As I’m sure you know, eggs are a HUGE part of a Paleo Diet. They are a staple in my house, & I probably eat them in some form every single day. I know you’re probably saying, OH EM GEE ALL THAT CHOLESTEROL, or all of that SATURATED FAT!? Yeh, they have cholesterol & yeh they have saturated fat, but those are NOT the bad guys!! Eggs are also FULL of protein & nutrients. Not to mention you get all of those awesome components at such a low cost!!!! You can’t beat it! It is not uncommon that my house goes through at least 2 1/2 dozen! Cook them in some olive or coconut oil, I eat them for breakfast, snacks, dinner, bake with them, WHATEVER! 🙂 My recommendation is to stick with Organic, Omega 3 enriched eggs, if you can. For Doug, he can eat 3 eggs every morning, no problem…for me….I get a little bored & I like variety! (I’m sure you picked that up about me by now!) Then, I get stuck! What do I eattttttt??! Nothing to haveeeeeee?!!? My life is over….WAH! (alittle dramatic?) So I wanted to compile a group of delicious egg variations for whoever gets bored with plain ole eggs sometimes 🙂 So eat up your eggs, you’ll thank me!!
**Recipes below: starting from the top & going by rows we haveeeeee…
*Pepper Flowers: Slice peppers thin into little flowers (so cute), put them in a hot pan with a little evoo, let them cook for a minute or so, crack an egg right into the pepper, salt & pepp, flip when cooked & you are good to go!
*Ham & Salsa Roll-up: Whisk 3 eggs in a bowl with some salt & pepp, pour into a small pan, med-high heat, let cook almost all the way through (kinda like an omelette), flip carefully & cook the other side for a minute. Let cool for just a minute. Put on cutting board or plate, add your fixings (i used ham & salsa) Then roll up & eat like a burrito or cut into pieces! Enjoy!
MY ULTIMATE FAVORITE……
*Apple Pumpkin Bake: This is my all time favorite. I make it all the time. Paige says it tastes like pumpkin pie!!!!!! Who doesn’t like pumpkin pie for breakfast?!? 😉
5 apples, peeled, cored, chopped
12 large eggs
14oz can pumpkin (not pie mix)
14 oz can full fat coconut milk
1/4 cup honey (optional)
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4-1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4-1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4-1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 425. Grease a 9×13 glass baking dish. Put chopped apples into bottom. Mix all ingredients BESIDES almonds, coconut & raisins. Pour liquid over apples. Top with almonds, raisins & coconut. Bake uncovered about 45 mins. (Wait til you see how gorgeous it cooks & rises!)
*Ham & Egg Cups: Excellent for on the go! I use either Boar’s Head or Applegate sliced ham. Grease your muffin tin, line with a piece of ham. Push it into the cup. Then mix up about 10-12 eggs, with whatever seasonings you would like! Fill up ham cups, not overfill, then put in a 350 preheated oven. Bake about 10 mins until cooked all the way through! Pop out & enjoy!
*Veggie Fritatta: Super Easy! I use this as an opportunity to use everything I have left in the fridge!! Preheat oven to 400, whisk up about 12-15 eggs. Grease a 9×13 glass baking dish. Add whatever veggies & seasoning to your eggs! I like to julienne some carrots, zucchini or sweet potatoes because they look snazzy like that! 😉 Add some spinach or kale, salt & pepp, always onions! Bake for about 35-40 minutes until set. You are good to go! You can even serve with salad for dinner! EASY!
Last but not least……..
*Fruit & Nut Roll-up: Heat a small pan over med-high heat. Whisk 3 eggs, with a splash of unsweetened almond milk, 1 tsp vanilla, and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Pour into hot pan, cook until almost cooked fully, then flip & do that same until the eggs are cooked. Put onto cutting board, let cool for a minute, I spread it with apple butter, then layered with 2-3 tbsp finely diced apples, pecans & raisins! Roll up & cut into thick slices! SO GOOD! I then drizzled a little honey & another sprinkle of cinnamon (just to make it picture worthy ;))
Your eggs will never be the same!!!! Let me know what you think!!