Breakfast Prep Baked Egg Cups

These healthy baked egg cups make the perfect breakfast meal prep for when you are rushing out the door but still want your protein-packed nutrient dense meal. They also make a great snack as well! And they’re paleo and whole30 friendly!

breakfast baked egg cups in meal prep containerBreakfast Egg Cups Recipe

This recipe goes out to all of those people who LOVE and NEED a good breakfast but don’t always (read: ever) have time in the morning to whip up a freshly cooked eggs! These easy oven baked breakfast egg cups are nutrient dense and so delicious! Make these on Sunday and you’ll be thanking yourself all week you did!

This breakfast meal prep eggs have a sweet potato bottom crust and and you can top with two different options: sunny side up with bacon or veggie omelets! You choose! And if you are feeling it, you can mix and match and make both!

sunny side up baked egg cup

Make it how you like it!

The best part about these baked eggs is that you can truly customize it the way you like it! We love the sunny side up with some crumbled bacon, but you can omit the bacon to make them vegetarian or add in another type of meat like ham!

The veggie omelets have a standard pepper, onion and tomato mix but you can literally add in any veggie here, so long as you chop them up small enough, or precook them. 

Here are some other suggestions you can add to the egg muffin cups:

  • zucchini
  • mushrooms
  • spinach
  • cheese
  • ham
  • prosciutto
  • kale

Can you freeze them?

Yes! Make sure to cool the egg cups completely before placing in a air tight container and freezing for up to 1 month. Defrost overnight in the refrigerator and warm it up in the toaster or microwave before serving.

sweet potato crust in muffin tin

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On-The-Go Baked Egg Nests
Yields 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
55 min
Two Ways
  1. Over easy or omelette style
For both
  1. 12 organic or farm-fresh eggs
  2. 1 medium sweet potato
  3. 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  4. Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  5. Optional: 5 slices nitrate-free bacon, cooked
For Option 2- Omelettes
  1. Veggies of choice: tomato, onion, spinach, broccoli, mushrooms
  2. Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  3. Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  4. 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  5. 1/4 tsp onion powder
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease muffin tins
  2. 2. Grate sweet potato using cheese grater or food processor, squeeze out excess water
  3. 3. Mix 1 tsp oil, salt, and pepper with sweet potato
  4. 4. Line the bottom of your muffin tins with the sweet potato mixture
  5. 5. Let bake for 20 minutes then remove muffin tins
  6. 6.
  7. Option 1: Over easy: crack egg into the muffin tins (add optional pre-cooked bacon)
  8. Option 2: Omelettes: mix eggs in a bowl, add in veggies, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, add into muffin tins
  9. 7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are firm
  10. 8. Remove and serve hot
  11. 9. Store in air-tight tupperware in refrigerator
Notes
  1. Make sure to spray/grease your muffin tins so the sweet potato nests do not stick
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Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

These Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes are so creamy, flavorful and delicious and make a great lunch or dinner! They also could be perfect as a make-ahead meal option. This buffalo chicken sweet potato recipe is nutritious and filling, gluten-free and optionally made Paleo and Whole30 by omitting the cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato on a sheet tray

Buffalo Chicken Baked Sweet Potato

Who doesn’t love potato skins? Nobody! Who doesn’t love potatoes skins that are made healthier but still with all the flavor? Can’t think of anyone! These healthier baked sweet potato skins are stuffed with a creamy buffalo chicken dip packed with extra veggies and nutrients. These are the perfect appetizer for a game day party, or a super delicious lunch or dinner. We love the portability of these and think they’d be a great make-ahead meal as well.

Close up of sweet potato buffalo chicken

What type of sweet potatoes are best for this recipe?

We choose small to medium sweet potatoes to minimize the time roasting in the oven. You can choose larger ones, but they will take longer to roast. Just make sure they are all about the same size, and as round as you can get to fit in more of the buffalo chicken stuffing.

Can you cook the sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot instead?

You could, but it will likely take you the same amount of time to roast in the oven between the time it takes to come up to pressure and the time it takes to naturally release. Put the sweet potatoes on a basket and add 1 cup of water. You can use the steam function for 10 minutes, with a natural release.

Skinny buffalo chicken stuffed sweet potatoes on a plate

How can you store these Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for meal prep?

If you wanted to make these for a few days of lunches, complete the recipe as directed and then cool the broiled sweet potatoes completely before placing in a container in the fridge. We like using glass containers because they can double as a storage container and can be heated up in either a microwave or a toaster oven. These would taste better if heated up in a toaster oven, but if the only option when you are at work is a microwave that will work as well!

