Some people might argue that “healthy bacon recipes” is an oxymoron; numerous studies have shown a correlation between meat-eating and heart disease, obesity, and death. But most of the studies don’t take into account what else the subjects are eating—or doing with their bodies—so many people theorize that if you’re active, eat a vegetable-heavy diet and skip out on processed foods and sugar, then the fat and cholesterol in a little bit of bacon won’t kill you.
We can’t provide guarantees, obviously, but if you’ve decided to eat bacon here and there, just be aware of portion control. One (8 gram) slice of pan-fried, cured bacon contains the following:
3g fat (1g saturated fat)
Mushrooms round out the flavor and protein content of this dish so you don’t have to load on tons of bacon; just enough to get your fix.
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Most quiches that involve bacon are pretty much just fat bombs; this one is full of antioxidant-rich tomatoes and Kumara sweet potatoes (and looks really delicious).
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Vegetables don’t necessarily “cancel out” the saturated fat, but they help balance out your meal.
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Bacon and eggs aren’t a bad breakfast; they’re a great breakfast if you pair them with a ton of vegetables.
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Bacon pairs with a lot of different vegetables really well, and this recipe pairs bacon with a lot of vegetables. I’m a fan.
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