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As I had shown previously in my Paleo Tips blog post (can be found by clicking on "Paleo" under the categories on the right sidebar) I showed you that you can create a healthy paleo meal for your family on a budget and CHEAPER than eating convenience food, or junk like hamburger helper that so many people without a large food budget think they HAVE to feed their family in order to get by and that is just not true. So periodically I am going to show you that you can have healthy meals. YOU can eat Paleo on a budget! YOU can just eat healthy on a budget. There really is no excuse. Limited income is NO excuse! You are going to spend more as I have previously shown in my meal comparison on junk boxed meals full of preservatives, full of fat and devoid of solid wholefood nutrients than you would on a clean healthy delicious meal. Those convenience foods dull your taste buds. You will truly learn how amazing fresh food tastes when you detox all the crap out of your body!! You can do it, You will be amazed at yourself and you will be amazed at how much you can eat, how healthy you can eat and the fantastic flavor of your foods and THE VARIETY of your foods when you eat clean! 

A couple of things. When I post prices, I am posting what it costs me here in San Antonio Texas. It may and most likely will cost you more if you live in Los Angeles or New York City. However, you will still save money because if your head of lettuce costs more in NY well then so does your frozen pizza. It all evens out.  Don't be afraid to buy store brands. Just read the labels. LABEL READING IS IMPORTANT!!!! Learn to read labels. Often times store brands are identical in ingredients and nutritional content as the brand name and will save you a bit of money and over the cost of your grocery bill that adds up! Also, I do not coupon! I am not coupon savvy, I don't have the time or patience. Also, you will notice an importance key factor in couponing. You do not see fresh fruit, veggie or protein coupons. The junk that coupons do cover for the most part, I don't want.  Also, HIT UP YOUR LOCAL Farmers Markets. YOU HAVE THEM. I don't care where you live, you have a co-op, you have a farmers market. FIND IT! Just today I bought a huge bushel of fresh local grown green beans, 6 huge fresh Zucchini, a Big sweet seedless watermelon and a box of fresh from the vine tomatoes..........ready $6   BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY and freeze the things you can!! Take those green beans. cut off the ends.. rinse in cold water. toss on a cookie sheet and throw in your freezer for a few hours. THAT my friends is how you FLASH Freeze. Then once frozen you just take them off the cookie sheet and put them in clearly marked freezer bags for future use. NOW you have freshly frozen green beans CHEAP. We all know how expensive blueberries are right? Here during the off season a half of a pint can cost upwards of $3, to me that is crazy. Well during blueberry season our farmers market and the local grocery store here had blueberries on a crazy sale! PINTS!! YES WHOLE PINTS on sale for $1.25 hellloooo! I bought 12. Yes 12 pints just to freeze not even to eat right then. I brought them home, rinse them off and spent the next day flash freezing them and putting 12 pints of blueberries into freezer bags. Now I have enough blueberries for the fall and winter to make smoothies and sweet treats and I'm not buying anything!! I did the same thing with Strawberries! they were on sale for $1.50 per pound. I bought so many! I cut them in half, hulled them and flash froze them for desserts, for smoothies and whatever else we want! Do you know how much just 8 ounces of FROZEN strawberries cost in a grocery store?? It's a lot and you are paying per weight of FROZEN strawberry not fresh.

Save your pennies, invest in an extra freezer. In fact, I have 3 freezer chests! Again, NO excuses!! You can't tell me well I live in a small apartment, I don't have room. Guess what? Yes you do. Why? because we live in a small apartment. We are an Active Duty military family. When we found out our move to Texas was only a short duty and here for barely 2 years we decided to put all of our stuff in storage and I literally mean our entire house is in storage. The only boxes we opened we kitchen things, bedding, bathroom. We bought furniture to fit a small apartment. Our house is in two big garages under our apartment. However, you bet your ass my freezers are in my place!! On as in the corner of our dining area at the foot of the table. I don't care we can move it and people can sit close of they come visit. I'm not sacrificing my freezer. The OTHER is in the kitchen and the third..... IN MY CLOSET! yup in my closet in the bedroom. YOU MAKE IT WORK!  I have to admit! I'm giddy with excitement to think when we leave here we will finally have a whole house again haha! I am totally splurging and buying a Big huge upright double door Freezer!! or two...... I don't care where they have to be put, it's happening in my life!

