Paleo Travel

So tomorrow morning I leave my home in Southern California for a week-long stint at a hotel in Northern California. I’m already imagining how horrible this is going to be for my paleo-ness. In preparation, I’ve stashed almonds, protein, and some YouBars in my checked luggage.

Now, I haven’t mentioned YouBars before because, quite frankly, real food is always better than a bar. However, in certain circumstances, food in bar form may be your best alternative. I swear YouBar didn’t pay me, but they’re worth checking out. YouBar is a business, based here in L.A., and all they do is make custom-made protein, trail mix, and energy bars. Comparable to Larabars, but you pick the ingredients. My bar, which I named “Alicia’s Goodies,” (hehe), has almond butter, sesame seeds, protein, and honey. You can add fruit, nuts, whatever you want, and they will make a baker’s dozen just for you.

Hope you guys have a great week. I’ll be gone Monday through Friday and can’t guarantee I’ll be posting (I know, I know, I just got back).

See you all shortly! Hopefully I’ll get some culinary inspiration in NorCal and bring it back to you. =)

Egg Muffins

Baked eggs, egg muffins, egg cupcakes–this simple, portable snack has a variety of names. While I refuse to call them egg cupcakes (cupcakes are supposed to be sweet, no? I can’t trick myself) these little suckers are easy to make and you can eat them cold. They’re versatile, too.

Egg Muffins (makes 6 regular size muffins)
-4-6 eggs (depends on how much filling you use)
-Purple Kale, torn into bite size pieces
-Green onion, chopped
-Mushrooms, minced
-Fat of choice
-Seasonings to taste: garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cayenne pepper, pepper
-Meat of choice (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Grease a muffin tin with your fat of choice. Add your veggies to the greased muffin tin–filling each about halfway.

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In a measuring cup with a spout or lip, mix your eggs with your seasonings. Use the spout to help you pour your egg mixture into the muffin tins.

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Bake until eggs are thoroughly cooked. Don’t trust my times. I tend to like my eggs overcooked.

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Enjoy!