Paleo Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins

Recipe by: The Adrenal Fatigue Solution

Blueberry Coconut Flour Muffins

Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  •  cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ cup blueberries
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Grease a 6 hole muffin tin with a little coconut oil.
  3. Place all of the ingredients (apart from the blueberries) into a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Fold in the blueberries and divide the batter between the 6 muffin holes.
  5. Bake for 14-16 minutes until slightly golden and firm to the touch.

 

Notes:

I doubled the recipe because I made these once before and they were so delicious that they didn’t last long in our house, also I didn’t want to make my blender dirty so this time I just whisked them before adding the blueberries, it took a little more time but I think they still turned out fine. Also, I want to try chocolate chips instead of blueberries next time, yum!

 

 

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Chicken Meatballs

I have made different variations of these in the years past and they always come out tasting amazing! I’ve made them with fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes and fennel. I’ve also used fresh parsley instead of basil and they still come out amazing. This time, I’m adding feta cheese. I don’t consume much dairy, hardly any at all actually but feta is one of my favorite cheeses, it’s just so good! And I think they will go along so well with these meatballs.

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Here’s the recipe:

1 pound lean ground chicken

1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes (I used dried, I don’t really care much for the ones packed in oil)

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Small onion, finely chopped or grated

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or pressed (or if you’re like me, 3 giant cloves of garlic)

1 egg

S&P to taste

1 T dried basil or 20 fresh basil leaves, rolled and cut into thin strips (Optional – It’s good with or without! I ended up using parsely)

Roll into 1 1/2 inch meatballs and place on stoneware or nonstick baking tray, brush with olive oil or canola oil and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

*Baking time will depend on size of meatballs

Whole30 Pico De Gallo! (Recipe)

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I medium sized tomato, finely chopped

1/4 medium onion, finely chopped

2 T finely chopped seedless cucumber

2 T fresh cilantro

1-2 garlic cloves

Pinch red pepper flakes

S&P to taste

Squeeze of fresh lemon or lime

Combine everything together and chill in the fridge for a few hours before eating!

Fruit Salad for Dinner!

When you don’t eat sugar on a daily or weekly basis, fruit tastes just like Heaven.

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I ate this bowl of fruit for dinner last night. I made a different dinner but it turned out to be terrible and ended up in the garbage. I HATE doing that, but I really could not eat it. I roasted a spaghetti squash and cooked it with sausage, onions, mushrooms and collard greens. Sounds good and the pictures of the recipe (<—— mine should’ve looked something like that) all look amazing! Well, mine looked nothing like that, I think I let it cook to long and the spaghetti squash turned a weird grayish color and became really mushy and tasted weird!

Anyways, this bowl of fruit totally made up for it! I chopped up a couple strawberries, a banana, some pineapple and then added walnuts and almonds and drizzled agave over the whole thing. THE BEST THING I’VE EVER EATEN FOR DINNER!

Double Chocolate Muffins!

These are healthy muffins, like really. And also, really delicious!!! Here is where I got the recipe: Healthy Is Always Better

Please visit the link and make these, they were so easy, all you do is put everything in a blender (except the chocolate chips) and combine all ingredients. There is NO flour in these, they are made from oats, egg whites, applesauce, greek yogurt, stevia and cocoa. SO delicious. They are chocolatey, moist and light and fluffy. And the best part? The stats (per muffin):

Calories: 115

Fat: 4g

Carbs: 18g

Sugar: 2g

Protein: 4g

Please try these!

Low Carb Crispy Mini Quiches

I used the small size wonton wrappers and placed one in each muffin cup. Then filled it with a quiche filling – bacon, onion, garlic, eggs, heavy cream, seasoning salt and cheddar cheese (on top)

Each one has a little over 100 calories and only 5 carbs!

And they are crispy around the edges which add a lot to them! Much better than a crustless quiche!

I baked these at 425F for 10-15 mins.

Twice Baked Mashed Cauliflower

 

Such an easy side dish to make! It’s creamy and cheesy with a yummy bacon flavor. It’s easy to make low cal too! Keep reading and I’ll tell you how below the recipe.

