Have you heard us talk about pemmican yet? This quick and easy food is usually on hand in our kitchen. This traditional Native American food is one of the most convenient things to use as a cornerstone in a quick and easy keto meal. It is incredibly useful for long hiking trips, traveling, and packed lunches.
Pemmican has been mentioned in many of our videos and our signature Pemmican Recipe is one of the many highlights in The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook. If you are just hearing about pemmican for the first time, read through Pemmican: A Traditional Survival Food Turned Modern Protein Bar to familiarize yourself with the history of this amazing food and the basics of making it.
Pemmican offers a nutrient dense source of energy for the body and provides an opportunity to broaden your culinary horizon as you practice and perfect your personal pemmican formula. Use different sources of meat or fat and try different combinations of herbs. Many herbs and spices have medicinal benefits and can enhance your food and your body at the same time. The meat from any grass-fed animal will work; select from beef, bison, goat, lamb, etc. depending what is seasonally available and most affordable in your area. Different fat sources can also be used, in our video discussing various fat sources we have on hand in our keto kitchen you can see both sheep tallow and beef tallow that has been rendered and is waiting to be used in an upcoming batch of pemmican, you can also use part coconut oil to give it a creamier consistency.
Are you ready to take your pemmican to the next level?
Incorporate organ meats into the formula! Organ meats can pack a powerful punch of nutrition and will supercharge the quality of your pemmican. My preferred way of adding organ meats to pemmican is using a combination of liver and heart mixed in with the normal muscle meat.
This quick and easy pemmican meal is a bare bones staple for breakfast, lunch, or dinner that provides a healthy source of fat, protein, and fiber-rich carbohydrates. This meal gives you an example of one of the most efficient, quick, yet nourishing meals I make often. It can be made in 10 minutes or less if you have the broccoli or other veggies already steamed up and stored in the fridge (follow our bulk veggie prep method and save so much time!).
If you have some extra time and want to spruce it up a bit try out the ideas listed below.
Enhance this meal by adding:
- an ounce of aged cheese like brie or gouda, or fresh goat or sheep cheese
- fresh cilantro, garlic, and ground cumin to the guacamole
- red hot chili pepper flakes to the broccoli
A special tip to make this meal EVEN MORE simple to prepare:
Use this time saving technique to bulk prep vegetables once a week. I do this often and keep an easy, reliable source of ready made low-cab vegetables in the fridge, all ready to go!