These simple 4 Ingredient Paleo Protein Bars take less than 5 minutes to make, but can hold you over for hours. All the ingredients are easy to find, and makes 12 bars.
We decide every year that we are going to grow zucchini in our garden. Having access to your own fresh zucchini is amazing. This year it felt like we were drowning in zucchini though! We were picking multiple 4 plus pound zucchini’s every day for a few weeks during harvest time! I knew it was time to make a bunch of batches of chocolate zucchini bread.
By the end of the season, I was pushing and pulling a wheelbarrow stuffed to the gills with multi pound zucchini and spaghetti squash to my garage with a smile on my face and sweat dripping down my back. Now that is what I call a true fall harvest. Throw in a little rain, colorful leaves, and some crisp air and I was ready to go and carve a pumpkin!
I am going to be completely honest, zucchini is not my favorite vegetable. *GASP* How dare I say something like that!? Well, it is true, but you know what is really great?? I have a creative mind and can find sneaky ways for people like me to consume vegetables that I may not necessarily love on their own.
During the fall, pumpkin spice everything seems to make their rounds through the stores- pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin spice brownies, and the list goes on and on. Overall, I am not a huge fan of the taste of pumpkin, but when it comes to Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate, I actually enjoy it quite a bit!
I was a picky eater growing up, and to be honest I never tried biscuits and gravy until I was about 19. Once I finally tried it, it was obvious why this was a popular breakfast option. With the rich buttery biscuits and the savory flavor of the gravy, it is a meal that is hard to mess up. Lucky for me, I only just delved into the world of B&G at such a late stage because it probably would have made it much more difficult to switch over to Paleo Biscuits and Gravy.
Growing up I was always a big fan of granola instead of the regular ol’ cereal that the rest of the family would eat. I was always the weird one who didn’t eat my granola or cereal with milk either, I just liked it nice and plain. As I got older, I started to realize that granola is full of gluten containing oats, and with trying to eat grain-free, granola became a big deal breaker for me. Finally a couple years ago I decided to try and create a Paleo Granola recipe that would be grain-free, but completely irresistible.
We are at the time of year when zucchini is popping up like crazy! If your garden has zucchini like mine does, you probably have some monster zucchini just waiting to be picked. I like to use the huge zucchini for recipes like Paleo Cinnamon Zucchini Bread, whereas the smaller zucchinis I use for zoodles and frying up.
I don’t know about you, but sometimes when I wake up, I just don’t have the desire to cook a fancy breakfast. No one ever said that we have to make meals like eggs benedict every single day, and quite frankly that doesn’t sound like a fun way to relax in the morning. Usually I like to keep my meals simple in the morning, and this Baked Ham and Eggs recipe definitely fits the category!
Now that we are getting closer to summer, you may notice that strawberries are becoming cheaper in the stores. One of my favorite sweet flavor combinations is strawberries and banana, so it isn’t too far fetched to incorporate these into a breakfast muffin. Hence the name, Strawberry Banana Muffins!
You may be wondering if this recipe would be too sugary to still be paleo, but with all the seeds, nuts, eggs, and extra collagen this meal still has more protein and fat than sugar. It is overall a little on the sweeter side, which is why I labeled it as a breakfast or dessert option!