Another issue that I hear from people is that they just don't have time! COUGHbullshitCOUGH. Do you have time to read this blog? You either found me on pinterest or facebook or google. so that means you were on a computer. You have time. I have an insanely busy life. I have a special needs child that consumes so much of my time. I have an active duty husband who is in a role that keeps him away from home a lot and it's a quite stressful role (he works with wounded warriors) so I really don't ask much of him at home. He needs to be able to come home and de-stress. I run a personal development, health and wellness business from home. With that I don't just "SELL" weight loss products as some may think. It's a whole line of health and wellness but I also coach. I have a team, a group of people that I life coach daily for health, lifestyle changes just over all well being. As I myself make changes in my own personal life. We all have bumps in the road. I hit a pretty nasty road block this year with the loss of a child and now I'm ready to get back on the wagon and stop feeling sorry for myself, lose the weight I gained in my self pity, being lazy etc. It's happening, It will happen. I'm aware and I know what to do so I'm doing it. You can to!  I make my husband a fresh breakfast and lunch for work everyday! On Sunday, when I'm cooking a family dinner I go ahead and throw in something extra like I roast a pork, or a few extra chicken breasts and this is what I use for my husband's lunches during the week. I cut up a bunch of fruit and keep it in a bowl and just dish out each night a serving for his lunch each day, pack his favorite pistachios, figs, a coffee and smoothie and he has his food. Luckily I'm home to eat during the day so I have control over what I eat however if I had to work out of the home, it wouldn't be any different than what I pack for him.  One day I week I batch cook and then DONE for the week for lunches and breakfasts things like egg cups or little frittatas for him to grab etc. Turn on a movie, put on some music, get cracking!

There really just is no excuse to not eat well. Budget isn't an excuse. Space isn't an excuse. Time isn't an excuse because there is always time to find just a couple of hours in your week. EVERYONE has a couple of hours. So for you, for me, for everyone! I am going to be posting a bunch of Paleo meals on a budget!! to help you plan! Help you budget healthy eating!! If you have a Favorite meal! A favorite treat! FEEL FREE To email me or comment to me what it is and I will personally recreate that meal for you in a healthy option! Just email thepatrioticpeacock@gmail.com and you can very well be my next blog post!

~~mandy

 
 
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  • The first time I made these, it was New Years Eve and my favorite friend was visiting with her two little boys! It was late and we were getting Cider Wasted with the Kids (yes we were, I even bought a cake with Cider Wasted written on it for them). I clearly know how to throw down a party for little kids! We rock out better than adults or teens! So this is like what I call the kitchen sink of amazingness in a pain. It's sweet, it's salty, it's creamy, it's crunchy, it's chewy Lord have mercy it's delish!

     It takes all of maybe 5 minutes max to put together and it is always a party hit! Alas it's not paleo friendly sorry folks! But it is worth the little stray treat away if you ever do that!.  The recipe is fool proof, you can not mess it up in anyway shape or form. I sort of call it the Non-cooks best cooked dessert!

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  • 1  1/2  cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 6  Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1-14oz  can sweetened condensed  milk
  • 50+ pretzels (I used Snyder's Snaps)
  • 20   caramels, unwrapped & cut in fourths (*They now sell caramel bits at the
      store near the chocolate chips!  So much easier than unwrapping &
    cutting up  caramel squares.  I would try 1 cup of caramel bits if you
    aren't using the  squares.)
  • 1  cup  milk chocolate chips
  • 1  cup  sweetened coconut flakes

    1. Directions:
    2. Mix  graham cracker crumbs with melted butter & press in a sprayed 13x9in
      pan.
    3. Pour about half the can of condensed milk over crust.
    4. Layer your pretzels as close together as you like over the condensed milk/crust.
    5. Sprinkle caramels, chocolate chips,  & coconut flakes.
    6. Pour remaining half of condensed milk  on top.
    7. OPTIONAL:  Break up some extra  pretzels to put on top, with a few extra chocolate chips so you can see all the colors above the condensed milk.
    8. Bake at 350*F for 20-30 min until  lightly brown.  Let cool completely before cutting &  serving

    Enjoy and be sure to let me know what


     
     
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    With fall coming and the holidays rapidly approaching, I keep dreaming of all of my favorite seasonal delicacy treats that I love. Now sadly, I have to formulate a new recipe for ME since I don't eat flour or sugar so I will have to save this for a really special day like Christmas Eve perhaps!  It's amazing.  I'm going to give you two recipes here. ONE for the Gingerbread Cake and the other for the Caramel Sauce. You can use that sauce on ANYTHING!! Ice cream, pancakes, French toast omg you name it! it's amazing!! you won't regret it seriously. When you make the cake, make extra sauce for breakfast!  Be sure to comment and let me know what you think or head over to my FB page! (I origionally found this recipe (though I tweaked it a bit) in the Toronto star maybe 3 or 4 years ago).


