Thursday, April 30, 2015

Great Scotch! Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Scotch Eggs

Scotch eggs are a versatile snack that you can take with you just about anywhere. These protein-packed delights were invented by a department store in London in 1738 (which is almost like Paleo times, right?!). 

Traditional Scotch eggs are usually coated in breading and are sometimes deep fried, but we at Body SymmetryMD wanted to make a healthier version that's just as delicious as the original! 

These Paleo Scotch Eggs are simply eggs, meat and a few herbs. What could be more uncomplicated?

Paleo Scotch Eggs
- 6 eggs
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 2 teaspoon sage
- 2 teaspoon rosemary
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- salt & pepper
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil

1. Boil the eggs for 4 minutes. Drain the saucepan of hot water, then immediately cover the eggs in cold water so they will be cool enough to be peeled.
2. Peel the eggs and pat dry with a paper towel (this will allow the turkey mixture to stick to the egg easier).
3. Mix the ground turkey with the sage, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.
4. Get a small handful of the turkey mixture and flatten it in your hand, almost like making a very thin hamburger patty.
5. Place the egg onto the turkey mixture and slowly work the meat around the egg, massaging to completely cover the egg.
6. Grease a baking pan with the coconut oil. Place all of the Paleo Scotch Eggs on the pan, and cook for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
7. Serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly (makes 6 Scotch eggs)!

Nutritional Info
Serving size: 1 Scotch egg 
Calories: 191
Fat: 10g
Carbohydrates: 0.6g
Sugar: 0.6g
Protein: 20g

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Here's to healthful eating!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Breakfast Club: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Avocado Eggs

Still baking your eggs inside a piece of bread? Then it's time you gave your egg-in-a-hole a much needed upgrade. Beyond the heart-healthy fatty acids and high protein count, here's a low sugar and fiber-filled breakfast that's sure to jump start your day...

This recipe from your Body SymmetryMD wellness squad is perfect if you're always rushing in the morning. It only requires a few ingredients and hardly any prep time! 

Paleo Avacado Eggs

- 1 medium avocado
- 2 medium Eggs
- salt & pepper, to taste
- Paleo -friendly sriracha sauce (Unfortunately our favorite bottle
with the rooster on it isn't Paleo-friendly

so you'll have to make your own. Luckily this version is just as  good. See the recipe below!)

1. Slice the avocado in half and remove the 
2. Scoop out some of the flesh inside of the
 avocado, leaving a rim.   

3. Crack eggs into the well created in the

4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 
5. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 15 minutes
 or until eggs have reached your
 desired doneness. 

6. Drizzle with a Paleo -friendly sriracha
 sauce for an added kick!

Paleo Sriracha Sauce
- 1½ lbs. fresh red hot peppers, (jalapeño or Fresno), stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped
- 4 Thai chilies, stemmed, seeded, and sliced thinly
- 5 garlic cloves
- 3 tbsp. white wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- 2 tbsp. raw honey
- 2 tbsp. fish sauce
- 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- salt, to taste

1. Place the red hot peppers, Thai chilies, and garlic in a blender food processor.
2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth.
3. Season to taste with sea salt. If the sauce is too thick for you, add 1 tbsp. of water at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
4. Pour the sauce into a saucepan and bring to a boil over a medium-high heat.
5. Reduce the heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7. Allow the sauce to cool down, and pour into a jar.

Nutritional Info
Servings per recipe: 2
Calories per serving: 226
Protein: 7.5g
Fat: 19g
Carbohydrates: 8.5g
Sugar: 1g
Dietary Fiber: 7g

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Here's to a healthy, hearty & delicious breakfast! 
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Twist & Sprout: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Bacon & Brussels Skewers

This recipe from our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad for is dedicated to anyone who is convinced they don’t like Brussels sprouts... 

These delicious Paleo Bacon & Brussels Skewers are full of flavor and can help keep your portion control in check. Each skewer is about 150 calories and contains more than 10 grams of protein!

Paleo Bacon & Brussels Skewers

- 1 pound of bacon
- 2 pounds of Brussels sprouts
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- small wooden skewers

1. Cut each strip of bacon in half lengthwise. In a frying pan on medium heat, cook the bacon until it's partially cooked but still soft and pliable. (If you overcook the bacon, it will be difficult to weave it onto the skewer.) Remove the bacon from the pan, and set it aside. Remove most of the bacon grease from the pan, leaving just enough to coat it.

2. Cut the brussels sprouts in half lengthwise. Add the sprouts, garlic powder, and sea salt to the frying pan. Sauté on medium heat until the sprouts are tender and browned.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF.

3. Assemble the skewers by threading 1 end of the bacon onto the end of a skewer. Add a brussels sprout slice, and weave the bacon around the sprout and back through the skewer, creating a wave pattern between the sprouts. Move the bacon and the sprout down the skewer, and repeat this process 2-3 more times for each skewer.

4. Bake the skewers in a baking pan for 5-10 minutes, or until the bacon is fully cooked.

5. Serve and enjoy eating Paleo -friendly! 

Nutritional Info
Serving size: 1 Skewer
Calories per serving: 151
Carbohydrates: 2.8g
Total fat: 11g
Sugar: .6g
Protein: 10.2g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

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 Here's to twisting & sprouting all night long!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad

Friday, April 3, 2015

Hop to It: Body SymmetryMD 's Paleo Easter Eggs

If you like coconut, you will LOVE these yummy springtime treats... Check out this tasty recipe from our Body Symmetry MD wellness squad for Paleo Easter Eggs!
                                                       Paleo Easter Eggs


For the Filling
- 2.6 oz shredded coconut unsweetened
- 2.5 oz coconut oil, melted
- 3 tbsp coconut cream
- 1 tbsp granulated stevia or sweetener of choice, to taste
- ½ tsp vanilla

For the Chocolate Coating
-2.1 oz coconut oil melted
-6 tsp cocoa powder
-2 tsp granulated stevia, or sweetener of choice, to taste


For the Filling
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
2. Refrigerate until solid enough to roll into egg shapes.
3. Roll small amounts into egg shapes and place in the fridge  
    again to set completely.

For the Chocolate Coating
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
2. Place 1 Paleo Easter Egg in the chocolate coating at a time. 
3. Using a spoon, turn the egg until completely covered.
4. Place the chocolate coated eggs on a plate.
5. Refrigerate until chocolate coating is set.

Nutritional Info
Serving size: 1 Paleo Easter Egg 
Calories: 128 
Protein: 0.9g
Fat: 13.4g 
Carbohydrates: 1.1g 
Sugar: 0.5g  
Dietary Fiber: .6g

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Here's to a happy and healthy Easter! 
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad