45 Healthy Recipes that Use Good Fats

Historically governments have advised us to eat a low fat diet to reduce our risk of heart disease. Research is now showing that eating the right sort of fats can protect us against heart disease.

Olive Oil is a Heart Healthy Oil

The oil with the most research behind it is olive oil. Lucky for me as I live in Spain, one of the world's largest producers of olive oil.

Here people splash it around with gusto. 

Drizzle it on your salad, bread, fish, anything!

Extra virgin olive oil has been proclaimed  THE best olive oil. It can get expensive but it has a delicious peppery taste and beautiful deep green colour.

If you're worried that cooking in extra virgin is a little too decadent, consider buying a cheaper bottle to cook with.

Coconut Oil is Another Good Fat

Coconut oil is another oil that is now considered healthy. But, it is more controversial with some experts calling it "poison". Whereas other experts say it helps us burn fat and helps us to lose weight.

I use coconut oil in moderation. I often add a teaspoon to my breakfast to help me feel full up during the morning.

Oils to Avoid

Avoid any oil that has been highly processed. Think anything that is cheap and sold at your super market!

Avoid Palm Oil to Save Animals

Palm oil is now added to many packaged foods. There are different types of palm oil. And you've guessed it, the one that is added to packaged foods isn't great for you!

One big problem with palm oil is that they chop down large swaths of forest to produce it. This destroys the natural habitat of many animals including oragutans, tigers and rhinoceros.

Find out more about the impact of palm oil on the environment.

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45 Recipes that Use Good Fats

1. Chia Coco

2. Low Carb Sauerkraut Chicken

3. Wild Garlic Pesto

4. Best-o Keto Pesto

5. Basic Vinaigrette and Variations

6. Marinated Tomato and Artichoke Salad

7. Carrot Top Pesto

8. Basil Pesto with Sunflower Seeds

9. Marinated Olives

10. Garlicky Broccoli Rabe

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11. Coconut Oil Breath Mints

12. Bean Fudge Gone Wild

13. Can Coconut Oil Replace Milk Fat In Ice Cream

14. Coconut Oil Candy Recipes

15. Coconut Oil Mayonnaise

16. Basil Butter

17. Sunshine Carrot Dip

18. No Bake Cookies: Brain Food

19. Avocado Jicama Cucumber Salad

20. Peanut Butter Cup Quinoa Energy Bites

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21. Creamy Butternut Pasta with Truffle Oil {vegan}

22. Kale and Avocado Pesto Pasta

23. The Best Dressing Ever For Strawberry Spinach Salad

24. Green Vegetables and Kids with a Fennel Frond Pesto Recipe

25. Peach Melba Chia Pudding

26. King Salmon Recipe: Grilled Salmon with Plum Sauce

27. Fat Bombs Low Carb

28. Roast Beetroot, Onion and Macadamia Dip

29. Watercress Pesto

30. Avocado hummus

31. Carrot top pesto

32. Olive oil cake with oregano and orange

33. Coconut Butter Honey Almond Fudge

34. Avocado Oil, Probiotic mayo

35. Fire Roasted Baba Ganoush

36. Roasted Garlic & Cheddar White Bean Mash

37. Kale Avocado Pesto Pasta

38. Broccoli Pesto Pasta

39. Roasted Garlic Pesto Spaghetti

40. Ramen with Kale & Avocado

41. Cheesy Avocado Spinach Pasta

42. How to make homemade coconut butter

43. Crunchy Breakfast Muesli Cookies

44. Coconut Butter Chocolate Fudge

45. Corn Fritters and Chilli Guacamole

46. Healthy Flavoured Hummus Dips