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Monday, 4 May 2015

Cream - Is It On Your Shopping List With Other Healthy Fats ?

If you live the LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) lifestyle, or know about this lifestyle you are aware that many now refer to the 'HF' ( High Fat) as Healthy Fats ... foods like cream, butter, flax, cheese, avocado, nuts, and olive oil - in fact the foods that are pictured just below. They are all on my shopping list because these are the fats that I use on a daily basis. Obviously high in calories but also full of essential nutrients. As I've written before my lifestyle is low carb, no more than 50 a day, with higher healthy fats and moderate protein. It is a balance that suits me, although each of us has to find our own balance, and obviously take into account any food allergies, or underlying health condition.

Now, you may use 'single cream' or like me prefer to use double cream. ( If you live in the US I believe it's called heavy cream ). Of course, if you live in the UK, and in particular the South West of England, then you can enjoy the wonderful taste that is clotted cream:

Clotted cream, sometimes called scalded, clouted, Devonshire or Cornish cream, is a thick cream made by indirectly heating full-cream cow's milk using steam or a water bath and then leaving it in shallow pans to cool slowly. During this time, the cream content rises to the surface and forms 'clots' or 'clouts'.

Although its origin is uncertain, the cream's production is commonly associated with dairy farms in South West England and in particular the counties of Devon and Cornwall. 
Read More About Clotted Cream Here 

Read More about Low Carb Healthy Fat (LCHF) Eating Here

And why not enjoy a serving of Lowcarb fruit & almond clafoutis, with cream! This gorgeous French pudding is sublime - lowcarb and so easy to make. Use this link to find the recipe. 

Here's to happy, healthy eating.

All the best Jan


Jo said...

I can't say I eat an awful lot of cream. I didn't like it as a child but there's little I dislike these days so I wouldn't avoid it but it's not something I eat regularly. That pudding looks delicious.

Gail said...

Looks delicious.

I would be tested to heat totally healthy. I would fair better with someone saying "Buy this, don't buy that" This information helps a lot.

Thanks for visiting.

tess said...

your recipes always look SO GOOD, Jan! :-)

Red Rose Alley said...

Jan, this French pudding looks amazing. I wish I could try some right now. I do love almonds and nuts - in fact, I just bought some assorted ones at the store this morning. Cream does taste better with everything. Thanks for sharing, Jan.


Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jo - thanks for your comment. This pudding is delicious please give it a try and perhaps consider having some double or even clotted cream with it - it just tastes great.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Gail - thanks for your comment. This Lowcarb fruit & almond clafoutis really is delicious. I'm sure if you tried it you would enjoy it.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Tess - many thanks for your kind words. It's great to see you back blogging and commenting. I saw a nice cocktail recipe recently and thought of you ... it's one I think we'd both enjoy ...I must share it soon.

In the meantime enjoy the clafoutis.

Take Care

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Sheri - many thanks for your kind words. I do agree cream does make this 'French Style Pudding' taste great.
Sounds like you are like me with almonds on your shopping list.

Take Care

Kind thoughts to you and your family

All the best Jan

Lynda said...

Cream... OMG, I love cream!! I've cut back a little on how much I have but it is one of my favourite things. Our cream in New Zealand is just amazing - I can't remember what your cream is like but I'd definitely go for the double cream. We just have cream... no single or double so I presume your double is our "cream".

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Lynda - thanks for your comment. I think with all your lovely green pastures the cream in New Zealand should taste amazing. It is a few years ago, that I enjoyed a visit to both North and South Islands ... a truly amazing country. I was made to feel so welcome.

Have a good week

All the best Jan