Ghee has become a lot more popular lately, as you often see food bloggers adding it to their bullet proof coffee, but it’s not just a trendy food that will soon go out of style. Ghee has quite the health benefits and provides amazing flavor to all sorts of dishes. I remember when I was little going to my grandma’s house and buttering her toast with ghee thinking “what the heck is g-hee?!”…Little did I know, my grandma was ahead of the game!
Anyways, what is ghee, why is it different from butter, and why is it truly healthy for you? Ghee is clarified butter, which means the milk solids and water have been removed, leaving you with just the butterfat itself along with a delicious buttery flavor. Because the milk solids have been removed, ghee is actually safe for those with lactose allergies as it removes the casein (milk protein).
This process of clarifying butter is extremely beneficial to our health for many reasons:
- Supports Weight loss (the medium-chain fatty acids helps our body burn fat similar to coconut oil)
- Improves Digestion
- Reduces Inflammation
- Rich in Fat Soluble Vitamins A, D, E
- Beneficial to those with IBS, Chrohn’s, leaky gut, or gluten allergies
Due to the clarifying, ghee also has a high smoke point (450 degrees), making it great for cooking (vs. butter has a 350 degree smoke point). It’s important to never cook fats above their smoke point as this can increase free radicals and harm our bodies.
Try out the recipe below and let me know what you think! It’s definitely going to be my new staple for weekly meal prep 🙂
Recipe: OM(GHEE) 3 Ingredient Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Category: side dish; gluten-free, keto friendly, whole30 approved
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
- 1 Bag of Brussels Sprouts
- 1-2 Tbsp Organic Valley Ghee (or brand of your choice)
- Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning (can purchase at Trader Joe’s)
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Rinse brussels sprouts and cut into halves or fourths depending on your preference.
- Place sprouts into a large pot and fill with water to cover the sprouts. Cook the brussel sprouts until they are slightly softened (but not overly cooked as you want them to get crispy later in the oven)
- Drain the water and add 1-2 Tbsp organic, grass-fed ghee to the pan and mix to coat all the sprouts.
- Distribute sprouts on a baking sheet and sprinkle Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning over the sprouts.
- Lightly salt the sprouts and place in the oven for 40-45 minutes or until crispy.