    Cake:
    1 3/4 cups  flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon  salt
    1 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon  grated nutmeg
    6 tablespoons butter
    2/3 cup brown sugar
    1/2 cup  molasses
    1 egg
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    2/3 cup boiling water

    Cake:
    Grease an 8 inch square
    pan. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    Mix the flour, baking powder, soda,  salt, and spices together. Cream the butter, gradually add the brown sugar and  cream thoroughly. Stir in molasses.
    Beat egg until thick, and beat into the  creamed mixture. Stir in the vanilla.
    Add the dry ingredients to the creamed  mixture a third at a time, mixing well after each addition.
    Gradually add boiling water, stirring after each addition. Turn into prepared pan.
    Bake  for about 50 minutes. Serve warm with lemon sauce.

    Caramel Sauce
    1 cup butter
    1 cup sugar
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup cream
    pinch of salt
    2  teaspoons vanilla

    Mix all the ingredients together and simmer for about
    5 or 6 minutes

    ~~ Enjoy~! Don't forget to tell me what you think!!
    Mandy

     
     
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    This dessert right here is absolutely SINFUL!! You can only have a little square. It is so rich and so delicious that it will be your party staple like it is mine. Anytime we have to go somewhere that I need to bring a dish of sorts, I ALWAYS bring dessert! It makes a lot and serves a lot because you don't need a big piece. This tiny piece in the picture seriously packs a punch! Try serving it with a little ice cream on top and BAM! heaven!!

    So a few tips.... I personally make the brownies from scratch but if You don't want to, go ahead and buy a box mix but be sure to get the family size box! When you make these you want a 9x13 pan. I use aluminum pans from the dollar store because they bend easy and I can slide this out easily onto a chopping board to cut in these small pieces when I need to bring it to a party instead of trying to cut and lift them out of a metal or glass pan. ok so onto this amazingggggggggg recipe. I want you to come back after you make them and tell me what you think!! OR go to my FB page (noted above) and give us a shout!

    Ingredients:

    BROWNIE:
    4  ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
    1 cup  salted butter, melted
    2 cups light  brown sugar, packed
    4  large eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1 cup all-purpose  flour
     1/2 cup mini-
    chocolate chips


    COOKIE DOUGH (EGG FREE!):
      **See Tips
    Below...**
    3/4 cup salted butter, at room temperature
    3/4 cup light brown sugar,  packed
    3/4 cup  granulated white sugar
    3 Tablespoons milk
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla  extract
    1 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 cups mini chocolate  chips
    1/2 cup semisweet chips + 1 teaspoon shortening (Crisco is fine) for  drizzle, optional


    Directions:

    1.  Prepare the brownies:  Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 
    Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick spray. In a medium glass bowl, melt
    chocolate in the microwave in short bursts of 30 seconds; stir after each burst
    and remove from microwave when melted and smooth.  Set aside to cool slightly.
    In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the butter and brown sugar.  Add the eggs
    and vanilla extract and whisk those in too.  Mix in melted chocolate.  Whisk in
    the flour and mix just until combined (don't over-mix). Stir in the chocolate
    chips.  Spread batter into prepared pan.  Bake 25 to 35 minutes.  Watch closely
    and remove from oven when toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
    Let cool completely.    NOW HERE IS where you will use your BOX mix if you chose to do so!! I personally make the brownies first and let them cool BEFORE I even start on the cookie dough part. You want to make the cookie dough, spread onto the cooled (room temp) brownies then pop in the fridge right away.


    2.  Prepare the cookie dough: In a medium bowl, use an
    electric mixer to combine butter, brown sugar and white sugar.  Mix in milk and
    vanilla.  Mix in flour just until combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.


    3.  Spread cookie dough over the cooled brownies.  Refrigerate until the
    dough is quite firm.  It's okay to speed up the process and place it in the
    freezer too.  The firmer the dough, the easier it will be to cut into neat
    squares.  Use a sharp knife to cut the brownies.  You may need to wipe the knife
    off with a paper towel in between cuts since the fudgy brownies and cookie dough
    will tend to stick to the knife a bit.  These brownies are best to serve placed
    inside cupcake papers and served with a fork.


