Healthy fats

With all the information out there about FAT it can get confusing!! Is fat good for you or bad for you...what are good fats and what are bad fats? Yikes!

How do I make sense of it all? Well, I focus on quality, nutrient-density, and a little variety to keep things interesting. 

I'm breaking it all down and showing you my favorites in my new video!!

 So where do you get the healthy fats I talked about??

  • Ghee ~ I love this brand, "Tin Star Foods" because it's 100% grass-fed and tested to be casein and lactose free! Store room temperature. 
  • Coconut Oil ~ Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, almost any other grocery store. Look for organic, and non-refined. Store room temperature away from light and heat. 
  • Tallow ~ I love this brand "Fatworks" because it's grass-fed and super delicious. Store room temperature. 
  • Kerrygold Butter ~ Whole Foods, Costco, other local grocery stores. Look for "Kerrygold, "grass-fed", and unsalted. Store in the refrigerator. 
  • Olive Oil ~ Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, or really any grocery store. Look for organic, extra virgin, and cold-pressed in a dark glass bottle. Store room temperature away from light and heat. 

Which fats should you run away from??

  • Canola oil
  • Soybean oil
  • Grapeseed oil 
  • Margarine
  • Sunflower oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Corn oil
  • Vegetable oil
  • Rice bran Oil

Why? They're man-made oils, highly inflammatory, overly processed, and refined. Check labels, and look out for them especially in salad dressings, sauces, spreads and processed foods like breads, baked goods, and crackers. Look out for key words like "hydrogenated" and "partially hydrogenated." Many of these fats are also GMO. Try to avoid them the absolute best you can!

Need a little inspiration?

Be sure to follow me on Instagram where I'm posting daily! Nearly every dish I make includes a healthy fat -- especially my roasted veggies :) 

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