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Bacon-Wrapped Breakfast Cups: Tasty, Easy and Whole30 Approved!

17 Jan

Good Morning!

So, as you probably assumed from my last post, things are a little crazy for me right now. I’m transitioning from my current “office job” while balancing my first client, building my client base, launching my website and … yeah, it’s busy. BUT that doesn’t mean my healthy routine has to suffer. It is my commitment that it won’t. Priorities, people! 😉

Anyway, I’m super happy and I’m very excited to share a really easy recipe with you today. I tried this for the first time this week and it is DELICIOUS. And it has two of my favorite qualities in recipes:

  1. It’s under 8 ingredients
  2. It’s easy to make.

Oh and it’s also completely whole30 approved, paleo-friendly, gluten-free and dairy-free. LOVE. So, without further fanfare, here is the yumminess:

YUM!

YUM!

Ingredients:

OK I literally just looked at what veggies and veggie leftovers I had in my fridge and went from there. You can mix and match as you like. That’s part of what makes this so fun! You can use leftovers.

  • 6 Slices of All Natural Bacon
  • 10 eggs
  • 1/2 c Shredded Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 of a Red Bell Pepper, finely chopped
  • 3/4 c Baby Bella Mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/2 t Garlic and Herb Mrs. Dash
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Partially pre-cook the bacon if you want to ensure it’s crispier (that’s what I did.) While it cools, whisk all other ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Once bacon is cool, line 6 muffin pan cups (not the little cups because it won’t be enough room. Use medium to large.)

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Next, pour the egg mixture into the bacon, acting as though it is now the cup, and bake on 350 for 20-25 minutes or until you can stick a fork into the cup and it comes out clean.

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Ooooh!

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Ahhhh!

That’s it! I also made a version without the bacon, in a smaller muffin pan.

image-4They are great too but I prefer the bacon because, well, it’s bacon!

Hope you try these and enjoy them! It can be breakfast for the week and it doesn’t take long at all.

~ Kate

What is Paleo? How Do You Do It and What Does it Mean?

7 Jan

Happy Monday!

I’m often asked about the way I eat; what is it, how do you do it and what’s on the eat and foods to avoid list. So, I decided to make a video discussing the Paleo Diet. Eating Paleo is something that has dramatically impacted my life for the better. It’s something that makes me feel better, stronger and happier. I’m at my best when I’m strictly eating Paleo. It’s much more than just avoiding gluten, diary or added sugar. So take a few minutes to check out this video. If you aren’t currently eating Paleo, I strongly encourage you to look into it more and then just dive in!

To jump start your Paleo experience and “reset” your system, I’d highly recommend doing the Whole30 first. I’ll share a video on my experience in doing the Whole30 later this week so stay tuned.

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I hope you enjoy the video and feel free to leave questions in the comments or join my Facebook Page to get daily Paleo inspiration, recipes and resources.

~ Kate

Namaste and Ninja Salutations: Is Yoga Just for Vegan Hippies?

30 Nov

Yoga anyone?

Uh, yoga, much?

There’s the time when you think about it, turning the idea over and over in your mind. Then there’s the moment when you just do it.

Wow. This is the last day of November 2012. Let’s make it big, OK?

Looking forward to December, I’d like to explore an activity that has previously eluded me: Yoga. Why? First, I’m just very curious about it. Secondly, as I’ve been working out more, I’ve started to feel the need for more stretching. You know the feeling. Tight legs, tense back and just feeling like you need a good stretch. I did P90x before I got married and I still have the YogaX DVD, which I use occasionally (it’s killer) but I’ve been wondering about yoga and think it’s time to take it to the next level.

So, I want to spend the month of December exploring yoga. This isn’t a 30-day thing where you have to do yoga every single day but I am going to make a pointed effort to learn more and explore it.

Are you up for the challenge? If your answer is no, maybe you should refer back to the above photo …Now, THAT is inspirational! OK maybe a little painful looking but what if you got that flexible? Talk about an achievement!

So let’s do it. Let’s explore yoga for the month of December together. I’ll share bits of info and helpful videos and you can share what you find too by posting it within my Facebook community.

OK to start, let’s take a look at what we think about yoga so we can compare it to what we have learned a month from now. This is what I think of Yoga right now …

Words that come to mind when I think of yoga:

  • Vegan
  • Hippie
  • Clean eating
  • Yogi
  • New-age
  • Pants

What I know about yoga right now:

  • You can get increased flexibility
  • It helps with mental tranquility
  • The workouts are full of targeted, deliberate movements and balances
  • If you do it enough (coupled with clean eating) you can get really toned
  • Gini has yet to acquire a taste for it, while Rebecca Todd and Robbert Downy, Jr. love it.

So what do you think? Do you practice yoga? Love it? Hate it? Curious to try it? Can you do that move pictured above?!?

~ Kate

P.S. I think I’m going to start sharing some videos on what Paleo is, what I think about the Whole30 and why you should do it, etc. Let me know if there are other topics you’d like more input on. 😉