BOT Deviled Eggs (and more things to do with all those eggs!)

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With four kids, there is a lot of Easter egg coloring that goes on in my house…like 4 dozen eggs to be exact. One family can only eat so many actual hard-boiled eggs, which forces me to get creative. My kids love a creation that they call ” daddy eggs” for breakfast (see recipe below). It got this name because my husband introduced it…my name gets labeled onto nothing I might add!

I’m not a big fan of traditional deviled eggs, but thought I could probably come up with something edible. I like hard boiled eggs in salads…along with bacon, tomato and green onions…Viola! BOT Deviled eggs. Kind of like a BLT, but instead of lettuce I used green onions. Enjoy!

BOT Deviled Eggs

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard-boiled eggs
  • 3-4 tablespoons bacon fat mayo (you can use regular paleo mayo, but seriously…why would you?)
  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Roma tomato, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Cook up your bacon until crispy. Set aside to cool and then crumble. If you haven’t already made your bacon fat mayo,don’t discard the bacon fat! You will want to use it!
  2. Cut eggs in half and scoop out yolks into a medium bowl. Crumble the yolks up.
  3. Add mayo and blend until creamy. Then mix in your bacon, tomato, and onions.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Fill your egg whites with the yolk mixture.

 

“Daddy Eggs”

Ingredients:

  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grass fed butter
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Quarter each egg and place in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Put butter on top
  3. Cook in microwave for 20-30 seconds PLEASE NOTE! Eggs will explode if you cook these too long!
  4. Break up eggs with fork and cook for 10-15 more seconds.
    Season with salt and pepper

Halloween fun- Paleo style!

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The kids and I had a great time making some fun Paleo-friendly Halloween treats this weekend. I just love being able to provide them with holiday fun and still be able to maintain our healthy lifestyle! Here’s what we cooked up!

Caramel Apple Bites

Ingredients:

  • 2 green apples (I used Granny Smith)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower butter
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Mini cupcake liners (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place sunflower butter and honey in microwave-safe bowl and heat for approx. 1 minute or until the 2 ingredients blend together easily
  2. While your honey concoction is heating up, use a melon baller to scoop out apple balls from your apples. (I was able to get about 10 apple balls per apple)
  3. Remove your honey mixture and mix in the vanilla and coconut milk. This is your caramel!
  4. Stick each apple ball with a lollipop stick and dip in the caramel. Set each finished apple on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or a cupcake liner.
  5. Place in fridge for about 30 minutes to allow it to harden a little.

 

Spider Web Eggs by Babble
The kids had a blast attempting to make these! The finished product was a little disappointing, but we just don’t have a lot of luck with peeling pretty hard-boiled eggs!

 


Spinach Salad

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I don’t normally post salad recipes. I think they are usually pretty basic and most people¬†already have their favorites, but I LOVE this salad. I mean, I have been eating about 2 a day for the last few days. On Day 2 on my Sugar Detox when a craving hit, I decided to load myself up with some (good) carbs. I basically threw anything that sounded good and I had on hand into a salad. It definitely curbed my craving!

 

 

Spinach Salad

  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, sliced
  • 4-5 artichoke hearts
  • 1-2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes
  • Vinaigrette dressing*
  1. Place spinach in a salad bowl
  2. Top with all other ingredients
  3. Eat and Be Merry

*Vinaigrette Dressing: 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder