#FoodieFriday Fat Doesn't Make You Fat
Posted on November 21 2014
Thanksgiving is already here which means its time for all the delicious holiday treats. Luckily, researchers have found that all the foods we have traditionally thought were "unhealthy" may not be as bad as you think!
"A review of all the research on saturated fat published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found there was no correlation between saturated fat and heart disease.Researchers have found that, while it’s true that lowering saturated fat in the diet may lower total cholesterol, it’s actually lowering the good kind of cholesterol, the light, fluffy, buoyant HDL that's not a problem. When people eat less fat, they tend to eat more starch or sugar instead, and this actually increases their levels of dangerous cholesterol, the small, dense cholesterol that causes heart attacks. So here’s the take-home message: Fat doesn't make you fat. Sugar makes you fat."
We have found a delicious stuffing recipe that correlates perfectly with this research. Don't let the Paleo title fool you, it is so yummy and full of healthy fats.
2 cups diced onions
2 cups diced bell peppers
4 cups (about 1 pound) diced mushrooms
2 cups diced apples
8 oz fresh cranberries
1 cup toasted chopped pecans (optional)
~ 2 T duck fat, bacon fat, butter, or coconut oil. (I used duck fat)
1 T fresh rosemary, minced
1 T fresh thyme, minced
2-3 leaves fresh sage (or 1/2 t dried)
1/4 cup chicken or turkey stock
2 T coconut flour