    4.  If you'd like to add chocolate drizzle on top, melt 1/2 cup chocolate
    chips with 1 teaspoon of shortening in the microwave; stir until smooth.  Scoop
    the melted chocolate into a zip baggie and snip off the corner.  Squeeze the bag
    to drizzle the chocolate on top of each brownie.  Sprinkle additional chocolate
    chips on top, if desired.


    ~mandy be sure to let me know what you think

     
     
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    Ok so long story short. I am not tech savvy. I stupidly upgraded my Iphone in January for a Samsung Galaxy S3 because I just HADDD to have the new technology um well that didn't work out too well because I love all of my YEARS of music and playlists. With Samsung, I have yet to figure out how to put my music on the damn phone without having to buy it all through their Android App! So alas I have been without Music. In searching for the best tunage options, I stumbled across a secret!! Pandora. Yeah sure you all know what Pandora is but did you know that Pandora has 12 secret work out radio stations? I yes they do! Please and thank you, I will take that! I was so excited to figure this out because who the heck wants to workout without music??? worse who wants to workout to music they don't like or doesn't keep them pumped? NOT ME!! So without further adieu, here are 12 secret work out Stations on Pandora! all are clickable to bring you to the station.

    80s Cardio Radio
    Alternative Endurance Training
    Classic Rock Power Workout
    Country Fitness
    Dance Cardio Radio
    Electronic Cardio Radio
    Hard Rock Strength Training
    Pop and Hip Hop Power Workout
    Pop Fitness
    Rap Strength Training Radio
    Yoga
    Yoga Workout Radio

    That's all folks! Get your sweat on and go get pumped up!
    ~~mandy








     
     
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    Vices, we all have them but how many are willing to give them up? I mean give them up FOR GOOD! My husband and I have/had a major vice and I do believe a big set back in our healthy living transformation.  No matter how clean we ate, we always ruined it by chugging down a chemical filled Diet Cola (you know the red and blue haha!) OR my personal fav a diet rootbeer.  Really though, what is better on a hot day than popping the top on an ICE COLD CAN of frothy goodness? Well by doing that everyday and sometimes 5-6 times a day!! We were being total hypocrites. We eat clean, don't buy processed foods but we used to buy some serious amounts of soda. there were days when I swear that was the only fluid my husband would drink other than a cup of coffee in the morning.  what's the point of all that healthy, organic and fresh made food If you are rinsing it down with chemicals?

    We quit.  As in, Cold turkey, just didn't buy it anymore. We were at the market one day and I said, eh I'm done with soda. I don't need any but if you want to grab some for you then by all means go ahead. I was so proud of the response I got back, he said no!. He decided he didn't want to drink that junk anymore either! To me it was like AHHHHHHHHHHHHH the heavens were singing, the sun was shining those silly little cartoon birds were floating above tweeting joyous tunes! FINALLY, after 10 years, literally 10 years of trying to kick it, the husband was on board!  

    What we did next was just hold on and stayed strong. It's so easy to just cave when it's all around you. At his job, there are vending machines in his office, at the hospital there are little corner shops inside where he can grab one but Alas he didn't! I'm unbelievably proud of him.  We went and bought him a little fridge to stick under his office desk and packed it will water. That other than his coffee in the morning is all he drinks at work, Ice cold, crisp, refreshing water.  For me it was really easy, I'm home with our daughter. I'm not tempted by all of the exposure he gets. My job is to raise our little girl, work on my business at home and bring her to her therapy and other appointments. We are constantly running behind so there is never time to just stop and grab a cold one.  It was going really well for us!

    At home, we enjoy again more water! I do make a decaf unsweetened Ice tea that I brew myself and it's not a prepackaged or powdered concoction. At night instead of a soda, we do enjoy a glass together but that's ok. It's a natural leaf that we steep in water. No chemicals, no sugars, nothing but natural goodness. In the mornings, I pack his lunch, he still has his coffee but I make him a big 1.5liter bottle of water packed with fresh lemon and lime wedges! He loves this after his morning workout and it gives me a chance to really pack in the H2O ounces in his body after a strenuous workout.  It has been working well for us. As far as our daughter is concerned, nothing has changed for her. She doesn't drink soda, wasn't allowed. She likes her milk, water or veggie/fruit juice. She's 3, so I still have wonderful control over her beverage choices.

