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Use This Not That: Nut Milks

We love animals: cows & goats alike.  But their milk is not quite right for humans – would you as a human adult suck on your mothers (beep) – no neither would these animals so why are we?

Cows milk is meant to get a baby calf from 75lbs to 600lbs in a less then healthy way so what do you think it is doing for humans?

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In addition to that horrifying fact, the amount of steroids, hormones and antibiotics that are pumped into these animals every year is horrifying.

Below try these alternatives to cow and other animal milk.  When combined properly, you will feel better and look better:

  • hemp milk
  • rice milk
  • almond milk
  • kamut milk
  • Seed Milks
  • Other nut milks
  • Soy milk
  • Grain milks

RECIPES TO COME!

Use This Not That: Turkey

We love lean, organic, ground turkey breast.  It is low in fat, it is high in protein and a GREAT alternative to beef (though beef is fine in moderation).  Turkey is affordable as well and can be used to carry MANY flavors in endless recipes!

Turkey is also a nice textural change to chicken and has a mildly different taste.  Turkey is NOT just for Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas anymore – it’s for every occasion.

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Here are some great ways to use turkey in some common recipes:

  • Turkey Bolognese
  • Turkey Burgers
  • Turkey Meatballs
  • BBQ Turkey
  • Turkey Meatloaf
  • Turkey Lettuce Wraps
  • Turkey Tacos
  • Turkey Bacon
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Turkey Dogs

All of these can replace higher fat and higher calorie proteins and is worth a try!

Use This Not That: Lettuce

Lettuce is another great vehicle for flavor.  Like zucchini it is a neutral flavor and can guide healthy, great flavors instead of using things like bread, wraps, pasts and all carbs that merely act as a flavor vehicle.  here are some great ways to sue lettuce.

Tacos

  • Use lettuce instead of tortillas
  • Use a big piece of red leaf lettuce to wrap up burrito flavors

Wraps/Sandwiches

  • stack in your favorite veggies and meat to create a wrap
  • Cook up some ground turkey to make a lettuce wrap

Salads

  • Take your favorite sandwich ingredients, take out the bread and have a salad
  • Grill some romaine and make it an interesting salad

Types of Lettuce:

  • Bibb
  • Red leaf
  • Escarole
  • Romaine
  • Butter lettuce

Lettuce Wrap Recipe

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 package of organic ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped cremini mushrooms
  • 3 green onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp tamari
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • romaine leaves

DIRECTIONS:

Sautee the mushrooms and ground turkey in the sesame oil.  Add the tamarin and green onions and place into Romain leaves. Done!

Use This Not That: Zucchini

Zucchini is one of our favorite vegetables!  Not only is it green and healthy, but with it’s neutral flavor profile it can be used in place of a lot of OTHER neutral flavors: carbs.

You may have heard of “Bikini Bolognese” using zucchini in the place of noodles BUT we have a ton of other amazing ways to use it swell.

Flat Noodles

  • Used for lasagna in the place of noodles
  • Use it to wrap around flavors and bake as a shell

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Binding Agent

  • Add it to turkey burgers or regular burger patties as a binding agent grated instead of egg/bread crumbs – keeps things moist AND adds veggie – perfect for kids!
  • Making a protein muffin or paleo bread? Add zucchini – moisture and nutrition
  • Making scrambled eggs, through in some grated zucchini

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Noodles

  • Spiralize the zucchini or grate into noodles to create and easy pasta
  • Spiralize to great an extra crunch in a salad

Chips

  • dehydrate or bake on 225 degrees to create healthy, yummy and different chips
  • top with flavors to make zucchini chip nachos
  • use in place of crackers or potato chips for easy healthy dipping

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Asian Fried Grains

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Serves: 2-4

 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Millet, Brown Rice or Quinoa
  • ½ cup Dr. Bo’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Sesame Oil, mixed
  • 5 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Ginger, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemongrass, very finely crushed
  • ½ cup Carrots, grated
  • ½ cup Broccoli, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup of Wheat-Free Tamari and Water mix
  • ½ cup fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt, to taste

 

 

PREPARATION

Cook the grain like you would rice for about 20-25 minutes, then let cool.

 

In a large sauté pan drizzle some of Dr. Bo’s olive oil and sesame oil mix, let heat up then place the garlic, ginger and lemongrass in the pan and let cook for a bit (1-2 minutes), then add the grain and cook while stirring for about 3-5 minutes, at this time add your grated carrot and broccoli and also add the tamari mixture and sauté another 2-3 minutes. When completed, add fresh chopped cilantro mix then salt to taste.