Sunday, August 5, 2012

Why does bacon get a bad rap?

Bacon gets a bad rap.  I understand why your physician would tell you not to eat bacon(he was lied to too).  Over half of its calories come from fat, saturated fat at that. Along with a high carb diet you could cause some health problems due to the fact that your body will not be using it for energy like it should.  So we ask our self. Self...

 Saturated fat is bad right?

 It causes heart disease and cancers? 

Who told me that, I feel like I have just always known? 

Show me some proof that that these are true and I will show you 2 million years of high saturated fat diets(many present today) that would be happy to debate the topic.  They say saturated fat is bad but around half the fat in our body is made of this so called scary stuff. Not to mention its filled with necessary vitamins like K2, D, A and more, so how bad can it really be?

Long story short,
  if you do not have a high carb diet, your body will use the fat for energy like it is meant to!

For more information on this topic I recommend Marks' Daily Apple.

Now why we are here in the first place!
One of my favorites.

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Almonds

Quick snack that can satisfy any craving all week long!


24 Pitted dates

2 lbs thick cut grass fed bacon

24 almonds


Pre heat oven to 375(my go to baking temperature for almost anything)

Grease pan with dash of Coconut oil (moisturize hands in the process)

Stuff dates with almonds

Cut bacon in half and wrap dates

place on baking sheet (not touching fold on the bottom or use a toothpick)

cook till bacon is to desired temperature and texture

remove from oven

place snack on paper towel, blot extra fat/grease and let cool 

and finally enjoy!

You can also add some goats cheese for a little extra flavor burst.

Leave a comment and tell me what you think we should wrap in bacon next!

Stay Healthy :)

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