Do you ever feel like the inside of your car is a spot on representation of what your life is like? I do. When my life is a little out of control, my car becomes a sh*tshow. Legit, frightening. I don’t know how it happens but my car will be clean one day, then an explosion occurs by the next day. That’s what’s happening right now. I’m not sure where all these coffee cups came from. And pieces of tupperware. WHERE DID YOU COME FROM!? I must be a sh*tshow. And I’m sure my workout buddies would agree.

I’m really sad right now. No, not because my car is hoarders fantasy land, but because I didn’t get to partake in my weekly kickball game. Such a shame. I did a workout with my friend’s Katie, Sergio, and Clark at CrossFit South Denver, and afterwards, wanted to die. I have absolutely never felt like that after a workout. It felt like how it used to feel when I ate grains. Seriously. I would get the worst stomach aches in the world when I ate grains and as soon as I cut those foods out, I never felt like that again. Until this wod. I think the mix of heatand squat cleans did it. How do you people in extra hot places do it? Are you just cool with vomiting regularly? And feeling like death?

Anywho. Did you know they have Cold Stone Creamery creamer for your coffee now!? Those assholes. That sounds fantastic. I sometimes miss sweet coffee. Mostly when I’m on my monthly gift. Like frappucinos. Get out of town. I dream about those things.

Ok, I’m going to get it together now. I made this little cups of joy for my roommate Laura. She’s trying to eat more veggies. And this was perfect because she doesn’t really love spinach and she liked that it was slightly hidden in this dish. So if you don’t like veggies, DON’T YOU WORRY, they’re hidden, meaning they don’t exist. It’s science.

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Spinach Sweet Potato Egg Nests

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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 1 medium yam, shredded
  • 20oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of liquid*
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fat of choice (I used bacon fat)
  • coconut oil spray


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Shred your yam in a food processor using the shredding attachment.
  3. Spray your 12 tin muffin pan.
  4. Place shredded yam in each muffin and press down and up onto the sides to create little buckets. Spray the tops of the shredded yams in each tin.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes.
  6. While the little nest bake, take your thawed spinach and squeeze out all the excess liquid.
  7. Place a medium skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of fat.
  8. Throw in your spinach along with garlic powder, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Saute and cover to help cook through.
  9. After 6-8 minutes or once your spinach is cooked through, add spinach to each tin and press down, making sure to leave room for your egg to fit comfortably in.
  10. Bake for 8-9 minutes for runny yolks or up to 12 for hard eggs.
  11. Serve with hot sauce on top!

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  1. Chelsea says:

    Thank you, I am going to try these at the Firehall tomorrow!

  2. Monica says:

    This looks awesome! Do you think if I make some today I could keep them in the fridge until say like Wednesday to have each morning for breakfast? Or you recommend they be eaten same day? Thanks!

    1. juli says:

      no that would be fine!

  3. Teresa says:

    These are so simple and so good!

  4. Tracee says:

    I’m just switching over to the Paleo lifestyle and this was my very first recipe to make. Made it for,breakfast for my husband and 16 year old son. LOVED IT!!! We all did. This is going into my recipe box for sure! Thank you.

  5. Jess says:

    I made these last night, so good! I substituted some left over steamed squash for the yams and didn’t par bake them before adding the spinach and eggs. I also left the yolks a teeny bit runny. They were perfect left over for breakfast this morning. Id like to try them with bacon sometime! Thanks

  6. Christine Neff says:

    I’ll bet a squirt of horseradish sauce would top these nicely, too. I love it on my boiled eggs.
    Car=pit. Kids double the mess in half the time. Oh well.

  7. Carla says:

    Any idea what temp and time is necessary at sea level? At the jersey shore and love this breakfast idea!!

    1. juli says:

      no clue

  8. Lolo says:

    You rock my world. You and your food. And your writing. I wanna high five you every time I read (then inevitably make) one of your recipes.


  9. Kara says:

    My family just gobbled those up for breakfast. They are so delicious! I am pretty new to Paleo and really appreciate your recipes.

  10. Nikki says:

    Would these freeze well? Do you think your Savory Breakfast Casserole would freeze well?

    1. juli says:

      not sure. probably.