Breakfast Bake


The morning can be so busy that sometimes it’s good just to be able to get your breakfast going and let it cook itself. This breakfast bake is the perfect dish and it will give you, your time back in the morning. Prep takes about 10 minutes and then you can let it bake while you’re preparing for your day.


1 tablespoon coconut oil for greasing
1 cup shredded sweet potato
3 eggs
6 tablespoons coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon garlic flakes
1/2 teaspoon onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 slices pre-cooked bacon, chopped
1/4 pound sausage


Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Grease oven safe dish. (Dish should be about the size of a small plate and have a cover)
In the oven safe dish whisk together 2 eggs and 4 tablespoons of coconut milk.
Add garlic, onion, salt and pepper to eggs, combine throughly.
Add shredded sweet potato and bacon to eggs.
Add sausage in small chunks, combine throughly.
In a separate bowl whisk together 1 egg and 2 tablespoons of coconut milk. Pour over mixture in oven safe dish.
Cover oven safe dish and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove cover and bake for 5 minutes, or until top starts to brown slightly.

This breakfast will fill you up and fuel you through your day. It will also save you time when you’re trying to get ready.

Have A Good Day!

Melissa Van Dover

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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

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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


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