    The Epiphany....... It had been about 10 days or so since we kicked the habit and really came clean. Whatever possessed us to stop at a convenience store on the way out of town was beyond me!  We stopped and instantaneously we grabbed a couple bottles of the cold fizzy stuff. We didn't even give it a second thought. It truly was a muscle memory response. The years of just running in and grabbing a soda, running out and driving on our way totally just hit play here. As we are driving down the highway, we both crack one open and take a swig. Within seconds we both said UGH, Gag, Ewww that tastes terrible!!!! What the hell were we thinking?????? We had finally come full circle. We had detoxed our addiction and love for this fizzy poison out of our bodies. It tasted terrible, you could just taste how "chemical" and unnatural it was.  We ended up having this long conversation during our travels about good lord what were we doing all these years allowing ourselves to ingest so crap!!?!?! It only solidified our resolve to just not drink it again and just keep it real. Real, whole, fresh, healthy, colorful food and beverage. Our ancestors didn't drink soda at the first thanksgiving, the native americans didn't go to war for their land whilst packing a 12 pack of pop. Why should be continue to harm our own bodies on purpose? That was it. Gone in a flash! No more soda in our home or In our lives. We finally successfully removed the last barrier between clean living and TRULY clean living!
    What are any vices you have?
    ~~Mandy

     
     
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    Have you ever wondered exactly what is this Paleo thing you hear about or Primal way of eating is? It's an amazingly healthy life style. In fact is the only way our ancestors ate. We didn't have Mcdonald's when our forefathers founded our nation. The Native Americans who were here before us didn't eat loafs of bread and pasta. Why should we? Picaso didn't eat a frozen microwave pizza when he was painting.

    When people hear Primal or Paleo they instantly think of cavemen running around beating their chests (well at least the people I have come across when they ask about it). It's really about eating whole foods. Natural unmodified foods. Foods gathered the way they would be in nature and not in a factory. We do not buy convenience food, we do not buy frozen foods or boxed meal kits, or minute rice or kraft mac n cheese. GOD FORBID hamburger helper comes across my threshold, I shall make you eat it box and all before it ever gets cooked in my kitchen.

    Many people will complain and make excuses saying things like, It's too expensive, I have too many mouths to feed, it's cheaper to buy hamburger helper. I don't have enough time to cook from scratch. HOLD THE PHONE YALL!! since when is your family's healthy less important than a few extra minutes or a few extra dollars but honestly those excuses are just that. In FACT since transitioning our family over to a Paleo way of life, OUR GROCERY BILL DROPPED!! We are much healthier, we have a much better delicious variety of foods, FRESH foods, no sluggish cloudy feeling that many get after eating such crap!! and There is extra money in the bank to do things with the family!

    Example........ To feed a family of 4..

    You would need two boxes MINIMUM of hamburger helper $4 total (if on sale)
    You would need 2 lbs of ground beef to go in the mix and the cheap stuff would cost $8 approx. for those 2 pounds
    If you feel like giving your family a vegetable with it then add a few extra dollars.
    Some soda or juice Add another $2 or more dollars. I'm being very lenient on the amount because I'm sure it will cost more. So for one chemical filled, starch and fat filled meal for a family of 4 it would cost you approx. $16 or more.

    Now Try my Paleo version:
    A whole roaster chicken which often go on sale $3
    A pound of Zucchini $1.40
    A pound of Summer Squash $1.50
    A tossed salad for 4 Approx $3
    Water with lemons and lime to drink $1
    A healthy salad dressing (I prefer avocado oil and vinegar but whatever you chose for sake of argument) for a family of 4 $1.25
    My total Amazingly fresh, filling and healthy, chemical free, preservative free, terrible starch free meal costs only a whopping $8.15  That would be HALF of your sugar, starched and fat filled meal.  This mind you is exactly what I made for dinner tonight with my family.  However we did add some honeydew melon for a sweet ending and that cost me $1.25 because I only used half and that STILL brings me way under that convenience meal. I have enough money left over to make breakfast and have a snack for my family of 4.

    There really is just zero excuse for not doing everything you can to try and eat healthy.  I personally have 3 freezers in my home. When a protein goes on sale, I BUY BULK! I'm talking I have been known to buy 40lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast when it goes on sale for $1.70 per pound. WHen roasting chickens go on sale for under $3 each I BUY !!! We eat well and healthy! we don't scrimp and save and coupon. We don't need to. Sure if you can get what you need cheaply go for it! But why compromise your family's health?   If you want pasta? I can give you an amazing inexpensive pasta recipe that WILL feed your family of 4 full!! and it will be cheap and healthy instead of those boxed alternatives. 

