There’s More To This Than Beef
I’ll admit to having a bit of a bias towards steak, but a carnivore or meat-based diet doesn’t have to start and end with briskets, ribeyes, and liver. Compared to toxin-heavy plant foods, meat nutrition is a giant step up. Everything on the list is a prime protein source, with a rich array of micronutrients, and decent fats to boot.
In the case of fats however, chicken and bacon can often have considerable amounts of polyunsaturated Omega 6. This gives the meat a loose, wobbly texture, because polyunsaturates are liquid at room temperature. These fats are inherently inflammatory, and you’ll probably want to keep an eye on their levels. Best case scenario, you find meat that’s been sourced organically. When chickens and pigs are allowed to eat their natural diet, Omega 6 stops being a problem. The issue with grain-fed monogastric animals, is that they end up storing those seed oils in their fat.
In short, the more solid your bacon is, the better. But even if it is grain-fed, you should be fine. This is just a quick warning so in case you do feel a reaction, you know what the problem is.
If you can incorporate poultry and pork in your meat-based diet, more power to you. Especially when it means you can fit this recipe into your dinner playbook. Why settle for one meat when you can have both?
Carnivore Chicken Wrapped In Bacon
- Baking Tray
- 1 kg Chicken Thigh (With Skin and Bone)
- 300 g Bacon
- 1 tsp Salt
- Preheat the oven to 200°. Coat the bacon with salt, then place the thighs on the strips, the skin facing down.
- Turn the thighs over and fold the ends of the bacon underneath.
- Bake for 45-60 minutes until the bacon looks nice and crispy.
Macros Per ServingCarbs - 0g Protein - 80g Fat - 34g
I have been assembling a bit of a collection of my favourite carnivore recipes, and you can check some of them out below.
In any case, I hope you don’t see this as some niche designed to get you cosplaying in loincloths and hunting elk in the wilderness with makeshift spears. This is just a very practical way of revitalising a metabolism that’s buckling under the weight of inflammatory foods. The apex diet is, at its heart, a two-step solution.
Bring back the superfoods
Ditch the plants and seed oils, the harbingers of inflammation, insulin resistance, leaky gut, and the rest of the insidious set.
You can head to my full collection of carnivore recipes here.