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As many of us have already discovered, there are an endless number of benefits to following a Keto diet.
For the few who do not know (who could THAT be? LOL), the Keto diet calls for restricting carbohydrates in favor of lean meats, good fats and proteins.
It’s effective because restricting carbs forces the body to utilize fat, also called ketone bodies, to provide energy.
Your metabolism will break down these fat cells in a process called ketosis – hence, the abbreviation: Keto
Looking For Other Keto-Friendly Breakfast Recipes?
Look no further than my Fast Italian Frittata With Roasted Red Peppers – it’s a Mediterranean, Keto friendly breakfast frittata that I think you will love!
While I strive to follow a Keto-like diet, I am most interested in creating metabolism boosting recipes, like the one I’m going to share with you below.
One thing to realize, though, is that the effectiveness of cutting out all carbs, as the traditional Keto Diet suggests, gradually loses it’s effectiveness over time unless you understand these simple, yet effective principles of metabolic cooking.
The scrambled eggs with asparagus and tomatoes recipe I’m sharing with you today follows almost all of the principles of a KETO recipe, however, I’m serving it over whole wheat English muffins.
Some strict followers of the Keto Diet will probably write in the comments below that any type of carbohydrate should be avoided.
So why am I including such a sacrilegious ingredient in my recipe?
It is because food presentation is very important to me. I like to admire the dishes I prepare.
I like to frame my food, so to speak.
The round English muffin holds the scrambled eggs, asparagus and tomatoes, outlines them beautifully, and provides a color and texture contrast to this dish.
Plus you don’t HAVE to eat it ;).
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Preparing A Recipe Vs Presenting A Recipe
Preparing a recipe and presenting a recipe are two different things and as I’ve continued to expand SeasonalCookbook.com, I am attempting to evolve into more of a presenter of recipes.
I’m really into garnishing my dishes lately too, especially with herbs from my herb garden.
In this metabolism boosting breakfast recipe, I’m using parsley as my garnish.
While not as exciting as basil (can herbs really be exciting? Oh YES THEY CAN!), parsley provides a nice colorful contrast to the vibrant orange of the diced tomatoes.
This recipe follows the basic principles of Metabolic Cooking’s 3-Step Fat Burning Protocol. It is really eye-opening!
Now let’s get cooking!