Breakfast

Delicious, high-protein breakfast recipes that will actually keep you full until lunchtime.

Raspberry Smoothie

My kids love this raspberry smoothie, for breakfast or for their afternoon snack. I mostly make it for them – it’s a bit too high carb for me. I like to use whole milk kefir instead of milk for a probiotic boost. This results in a thick, creamy smoothie that can be eaten with a spoon. Click for the recipe

Homemade Sausage

I love making this homemade sausage because it’s so easy – simply mix the beef with the seasonings, spread in a pan, cover and bake. When the sausage is done, I cut it into squares and serve. Leftovers are great sautéed  in a little olive oil. This recipe works well with ground pork too, and possibly with chicken or turkey (though I haven’t tried that). Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins

These wonderful gluten free blueberry muffins are fragrant and fluffy and just as good as wheat flour blueberry muffins. Since almond flour is not as absorbent as wheat flour, I use fewer blueberries in these gluten free blueberry muffins than I would use in wheat muffins. Click for the recipe

Gluten Free Bread

This homemade gluten free bread is made with almond flour. It’s soft, fragrant, and makes a great canvas for sweet or savory toppings.

When making homemade gluten free bread, it is important however to adjust our expectations. The yeasty aroma and gluten-induced fluffiness that we love about traditional bread cannot be achieved without, well, yeast and gluten, so this is more of a quick bread that fills the need (if you still have it) to make a sandwich or to have a slice of bread for breakfast.

For this purpose, this gluten-free bread works very well, and since it’s low in carbs and relatively high in fat, it will fill you up better and will spare you the blood sugar roller coaster normally associated with flour bread.

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Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Tasty, fluffy ricotta pancakes, made with coconut flour and pleasantly flavored with vanilla and lemon zest. I don’t sweeten the batter at all, so I serve these lemon ricotta pancakes with a tablespoon of honey per serving. Click for the recipe

Paleo Muffins

Delicious Paleo muffins that taste like little honey cakes. Lovely for breakfast and great for the kids’ lunchboxes. Click for the recipe

Almond Flour Pancakes

These tasty almond flour pancakes are fluffy and tender. I don’t add any sweetener to the batter, because I serve them with maple syrup, which makes them plenty sweet enough. The blueberries are optional, and wonderful. Click for the recipe