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Skins

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 35 minutes Total Time 0:40 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees °F.
  2. Pierce sweet potato with a fork, and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes, or until soft.
  3. While the sweet potato is baking, saute onions, carrots, garlic, and scallions for 2-3 minutes, or until the onions turn translucent. Add in spinach and cook just until the spinach starts to wilt. Remove from heat, let cool, and place in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Add shredded chicken, mayonnaise, hot sauce, and pepper to the sauted vegetables and mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
  5. Once sweet potatoes are soft, carefully cut sweet potatoes in half and scoop out insides to make “boats.” Leave about 1/4 – 1/2 inch of flesh so they don’t become too fragile and difficult to handle.
    Set oven to a high broil.
  6. Fill the sweet potatoes with a heaping spoonful of shredded buffalo chicken. Top with cheddar cheese and broil for 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is fully melted. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes

Recipe updated March 2017

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How to Make Sweet Potato Toast

We’re diving in to How to Make Sweet Potato Toast today because they are our new favorite breakfast, snack, or lunch and can guess they’ll be yours too! Sweet potato toasts are easy to make, nutrient-dense, and there are so many options to shake up your toast topping game. Sweet potato toast is a great fiber-rich, gluten-free, Whole30 approved, and vegan healthy toast replacement! PLUS, they are super easy to make!

Sweet potato toast toppingsHow to Make Sweet Potato Toast

Making sweet potato toast is about to become your new favorite breakfast, snack, lunch, or hey, even dinner! These Pinterest-worthy lower carb “toasts” have been making the rounds lately. What is sweet potato toast? Well basically they are cooked slices of sweet potato that are a great nutrient-dense alternative to regular toasted bread that can hold a hefty portion of toppings. Did we mention they are also delicious? Today we’re diving into all the details on How to Make Sweet Potato Toasts for our ongoing How to Wednesday series and sharing our favorite topping choices as well!

What kind of sweet potatoes are best?

Look for large round sweet potatoes! These work best because you can get good slices out of them. Curved ones, or oddly shaped ones, aren’t great for toast because you’ll waste more of the sweet potato when you’re slicing them up!

Sweet potato toaster oven

What are the different kinds of sweet potatoes?

Well this isn’t the most straightforward question! These day the grocery stores can sell a few different types of sweet potatoes and sometimes they are labeled yams (but apparently they’re not actually yams?). For this purpose the best type of sweet potato is usually labeled as a Garnet Yam, but a Beauregard or a Jewell Sweet Potato will work best too.

  • Garnet Yams are actually sweet potatoes and they are the best choice for sweet potato toast.
  • Japanese Sweet Potatoes and Hannah Sweet Potatoes: These two look different on the outside, with the Japanese  having a purple skin and the Hannah having a tan skin but they are both similar on the inside with starchier yellow flesh. We don’t recommend these for sweet potato toast.
  • Purple Sweet Potato: This has a very starchy firm purple potato. While delicious, we also don’t recommend this type for sweet potato toast.

How do you easily cut up sweet potatoes

There are two options for slicing up the sweet potatoes. You can either use a mandolin, though it will need to be a good quality one with a sharp blade. Or use a sharp knife! If you are a little unsteady with your knife skills, slice of a piece of the sweet potato so you can rest it on that fast surface for safer cutting.

Do you peel sweet potatoes?

Peel the sweet potato if desired! The skin is edible, but can be rough and fibrous, so if you are concerned with texture you can peel the skin off. The most important thing is to aim to make them all the same size. For sweet potato toast, we find it’s easier to leave the skin on because it helps the sweet potato keep it’s shape.

Why we aren’t making sweet potato toast in the toaster

We know this method is out there–but we don’t recommend it. It takes too long to cook the sweet potato in the toaster (unless you are using a powerful toaster oven) so we recommend using the oven bake method first, and then to reheat you can use a toaster to warm it up and get it slightly crispy.

Is sweet potato toast better than bread?

There really are endless options for topping the sweet potato toast. You can go with savory or sweet, or even make a DIY sweet potato bar and let your loved ones make their own!

