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Open Faced Tuna Melt

Tuna-2BMelt-2Balone

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

Posted in Bacon, Cheese, Sandwich, Tuna

BLT Pasta Salad

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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

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

Posted in Bacon, Cheddar, popcorn, Salad, Side DIsh

Grilled Pizzas (Version 2)

Six-pizzas

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

Posted in Bacon, Cheese, Grilled, Pizza

Grilled French Bread Pizzas–Four Ways

Pizzas-Ready-to-Serve

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

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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.

Posted in Bacon, Salad, Side DIsh

Bacon-Corn Broccoli Slaw and Jalapeno-Cheddar Polenta

Bacon-Corn-slaw-jalapneo-polenta-and-salmon

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

Posted in Bacon, Broccoli, Cheddar, Polenta, Side DIsh, Slaw

Tuna BLT

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

Posted in Avocado, Bacon, Fish, Sandwich, Tuna

An updated BLT

The-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

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.

Posted in Appetizer, Bacon, Cheddar, Mushrooms

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