Anyone out there have a hard time hitting #protein goals too?
On the off chance you’re having as hard of a time hitting protein intake goals, I wanted to write a post to share the two things that have finally got me to where I want to be in that department.
The first is a great bone broth based protein powder from @paleovalley (read the post for how I’m using it) and the second is… meatballs. Turns out, they’re a handy way to boost protein in any meal or snack.
I pulled together 12 Paleo meatball recipes (many of which are #whole30 friendly as well) in the spirit of a good ol’ recipe round up!
Head here for my protein solutions, plus 12 solid recipes to help you plan tasty protein-rich meals and snacks: https://thecolacinokitchen.com/how-to-add-more-protein/ (🔗 in profile for IG)
Featuring recipes from your favorite bloggers and authors:
Pot Sticker Meatballs are the easy solution to grain-free dumplings 🥟 (no need to fuss with making your own wrappers!)
Here’s why I think you’ll like this recipe:
Unlike many other recipes under the same title, mine leverages the classic technique of chopping prawns into pork. The texture of the meatball resembles the texture of the filling for a traditional pot sticker. This makes it juicy and with a light mouthfeel instead of a dry or dense meatball.
🔗 in profile: https://thecolacinokitchen.com/pot-sticker-meatballs/
I’m a cookbook junkie and prefer to cook out of them vs using websites (the irony of which is not lost on me), but I needed a better way to flag recipes I was interested in and find them faster when...
I’m a cookbook junkie and prefer to cook out of them vs using websites (the irony of which is not lost on me), but I needed a better way to flag recipes I was interested in and find them faster when it came time to meal plan or actually make the recipe.
I started using this method of listing the recipes on a big post-it note and sticking it to the cover. It’s way easier to find what I’m looking for…
This has been a big time saver for me and I hope this helps you too!
During the weeks we know we’re gonna need fast lunches on-hand, this recipe usually comes to mind.
Loaded with veggies, the added five-spice ground pork gives it a boost of protein. You can eat it as a lettuce cup or just as a salad bowl… I’ve actually been thinking about serving it over cauliflower rice too!
Anyhow, if you’re in the same boat as we are and lean on recipes you can make in advance in order to save time throughout the week, here’s one that I hope will help you too!
Find it in Frugal Paleo Cookbook ➡️ https://thecolacinokitchen.com/the-expanded-frugal-paleo-cookbook/
We cooked out of Korean BBQ Cookbook last night for the fourth or fifth time, and yo… This is a real one.
So far we’ve made 5 of the 10 Master Sauces & Seasonings the recipes in the book are predominately based on. Not only are they crazy good (and useful for everyday cooking outside of these specific recipes), but it really simplifies approaching the overall collection of recipes as a whole. Makes them more… accessible, in a way.
Last night we made Mama Kim’s Burgers (mine on a GF bun) which was insanely good. Two out of two kids said it was probably one of the best burgers they’ve ever had.
I had a big pack of garlic cloves that needed to be used, so I decided to teach kiddo #2 how to make a basic kimchi. And why not throw together my personal favorite (made with cucumber) as an added topper for the burgers while we’re at it?
Prior to this we’ve loved the Ko-Rican (Korean - Puerto Rican) Style Baby Back Ribs and the Korean BBQ Skirt Steak.
The Lemongrass Chili Sauce — ESPECIALLY when combined with mayo — will now be a staple in our fridge.
If you like Korean food, but want recipes that fit seamlessly into everyday living, this is your book.
🔗 www.thecolacinokitchen.com/koreanbbqcookbook (link in IG profile)
☝🏼 Put preferred brand of pork rinds into a food processor ✌🏼 Run until desired texture achieved
It’s so easy to crush this Paleo/gluten-free hack DIY style! Plus you can mix things up by using flavored pork rind varieties too for a seasoning short cut on chicken strips or pork schnitzel.
I like to store my homemade pork panko in mason jars, sealed tight and held in the fridge. They stay fresh for a couple weeks this way!
Also, if you have a copy of Frugal Paleo, you’ll see how I do a potato chip + pork rind combo for several recipes including Schnitzel-Style Pork Chops and a couple creamy, dairy-free chicken casseroles. (Need a copy? Link in profile ✔️)
I’m about to make myself a fresh batch today and dive into meal planning… What o’ what to make 🤔
Catch my stories? My super rad husband brought home some short ribs and pork belly for us to “play” with today… He’s better with pork belly than I am, so I think he’s gonna take a shot at that one. Whereas I’m experimenting with a new recipe idea involving an offensive amount of garlic…