    If you want some tips on how to convert your quick meals into healthy cost effective meals feel free to comment here or shoot me a message at www.facebook.com/ThePatrioticPeacock and I will go over and beyond to help you out! I'm a stay at home mom to a disabled toddler. when it comes to saving money, I have no other choice but I won't compromise what I feed my family. ~~mandy
     
     
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    Egg cups egg cups egg cups egg cups...how many times can you say that fast?? So before I start with this little diddy on how to make these, I must confess first. I never made them before tonight. I have seen them around here and there, people have talked about them yadda yadda but I never tried them. I'm once again suffering from insomnia and decided why not prep some food for the week! I had 2 dozen eggs, I was already making a frittata and I had some amazing bacon... WHY NOT? well shit they smelled so good that I couldn't wait to eat one. I BURNED MY LIP and tongue! So now I am sitting here nursing a blister on my mouth all in the name of bacon. Would I do it again? YES it's BACON!!!!!!!!!!  Anyhow this is the most easy, ridiculous thing you can make that is so grab and go it's insane. It ends all excuses for not having enough time to have a great protein packed breakfast. it would even make a great pre or post workout snack!. It's 3am here in Texas and I'm cooking, so If I can.........anyone can find 20 minutes to do this.

    First off, I'm a lazy cook. I don't like messes and well I don't like trying to pry stuff out of pans or other cooking vessels. So here I used a cupcake liner (foil not paper) to make these.

    All you need, ARE YOU READY for the crazy stupid easiness ???

    1 dozen eggs
    12 strips of bacon cut in half
    a muffin tin
    salt and pepper if you feel so inclined.

    THAT"S ALL FOLKS!

    Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
    Line your muffin tin with your foil cupcake liners.

    Take one half of a strip of bacon and lay it down one side of the cup...across the bottom and up the other side........ Now take another half of a strip and do the same thing but on the side of the cupcake liner that doesn't have bacon covering it. it will make a little bacon cup inside the cupcake liner (YES you will double over the bottom of the cup but that's awesome right? TWO layers of bacon on bottom, hell yes please).

    NOW for the hard part... Crack one each into each bacon filled cup!
    Add some salt/pepper if you wish and bake! for 15-20 minutes! THAT'S IT!

    however WARNING!! DO WAIT until it cools before you attempt to eat scolding HOT BACON!!!!!

    Enjoy~ Mandy

     
     
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    I love all things breakfast! I can eat breakfast for lunch and dinner everyday! Something about it is just hearty and comforting.  One of my favorite breakfast foods is a Frittata!! My daughter calls it egg pie ahaha! Little does she know, how good and nutritious it is for her and protein packed!! A Frittata is a great way to get a good meal that you can plan ahead. Make one the night before and simply reheat or just prep it the night before and pop in the oven the next day. I am personally a lazy morning cook. I do not like to get up in the morning and make anything so if I can do this in advance and make enough for a few mornings of breakfast that you can heat and go then AWESOME Woot that's another 15 minutes at least that I can sleep in before it's time to get up and go.  So for my version of an amazingly delish paleo frittata here you go! And remember all of you non-paleo foodies, simply sub out my paleo choices for your fav dairy and fat options.


    Ingredients
    8 eggs 
    • 1/4 cup  unsweetened coconut milk
    • 2 Tbsp  coconut oil
    • 4  garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 cups baby spinach
    • 1 sweet  onion
    • 1/2 cup  mushrooms
    • 2 Tbsp  Cilantro, chopped
    • 1 cup chopped protein whether it's bacon, ham etc you use your wildest imagination
    • Salt  and Pepper to taste

    Instructions
    Preheat  oven to 425 degrees
    whisk eggs and milk together

    Heat a medium size skillet that is oven safe. I prefer cast iron. Add the coconut oil to the skillet so it can melt

    Add Spinach, onions, mushrooms, cilantro and protein and sautee for about 5-6 minutes

    when the veggies etc are tender simply pour the egg mixture into the skillet and set the heat on low, cook on low for about 8 minutes

    Once it's been on the stovetop for 8 minutes, go ahead and place the skillet into the oven (this is why you want an oven proof skillet so nothing with a rubber handle etc), Cook the frittata for about 15 minutes in the oven at 425

    Serve hot!

    ~~mandy