Category Archives: 30 Minutes or Under

Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins (Paleo, Grain Free)

These paleo and keto lemon blueberry muffins are moist and flavorful, and they are a delicious way to start the morning! Perfect for when you are on the go.

Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Lemon and blueberry are my favorite combination of flavors when the weather warms up. There’s honestly nothing better than the tartness and sweetness of these two fruits, and they are a match made in heaven!

These days, I haven’t been able to have much sugar. I have a slight carbohydrate intolerance, and eating too much sugar or carbs will make me congested and sneezy. It’s actually quite annoying, but I’ve been experimenting with low carb and keto recipes and desserts, and I’ve been loving them because they don’t bother me at all!

Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins Recipe

My latest creation in the kitchen is this keto lemon blueberry muffin, and I’m obsessed! It’s so easy, paleo and gluten free, and I can enjoy it with any kind of side effects or sugar crash. And best of all, it takes less than 30 minutes to make, and you’ll have a delicious breakfast or snack that’s great on-the-go for the rest of the week!

Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Coconut Flour Muffins

These low carb and keto lemon blueberry muffins are made with coconut flour. Every time I use coconut flour in baking recipes, I get messages from my readers concerned about the dryness of baked good because coconut flour is quite absorbent of any kind of liquid it’s mixed with.

But do not worry! These muffins are actually incredibly moist and flavorful, and they won’t have a dense texture either. However, since coconut flour acts very differently compared to other paleo and low carb flours, I would not recommend substituting it with anything else.

And if you or your family member has a nut allergy, these are nut free so perfectly safe for consumption!

Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Not Keto?

If you aren’t on a keto or low carb diet, or if you have reactions to sugar alcohols, then you can just substitute Swerve in this recipe with coconut sugar (for paleo) or just regular sugar. I know there are some people who get digestive issues or headaches with zero carb sweeteners, so I completely understand.

Hope you enjoy these paleo and keto lemon blueberry muffins. I really enjoyed them with my morning coffee or matcha latte, and they are extra delicious toasted with a slather of ghee or butter!

Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins
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Keto Lemon Blueberry Muffins (Paleo, Grain Free)

These paleo and keto lemon blueberry muffins are moist and flavorful, and they are a delicious way to start the morning! Perfect for when you are on the go. 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 muffins
Calories 117kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with 6 muffin liners.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, ghee, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract. 
  • In a separate bowl, stir together coconut flour, Swerve, baking powder, and sea salt. 
  • Pour dry ingredients into wet, and stir until just combined. Do not overmix. 
  • Fold in blueberries. 
  • Pour the batter into to the prepared muffin cups. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. 
  • Cool for a few minutes before removing them to cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Let the muffins cool completely before removing from the liners to keep them from sticking. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2.4% | Vitamin C: 4.5% | Calcium: 2.1% | Iron: 3.5%
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Creamy Whole30 Asparagus Soup (Paleo, Low Carb, AIP & Vegan Option)

This healthy Whole30 asparagus soup is so deliciously creamy without any dairy, and makes a wonderful low carb side dish to welcome Spring! You can even make it vegan or AIP-compliant with easy substitutions.

Whole30 Asparagus Soup

With the weather warming up, I’ve been seeing a bounty of asparagus at the farmers market, and it makes me so happy! It’s one of my favorite veggies and my husband and I love it it in all forms as a side dish.

Creamy Whole30 Asparagus Soup Recipe

However, I never actually made asparagus in a soup! I’ve had asparagus soups at restaurants before and I remember enjoying them, but I’m not sure why I never thought to make it at home until now. It’s just so tasty and easy!

This paleo and Whole30 asparagus soup is a one pot dish that’s done in 30 minutes from start to finish. It uses coconut milk to add that creamy texture, and it just makes such a wonderful and light side or appetizer that goes well with any protein dish. You can even make it vegan or AIP with easy peasy substitutions.

Whole30 Asparagus Soup
Whole30 Asparagus Soup

Make It a Main Dish

If you don’t want to cook multiple dishes and want to make this Whole30 asparagus soup a main dish, you totally can! I love adding protein to my veggies soups to make them heartier and more filling. Here are some yummy additions that would go well in this soup:

I would just add these in with the coconut milk at the end and let everything simmer for about 5 more minutes before taking off heat and serving.

Even with the added protein, this dish takes about 30 minutes, and you’ll love the amazing flavor of hearty asparagus that stand out in this soup!

