Fun Fact: Food goes great with CBD.
Sometimes you want to get in the kitchen and show off your skills, especially when you’re indulging in your favorite cannabinoids.
But occasionally, something happens to us:
We have no idea what to make.
We’re scrolling through Pinterest looking for “healthy meals” until we ultimately give up and revert to one of the usual suspects.
Part of the time, this happens because we’re so tired of whipping up those same meals—you know, the go-to meals—that make it onto the menu every week somehow.
If this sounds all too familiar, we’ve got you covered with seven dishes that aren’t just delicious, but pair well with CBD.
We’ve talked a little in the past about specific steps you can take to make your CBD more effective. One of those steps is combining your CBD with some type of fat because CBD is a fat-soluble compound.
Not only this, but fats are one of the three primary macronutrients we all need, along with carbs and proteins. Healthy fats also help keep you fuller for a more extended period—which means less opportunity for unhealthy snacking.
This is where these seven high-fat meals come into play, and why they pair exceptionally well with your CBD.
So, let’s get into it.
1. Curry Chicken & Shrimp
This dish has become a household favorite quickly thanks to the comfort it delivers.
Many cultures have curry recipes. There’s Jamaican curry, Indian curry, Thai curry, and many others you can pull inspiration from.
It’s a pretty simple dish to cook. All you need is chicken, shrimp, coconut milk, curry, any vegetables you’d like to throw in there. Some of our favorite additions include potatoes, onions, and peppers.
But the curry component is another impressive addition, and an excellent addition to your diet thanks to the active ingredient, curcumin.
Curcumin contains powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories that protect from certain illnesses and diseases and provide an excellent wellness foundation.
Moreover, the coconut oil in the recipe serves at the high-fat content, making your CBD more effective when it’s all said and done.
2. Sesame Crusted Salmon & Asian Greens
You can’t go wrong with a nice cut of salmon when it’s coated with toasty, crunchy sesame seeds. Salmon also provides a nice amount of omega-3 fatty acids and EPA and DHA, supporting brain function.
A great addition to this crusted salmon is bok choy and brown rice. Bok choy contains a handful of nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and beta carotene. And brown rice provides healthy fiber we all need to maintain healthy cholesterol levels and digestive health.
Chances are, the whole family will love this meal, but if the kids don’t like bok choy, you can substitute it for baked kale chips. You’ll have them hooked at “chips.”
If you’re ready to add this recipe to the weekly menu, check it out when you have a free moment.
3. Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Bites
If your household is vegan or trying to pick up the lifestyle, you should give these tasty strawberry bites a try.
Normally, cheesecakes are concocted with a great deal of cream cheese and butter, but this recipe is made with cashew butter. Yes, it tastes amazing, but it’s not kind to the waistline. This aspect has a lot to do with this dairy replacement making quite a bit of a stir in the culinary community.
We have all tried out our fair share of daily alternatives, whether it’s cheese, butter, or milk, but truth be told, they’re making some impressive strides as far as taste and texture.
This is a nice switch up from your regular cheesecake bite recipe. Don’t freak out when you see graham crackers replaced with shredded coconuts, pecans, and dates, as well.
Keep an open mind when you step outside the box with this recipe, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.
4. Corn and Avocado Salad
Avocado are all the rave these days, and if you happen to not like avocado, people will make you feel like something is wrong with you.
Some people may be put off by the green, mushy texture of avocados. Still, most people see the health benefits and develop a passion for them. They contain more potassium than bananas, have plentiful amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids (great for the heart), and a myriad of essential vitamins and nutrients.
Going back to the healthy fat content, which propels your CBD effectiveness, avocados are one of the fattiest foods you can include in your diet. Which means they’re one of the best foods to bolster the effects of your CBD.
Some people like to keep this recipe simple with corn and avocado only, but you can make it all your own and add whatever pleases your palate.
5. Butter Lettuce-Wrapped Shrimp Tacos
Taco Tuesday makes a weekly appearance in millions of households across the country.
Come on, who doesn’t like tacos? The beauty of Taco Tuesday is you can switch it up, and in this case, you can switch up the recipe enough to benefit your CBD serving.
These butter lettuce wrapped shrimp tacos are great for anyone looking to take some calories out of their beloved taco night. The best way to up this meal’s fat content is by sauteing the shrimp in olive oil or coconut oil.
The latter is a great way to add layers of an island feel, especially if you want to throw some fish tacos in the mix.
6. Dark Chocolate Bark
We’ve all got a sweet tooth to satisfy every now and then. Why opt for the bad stuff loaded with high fructose corn syrup and whatever other chemical additives you don’t need in your life?
This dark chocolate dessert is ridiculously easy and equally decadent. All you’re going to need is quality dark chocolate, pistachios, cranberries, toasted coconut shreds, and a dash of sea salt. It’s that simple.
This recipe satisfies your sugar cravings and gives you those elements of healthy fats that compliments your CBD product.
Melt, pour, sprinkle, eat—that’s it!
7. Garden Omelet
We can’t forget about the most important meal of the day, breakfast.
Some of us like to jumpstart our days with CBD, so an omelet full of healthy fats and proteins is the best way to help the ball get rolling.
Eggs are an excellent source of protein, healthy fats, as well as vitamins and minerals. Pull some of your favorite veggies from the fridge, sizzle them up with some olive oil or coconut oil, and pour the liquid gold on top (the eggs).
In a minute or two, you’ll flip the omelet, and have yourself a healthy, balanced breakfast—getting you ready for whatever the day brings.
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