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Eggplant, Chickpea, and Chard Shakshuka

Quick and easy Shakshuka with eggplant, chickpeas, and chard – a well-balanced breakfast or dinner that requires right around 40 minutes to prepare.

Is there anything a runny yolk can’t solve?

In all seriousness, yolks are best when gooey, and if you feel the same, this easy vegetable-packed Shakshuka recipe is yours for the taking.

This fabulous meal of poached eggs in spiced tomato sauce is warm, rich, and satisfying, while staying nice and healthful.

You don’t need to be an expert at poaching eggs or have any background in African or Middle Eastern cuisine to become a Shakshuka aficionado!

When all is said and done, you’re basically making a one-pot meal in a skillet. It’s very similar to making soup or stew!

Let’s dive in!

What is Shakshuka?:

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern meal of eggs stewed in a generously-spiced sauce made from tomatoes, red peppers, and often harissa paste (which is a combination of roasted red peppers, garlic, caraway and coriander seeds, cumin, and herbs).

It is eaten any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole

Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole with chicken sausage, kale, tomatoes, and feta cheese. This easy egg casserole requires only 5 ingredients, is easy to put together and is BIG on flavor! A low-carb, keto rustic breakfast perfect for sharing with family or meal prepping for the week.

As much as I love our family’s tradition of pancakes, waffles, or crepes for breakfast when we get together for the holidays, I personally believe nothing beats an amazing breakfast casserole, scramble, or frittata.

Load it up with veggies and breakfast protein like sausage, bacon or ham, and I’m happy as a lark!

Starting my day with a hearty protein-packed breakfast is a surefire way of ensuring my energy stays high throughout the day, with no anxious cravings for sweets. 

A fun and frisky flavorful dish, like this Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole, or my Sweet Potato, Sausage and Kale Breakfast Casserole , Spinach Frittata with Zucchini Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese , or Roasted Vegetable Breakfast Scramble are amazing for sharing with family, and are also great meal prep recipes!

In fact, I often prepare this very concept to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner a cinch throughout the week. 

Low-Carb Breakfast Casserole with chicken sausage, feta, tomatoes and kale - a nutritious breakfast recipe

Speaking of meal prep…

This easy breakfast casserole recipe can be prepared the day before and reheated to make your morning food prep simple.

Let’s get to it!

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Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Muffins (No Added Sweetener!)

Paleo Carrot Cake Banana Muffins made grain-free, oil-free, dairy-free with no added sugar! These healthy carrot banana muffins are studded with raisins and pecans for a perfectly sweet, texturally pleasing nutritious snack.

Carrot cake, meet banana muffins…banana muffins, meet carrot cake!

What a lovely combination we’ve stumbled upon here!

I mentioned a few months ago I’ve been sweetening some of my treats using solely bananas, which is what is going on here. Look at these like healthy carrot cake cupcakes…or banana cupcakes…or healthy banana carrot muffins. 

Whatever you want to call them, they’re here for your snacking, breakfasting, desserting pleasure. 

All things considered, these muffins are grain-free, dairy-free, oil-free, contain zero added sweetener, are paleo-friendly and are absolutely delicious!

Paleo Carrot Cake Cupcakes sweetened with banana - grain-free, sugar-free, oil-free, dairy-free, and healthy

If you’d like, you can do as I did and frost the muffins using my Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting recipe. This gives the muffins a cupcake feel for a more decadent approach!

Do note, that the cream cheese frosting is sweetened with pure maple syrup, so you would need to skip the frosting to keep these sugar-free, or use sugar-free sweetener in the frosting.

Let’s get down to business!

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