Naturally Nourished Parmesan Crisps Recipe
NATURALLY NOURISHED PARMESAN CRISPS RECIPE
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Cholesterol as medicine? Yes! Cholesterol is present in every cell membrane, helping to keep nutrients in the cell to be used by its mitochondria “energy factories” to provide fuel for the body and prevent undesired toxins from getting into the cells! Cholesterol also works as a steroid hormone building block, aiding in the production of serotonin, vitamin D, testosterone, coenzymeQ10, and other vital compounds. Cholesterol also has antioxidant properties that can protect the body from free radicals.
We are learning more about the role of dietary fat and are starting to remove the blinders from the cholesterol myths that have long been misleading and may have led to harm. The removal of eggs from the breakfast table and replacement with sugary cereal has contributed to less satiety while accelerating the cardiovascular, diabetic, and obesity epidemic in our country! Heart disease is caused by inflammation, not dietary cholesterol. Cholesterol does play a role in plaque formation but only after an injury has occurred in the lining of the vessel. In this way, blaming cholesterol for heart disease is similar to blaming a fire fighter for the cause of a fire!
These delicious crunchy salty crisps satisfy cravings without the carbohydrate overload. We like using them with eggs to “soup” up the yolks, to top a salad or soup for a desired texture change, or as a mid-day snack!
Makes 4 1-oz servings
4oz parmesan*, shredded thinly
Choose your flavor enhancer (choose 1 of 3 options below):
2 tsp red pepper flakes
½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp dill, ¼ tsp onion powder, 1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp finely chopped rosemary and ¼ tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix shredded parmesan with your choice of flavor enhancer. Using a Tablespoon scoop one Tbsp mound on a silicone pad or greased parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Scoop mounds into 3 4-column rows and flatten each mound with the back of a spoon. Ensure parmesan formations are not touching. Bake on middle rack for 5-7 minutes until golden brown. Store air tight.
*Note: Shred your parmesan yourself with a microplane or shredder to avoid anti-caking additives in pre-shredded store bought cheeses.
Nutrition facts: 135 Calories, 8g Fat, 1g Carbohydrates, 11g Protein
Standard cholesterol testing only gives you a piece of the picture, leaving many people with “normal” cholesterol numbers unaware that they are still at risk for a heart attack.The National Cholesterol Education Program introduced new risk factors that are responsible for cardiovascular incident and stroke. These risk factors can only be identified with advanced lipoprotein testing. Find out more about the Lipoprotein Particle Test and book a session to discuss your risk factors!
The Standard American Diet (SAD) is predominately made up of carbohydrates and devoid or healthy fats, nourishing proteins and disease fighting non starchy veggies. A diet high in carbohydrates (like the SAD) causes our body to become efficient at burning carbohydrates for fuel but unfortunately inefficient at burning FAT for fuel. A diet higher in fat and lower in carbohydrates can actually cause the body to become more efficient at burning fat. Though it sounds counterintuitive; increasing fat intake can actually help you lose fat. Join us for a 6 week weight loss program where we will be teaching our body to become EFFICIENT at burning fat for fuel! Find out about our upcoming Ketosis Weight Loss Groups here!