The Baconator

The thought of fast food makes me ill.  So I’m remaking a breakfast that can be made to go the night before for those of us that oversleep or have too much to do in the morning!  And it includes bacon! Stuffed-sweet-potato-340x300-top[1]

Twice Baked Bacon Breakfast

 serves

2 c. Egg Whites, uncooked

Handful Diced Tomatoes

Sliced Jalapenos to taste (sub sweet peppers if you don’t like spicy)

Handful Chopped Bell Peppers

1/2 c. Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar (if you do diary)

and, of course…Bacon (6 slices cooked and chopped)!

3 large sweet potatoes, baked and sliced in half

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Scoop out cooked sweet potato insides – just a spoonful.  Don’t scrape down to the skin, just a chunk of the center.  Set aside and use for mashed sweet potatoes for another meal.

Whisk together all the other ingredients in a bowl.

In the  sweet potatoes’ empty spaces add all the other ingredients.  Bake for 15 minutes @ 375.  You don’t want the eggs to be cooked completely because you will be reheating these in the microwave.  Refrigerate.  Morning of craziness:  reheat in microwave for 1:30 – 2 minutes, wrap with papertowel or foil and eat in the car 🙂

Not in a hurry? Great brunch dish when served with cilantro and avocado to garnish!

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Beginning of Bacon Week!

Mmmm…Bacon!  The smell, the crispy texture, the intense flavor and there are healthy ways to cook with it – in moderation.  Every recipe this week will include bacon.  You can substitute turkey bacon or a veggie bacon – try a few different types of bacon to mix it up.  Order bacon from the deli counter and taste the difference – they usually offer amazing different smoky flavors.  Always look for a leaner bacon with more pink/red meat than white fat – thick cuts are usually a bit meatier.

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Plantains and Bacon

serves 2-3

4 plantains

3 strips of bacon

Dash of: Cinnamon, Nutmeg

Dime Size pinch of: Sage

Cilantro to taste.

Chop up bacon into small slices.  Sautee over medium heat until pan is lined with bacon fat.

Add in sliced plantains and herbs.

Cook until plantains are crispy and begin to brown.

Remove from heat.

Serve with black beans & avocado.