We’ve got one sweet guest post for you today! It’s an unbelievably yummy breakfast recipe from Nealy Fischer, The Flexible Chef, who you might remember from Ep 111 of The Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast. Her cookbook, Food You Want for the Life You Crave offers 100 flexible recipes — but that’s not all. She also includes tips to transform those recipes into 1,000 different dishes. Her success strategies — labeled as “Nail This” — make it easy for even the newest cooks to whip up a dish with confidence, and her “Flip It” sections enable those with dietary restrictions or…

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In a perfect world, we’d all sit down every morning to a leisurely, healthy breakfast. In the real world, however, we’ve all done our share of eating breakfast in our cars, on the bus, or at our work stations Sometimes, where you eat the breakfast you grabbed on your way out the door can’t be helped. What can be helped, however, is what you eat. Keep in mind that while omelet muffins are perfect for breakfast on the go, they’d also be great for a weekend brunch. Double the recipe and make a dozen. Then, make time to sit down with family or friends and enjoy the type of long, leisurely breakfast that’s so hard to come by during the week.

The beauty of these omelet muffins? What you mix in for added flavor is up to you. Anything you love adding to an omelet—diced vegetables, meat, and some cheese if you’re so inclined—you can add to this recipe to create your own personal omelet muffin.

Servings: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 10 Large Eggs
  • 6 oz. Bacon (Cooked)
  • 1 cup chopped Red Bell Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Milk or Cream
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped Cilantro
  • Pinch of Black Pepper
  • Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil Spray

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrange the bacon on a parchment covered sheet pan and bake for 20-30 minutes, until it reaches the doneness of your liking. Allow the bacon to cool and chop or crumble it into small pieces.

Whisk the eggs and coconut milk/cream together in a large bowl. Add in the chopped bacon, chopped bell pepper, cheese, cilantro and black pepper. Mix together until well combined.

Spray a set of 12 muffin tins with avocado oil spray. Ladle the egg mixture into each of the tins, about 2/3-3/4 of the way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until they are slightly puffed up, yet firm to the touch. Remove from the oven. and allow them to cool slightly before removing them from the muffin tin. The egg muffins will deflate slightly as they are cooling.

Nutritional Information (per muffin):

  • Calories: 138
  • Total Carbs: 1 grams
  • Net Carbs: 1 grams
  • Fat: 11 grams
  • Protein: 11 grams

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Call them what you want – latkes, vegetables pancakes, fried-deliciousness. They’re traditionally made with potatoes, a food some of us Primals feel better avoiding. The tuber’s low-moisture and high-starch content creates a crispy exterior and fluffy interior when fried in oil. The high starch content, unfortunately, is also the reason the insulin resistant among us are better off turning to less starchy vegetables to satisfy latke cravings.

Although latkes made with vegetables like carrot, turnip, daikon radish and zucchini will never be quite as crispy as potato latkes, they’re darn good in their own right. The flavor of each vegetable is mild enough that you’ll still feel like you’re eating a latke, yet the latke is transformed into something new and interesting. Zucchini latkes are mildest of all, the carrot and turnip are slightly sweet, and the daikon version has just a hint of spiciness.

Notes: These latkes will work with many combinations of vegetables, especially root vegetables. To make the dish lower carb, you can swap out the sweet potato or carrot with turnips or rutabaga. Use multiple paper towels or a good hand towel to ring out moisture from the shredded vegetables, especially vegetables like daikon and zucchini. This will keep your latke batter from turning watery. To make the shredded vegetables either use the large holes on a box grater or food processor with a large grate attachment.

Servings: 3

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded daikon radish
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 1 cup shredded Japanese/white sweet potato
  • 1.5 scoops Primal Kitchen® Collagen Peptides
  • 2 Tbsp. almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 extra large egg or 2 medium eggs
  • ¼ cup Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 400 ºFahrenheit. Place a seasoned cast iron skillet in the oven to heat.

Use a towel to squeeze out the shredded vegetables. In a large bowl, combine the shredded vegetables, collagen, almond flour, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Crack the egg and mix it into the vegetable mixture. Allow the mixture to rest for 1 minute.

Place the skillet over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil. Once hot, add a scoop of the vegetable mixture to the skillet and gently flatten and shape it so it’s a slightly flattened patty. Repeat 2-3 more times so the skillet has 3-4 patties. Allow the latkes to fry for 1-2 minutes on each side.

Gently use a spatula to remove the latkes and place them on a parchment-covered sheet pan. Add the remaining oil and allow it to heat before repeating the above steps with the remaining vegetable mixture.

