paleo blueberry muffins

Wow, these are AWESOME! I actually made my paleo blueberry muffins in a mini muffin tray so they’re nice little bite sized pieces. I have found that my family is much more likely to eat healthy when I hand them finger foods that require virtually zero preparation or thought to eat, haha. So that’s exactly what I did by making my muffins mini ones.

One of the reasons I have started really trying to get into different paleo breads, like these paleo blueberry muffins, is that we love bread. Not just me, but my husband and my children too. We all love bread. Breakfast is a poptart for our kids, unless we hand them something like these muffins (or our paleo banana bread) to eat instead. We are trying to instill healthy habits on our children. While we do allow our children to eat things we do not (some sugary things, candy, the poptarts of course), we do push healthy foods on them as much as possible and we try to limit their unhealthy food intake overall.

Paleo blueberry muffins recipe makes how many?

I made 24 mini muffins. If you use a regular sized muffin tray, you will get 12 muffins.

What kind of blueberries were used?

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any good looking fresh blueberries today. So I used frozen ones that I already had in the freezer. I purchase large bags of organic frozen blueberries to make sure I never run out:)

Paleo Blueberry Muffins
Yields 12
Delicious light and fluffy blueberry muffins, no additional sugar added!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup coconut flour
  2. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  5. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  6. 6 eggs
  7. 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons) clarified butter/ghee, melted
  8. 1/3 cup coconut cream (or 1/3 cup honey if you'd like a sweeter muffin)
  9. 2 teaspoons PURE vanilla extract (not artificial)
  10. 1 cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Mix coconut flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together eggs, butter, coconut cream, and pure vanilla extract.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until fully mixed.
  5. Fold blueberries into batter.
  6. Spoon batter evenly into greased muffin tray (do not grease if using muffin baking wrappers).
  7. Bake at 350F for about 20 minutes.
Notes
  1. Pure vanilla extract is Paleo, especially when baked, as the alcohol will bake off. However, artificial vanilla extract is NOT Paleo.
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paleo banana bread

Why does my house smell so amazing right now?! Because I just finished baking a loaf of Paleo banana bread! The smell is just incredible and brings everyone in the house straight to the kitchen.

minion-bananaMy whole family loves bananas, but I am not fan of all the sugar required for most banana bread recipes. That’s why this recipe has no added sugar, just some coconut cream. The addition of extra sugar to our diets contributes to a variety of issues, and I wholeheartedly believe it’s simply not necessary. Bananas and coconut cream are sweet enough on their own, so no extra sugar is needed.

This bread is absolutely fantastic as part of a healthy breakfast. Add some fruit and a cup of coffee, and I’m loving it!

Paleo Banana Bread
Yields 1
A delicious, no sugar added, Paleo banana bread the whole family will love!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups almond flour
  2. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  3. 1 teaspoon allspice (optional)
  4. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 2 mashed bananas
  7. 1/2 cup water
  8. 1/4 cup coconut cream
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix together almond flour, ground cinnamon, allspice (if using), and baking soda.
  3. In separate bowl, mix remaining ingredients and whisk until fully mixed together.
  4. Combine all ingredients and mix until a batter is formed.
  5. Pour batter into greased loaf pan.
  6. Bake for about 45 minutes. The bread should be crisp and brown on top and around the edges.
  7. ENJOY!
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Paleo banana bread is awesome!

Once the bread is cool and you’ve sliced it and are enjoying it, a little extra cinnamon can be sprinkled on top for added flavor. You can also spread a little clarified butter on it, which is delicious! This is a great recipe and it’s pretty easy to make. ENJOY!

cantaloupe fruit medley for breakfast!

cantaloupe-fruit-medleyBreakfast is one of the most important meals of the day and starting it off with a nice cantaloupe fruit medley makes for a great start to the morning!

This morning, I kicked my day off with a nice hot cup of coffee and the cantaloupe fruit medley I made last night. I usually make two fruit medleys at the same time when I cut my cantaloupe in half. I store them in the fridge in bowls with plastic wrap covering them up. I’m not entirely sure how long they would last if left alone, as ours usually make it 24 hours at best before someone gobbles them up.

What do I do with the leftover cantaloupe from my cantaloupe fruit medley?

Honestly, I often just eat it after I cut it out. Once the seeds are gone, cutting a little strip around the cantaloupe to make more room for the other fruits doesn’t really leave much leftover cantaloupe. If I’m making two full cantaloupes at a time (four fruit medleys), I put the extra cantaloupe in a container and serve it with lunch or dinner.

