Category: Bacon

Open Faced Tuna Melt

Open Faced Tuna MeltServes 2 1 can (5 ounce) tuna1 tablespoon minced onion2 tablespoons light mayonnaise2 slices rye bread, toastedArugula4 strips of cooked bacon1/2 avocado, sliced2 slices cheese (your choice, I used a marbled slice of Colby-Jack) Preheat oven to

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BLT Pasta Salad

BLT Pasta SaladServes Approximately 16 (one cup portions) 1 pound shell pasta8 slices of thick-cut bacon (ideally, low sodium)1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved (or quartered)2-3 cloves garlic, minced5 ounces fresh arugala1 bunch green onions, sliced, greens and whites Bring a

Posted in Arugala, Bacon, Easy, Garlic, Light, Pasta, Salad, Side DIsh, Tomato

Bacon-Cheddar Popcorn Salad

Bacon-Cheddar Popcorn Salad Seriously?I saw this in the deli at my local grocery store. I normally don’t shop the deli, because there is little to choose from that meets our caloric and sodium menu plans. However, they had a healthier

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Grilled Pizzas (Version 2)

Each Serves 1 Cheesy Garlic Bread1 teaspoon olive oil1 clove garlic, mashed and minced2 tablespoons (1/2 ounce) shredded mozzarella cheese Bacon Cheeseburger PizzaOne half of a large hamburger bun1 tablespoon tomato paste1 slice medium onion, grilled1 ounce browned ground beef1

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Grilled French Bread Pizzas–Four Ways

Grilled French Bread Pizzas, Four WaysEach pizza serves 2 or more, depending on if used as a meal or appetizerFrench bread loaf, 12 inches (approximately)Your choice of toppings (your options are infinite.) I used (from top to bottom): Cheesy Garlic

Posted in Bacon, Beef, Cheese, Garlic, Grilled, Mushrooms, Olives, Onion, Pizza

Wilted Lettuce Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Wilted Lettuce Salad with Warm Bacon DressingServes 2-4 (depending on the portion size) 1 large head of leaf lettuce (red or green), torn into pieces, carefully rinsed and laid out to dry. Place lettuce into a large salad serving bowl.

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Bacon-Corn Broccoli Slaw and Jalapeno-Cheddar Polenta

Bacon-Corn Broccoli Slaw Serves 4 2 strips bacon (reserve 3 tablespoons bacon grease)1 cup frozen corn kernels (or the equivalent cut from the fresh cobs.)1/2 cup diced onion12 ounce package of pre-cut broccoli slaw 1/2 cup Greek yogurt3 tablespoons cider vinegar1

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Tuna BLT

Tuna BLT I’m not going to give a specific recipe here. This is just a pictures to stimulate ideas. You can do this with any protein (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, or fish. You could even use a piece of tofu

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An updated BLT

An Updated BLT (The recipe below is for two sandwiches, but the nutritional data is for one sandwich.) 2 English muffins (I prefer Healthy Life 100% Whole Wheat, for their flavor and only 60mg of sodium per muffin.)  1/4 ripe

Posted in Avocado, Bacon, Low Sodium, Lunch, Sandwich

Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

Bacon and Cheddar Stuffed MushroomsMakes 24 Mushrooms 24 large button mushrooms2 slices bread, torn3 tablespoons bacon bits (or 2 slices bacon, crumbled)1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese Remove stems from cleaned mushrooms. Finely mince the stems. Preheat oven to 375F.

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