Place the sheet pan with the latkes on it in the oven for 10-12 minutes. Allow them to cool before removing them from the pan. Enjoy on their own or with your favorite sauce. We like combining Primal Kitchen Garlic Aioli Mayo with chopped parsley and lemon, but they are also great with a sour cream or yogurt-based dip.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 268
  • Total Carbs: 15 grams
  • Net Carbs: 12 grams
  • Fat: 20 grams
  • Protein: 10 grams

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On mornings when a bowl of oatmeal is what your body craves, this hearty and comforting Primal breakfast cereal is exactly what you need. Coconut flakes, almonds, pecans, and the milk of your choice are blended into a creamy, oatmeal-like cereal and topped with fresh berries.

Make Primal oatmeal in the morning or the night before. Serve it hot or cold. Personalize your bowl by using different types of nuts and non-dairy milks, sweetening with pure maple syrup or yacon syrup instead of a Medjool date, and adding more flavor and nutrients with add-ins like butter, cinnamon or chia seeds. However you do it, “oatmeal” doesn’t get any tastier than this.

Serving: 1 larger serving 

Time in the Kitchen: 5 minutes (plus, time to soak the nuts, if desired)

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (16 g)
  • ¼ cup raw almonds, preferably soaked (1.25 oz/37 g)
  • ¼ cup raw pecans, preferably soaked (1 oz/25 g)
  • ½ cup coconut milk or whipping cream/full-fat milk/half and half (120 ml)
  • 1 pitted medjool date, soaked for 20 minutes in hot water (Can omit or substitute stevia, Swerve or yacon syrup.)
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Coconut Primal Fuel
  • Pinch of salt

Optional Add-ins:

  • Fresh berries
  • Butter
  • Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds*

Instructions:

In a high-powered blender, chop the coconut flakes and nuts until finely ground.

Add the milk, date (if desired) and a pinch of salt. Blend until thick and smooth.

Pour into serving bowls. Add more of your favorite milk, if desired, plus additional add-ins. Serve hot or cold.

Nutritional Information (with date, without toppings):

  • Calories: 680
  • Total Carbs: 27 grams
  • Net Carbs: 17.3 grams
  • Fat: 60 grams
  • Protein: 19 grams

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Hemp and cauliflower “oats” is a hearty and filling breakfast that has the traditional texture—without the grains. You can modify the recipe dozens of different ways by varying fruits, nuts, seeds, natural sweeteners, milks, and other toppings. While this recipe used full-fat coconut milk and water, you can use dairy milk or another non-dairy alternative you prefer. We also added collagen for an extra protein boost. Find your favorite taste combination, and enjoy this Primalized classic.

Servings: 2

Time in the Kitchen: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups Frozen Riced Cauliflower
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp. Coconut Milk
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Ground Flaxseeds
  • ½ Tbsp. Almond Butter
  • 3 Tbsp. Pumpkin Seeds, divided
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. EVO Hemp Hearts
  • 2 Scoops Primal Kitchen® Vanilla Coconut Collagen (optional)
  • ½ cup Raspberries (or sub your favorite berry)
  • Optional Toppings: Maple Syrup, Hemp Hearts, crumbled Primal Kitchen Coconut Lime Bar

Instructions: 

In a pot, combine the cauliflower, coconut milk, water, and ground flaxseed and heat over medium heat. Stir occasionally.

Once it starts to bubble (about 3-4 minutes), add the almond butter and give the mixture a stir. Reduce the heat to medium low and cover the pot. Heat for an additional 5 minutes, removing the lid occasionally to stir.

Take half of the pumpkin seeds and pulse them quickly in a grinder, blender or food processor so they are chopped small but not yet in the form of a powder. Pour the pulsed pumpkin seeds in the pot and stir. Cover the pot again for an additional 2-3 minutes.

When you uncover the pot again, add the vanilla extract and hemp hearts. Around this time it should start resembling thin “oats.” If you are adding the Collagen Fuel, any sweeteners, or additions like cinnamon, add them now. Gently stir the oats uncovered over medium-low heat so it is just bubbling until the mixture reaches the consistency of your liking (keep in mind that it will continue to thicken a small amount after it is removed from heat).

(If the mixture seems too thick, you can add a small amount of additional water or coconut milk. If the mixture is still too soupy and thin, you can either try adding ground flaxseed a teaspoon at a time or continue to cook the mixture uncovered until it reaches your desired thickness.)

