Fat is one of the most important nutrients our bodies crave, and is one of the three major macronutrients (along with carbohydrates and protein) that we need. High-fat diets, such as the ketogenic diet, are rapidly increasing in popularity due to the associated health benefits. Fat is also an important component for keeping you satiated so you don’t become hungry between meals. It’s also essential for your brain, cellular health and proper hormone function, as well as healthy skin and hair. Read on to discover these delicious recipes that incorporate healthy fats!
Sesame-Crusted Salmon With Asian Greens & Tamari Dressing
Fatty fish, such as salmon, is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as EPA and DHA to support brain health. All fish, especially salmon, are a rich source of protein that will leave you feeling full in no time.
No-Bake Chocolate Crunch Brownies That Taste Indulgent (But Are Actually Good For You)
Walnuts contain more alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fat, than any other nut. However, like all nuts, walnuts are easy to snack on raw or roasted, making them easy to incorporate into meals. You can even try using them in desserts to help fill you up and help prevent your blood sugar from spiking.
This Loaded Hummus is Changing the Dip Game for Good
Tahini (a staple ingredient in hummus!) is a creamy butter made from sesame seeds, just as peanut butter is made from actual peanuts. You can drizzle tahini onto savoury dishes, or incorporate into creamy dressings to give your meal an extra boost of healthy fat and flavour.
Keto Almond Shortbread Cookies
Almond flour is a popular ingredient used in keto-style recipes, and you’ll find it in Whole 30 and paleo recipes, too. That’s because almond flour is grain-free and made from ground almonds, so it’s high in fat and protein.
These Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are Grain-Free
Coconut oil is a source of healthy saturated fats, and is easy to incorporate into baking recipes. It works especially well in muffins and cookies, with its subtle coconut flavour. You can even try using coconut oil instead of butter for a dairy-free vegan option!