Squash, Bacon & Almonds…Oh My!


It can be difficult to find breakfast options when you’re following a Paleo lifestyle. Not to mention if you have food allergies, in my case an egg allergy. While this can be a pain, it often forces you to get creative and think outside the “Breakfast Plate”.

So in a fit of inspiration I came up with this dish. The benefit is that you can easily make enough to last you a whole week, when you’re busy this is a life saver! Not to mention that it’s packed with delicious and healthy flavors. Now on to the recipe….


1 large acorn squash
3-4 tablespoons avocado oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1- 2 tablespoons cumin
1/2 pack of bacon
1/2 cup sliced almonds


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cut squash in half and remove seeds, place on baking sheet cut side up.
Coat squash with avocado oil, salt, black pepper and cumin.
Place squash in oven and cook for 40 – 45 minutes or until you can poke through the squash with a fork.

In the mean time…

Cook your bacon, there’s obviously multiple ways to do this but I prefer to line a baking sheet with foil and cook it in the oven at 425 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.
Remove your bacon from heat, after it’s cooled chop it up and set aside.
Now, place your almonds in a frying pan and roast over low heat.
Remove your almonds when you can start to smell them in the air and they’re starting to turn a light brown color. Set aside.
Remove your squash from the oven and either peel off the skin or cut the skin off, cube the flesh of the squash.
Mix your bacon, almonds and cooked squash together and you’re ready to eat.


Melissa Van Dover

@mvandover | melissavandover.com


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We are very excited to announce our April and May Cooking Demo topic: Paleo Breakfast!

Demos will be held on two dates at two different Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage locations:

  • Wednesday, April 16th @ 6pm – The brand new Natural Grocers store, corner Colfax and Washington, Denver CO.
  • Tuesday, May 6th @ 6pm – Natural Grocers Littleton, corner Kipling and Coal Mine, Littleton CO.

We’ll be showing you how to make some of our Paleo-tastic breakfasts! As a note these breakfast do include eggs. We’ll be coming out with a demo shortly for Paleo breakfasts that are also egg-free.

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We hope to see you there!

Camilla & Melissa


Agave Spiced Sausage

Breakfast Patties

Our favorite new breakfast treat: Agave Spiced Sausage!

If you’re anything like me, protein for breakfast is a must and as much as I love bacon, sometimes switching it up makes life a little more interesting.

This recipe couldn’t be easier:


2 tablespoons raw agave nectar
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1/2 pound breakfast sausage
1 tablespoon coconut oil


Place the sausage in a small bowl.
Using your hands, work the agave and Italian Seasoning into the sausage meat.
Once well combined, form the mixture into patties.
Heat the coconut oil in a medium saucepan.
Grill the patties until well done, turning periodically.
Serve hot and enjoy!

Camilla Carboni

@camillacarboni camillacarboni.com