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Vivica Menegaz

Nutritionist, Author, & Blogger

Hi I am Vivica, welcome to my blog! I am a certified nutritionist and the creator of the Healing Foods Method. My philosophy of healing is to let the right foods delight you, nourish you and make you healthy!

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Vivica’s Magic Meat Muffins + Welcome To Thrive!

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My Meat Muffins Recipe with Products From Thrive

This week I have some really cool news to share with you!

I have become an ambassador for Thrive Market!

Just in case you did not notice something about this blog…I do not endorse many product or advertise.

I want your experience on my blog to be enriching and educational, with the occasional valid resource and find, not a constant sales pitch!  Or in case I share with you my favorite products, when I test them and find them worth using.

In this case I think I found something good, which is closely aligned with my philosophy of healthy and sustainable living.

Thrive Market offers wholesale prices for selected brands of non GMO, organic, gluten free, and paleo foods…I was able to find several keto things in there too as you will see from this recipe!

Thrive works kinda like Costco, but the goodies come to you instead!

If the membership fee seems like a big commitment, never fear: Everyone can try out Thrive Market with a free one-month trial before you start paying the annual fee.

This membership model is a key part of the business model. There’s strength in numbers — in other words, Thrive Market’s buying power, and the ability to get great deals, increases as membership increases.

But your Thrive Market membership fee has an even more important function. For every paying member who joins, Thrive Market will donate one free membership to a family in need. This social mission fits into Thrive Market’s larger goal— making healthy food accessible for everyone.

That is what really sold me on the deal!

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What I got from Thrive:

This time I got organic coconut flour, which was $4.45 dollars for a pound! They also carry 3 other brands of coconut flour and they have hazelnut flour for only $10. (Normally very expensive)

I also got the Coconut Aminos which were only $4.45 for the bottle (about 1/2 of what my local store sells them for).

The rest of my order was a couple of things from Mrs Meyers Clean Day and a couple of Weleda products, and I got it shipped for free! Good deal right?!

If you are intrigued have a look at my very own Thrive Market Page here!

Meat Muffins: Why Magic?!

So let’s talk a bit about our Magic Meat Muffins!

This recipe is just another variation of one of the staple recipes of my course. Why it this “glorified meatball” so important?

Because it is a great tool to use as you start your journey into the ketogenic diet and way of life.

As you switch from eating high carb foods to low carb foods, your blood sugar might become even more unstable and start going too low too fast. That will cause a temporary hypoglycemia, which is normally relieved with carb foods. But in our case that is exactly what we want to stay away from! That’s why it is so important to have the right foods handy and to use them at the right times.

This is the kind of work I do for my clients in The Healing Foods Method. The first of many important steps to reclaim your health and transform your life!

Vivicas Magic Meat Muffins By The Nourished Caveman

What about Coconut Flour?

Didi you know that coconut flour is about 60% fiber, most of which is unsoluble fiber!? As Ketogenic diets tend to be lower in fiber than other diets, it is very important to try and include fiber as much as possible, both for intestinal health and for good digestion and satiety!

“Research on coconut flour, banana flour, cassava flour, wheat flour and rice flour showed that after fermentation coconut flour produce short-chain fatty acids, such as butyric acid, propionic and acetic acid, which is significantly different from the pattern of short-chain fatty acids on the other flour. Butyric acid is a short chain fatty acid that has been shown to increase cell differentiation and prevents tumor formation in the colon. Butyric acid has been used extensively by large pharmaceutical companies that manufacture anti-cancer drugs to treat early-stage tumors, including the implication being that of breast cancer.” 1

Here are some more benefits of coconut flour:

  • It’s not a grain!
  • No phytic acid
  • High protein (about 10%of serving)
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 13 servings
  • Serving size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 165
  • Fat: 10 gr
  • Carbohydrates: 0.61 NET
  • Fiber: 4 gr
  • Protein: 11.8 gr
Recipe type: Main, Snack
Cuisine: American
A great anytime snack, or a great easy dinner! These Meat Muffins make the best portable comforty food you can imagine! And they are good for you!
Ingredients
  • ½ lb mushrooms, cleaned
  • 6 pastured egg yolks
  • 1 lb organic pastured ground beef
  • 2 Tbs Coconut Aminos
  • ¾ cup organic coconut flour
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt
Instructions
  1. Pre heat ovent to 350F.
  2. In a large food processor chop the mushrooms roughly, then add the egg yolks, salt and coconut aminos. Process until a smooth puree is formed.
  3. Transfer the mushroom and egg mix to a large bowl, add in the ground beef and mix well.
  4. Once incorporated add in the coconut flour, sifting it through a flour sfiter to avoid clumps.
  5. (If your food processor is big enough, just keep adding the ingredients and mixing)
  6. The "dough" should be of a soft, pliable consistency, but firm enough to make a meatball.
  7. Now place 13 paper cupcake cups doubled up on a cookie sheet and make a meatball for each cup.
  8. The finished cups should weight about 90grams each.
  9. Place cookie sheet in the oven and bake for about 45 minutes, until brown on top and still moist inside.
  10. Meat muffins can be eaten cold or hot.
Notes
IMPORTANT: Your oven might run hotter than mine, so please do check the muffins after 30 min as they might be done already. You want them juicy, not over-dried!
Also I would recommend using spices to enrich the flavor, to your liking. try cinnamon, cumin, cardamom for an exotic variation or rosemary, sage and thyme for a classic one.

 Vivicas Magic Meat Muffins By The Nourished Caveman

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Comments 14

  1. Isabella says:

    These meat muffins are absolutely delicious!!!! I’ve also added 1tsp of ground black pepper and 1tbsp of dried Italian herbs to the original recipe.
    I’ve already made a second batch so that I can enjoy them every morning with my bulletproof tea or on the go 🙂
    And they are even better if sliced and stir fried with some butter, as Vivica suggested
    So thank you Vivica for this amazing recipe!!!

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Grazie Isabella! I am so glad you liked them!!

  2. Nancy Matteson says:

    Vivica, I am allergic to mushrooms. What could take their place in this recipe?

  3. Janna says:

    WOW, these are good! The only change I made was to add homemade taco seasoning. Cooked 30 min and turned off oven to let sit in another 10. I’m thinking of all the possibilities! Delicious!

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      I am so glad you liked them , please don’t forget to rate the recipe to help other people find it 😉

  4. Barb Sullivan says:

    Is this a good diet for diabetics. Will all this fat cause high blood sugar?

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Hi Barb, yes they will be great for diabetics, and no, fat does not spike blood sugar, glucose does 🙂

  5. Kenzie says:

    What can i use instead of the egg?

    • The Nourished Caveman says:

      Kenzie, You can use a tablespoon of ground chia or flax seeds for each egg.

  6. Francesca says:

    Hello! I was wondering why you only use the yolks.
    And second, do you have a recipe to use up the 6 egg whites?
    Thanks.

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