Cantaloupe Fruit Medley
Serves 2
Awesome fruit medley stuffed into a cantaloupe!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cantaloupe
  2. 6 to 8 strawberries
  3. 2 kiwis
  4. ~16 to 18 grapes
Instructions
  1. Cut the cantaloupe in half and scrape out the seeds in the middle of each half.
  2. Cut or scrape out more of the actual cantaloupe around the already hollow center. This is done to be able to fit more fruit into the cantaloupe. (OPTIONAL: eat the cantaloupe you've cut out, or save it for later.)
  3. Cut the strawberries into thin slices and lay around the edges of the hole in the center of the cantaloupes.
  4. Peel the kiwis and cut into thin slices. Lay them around in a circle, inside the strawberries.
  5. Top it off by filling whatever is left of the center with the grapes.
  6. ENJOY!
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Make it even more of a meal!

To make this more of a meal, and not just fruit, have a small fruit medley with some eggs and bacon, or other protein. Two eggs and a small fruit medley is a fantastic Whole30 and Paleo compliant meal! I love fruit with my eggs in the morning, and having a nice looking cantaloupe fruit medley just adds an extra smile to the morning!

perfect hard-boiled eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are a fantastic and extremely versatile food, but it can be difficult to make perfect hard-boiled eggs. No worries though we’ll show you how to make perfect hard-boiled eggs in about 20 minutes!

Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs
Perfect hard-boiled eggs, great for eating plain or making deviled eggs!
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Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. Eggs
Instructions
  1. Place eggs in a pot, not stacked on top of one another, cover with water to about an inch over top of eggs.
  2. Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Once boiling, cover, remove from heat.
  4. Let stand 10-15 minutes.
  5. Peel and eat!
Notes
  1. I peel my hard-boiled eggs under a very small stream of cold running water. This helps loosen the shell from the egg.
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eggs-in-potWhat all can hard-boiled eggs be used for?

The first, and most obvious answer is just plain eating them! A hard-boiled egg with a little salt or pepper, or maybe some tabasco sauce, is awesome!

Hard-boiled eggs are also used to make deviled eggs (or our Spicy Deviled Eggs), which are extremely delicious. Deviled eggs make a great snack or a side dish to barbecue. We love a good deviled egg, as do our kids.

Hard-boiled eggs also go really well in salads. We sometimes add egg to our chicken salads or just a plain salad to get a little extra protein in. They’re great in a tossed green salad with tomatoes, red onions, and shaved carrots!

sausage egg sandwich

sausage egg sandwich
Sausage and Egg Sandwiches
Serves 2
Feels like you're eating a muffin, but there's no bread!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 sausage patties, homemade or store bought, depending on your preference.
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 1 tablespoon butter (or clarified butter or ghee)
  4. 1/4 cup water
  5. Mayo and/or mustard
  6. *you need biscuit cutters or something similar for this recipe
Instructions
  1. Cook sausage patties, set aside.
  2. Heat skillet over medium heat and melt the butter in the skillet, coating the bottom.
  3. Set biscuit cutters into the skillet.
  4. Break each egg in a small bowl one at a time and break the yolk with a fork (no need to beat the eggs), drop each egg into a separate biscuit cutter within the skillet.
  5. Pour the 1/4 cup water into the skilled OUTSIDE of the biscuit cutters.
  6. Cover skillet and let cook until the eggs are done, usually about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on how hot the skillet is.
  7. Remove eggs from skillet, let cool a little bit, put 1 sausage patty between 2 eggs, add mayo, mustard, or any other condiments you want.
  8. ENJOY!
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Like eating a sausage egg sandwich, but without the bread!

Totally awesome, packed with protein, absolutely delicious! This breakfast is easy to make, doesn’t take long, and even on a diet that doesn’t include wheat, you feel like you’re eating a muffin. I was surprised the first time I tried making one of these, using the egg instead of bread. I really thought the eggs would fall apart in my hands. Thankfully, the eggs held together and they turned out great!

It is a little odd to use eggs instead of muffins or some other type of bread, but it is healthy, delicious, and gluten free! I could eat a sausage egg sandwich every day for breakfast! Even the kids like these, which is always a wonderful bonus! Healthy kid approved foods can be difficult to find, especially considering that some kids are extremely picky. But this fills them up and definitely gets them through to lunch.

