While you may be thinking why is a nutritionist advocating to eat bacon? There is room for bacon in a healthy diet (in moderation).
Bacon does have some fat, but it also is a high-quality protein source according to the USDA. The fat content is a mix of saturated and unsaturated fats. The downside of bacon is that it is high in sodium but if eaten in moderation it can be part of a healthy diet. However, if you suffer from high blood pressure you may want to avoid or limit your intake of bacon. You also want to make sure you are getting enough veggies on a daily basis (strive for 4 to 5 cups a day).
Don’t just settle for any type of turkey bacon. Be sure your meat is organic and sugar and nitrate free.
With this recipe I wanted to show you a creative way to get more veggies into your day. Asparagus alone to some may not be the most appealing but adding a little bacon to it can make those scared of veggies love the way they taste.
Asparagus Wrapped Turkey Bacon
- 1 lb of skinny stalk asparagus
- 1 strip uncured sugar free turkey bacon
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Take 4 asparagus pieces and wrap them with a piece of bacon and place it on the baking sheet
- Continue until all the spears of asparagus are wrapped
- Place in the oven and cook for 30 to 40 minutes until the bacon is crispy