The Gift of Bacon :: Making Healthy Food Unhealthy

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Lets start out with some basics here …. Bacon has taken over. And I love bacon. I used to order bacon with everything and I have some bacon in my freezer right now.

So, I don’t want any of the bacon lovers out there to take this with the wrong idea or think that I feel some type of way about bacon. I don’t have beef with bacon, I just think that shit has gone way too far. This is America though, and the way that we role in the greatest land of all (especially in the social media age), once something gets some momentum, its a wrap. Plus, bacon taste like magic.

But, we all know that bacon will clog up your body and jack you up in the long run. The research shows that 68% of bacon’s calories come from fat – almost half of which is saturated. Each ounce of bacon contributes 30 milligrams of cholesterol. Its accepted knowledge that eating foods rich in saturated fats can raise your cholesterol levels, increasing your risk of heart disease and stroke. So, the stuff is bad for us if we eat too much, it may be even bad for us if we eat a little bit, but…. it taste like happiness.

The title of this post, is what its all about, because today as I was thumbing through some pictures on pinterest I noticed that there were all kinds of things bacon. But it wasn’t just bacon-wrapped-bacon, they are actually really healthy foods, wrapped in bacon. Sooooooo, those healthy foods became…. yeah. Here are some of those wonderful creations.*

bacon wrapped anaheim peppers

BACON WRAPPED ANAHEIM PEPPERS image : recipe

bacon wrapped apples

BACON WRAPPED APPLES image : recipe

bacon wrapped avocadoimage

BACON WRAPPED AVOCADO image : recipe

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BACON WRAPPED BANANAS image : recipe

bacon wrapped brussels

BACON WRAPPED BRUSSELS SPROUTS image : recipe

To add some levity here are a couple of articles about bacon:

Can Bacon Be Part of a Healthy Diet? – webMD

How to Cook Healthy Bacon – globalpost.com

How to Bake Bacon–An Easier, Tidier, Healthier Alternative to Frying – the yummy life.com

bacon wrapped cabbage

BACON WRAPPED CABBAGE image : recipe

bacon wrapped dates

BACON WRAPPED DATES image : recipe

bacon wrapped enoki

BACON WRAPPED ENOKI image : recipe

bacon wrapped figs

BACON WRAPPED FIGS image : recipe

Did you know that bacon is considered a gateway drug for vegetarians? Check this out:

Why Bacon Is A Gateway To Meat For Vegetarians – NPR.org

bacon wrapped green beans

BACON WRAPPED GREEN BEANS image : recipe

bacon wrapped peach chicken

BACON WRAPPED PEACH CHICKEN image : recipe

bacon wrapped pineapple

BACON WRAPPED PINEAPPLE image : recipe

bacon wrapped salmon

BACON WRAPPED SALMON image : recipe

bacon wrapped shrimp

BACON WRAPPED SKRIMPS image : recipe

fried bacon wrapped eggs

FRIED BACON WRAPPED EGGS image : recipe

bacon wrapped asparagus

BACON WRAPPED ASPARAGUS image : recipe

bacon wrapped party wings

BACON WRAPPED PARTY WINGS image : recipe

bacon wrapped tittiesimage

BACON WRAPPED THANG-THANGS image : recipe

This is good and from one of my favorite shows, “HOW ITS MADE: BACON”

* I’m trying all kinds of these recipes. But only like one a month. Just looking at all these bacon jawns made me have to get a big ole glass of water and check my blood pressure. But dammit man, does this stuff look good.