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Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are so deliciously tart and they are a great on-the-go breakfast on busy mornings! Perfect with a cup of coffee.

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

My mood has been on an all time high recently now that the weather is finally warming up, the days are crazy long,  and it really feels like Spring. And along with that, I’m looking forward to all the lighter and more colorful dishes, along with some grill recipes and tart baked goods to celebrate this new season.

And when I say tart baked goods, I mean all things lemon and citrus based. I just love the sour and sweet combo and I find it so refreshing and delicious, which is why I was so excited to make these Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. These are grain free and nut free, made with cassava flour, and they are so lemony and Spring-y. I’ve been enjoying one in the morning with a hot mug of coffee to wash it all down and it’s been just the thing I need to brighten up my breakfast dish.

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

While the muffins themselves are fluffy and delicious on their own, I highly recommend you make the coconut lemon glaze to drizzle on top of them. It adds an extra lemony flavor to make this recipe shine even more, and adds a bit more moisture which is always good news when it comes to muffins.

Also, don’t forget the poppy seeds. They add a nutty and slightly fruity flavor, which complements so well with the lemons and makes the muffins extra tasty and special!

I guest posted these Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love them as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jones Dairy Farm. I was compensated and received a product to try. I fully stand behind this product, and the opinions are 100% my own.

These Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats are a comforting meal filled with all your favorite breakfast items, while being healthy and delicious!

Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

I usually like my breakfast to be quick and easy because I like to get a lot done in the morning, but on weekends, I like to take some time and effort into making a brunch item that’s extra special for me and my husband. These Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats came together on one such occasion on a lazy Saturday and it was one of the most delicious brunch meals I’ve cooked at home filled with all the yummy ingredients.

If you’ve never heard of spaghetti squash boats, they are cooked halved spaghetti squash filled with whatever your heart desires, and you eat it straight out of the hardy squash skin. It’s so fun to eat and while being decadent and light at the same time. In this recipe, I loaded my spaghetti squash boats with a mixture of spinach, onion, Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Turkey Sausage, and a runny egg, and the combination of flavors and textures is pretty dang amazing.

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If you’ve never heard of Jones Dairy Farm, they are a company that makes yummy and healthy breakfast sausage and smoked meats that are antibiotic free and certified gluten free. I was immediately attracted to their clean list of ingredients that are easily recognizable. And the taste of the various breakfast sausage I’ve tasted are all so delicious and flavorful, and really great in recipes like this Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats.

I was easily able to find the turkey sausage used in this recipe at a Sprouts near my house, but they are available at various stores nationwide so you can check out their website to find out if they are near you as well. And while you are there, browse through their other products as well and see what they are up to on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube! They are often sharing drool worthy recipes that include their sausage and meats, which always inspire my next breakfast.

Hope you enjoy these  Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats as much as we did! They were so good that I was scraping the bottom of the squash skin to get every last strand, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself doing the same. Hey, it’s no judgement zone when it comes to eating on this blog!

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Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats

Course: Breakfast
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 397 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

These Paleo Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats are a comforting meal filled with all your favorite breakfast items, while being healthy and delicious!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the squash is cooked through and the skin is soft when you press on it.

  2. OR, use the Instant Pot method to cook the spaghetti squash: Place the steamer rack that came with the Instant Pot in the pot, and pour in 1 cup of water. Place the whole spaghetti squash, uncut, on the rack. Screw on the lid, make sure the pressure valve is closed, then cook for 20 minutes on manual. Release the pressure immediately and open the lid. Cut the squash in half.

  3. Remove the seeds, then use a fork to loosen up the flesh of the spaghetti squash, but leave them inside the skin. Set aside.

  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  5. Heat coconut oil in large skillet over medium high heat.

  6. Add onions and sauté for 4-5 minutes until translucent. 

  7. Add garlic and stir together for 1 minute until fragrant. 

  8. Add Jones Dairy Farm All Natural Turkey Sausage, spinach, coconut milk, salt, and pepper, and cook stirring until the sausage is cooked through and the spinach has wilted down, about 5 minutes

  9. Stir in tapioca starch until the mixture is slightly thickened, then remove from heat. 

  10. Top the spaghetti squash halves with the sausage and spinach mixture, dividing them evenly. 

  11. Make an indent in the middle of the squash halves and crack an egg into each indent.

  12. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until the egg whites are cooked through and the yolks are still runny. 

  13. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes, if using, and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Spaghetti Squash Boats
Amount Per Serving (1 spaghetti squash boat)
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 163mg 54%
Sodium 802mg 33%
Potassium 1046mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 11g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 172.9%
Vitamin C 42.4%
Calcium 21.2%
Iron 28.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Avocado Key Lime Pudding with Crunchy Crumble Topping (Paleo, Vegan)

This sweet and tart Avocado Key Lime Pudding is full of good-for-you ingredients and the smooth texture is so delicious with the crunchy crumble nut topping!

Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan

When it comes to desserts, I absolutely love the ones that are citrus flavored. There’s something so refreshing and delicious about how tart and sour fruits taste when sweetened, and I make sure to make my Lemon Bars every Spring and Summer because I love them so much. So when I saw some cute tiny key limes at the grocery store the other day, I stocked up so I can make a special treat to welcome the warmer months.

This Avocado Key Lime Pudding might be another new favorite of mine, and it’s almost like a deconstructed key lime pie. The creamy and decadent pudding made with avocados is kind of like the pie filling, and the nutty crumble topping adds the crunch factor of a crust. It’s such a delicious combination of flavors that I just can’t get enough of.

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Of course, the topping is completely optional if you just want to enjoy the smooth and velvety Avocado Key Lime Pudding on its own. I personally love the texture combo of the two together and I think it’s totally worth the extra effort of making the topping in the oven.

This is also a great treat to make for a picnic or an outdoor get-together since both the pudding and the topping can be made in advance. Because of the addition of the key lime juice and zest, the color of the pudding will stay green and vibrant for several hours if kept cold in an airtight container. Just add the topping right before serving so it stays nice and crunchy!

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Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan

Avocado Key Lime Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 395 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This sweet and tart Avocado Key Lime Pudding is full of good-for-you ingredients and the smooth texture is so delicious with the crunchy crumble nut topping!

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Ingredients

Key Lime Pudding

Crumble Topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 

  2. While the oven is heating up, place all ingredients for the key lime pudding in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more maple syrup if preferred.

  3. Divide the pudding between 2 bowls and place in the refrigerator. 

  4. Grease a shallow baking dish with coconut oil.

  5. Combine all ingredients for the crumble topping and spread out on the baking dish.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.

  7. Cool for 5 minutes. 

  8. When ready to serve, remove the key lime pudding from the refrigerator, and sprinkle the crumble topping over the pudding. 

  9. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Key Lime Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 pudding)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Potassium 1051mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 29.8%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.