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Question #91518 posted on 08/06/2018 2:24 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Did any of you attend the Forum today (17 July 18) by Ben Bikman? Pretty interesting stuff.

My question is, though, do any of you have good, easy recipes that are high in proteins and fats and low in carbs? He mentioned in his address that avoiding "college staples" is a good place to start, but I feel like those are staples for a reason. College food is cheap and easy (pasta, bread, sugary stuffs). Bonus points for recipes that are easy to scale and prepare in bulk.

Thanks!
Greg

A:

Dear Greg,

I saw that forum! I will specify, though, that he didn't just say to avoid all carbs, but to avoid simple carbs. He advocated pretty strongly for complex carbs like fruits and vegetables, but complex carbs also include things like oatmeal, brown rice, and sweet potatoes. Those can be some pretty good replacements for traditional college student staples, because they're cheap and easy to make, and that way you still get some good starchy foods. 

Most gluten-free dinner recipes fit the mold for high protein and high fat foods without a lot of carbs, so I would definitely recommend looking into gluten-free recipes. The internet is rife with them, and some Board writers also shared our favorite gluten-free recipes here. But because you asked for something new, I would also recommend this chicken marrakesh. Serve it over some brown rice, and it's awesome. 

-Alta

posted on 08/06/2018 3:28 p.m.
Paleo foods are generally high in protein and fat, but low in carbs.

Here are a couple of my favorite Paleo bloggers:
https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/
https://againstallgrain.com/recipe-index/
https://meljoulwan.com/category/recipes/
https://nomnompaleo.com/recipeindex