B.E.D. Recipe The Body Ecology Diet

Chicken Nuggets for The Body Ecology Diet

Chicken Nuggets for The Body Ecology Diet

Tara Carpenter, NC.

I tweaked this recipe from Holistic Squid’s version which contain almond flour. One of the main principles on The Body Ecology Diet is proper food combining; unfortunately, that means avoiding nuts and meat on the same plate.

This recipe is suited to meet the specific dietary needs of this healing way of eating and is gluten/dairy/grain-free. My kids love them in the lunchbox and say they taste better than frozen nuggets from the store.

I like that they don’t contain cornmeal, which my youngest is sensitive to and are fresh, easy to make, and kid-approved. The battle is over!!

Chicken Nuggets for The Body Ecology Diet

Makes: 4-6 servings


Making nuggets: plain and simple

2 lbs. chicken (or turkey) breast

2 eggs, medium size

1 1/2 cup coconut flour (culture if on Stage 1 of B.E.D.)

2 Tbsp. arrowroot

2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (optional and only if tolerated)

1 Tbsp. onion powder

2 cloves garlic, minced.

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp nutmeg


  • Chop meat into 2-inch nuggets.
  • Whisk together coconut flour and spices.
  • Beat eggs in another bowl.
  • Bathe nuggets in the egg wash.
  • Dip nuggets in coconut flour-spice mix.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet with space in-between.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 375° for 20 minutes until golden brown.

Tips & Ideas

  • Lovely with “mashed” cauliflower.
  • Freeze in wax paper bags so ready to heat and put in lunchbox.
  • Substitute fresh grated Parmesan cheese for the nutritional yeast.
  • Perfect for those on Paleo or Body Ecology Diet (stage 2).
  • I make a big batch for the freezer at start of the school year and every couple months thereafter because they freeze well and easy to heat on busy mornings; I toss them in a thermos with a side of dipping sauce (pesto, creamy carrot butter, homemade mayo).
  • Most of you know I’m a fan of food combining and this recipe takes the cake in my books! Instead of typical starch breading, these nuggets use coconut (a fat) to avoid combining starch with protein.

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2 replies on “Chicken Nuggets for The Body Ecology Diet”

Hi Kristine, I am just seeing this now! Here is how I culture the coconut flour … add enough young green coconut kefir or other probiotic liquid to cover wide coconut flakes. Let sit for 8-12 hours in a warm spot. Then strain, dehydrate, and grind into flour. I make large amounts of this all at once to have on hand 🙂

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