KETO LOW-CARB TILAPIA PARMESAN (HEART HEALTHY)
I’m feeling love for this Keto Low-Carb Tilapia Parmesan!
In following a Keto Low-Carb path (at different times of course), my husband Shawn and I are always looking for different quality sources of whole foods high in protein. We generally consume a high protein, low carbohydrate lifestyle. And while my diet is grain-free, Shawn enjoys wheat products because he has no gluten allergy nor sensitivity.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO LOW-CARB TILAPIA PARMESAN?
The predominant taste and flavour sensations of this Keto Low-Carb Tilapia Parmesan are fattiness (from the mayo) and mozzarella (dairy) and saltiness from the Parmigianno-Reggiano.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO LOW-CARB TILAPIA PARMESAN?
Let’s look at the nutritional value of Keto Low-Carb Tilapia Parmesan. I’ve added Tilapia and other white fish to our diet on occasion. Tilapia is surprisingly high in protein. A 3.5-ounce serving (100 grams) possesses only 128 calories and yet 26 grams of protein. This same size piece of salmon has 20 grams. Add to this that Tilapia is rich in trace minerals and vitamins, such as B12, phosphorus, selenium, niacin, and potassium. Tilapia is almost as high in protein as chicken. A 3-ounce fillet of broiled Tilapia has nearly 26 grams of protein. The same amount of skinless cooked chicken breast offers about 26.5 grams of protein – a difference of merely 3.5 grams.
Where Tilapia falls way short is in Omega-3. It also has higher Omega-6 than other fish. The reason is that the farmed fish are fed corn-based food and oils that increase its Omega-6 content. Omega-6 intake from fish consumed in moderation is not an issue for Shawn and me, nor for many other people. But those with heart issues should keep their Omega-6 consumption down, in general. Eating far too much omega 6 can raise your blood pressure, lead to blood clots that can cause a heart attack or stroke, and may cause your body to retain water. The secret is refraining from eating processed foods high in corn and vegetable oils.
If you tend to eat more whole foods than eating Tilapia on occasion can be a nice alternative to beef, pork, chicken, and other fish. Look for Tilapia that comes from the United States and Canada where farming practices are tightly regulated, and hormone treatment is prohibited. Refrain from Chinese Tilapia.
Tilapia is also referred to as St. Peter’s fish, as it is believed to be the variety caught when Christ asked St. Peter to cast out his net in the Sea of Galilee.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB TILAPIA PARMESAN?
This simple Keto Low-Carb Tilapia Parmesan dish has loads of fattiness and flavor. While Tilapia is delicate, the mayo and cheeses add weight and substance. You’ll want to make sure that the white wine you choose has enough weight and viscosity to match. A buttery Chardonnay works here, as well as Viognier. Some people like to offset tastes and flavors. If this is the case choose a white wine with zinging acidity to offset the fattiness and the saltiness. Examples of this wine include brut sparkling wine, stainless steel Chardonnay, White Burgundy, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, bone dry Riesling, Vino Verde, or Sauvignon Blanc. The choice is yours. I prefer to match flavors in this instance. However, Pinot Noir works nicely with salmon and tuna. Just be sure to chill the wines for a half-hour in the refrigerator before serving.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT OTHER KETO LOW-CARB HEALTHY HEART RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
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