Pour the “oats” into a glass or bowl and top with raspberries, a sprinkle of hemp hearts, the remaining pumpkin seeds, and any other favorite add-ons you may have!

Nutritional Information (2 servings, per serving):

  • Calories: 444
  • Total Carbs: 20 grams (Net Carbs: 11 grams)
  • Fat: 28 grams
  • Protein: 31 grams

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Omelettes are a regular go-to for me. There’s no faster or easier way to whip up a healthy and filling meal than this. If I’m not eating a big-ass salad for lunch, you can bet it’s an omelette instead. Eggs offer a good dose of protein as well as plenty of essential minerals. Veggies, meat and a little cheese add their own nutrients and make for constant variety. It’s one of those Primal-keto staples I never get tired of. Let’s dig in.

Mark’s Big-Ass Omelette

Servings: 1

Time In the Kitchen: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/4 bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped ham
  • 3 Tbsp. feta cheese

Instructions:

Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat.

Crack three eggs in a bowl and whisk until well combined. Set aside.

Add veggies to the skillet and saute for a few minutes until cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste, if you’d like, and stir the veggies well. Add any pre-cooked protein you’d like to use (we used diced ham in this version) and warm for 20-30 seconds.

Add whisked eggs to skillet. Allow to cook for a couple of minutes, scraping down the sides of the skillet with your spatula every now and then. Swirl the eggs around a bit with your spatula as the eggs start to cook on the bottom of the pan.

When the eggs are mostly set, sprinkle some cheese, if desired, on the eggs before folding the omelette over. Using your spatula, lift up one side of the eggs and very carefully flip that side over top of the other side.

Carefully slide the omelette out of the pan and onto a plate. Serve immediately with a side of bacon or sliced avocado if desired.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 406
  • Carbs: 10.8 grams (9.8 net carbs)
  • Fat: 24.6 grams
  • Protein: 33.7 grams

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Welcome to summer, everyone. (I think most people agree it starts after Memorial Day, right?) One of the things I’ve always loved about summer is cold brew coffee. As most of you know, I’ll take coffee anytime year round, but cold brew is its own animal and worth appreciating as such. That said, cold brew needs to be done right to achieve the smoothness and sweetness its known for. Here’s how I create my own cold brew.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup medium-coarse ground coffee
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • Optional: 4 Tbsp. Oat Milk (Thrive Market has a clean and tasty version for those who want to add a splash or two to the final result. Feel free to use regular dairy or another non-dairy milk.)
  • (You’ll also want a couple medium mason jars with lids.)

Instructions:

Grind 3/4 cup of whole bean coffee to a medium-coarse consistency as pictured to make about 2/3 cup ground coffee. (I wouldn’t advise the pre-ground coffee you find in the store, since you’ll have a heck of a time trying to drain it. The result? Coffee that’s likely too strong and muddy instead of smooth.)

Divide the ground coffee between two medium mason jars. Pour room temperature filtered water over the coffee—one cup of water per jar. Screw the lids on tight, and let infuse at room temperature for 12 hours. This is where the magic happens. You could go a little shorter (e.g. 10 hours) if you need it sooner, but I’d be cautious about exceeding 12 hours as I’ve found a lot of coffee gets bitter pretty quickly past that point. Start with 12 hours and experiment from there if you want a more concentrated brew. Some people like to put the jars in the refrigerator for added chilling. This works, but the infusing process will be a little slower.

After 12 hours, open each jar. Filter through a clean dish towel or cheesecloth. I know some folks use a very fine sieve or paper coffee filters for this step. Others like to double filter.

Check for concentration and dilute (to your own personal taste) with cold, filtered water, diluting less if you’re going to add milk or cream or if you’re going to use ice.

Put a few ice cubes in the bottom of two glasses, pour coffee over them. Add milk or cream if that’s your thing.

Store any extra filtered coffee in a clean mason jar in the refrigerator, and use within a few days for freshness.

Thanks for stopping by, everybody. Do you have a recipe you’d like to see the team or I cover? Share your ideas below. Have a great week.

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When it comes to going the extra mile to show yourself some serious self-care, it’s hard to top a wellness retreat — and Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is one of the most recognizable names in that realm, and for good reason! It’s been around since the mid-1970s, and has successfully transitioned with the times, now offering over 50,000 students and guests a year entry to a world where they can immerse themselves in healing, transformation and empowerment while working to create and support an awakened and compassionate world. Also? We’ve heard that the food is incredible. Fortunately for those…

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