choice?” – Mindful Meals

The Oiling of America” – Pantry Paratus

Butter is Better” – Mindful Meals

The Fat Truth” – Girl Meets Nourishment

 

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Buttery Goodness

 

European Style Cultured Butter” – Delicious Obsessions

Herbed Butter” – Megan Lierman

How to make Ghee (Video Tutorial)” – Live Simply

 

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Coconut Goodness

 

Coconut Oil Health Benefits” – Delicious Obsessions

Cinnamon Vanilla Herbal ‘Coffee’ (My Favorite way to Eat Coconut Oil)” – Delicious Obsessions

Coconut Candy (Peanut/Almond Butter Chocolate Coconut Crisps)” – Fresh Bites Daily

No-Bake Chocolate Coconut Macaroons” – Red and Honey

Whipped Honey Cinnamon Cocoghee (Coconut Oil and Ghee)” – Delicious Obsessions

My Ultimate Healthy Whipped Cooking Oil Blend” – Health Starts in the Kitchen

 

Healthy Fats Recipe Round Up & Everything you need to know about fat

Meat and Animal Fat

 

Guide to Grease” – Pantry Paratus

How to Skim Cream and Make Butter (Video Tutorial)” – Live Simply

How to Render Suet into Tallow” – Health Starts in the Kitchen

How to Render Lard” – Learning and Yearning

How to Render Lard (Video Tutorial)” – Live Simply

Lemon Tarragon & Garlic Chicken” – Cinnamon Eats

Buttery Pepper Encrusted Pot Roast” – Health Nut Nation

Pot Roast Hash” – A Happy Healthnut

Coconut Curry Chicken Bites” – Homegrown and Healthy

Sweet Potato Soup with Fire Roasted Red Pepper Sausage” – Cinnamon Eats

Simple Asian Beef Soup” – The Urban Ecolife

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Bacon

 

Smoky Bacon Wrapped Dates with Pineapple Garlic Sauce” – A Happy Healthnut

Bacon Brussel Sprouts Salad” – A Happy Healthnut

Butternut Bisque with Bacon & Goat Cheese” – The Mother Tribe

 

Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.  Doug Larson

Fruit and Vegetables

 

Cauliflower Ghee Souffle” – The Nourished Caveman

Holy Guacamole” – Real Food Girl: Unmodified

Creamed Brussels Sprouts” – A Girl Worth Saving

Spiced Butternut Squash Fries” – Cinnamon Eats

Homemade French Fries (Better than Fast Food!)” – Red and Honey

 

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Eggs (Eat your Cholesterol!)

 

Don’t Be Scared of Eggs (Eat Your Cholesterol)” – Mindful Meals

The Sweet Omelette (with Pear, Banana and Cinnamon)” – The Urban Ecolife

Roasted Tomato Shakshuka” – The Nourished Caveman

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Kale and Quark Onelette” – The Urban Ecolife

 

FAT PARTY! Healthy Fats Recipe Round Up & Everything you need to know about fat

Sweets & Desserts

 

An Easy Homemade Chocolate Recipe” – Economies of Kale

Easy Vanilla Caramel Ice Cream” – Homemade, Healthy, Happy

Decadent Flourless Chocolate Mousse Cake” – The Urban Ecolife

Peppermint Mocha Pots De Creme” – A Happy Healthnut

Roasted Cherry & Pistachio Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream” – Real Food Girl: Unmodified

Superfood Chocolate Avocado Pudding” – Girl Meets Nourishment

Popcorn (with Coconut Oil and Butter)” – Conveying Awareness

 

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Healing through Fats

 

Healing Food Allergies and Chronic Illnesses with Real Food (Fats)” – 20 Something Allergies

My Eczema Healing Journey” – Girl Meets Nourishment

Immune Boosters #1” – Honest Body

 

I hope you enjoyed this! Feel free to share this and spread the fatty love.
What’s your favourite way to enjoy healthy fats?

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5 Responses to FAT PARTY! Healthy Fats Recipe Round Up (everything you need to know about fat)

  1. Vivica Menegaz CTWFN

    This is a wonderful round up Emily!! I will share it with our patients!

  2. Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions

    Love, love, love this post! Thank you for featuring some of my articles in it! Great list! 🙂

  3. Emily Uebergang

    Thanks for sharing your stuff Jessica! Great stuff!

  4. Rachel

    I happened to mention the turnaround in perception of dietary fat to someone in checkout in the grocery store (yes, I’m “that girl”). They were shocked!

  5. EmilyU

    Love being “that girl”. Really, it’s the only way to live 🙂

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