Whole30 Asparagus Soup
Whole30 Asparagus Soup
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Creamy Whole30 Asparagus Soup (Paleo, Low Carb, AIP & Vegan Option)

This healthy Whole30 asparagus soup is so deliciously creamy without any dairy, and makes a wonderful low carb side dish to welcome Spring! You can even make it vegan or AIP-compliant with easy substitutions. 
Course Side Dish, Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 202kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs asparagus tough ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil for vegan or AIP
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper omit for AIP
  • 5 cups bone broth or chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegan)
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • juice of 1/2 lemon or more taste

Instructions

  • Wash the asparagus and chop in half.
  • In a large saucepan, heat ghee over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and onion and sauté until soft, about 2 minutes.
  • Add asparagus, salt, and pepper, and cook stirring for 5 minutes. 
  • Pour in bone broth, cover, and let it come to a simmer.
  • Turn down the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes until the asparagus is cooked through and soft. 
  • Use an immersion blender to blender the contents until smooth. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can transfer the contents to a regular blender to blend. Return back to the pot. 
  • Stir in coconut milk and lemon juice. 
  • Taste to add more salt, pepper, and/or lemon juice, before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 472mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 22.9% | Vitamin C: 13.6% | Calcium: 4.9% | Iron: 21.8%
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Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette

This quick and easy Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette is going to be your new favorite breakfast or brunch item! It’s packed with veggies and so delicious.

Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know I was intermittent fasting for over a year and kept my eating window around 12pm-8pm. I loved it so much. It helped so much with my IBS issues, kept my blood sugar stable, and I just loved the amount of energy I had throughout the day from it.

However, I stopped fasting once I found out that I was pregnant. I needed more nutrition in my body, so I started eating within the first hour of waking up. The good news is that I now have an extra meal to get creative in the kitchen and I’ve been loving eating plenty of eggs (my favorite!) in all forms.

Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette Recipe

One of the recent breakfast items that I’ve been loving is this Whole30 and keto chorizo omelette. Not only is it really easy and quick to make, you can’t beat the flavors of spicy chorizo with the creamy eggs, with bites of crunchy bell peppers in between!

Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette
Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette

Keeping It Whole30

To keep this keto chorizo omelette Whole30, you just need to read the ingredients for the chorizo before purchasing. There are so many chorizo on the market with sugar and preservatives in it. Make sure there are no sugar, nitrates, or shady ingredients in it!

Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette

Customize With Toppings

While this Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette tastes so addicting and amazing on its own, I do like it better when I give it a little extra love with some yummy toppings! Here are some of my favorites:

  • salsa
  • sour cream (skip if on the Whole30)
  • avocado slices
  • hot sauce
  • cilantro or other fresh herbs
  • cheese, if you aren’t sensitive to dairy (this is probably better inside the omelette before you close it up!)
  • bacon bits

Add them all, or just your favorite ones. Hope you enjoy this quick and easy dish to start your day!

Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette
Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette
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Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette

This quick and easy Whole30 & Keto Chorizo Omelette is going to be your new favorite breakfast or brunch item! It’s packed with veggies and so delicious.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 464kcal

Ingredients

  • 5 tsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1/4 lb chorizo removed from casing
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsps full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • Optional toppings: avocado slices, salsa, cilantro, and/or sour cream

Instructions

  • Heat 3 tsp (1 tbsp) of ghee in a pan over medium high heat.
  • Add garlic and onion, and sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant and soft.
  • Add green bell pepper and stir cooking for 1 minute.
  • Add chorizo and cook for 5 minutes, while breaking apart until cooked through. Remove from heat.
  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs, coconut milk, sea salt, and pepper. 
  • Heat 1 tsp of ghee in a nonstick skillet over medium low heat. 
  • Add half of the egg mixture and tilt the pan to spread it out into a thin circle.
  • Cook for 2 minutes until the bottom is set and the top is still slightly runny.
  • Add half of the chorizo mixture over one half of the egg circle. 
  • Fold the eggs from the other side to create a half-circle omelette.
  • Carefully slide the omelette onto a plate.
  • Repeat with the other half of the eggs and chorizo. 
  • Serve immediately, topped with your topping of choice. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1omelette | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 394mg | Sodium: 826mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 52.8% | Vitamin C: 95% | Calcium: 4.9% | Iron: 13.4%
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