I don’t have measurements for this since I just kinda put it all together last minute.

Half bag of frozen cauliflower

About 1 T of full fat cream cheese

About 2 T of full fat sour cream

About 1/8 cup shredded cheddar cheese

About 4 T of the real bacon bits in the jar

1 chopped garlic clove

Seasoning salt or S&P (to taste)

I microwaved the cauliflower in a glass bowl for 5 minutes until it was soft. I then added the cream cheese, sour cream, shredded cheese, garlic and salt and mashed it together with a fork. Once it was all combined, I added the bacon. I baked it in the oven at 350F until it was hot and bubbling. Then I added a bit of shredded cheese and sprinkled some bacon on the top and baked it until the cheese was melted. I think it took about 15 minutes? I’m not really sure since I was in the kitchen the whole time cooking other things and just kept checking it.

(So to make this low-cal & low-fat, just use light or fat free cream cheese, sour cream and cheese. The real bacon bits from the jar are only 25 calories per T. So you’re good on that.)

It was SO good! I’ll be making it again and I think next time I’ll add green onions to it.

I had this with Buffalo Style Chicken Sausage pictured below. I took the picture from their website.

 

Taco Salad – Easily Customizable!

This is a picture of my lunch today – YUM!

I love salad and anyone who knows me, knows that it’s no secret. You can put whatever you want on them – the possibilities are endless!

This salad in particular is easily customizable. See below the recipe to see just how customizable it is!

This took me maybe 15 minutes to make, probably less but I didn’t set a timer sooooo. And I didn’t measure anything (I usually don’t), but you know how things taste so adjust it to YOUR tastes!

1/8th pound ground beef (80/20) (The 1/8th lb is a guess)

Red pepper flakes

Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

Chili Powder

Cumin

1 roma tomato

shredded cheese

Sour cream with some ranch seasoning packet mixed in (just a tiny bit, a little goes a long way!) (If you can, avoid the Hidden Valley brand because it contains MSG)

Lettuce

Once your meat mixture is cooked through and a little browned and crispy, take it off the heat and let it cool a bit. While it’s cooling, chop up a tomato and put some lettuce into a bowl or on a plate or however you prefer to eat it. Put the meat mixture on top of the lettuce then add the tomato and some cheese and top it off with your sour cream ranch! And then eat it and love it!

Here are the customizations:

To make this lower in fat and calories: Sub ground turkey/chicken meat for the ground beef, sub reduced fat or fat free sour cream for full fat sour cream and do the same with the cheese.

To make this vegetarian: Sub pinto beans (or any beans) for the meat. You could even use Tofu or vegetarian/vegan meat.

Additional toppings: Avocado/guacamole, tortilla strips, onion, green onion, salsa, olives, mushrooms, diced peppers, use anything you want!

Indulgences and Making Up For Them

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Yesterday I spent the day with my mom and had a really fun day! I splurged a lot and had quite a bit of carbs and sugar though. So I’m making up for it by eating tons of fresh veggies (from her garden) all day with some homemade ranch. I also spent two hours at the gym last night and surprised myself by jogging 3.5 miles! The most I’ve ever jogged was 1.5, I spent a total of 2 hrs on the treadmill and went 7.5 miles and burned 1100 calories, it felt so good! And I feel awesome today!

Simple Low-Carb Salad

This is something we eat pretty regularly. Especially when it’s hot outside and hotter in our apartment. It’s especially good and satisfying after an intense workout. We eat this a few times a week, you should try it! You have no excuse not too! 😉

Ingredients:

Chicken

Bacon

Mushrooms

Cucumber

Tomato

Cheese

Black pepper (love lots of this on my salad!)

Lettuce (Of course!)

Throw it all together and add dressing (low carb) of your choice. I use Ranch for the dressing but I make it myself so I know there is no added sugar or any weird ingredients that I don’t want.

Coming up soon: Zucchini Lasagna Cups!