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Bacon, Egg and Tomato Muffins

Needing a protein boost in the morning, or looking to have well-rounded muffins that have everything in them? This little recipe will help fuel your body, mind, and soul for those days we really don’t want to get out of bed.

This recipe also allows for over ingredients to be placed within, like bell peppers or another kind of meat.

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Bacon, Egg and Tomato Muffins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 9 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Paleo
Prep Time 9 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring out the cooking spray and preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cover the muffin or cupcake tray with the cooking spray.
  3. Cook the bacon in a large skillet, keep it on medium heat and continously turn the bacon over. When the bacon is halfway cooked (5 minutes tops). Cut the bacon into small bits.
  4. Take the bacon bits and egg, green onions, 1 cup of cherry (halved or chopped) tomatoes and black pepper. Mix them together in a bowl.
  5. Pour this mixture into the muffin or cupcake tray.
  6. Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
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Is Peanut Butter Bad for You?

Peanut butter is more than likely the most popular nut butter, whether you are buying it prepackaged, fresh ground or grinding it yourself; it’s a hit with just about everyone who doesn’t have a peanut allergy. It isn’t any secret that peanut butter is a good source of protein, but is it bad for you? No, it isn’t bad for you at all but that doesn’t mean its Paleo either. Obviously, like everything else, you shouldn’t eat an entire jar in one sitting. But in moderation it’s is a fairly well-balanced food option. 

How Processed is Peanut Butter?

Peanut butter ranks pretty high, as a healthy option, on the excruciatingly long list of processed foods that are readily available. Unlike the majority of other foods, peanut butter doesn’t go through a vigorous process of processing and pasteurization. Generally speaking, peanut butter is simple; Its ground peanuts. That’s not to say that there aren’t any additive’s, such as sugar. But the list is relatively low.  You simply need to check the label of the peanut butter of choice. Unlike other processed foods, peanut butter doesn’t lose all of its nutrients during processing. In fact, studies have shown peanut butter loses less than 5% of its nutrients due to processing.

However, cashew or almond butter would be even more reasonable when it comes to Paleo. Peanut butter is technically not considered Paleo. This article merely allows individuals to see what peanut butter has incorporated within.

Nutrients in Peanut Butter

While a tiny portion size of 2 tablespoons can make it extremely easy to overindulge, with a little self-control peanut butter can be a great healthy snack or addition to your meal. The first thing to take into consideration is how many added ingredients are in your peanut butter; the less the better. Remember, all it takes to make peanut butter is peanuts. Also, if you are eating a “Low-fat” variety, chances are it has more sugar in it and the same amount of carbohydrates. Instead, opt for a natural or fresh ground. You may have even noticed that many markets and grocery stores have added the option of grinding your own peanut butter right there in the store, just like you would coffee.  Once you have found the proper peanut butter for you, the health benefits are pretty impressive.

  • A good source of vitamin E and vitamin B-3. Vitamin E wards of inflammation in the body and cell communication.
  • A serving has 4.4 milligrams of niacin; niacin helps your cells produce energy, as well as, cell development.
  • Also a good source of magnesium and copper; one serving contains approximately 15% of the daily recommended value of magnesium and 21% of daily recommended copper.
  • Each serving contains 188 calories, 7.7 grams of protein, 16 grams of fat, and 6.9 carbohydrates.

While Paleo Living does not endorse that peanut butter is official “Paleo” we understand an individual who may not be able to get ahold of almond or cashew butter. Whatever the reason may be, this article is to show what peanut butter could offer.

So, in conclusion, peanut butter is not the best choice. Nor is it considered paleo.

Cinnamon Maca Bites

Even though these Cinnamon Maca Bites are in the dessert section of Paleo Living, these bites pack a punch. Since Keto has become interlaced with Paleo, these two various healthy avenues seem to compliment each other. By cutting out the sugar, you’ll receive a healthy dose of protein.

The Cinnamon Maca Bites are filled with nutrient-rich fats and protein. Meaning one bite could fill you up. Consider these little bundles of joy to help boost your day. Every now and then, especially during the holidays, we need a pick me up snack. Instead of reaching for chips, reach for a bite!

Imagine these Cinnamon Maca Bites would be great with a cup of green tea! Another added note, this is a Ketogenic, sugar-free recipe!

By the way, this mini recipe can jumpstart the Ketosis diet!

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Cinnamon Maca Bites
Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Paleo
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring out the food processor. Place every ingredient in the processor and blend for 1 minute.
  2. Make sure to use a silicone ice tray. Or if you can find a mold that can withstand freezing temperatures. Spoon the mixture into the cube spaces.
  3. Allow to freeze for an hour or two until solid.
  4. Then when it's time to serve this mini bites. However, allow the bites to thaw from the mold before taking them out one by one.
  5. These Cinnamon Maca Bites will stay fresh for up to two weeks as long as they are in a sealed container in the freezer.
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