March Macros Part Five – Slainte! Corned Beef and Cabbage Reuben Recipe + Macros Counting 101

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GrownupGripe: Saint Patrick’s Day used to be so much fun…what the hell happened just kidding?!?

Growing up, Saint Patty‘s day was by far I one of the most fun holidays, Mama would die her hair red, we drank green beer and ate corned beef.

The only thing I will say was her CB was mushy and not very good🤦‍♀️ but it’s thought that counts.

Determined to crisp up the brisket, I find if you broil 1-2 mins each side after boiling, it’s so good!

Something I also remember from the good ol’ days was waking up the next morning feeling absolutely awful and bloated…not good at all.

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40 years and two kids later, they’re definitely not what they used to be but the good news is I wake up feeling a heck of a lot better now than before.

If you want to start feeling better too, click here.

I never thought I’d be able to say that but it’s true and the Macros Diet is what’s reversing the clock.

Before getting to the CB (corned beef) let me give you a little background behind macronutrients.

Macros for short have been used for years by athletes to perform at their best. Sound good?!?

Who doesn’t want to feel good every day they wake up? If I’m really on a binge I know I feel the complete opposite and you can too with Macros.

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Instead of eating a strict low-cal and low-fat diet like we’ve been told for years, this takes that idea and flips it on its’ head.  Instead, the focus of the Macros Diet is getting the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, and FAT.  These macronutrients are three types of nutrients that provide you with optimal energy.

If weight-loss is your goal, counting macros require more protein than you may be used to but that is what needs more energy to digest and use than carbs and fat PLUS it makes you feel full all the time so you’ll to start to melt.

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It’s truly life-changing.  Yes there’s a lot to unpack so I will keep it at that but one last caveat is you still can enjoy the foods you love (as long as they fit in your plan) so even if you need to eat some Doritos of for me Nutella everyday, you’ve got to get it in where you can fit it in which for me means less carb intake at meals.

It doesn’t matter WHEN you eat with Macros either, as long as you stay within your numbers you’re all good for those of you who are late-night snackers like me LOL!

So with this in mind, go enjoy this recipe below with a Guinness or whatever you want as long as you get your protein, fat AND carbs in your threshold you’ll wake up on the 18th with the luck of the Irish because that scale will go down.

Low-carb Keto Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipe

Low-Carb Corned Beef and Cabbage Reuben Recipe w/Thousand Island Dressing

  • Corned beef brisket
  • One head of cabbage
  • Swiss cheese slices
  • 4 T Mayo
  • 2T Sugar-free ketchup
  • 1.5T Pickle relish
  • One half lemon, juice

Take brisket out of package, rinse and add to pot with seasoning packet. Add water until it’s covering everything in the pot, up to 1 inch extra.

Cover, pot on the stove and boil, then bring down to a simmer for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Remove brisket.

In small bowl combine mayo, ketchup, relish and lemon juice mixing until consistency of dressing.

Turn on oven broiler and place brisket on a pan. Be careful but broil each side 1 to 2 mins to crisp.

Pull out and let rest a few mins before carving. Meanwhile scoop out some cabbage and broth into bowl. Add Swiss cheese, microwave 1 min.

Carve brisket (against the grain). Add to cabbage and cheese bowl then drizzle with dressing. 😋

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Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy this classic recipe for many St. Paddy’s Days to come!

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