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3 Tasty Bacon Recipes That Won’t Wreck Your Healthy Diet

by Justin

It’s true that bacon is not the healthiest of foods. However, according to professionals, it can be included into a balanced healthy diet. The trick here is not to overindulge, which is the same for all processed meats.

Therefore, keep your favorite bacon cooker close and take it a step further using the delicious meat product in some health-friendly recipes.

Breakfast: Eggs With Bacon and Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 large tomato (cut in medium pieces)
  • 4 rashers of bacon (chopped)
  • Spices and herbs to taste
  • Butter

Instructions:

  1. Heat up a pan with a bit of butter.
  2. Fry bacon and tomatoes until the juice from tomatoes evaporates.
  3. Break in the eggs and season with salt, pepper, and spices.
  4. Cover the pan and cook at low heat until the eggs are done.

Tip: season with fresh chopped dill before serving to enhance the flavor and aroma of your dish.

Lunch: Pea & Bacon Chowder

Ingredients:

  • 650g frozen peas
  • 6 rashers of bacon
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Cook onion in a pot with oil until it becomes soft and turns golden. Then, add garlic and cook for a few seconds.
  2. Add ¾ of green peas and pour in all the stock. Bring the pot to a boil. Then, keep at a simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook your bacon in a cooker until crisp.
  4. Let the soup cool for a bit. Then, use a blender to process until smooth.
  5. Pour the pureed soup back into the pan and add the rest of the peas. Finally, bring to a boil again and simmer for 2-5 more minutes. Season to taste.

Serve the soup with crispy bacon added to every bowl.

Dinner: Eggplant & Bacon Pasta

Ingredients:

  • 1 large eggplant (cut into small cubes)
  • 6 rashers of bacon (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red chili pepper (finely chopped)
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes (400g/14oz)
  • 300g pasta

Instructions:

  1. Heat up oil in a large pan and cook eggplant for about 10 minutes (until soft).
  2. Next, add bacon and fry everything until it cooks.
  3. Add garlic and chili for about a minute at the end. Then, add tomatoes and cook at a simmer for another 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile cook and drain pasta.
  5. In the end, combine pasta with thickened sauce and serve hot.

Add some grated parmesan on top for a sharper creamy note.

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