Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bacon, Bacon and more Bacon...please.

I don't know if anyone still reads this but I am going to keep posting on it because I want to share some recipes I am creating to fit into my new LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) lifestyle. I have been eating a great deal of bacon and its working for me. I find that I am full, have no problem eating within my calorie goals, and I feel fantastic. The secret? I have embraced fat as my primary source of fuel. I have been doing LCHF for about 2 weeks now and have already lost 8 lbs. This puts me at 53 pounds lost since  I began this journey so many years ago. I am hoping that loss number will continue to increase. Anyway here is my favorite recipe of the moment: 

Bacon and Kale "Salad" with Balsamic Mayo Dressing


6 slices of bacon2 cups raw kale1 tbsp full fat mayo1 tbsp balsamic vinegar1 tsp real lemon brand lemon juicea pinch of salta dash of pepper

Balsamic Mayo Dressing:

In a small bowl mix together 1 tbsp full fat mayo1 tbsp balsamic vinegar1 tsp real lemon lemon juicea pinch of salta dash of pepperStir mixture until it achieves a smooth and creamy consistency

Kale and Bacon Directions:

1) In a non-stick skillet fry six slices of bacon on medium high to desired crispness2) remove bacon from skillet and set aside but leave the bacon grease in the skillet3) reduce heat to medium or low and deposit two cups of lightly chopped raw kale into the skillet4) using a spatula or spoon stir the kale until it is thoroughly coated with bacon grease then cook while stirring until the kale wilts and reduces to half the bulk (about 1 cup)5) remove kale from skillet and arrange on a plate6) crumble up the bacon slices and sprinkle them on top of the kale7) pour dressing over the "salad" 8) Enjoy! I ate mine with a side of eggs fried medium in the bacon grease. 

1 comment:

  1. Well I for one am reading - your title caught my eye!
    I also have been converting to high-fat/low-carb lifestyle but still having trouble "carving out the carbs"... Thanks for the recipe! I'll be back to read more (don't think anyone reads my blog anymore either but that's ok, it's cheap therapy!)