Well hey there and good morning fine people! I am super duper beyond pumped today! I barely fell asleep last night because I'm just so happy and excited! Literally I was up til past 2am on a Saturday night at home, in bed, listening to business podcasts and making some STELLAR business plans and plans on content I have in store for ya'll! I also met up with my podcasting cohost and I'm happy to report that Discovering You Podcast is BAAAAAAACK! So make sure to find us on iTunes because a new episode is live first thing every Monday morning AKA tomorrow in this case! Yippie kayay!
GAH BUT LIKE SERIOUSLY THOUGH I'M BURSTING WITH EXCITEMENT!!!!!
Okay I'm sorry, back to the task at hand!
So one thing I wanted to do was a series of "Paleo Staples" or basic Paleo recipes that everyone needs to know! I get SO many questions about Paleo meal prepping, how to stay on track with a Paleo diet, what you can and cannot eat etc - that I wanted to just share with ya'll some REALLY simple Paleo staples that you want to be able to make whenever at the drop of a hat.
Seriously though, I get it, I don't always want to cook AT ALL. For instance on those days where you're running late for work but you didn't pack a lunch, and you don't have time to eat breakfast, or you're just exhausted after a long day, and too tired to cook, and don't want to eat any of the random ingredients in your fridge because "there's nothing to eat" so you instead eat McDonalds or a chocolate bar... Yeah I'm hoping that a weekly Sunday meal prep OR really a quick meal prep any day of the week, of some Paleo staples will save you in those exact situations as they often do for me!
For those of you who aren't familiar with "meal prepping" or "batch cooking" it's when you prepare certain foods and meals for the week ahead in order to avoid some cooking during the week. Batch cooking is my fav and I like to turn it into a game where I cook as many things as I possibly can in just 1 hour! Bump some music, and make it a fun time - this shouldn't feel like a grueling chore AKA LAUNDRY AKA THE BANE OF MY EXISTENCE.
I'll probably make another batch today before I head out to watch my friend Stacy get married!!! I can't wait for her wedding! Anyway that's so not the point here...
For today's Paleo Staple I'm going to share with you how to make hard "ovened" eggs. I call them that because I think it's an appropriate name! These will turn out like hard boiled eggs, but they're not boiled, they're baked and legit the easiest and bestest thing ever especially when you're in a pinch during the week. Just this past week I grabbed 4 on my way out the door to teach a PiYo class an hour away. I ate two before class and two after and that way I didn't have to stop anywhere to buy random unhealthy food. Hard boiled or ovened eggs are an amazing grab and go snack full of good fats and proteins, plus choline, and so many other great nutrients.
Also PSA - please don't skip the egg yolks! Those things are packed with nutrients you NEED! It's the egg whites that don't carry much of a nutritional bang. If you want to read more about this then pick up one of my favorite books Eat The Yolks by Liz Wolfe! Alrighty then, onto this crazy simple recipe!
Hard 'Ovened' Eggs or Baked Eggs
Makes 12 hard ovened eggs.
12 pasture raised, organic, or cage free eggs
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (or 325 if your oven runs hot)
Place 12 eggs in a muffin tin, one egg for each muffin slot in order to prevent rolling and cracking. Once oven is fully preheated, put the muffin tin in the oven and bake the eggs for 30 minutes. While eggs are baking fill a large bowl with cold water and ice. Once the eggs are done immediately place all the eggs into the ice bath in order to stop cooking. From there just peel and enjoy! Put the eggs into the fridge once they are fully chilled from the ice bath!
Well I hope that just made your life about 10x easier because when you pull out this method, you're going to automatically level up in many people's eyes. Like for real doe!
Have an amazing Sunday and as always make sure to tag me if you decide to use any of my recipes or creations! Also please leave comments right here on the blog post if you have any questions or excitements or anything, I LOVE to hear from you!
And last but certainly not least, don't forget to share this recipe with your friends if you think it could help make their lives easier too!
I'll see ya'll tomorrow with a new podcast episode!