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. Jessica says:

    I haven’t tried this recipe – making the Sweet Potato Brownies for my a BBQ for one of my Crossfit buddies – I can smell them cooking!
    I’m just glad that other people have messy cars. The busier my life gets the messier it gets. I have a husband, luckily he only comments once in a awhile. It’s really kind of gross – gym clothes, coffee cups, drycleaning . . . The messy car comment really makes me happy. Thanks.

  2. Katrina says:

    I just found your blog thru a Google search for ‘paleo recipes’ and I’ve been here forever now. I think I love you. Seriously, girl, you are f*cking hilarious. I’m a reader for life now. I have a blog, too, I’d be honored if you checked it out. (link above). Thanks!

  3. Christine says:

    This is SO good! We made it in ramekins (no muffin tin to be found) and used cumin instead of onion powder…amazing, especially with hot sauce 🙂 thanks for the winner!

  4. Jesica says:

    These were awesome! I added bacon pieces to the spinach layer… yummy.

  5. Nicole says:

    So question, but first, first these look amazing & I will be making them for breakfast next week. Now, back to my question. This may be stupid but I have a really hard time thinking of simple answers to simple questions sometimes. I was reading over the egg comments & I’ve seen Paleo posts before about being careful with eating too many eggs. I eat eggs for breakfast 7 days a week. I’m worried I’m going to get sick of them but can’t think of anything else to eat breakfast (besides the occasional leftovers from dinner). I’m also very strict no carb because I’m that horrible apple shape that gains belly fat if I look at pancakes, so protein shakes & sweet potatoes aren’t the answer. This recipe will even be an indulgence because of the yam in it! anyway, any other breakfast suggestions???

    1. juli says:

      Nicole, I’m not great with breakfast either. I usually just eat leftovers, so whatever I have on hand. About a month ago, I asked Facebook what they eat for breakfast. Check out the thread on my Facebook page on June 11th!!! I has over 200 ideas!

      1. Nicole says:

        Great Thanks!!

  6. Annalee Oppert says:

    Made these this morning. So delicious. I had a little trouble getting the sweet potato cups out, but I probably just didn’t have enough oil. I added some Italian chicken sausage to the spinach layer, which was the best decision I’ve made this week. Baked eggs might be my new favorite style.

  7. hallie says:

    this looks awesome. thank you!

  8. Ryan says:

    Made these tonight, & OMG what a beautiful little things these are!!!!! Deeeeee-Lish!

  9. Turtle says:

    Juli- OMG these are so fantastic! I got fancy with it and sautéed a blend of spinach and basil in olive oil. Slapped a thin slice of onion between the sweet potato and spinach layer and added chopped bacon on top of that. And then I found if you let the eggs bake for 7 minutes and switch it from bake to broil, the egg white bubbles over the yolk and makes a thin crust over the top and the yolk remains soft. Amazing recipe, Juli, thanks!

  10. Teresa Harriman says:

    amazing!! simple to make and ohhh so good. I served mine with organic sauage cakes