I’m back with another cauliflower recipe! This time it’s a paleo cauliflower falafel recipe. And I decided not to make these in the traditional deep-fried fashion, for two reasons: 1.) I don’t really like to deep fry anything. And 2.) I tried it and they fell apart.
My method calls for a cast iron skillet (to get a nice crunch on the outside) and a tablespoon or two of oil, so it’s really healthy!
These paleo frittata muffins are a great way to work in a lot of vegetables and it is a high protein, healthy meal that will last for days. These are super easy to make! A batch makes 12 muffins…I usually take 3 in my lunch and leave 2 for Massimo’s lunch (although he usually only eats one). You can make these any way you like, but the specifics are in my recipe below!
Are you crazy for breakfast, or do you tend to skip it? I’m super crazy about breakfast. I look forward to it. I could easily eat breakfast for lunch or dinner. In fact, when I was pregnant I ate 3 over-medium eggs every. damn. day. for lunch (with sourdough toast…yum!). I’m not going to throw the sourdough toast in this Healthy Breakfast Ideas Guide, though. Why? Well, because it’s white bread, and while it tastes amazing, unless you are making it at home from a quality flour, there are better options out there. If increasing your nutrient intake and eating high-quality meals (with a lower carb and/or calorie count) is your focus, then read on! (PS- all of these items are toddler approved!)
These cauliflower hash browns are relatively easy to make and make a fantastic base for a pile of goodness, such as what I have here: sauteed vegetables, avocado, and an over easy egg. It’s good. Believe that.
Once you get the cauliflower cooked and grated, the hard part is over. Here are my tips for making this as simple as possible:
This arugula lime pesto is easy and quick- it’s ready in less than ten minutes and you don’t even have to use your stove. It’s the perfect pesto for summer!
This was originally intended to be arugula basil lime pesto, only I found out at the last minute that my husband used all the basil. I managed to take 8 tiny leaves off our fledgling basil plant, though. If you have basil on hand (and love it as much as I do) then toss it into the pesto! You’ll need more than 8 tiny leaves to make an impact, though. Add a handful!
I’m about to give you a serious weapon to add to your recipe arsenal…it’s a paleo egg wrap, and it’s fantastic. Now, I’m not so naive as to think I’m the first person to use an egg as a wrap (I’ve heard of crêpes, people!) but this combo of ham, veggies and sriracha is killer.
The best part about this wrap? It keeps you full. Or maybe it’s that it’s packed with lots of protein, healthy fats, fiber and nutrients. I’ll let you decide.
You know what else? This is a good lunch box item! I take this to work for a lunch fairly regularly.
Oh! And kids eat this, too. (Although I do have to leave out the sriracha until my little munchkin learns to love spicy foods as much as I do.) If I make this for my lunch I just cut up a slice of ham and some of the extra sauteed vegetables and leave it for his lunch (I already make a scrambled egg for him almost every day).
Before I was even pregnant I was thinking about making paleo/ gluten-free graham crackers. I’m not sure why, given that I don’t really eat graham crackers, but they just seemed like a great idea! Now that he’s ready to eat such a thing, I started researching paleo graham crackers and you know what? I wasn’t very enthusiastic about the recipes I found. They all used a lot of almond flour (not surprising) or coconut flour. Those ingredients are fine, however almond flour is very expensive and I wanted something a little less heavy. For that reason, I decided to create a gluten-free graham cracker that uses both almond meal and oat flour. This means it’s not paleo but for me that is ok.
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