delicious frittata

Frittata
Serves 4
A delicious and easy frittata recipe that even the kids will love!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 sweet potato, shredded
  2. 1 tablespoon clarified butter (or regular butter, or ghee)
  3. approximately 1/3 pound meat (cooked or uncooked, in patties or loose meat)
  4. 12 large eggs
  5. 3 large kale leaves, cut into pieces (remove stems)
  6. 1/2 tomato, sliced
  7. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Use 1/2 of the butter to coat the outside of your pie pan or dish.
  3. Heat frying pan over medium heat, add the other 1/2 tablespoon of butter.
  4. Once melted, add shredded sweet potato and cook, flipping once or twice, to make hash browns.
  5. Place hash browns in pie dish, mushing them down with a fork.
  6. Cook your meat, browning it well (if you haven't done so already), or add chopped up meat (if you pre-cooked it) on top of the sweet potato.
  7. Beat all eggs together, add kale and mix well.
  8. Pour egg and kale mixture over the meat and sweet potatoes.
  9. Lay tomato slices on top.
  10. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes, checking every 10 minutes after the 30 minute mark. Once all eggs are no longer watery on top and the edges are slightly browned, this dish is done!
Notes
  1. This dish can also be split into 4 pieces and cooked in smaller dishes to make single serving frittatas that are easy for anyone to grab, heat and eat!
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I personally love this recipe because I make one frittata and feed myself and my husband breakfast for 3 days in a row!

frittata-baseWhen I make this dish, I usually use turkey burgers or taco meat that I’ve already made and frozen. I thaw it first and they throw it over the sweet potatoes. If it is pre-made burgers, I slice them to ensure full coverage. I know I like to have all the ingredients in every bite, so I try to make sure that happens!

Different meats completely change the frittata

Turkey burger allows for one flavor, taco meat gives it more spice, and breakfast sausages make it feel like you’re eating at a nice little diner. Changing the meats in the frittata is a great way to make the same dish feel different.

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Single Serve Frittatas

Another wonderful and easy way to make frittatas readily available for anyone, family, guests, etc., is to make single serve frittatas. I use small Pyrex dishes that have sealing lids to do this. I simply make the same recipe, but split it into 4 as I go. These also need to be watched a little more carefully when baking, as they tend to have a shorter bake time than the larger frittata.

spicy breakfast sausage

spicy breakfast sausages

This spicy breakfast sausage recipe is easy to make and absolutely delicious! Pretty quick and easy to make and best of all, there is zero sugar added!

Spicy Breakfast Sausage
Serves 4
A deliciously spicy breakfast sausage with no sugar added!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
18 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
8 min
Total Time
18 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb ground turkey (or pork if you prefer)
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 3/4 tsp pepper
  4. 3/4 tsp ground sage
  5. 3/4 tsp ground thyme
  6. 1/4 tsp oregano
  7. 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (add more or less depending on how spicy you want your sausage)
  8. 1 tsp butter (or ghee or clarified butter)
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients. Using a food processor with a dough mixing setting works great and cuts the prep time in half!
  2. Make sausage patties using the mixed meat.
  3. Heat skillet over medium heat, add butter and let melt.
  4. Place sausages in skillet with butter and brown on each side, approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side, depending on your stove and how hot your skillet is.
  5. EAT AND ENJOY!
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Spicy Breakfast Sausage Tips

When I make this recipe, I usually triple it and freeze 2 pounds of it in 1-pound packages for later use. When I know I’m going to make sausage the next day, I simply pull out a packet of frozen meat the night before so I have zero prep time in the morning!

Sausages can also be cooked all at once and frozen ready to go. If you go this route, I have found it’s best to freeze the cooked sausages in appropriately sized packets, just the sausages you will eat each time. This way nothing ever goes to waste.

For really spicy sausage, add extra red pepper flakes or a bit of chili powder to really heat things up!

Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos

These are awesome gluten free breakfast tacos! Breakfast tacos are quick and easy to make and a great fill-you-up meal each morning! This recipe is simple and only takes a few minutes.

Gluten Free Breakfast Tacos
Quick and easy gluten free breakfast tacos
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. corn tortillas (make sure they're 100% gluten free)
  2. salsa (I use a mixture of sweet salsa and adobo sauce, but any gluten free salsa can be used)
  3. shredded cheddar
  4. 2 eggs or 1/2 cup egg substitute
Instructions
  1. Lay out however many corn tortillas you will need.
  2. Lay out shredded cheddar in the center of each corn tortilla.
  3. Spoon salsa on top of cheese. For this step, I try to get only the chunks from the salsa with as little juice as possible. If you have too much juice, the tortillas will get soggy and fall apart.
  4. Microwave corn tortillas to melt all the cheese. This generally takes between 30 and 45 seconds. While microwaving the tortillas, scramble your eggs or egg substitute, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Add your eggs to your tortillas and you've got breakfast tacos!
Adapted from Eating Well
Adapted from Eating Well
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Yep, delicious breakfast tacos that are totally gluten free!

This recipe is pretty simple and it’s awesome for those who have wheat allergies or those who just can’t eat too much wheat without feeling ill effects. This recipe can be modified to add any toppings you want. Sometimes, just feeling like you’re eating a taco is a great way to start the day!

On the days I’m really hungry, I add a little ground turkey to the mix, along with some chopped up bell peppers. Makes for a deliciously filling breakfast!

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