Weight watchers sweet potato toast

Savory Ideas:

  • Cream Cheese, Lox, Red Onion, Tomato slices, and Capers: Kite Hill is a great dairy-free alternative for cream cheese.
  • Tuna Melt or Chicken Salad Melt: Place your favorite tuna salad or chicken salad on your sweet potato toast, top with slices of tomato and cheese, then place under the broiler, for about 1 minute, until cheese is melted!
  • Loaded Avocado Toast: In the LCK cookbook, there is a killer avocado toast that recipe that can be used here! You can use that topping, or make a quick smashed avocado topping: Smash your avocado, sprinkle some salt, red pepper flakes, garlic granules and squeeze of lime juice! Then top with crispy chickpeas, everything bagel seasoning, and some sriracha!

Sweet Ideas:

  • Nut Butter, Banana, and Cacao Nibs: You can use any type of nut butter or sunflower seed butter here and add in fresh banana and cacao nibs for crunch or regular chocolate chips. Sprinkle with some chia seed or flax seed for some extra fiber.
  • Nutella with Berries and Shredded Coconut: We have a homemade Nutella recipe, but go ahead and buy store bought chocolate hazelnut spread if you need–there are a couple of different options out there. Top with berries of choices and shredded (or toasted) coconut for some crunch.

How to Reheat:

This recipe makes a large make ahead batch for the week. To reheat as needed either stick it in a toaster, a toaster oven until hot and edges are crispy. It’s best to top as needed (like regular toast) but you can prep one for lunch to reheat at work later and reheat like any other food, though the sweet potato won’t be crispy.


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Sweet Potato Toasts

Prep Time 00:05 Cook Time 00:10 Total Time 00:15 Yields 8-10 pieces

Ingredients

  • 2 large, uniform sweet potato or yam
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil, or spray
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 425ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Scrub and wash and dry the sweet potato clean.
  3. Cut off the tips of the sweet potato.
  4. Using a knife (or alternatively a mandolin) slice the sweet potato into 1/4" thick pieces. Discard the end pieces that have the most bit of skin.
  5. Lay on parchment paper with room in between and either spray or brush avocado oil on both sides. Sprinkle with salt.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes, then flip and back for an additional 5 minutes. The sweet potato should be fully cooked through, meaning you can easily stick a fork through it, but not overcooked that it would fall apart when you picked it up.
  7. Either use immediately with toppings of choice, or cool completely before moving to an air tight container and storing in the fridge. Use within 3-5 days.
  8. To re-heat as needed for topping either stick it in a toaster, a toaster oven until hot and edges are crispy.

Recipe Notes

  1. See post for inspiration on how to top your sweet potato toasts.
  2. If topping and reheating outside of the home a toaster oven or microwave will work.
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Loaded Paleo Breakfast Hash

Paleo Breakfast Hash (Whole30 compliant, no added sugar, grain-free, gluten-free) | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Loaded Paleo Breakfast Hash is such a delicious hash for weekend BRUNCH or when you are craving breakfast for dinner! The spicy chicken sausage and bacon pair so perfectly with the sweet potato, onions, and peppers. It can be eaten as is for a veggie and protein filled breakfast, or topped with an egg!

Sweet potato hash paleoLoaded Paleo Breakfast Hash

Normally when preparing sweet potatoes for breakfast I make these Roasted Cinnamon Sweet Potato Home Fries. But today, seeing as it was a ‘breakfast for dinner’ kind of night, I decided to be adventurous. I loaded up my skillet and cooked up a hash that was a huge hit. This loaded hash with eggs and hot sauce… I think I could be in heaven!

Ingredients Needed:

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Sweet Potato
  • Red Pepper
  • Green Pepper
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Chicken sausages
  • Bacon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Baby spinach

Paleo Breakfast Hash recipe

This would also be a great make ahead breakfast idea that you can prep ahead of time on a Sunday and enjoy the next three mornings, with or without eggs! It’s great because it’s packed with veggies, protein and fat and will keep you satisfied for the whole morning!

Sweet Potato Hash Paleo

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Loaded Paleo Breakfast Hash

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:30 Total Time 0:40 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil (or oil of choice)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large sweet potato, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 cup fresh organic spinach
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • Optional: 2 organic chicken sausages, pre-cooked and sliced
  • Optional: 4 pieces nitrate-free bacon, pre-cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, more to taste

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, sauté oil and garlic over medium heat for 1 minute.
  2. Add in sweet potato and cook for 5 minutes, or until the potato starts to soften.
  3. Add in peppers, onion, and tomato and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, stirring often. If you want to reduce the cooking time, cover the pan at this stage until the sweet potato is fork tender.
  4. Mix in chopped sausage, bacon, salt and pepper and let cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Mix in fresh spinach, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired. Remove from heat and serve hot.
  7. Optional: Top with fresh organic over easy eggs

Recipe Notes

  • *To get your eggs perfect, cook them slow over medium/low heat with the pan covered.
  • *Photos updated April, 2016.
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Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken and Vegetables

This Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken and Vegetables is made with homemade paleo ranch dressing, marinated chicken, and perfectly cooked veggies! It makes for the ultimate healthy-yet-hearty dinner!

Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken and Vegetables

Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken and Vegetables

We love the mighty sheet pan here at LCK! This hands-off cooking method makes getting a delicious meal on the table simple and the clean up is a breeze. We’ve tested a range of recipes for different meal occasions and varying cooking time, but mostly we just love that utilizing the sheet pan allows for unattended cooking, giving us EXTRA time in our busy lives.

Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken and Vegetables

Tips for sheet pan cooking:

  • Read the recipe all the way through (of course) and plan to use a timer! Most recipes require different cooking times, so make sure to use a timer so you can truly walk away from the oven and not have to worry about when your adding anything in to the oven.
  • Do the prep ahead of time: Cut vegetables, make sauce or mix spices the night before or that morning if you are looking to speed up the process when it comes time for the actual cooking.
  • Use parchment paper to make clean up a breeze.
  • Use the correct size sheet pan. When we say sheet pan we are referring to the rimmed half sheet pan which is 18″ by 13″. The size of the sheet pan matters because you do not want to overcrowd the pan when cooking, so if you are using a smaller sheet pan you may need to use 2 to achieve the same result.

Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken and Vegetables

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Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken and Vegetables

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:45 Total Time 00:55 Serves 4

Ingredients

Ranch Mix

Everything Else

  • 1 cup good-quality mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 scallions, finely sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, cut to 1/2" rings
  • 1 medium Japanese sweet potato, peeled and cut to 1/2" dice
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and cut to 1/2" dice
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (see note)

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a small bowl mix together dill, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, black pepper
  3. In another small bowl mix together mayo, almond milk, scallions. Add 1/2 of the ranch spice mixture and combine. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl combine red onion, sweet potato, red pepper, broccoli, avocado oil and remaining 1/2 of the ranch seasoning. Pour onto rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile place chicken breasts into the large bowl used for the vegetables and add 1/3 cup of the ranch dressing. Toss to combine and place in refrigerator to marinate while vegetables are baking.
  6. After 20 minutes take out sheet pan and move vegetables to the sides to make space for the chicken. Place the chicken breasts in the middle of the pan and pour over any reserved marinade. 
  7. Continue to bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked through.
  8. Remove from oven and serve hot drizzled with remaining ranch dressing.

Recipe Notes

  1. You can substitute boneless, skinless chicken thighs.
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Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Sliders

Wait, what?! Thanksgiving is NEXT week already. If you’re like we are over here, we have been planning planning planning! I generally keep it rather simple for my appetizers. Lately I am all about the perfect cheese board for my family and friends. I wanted one more fun appetizer that I could also turn into a spin on the traditional sweet potato mash side dish. These beauties arose. Sweet potato sliders!

Remember these? Those are one of my football Sunday favorites, so naturally a spin on them for the holidays was just what I wanted!

SweetPotatoSliders

Creamy, flavorful, sweet potato topping piped onto a nice slider bottom and topped with bacon. Sign me up. I love that these can go from the appetizer table to the sides with your turkey!

Versatile, baby!

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Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Sliders
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
For the Potato Base
  1. 1-2 large white sweet potatoes or yukon gold potatoes
  2. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  3. Pinch fine sea salt
  4. Pinch freshly ground black pepper
For the Maple Bacon Sweet Potato Topping
  1. 1-2 orange sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  2. 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter
  3. 1 tablespoon almond milk or milk of choice
  4. 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  5. 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  6. 4 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped into pieces
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°
  2. Slice potatoes or sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick slices*
  3. Toss with oil, salt and pepper and line on a baking sheet
  4. Bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through
  5. While baking, boil sweet potatoes
  6. Once fork tender, place sweet potatoes in your high-speed blender
  7. Add in butter, almond milk, maple syrup, and salt
  8. Blend until smooth, taste and add any additional salt or maple syrup that you'd like
  9. Cook your bacon with your desired cooking method and set aside
  10. Once potato bases are done, remove from the oven and set aside
  11. Transfer maple sweet potato mixture to a piping bag or large ziplock bag (cut the top off), and pipe onto bases
  12. Sprinkle with bacon and serve
Notes
  1. *Thick enough to pick up!
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