Bacon wrapped Chicken

Chicken can’t get any easier than this. Found this idea online thanks to Paloeluv.

ingredients

Chicken
Bacon
Dijon mustard
Honey

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method

I cut the chicken in strips and wrapped it with uncured bacon. Mixed the mustard and honey and glazed chicken with it. Baked it for 7-9 mins on 325 degrees. Turned chicken and glazed other side. Bake an additional 7-9 mins or until golden brown.

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Sweet Potato and Plantain Mash

A few weeks ago I saw this combination on a fellow blogger’s page and my eyes lit up! The two are my all time favorite side dishes. You can do so many different variations. And to top it off, I added bacon. Now this was a winner plate in my house!

Method

As easy as boiling the peeled very ripe plantains and sweet potatoes until soft.

Cook chopped bacon separately.

Add all ingredients together, mashing sweet potatoes and plantain together.

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Plantain Mash with Bacon

As a child one of my favorite meals was “cocido” which is boiled ripe plantain with butter and shredded cheese. Now I have modified this favorite dish to make it Paleo friendly and although I would not have this as a meal now it makes a great side dish. Some complex carbs from the ripe plantain and protein with some fat needed for a balanced diet.

When making this I use 4 very ripe plantains. One package of Apple gate uncured bacon. One tablespoon of grass-fed butter.

Method: Boil plantains until soft. Meanwhile, chop bacon and cook on stove top. Once plantains are done mash with fork and add butter. Mix well. Add bacon once cooked and mix all together.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

I officially have a crockpot but I don’t get around to using it as often as I would like. I saw this recipe on Paleo Pot and I had to give it a try. It was amazingly good..

Ingredients

2 pounds of lean ground beef
1/2 pound of bacon
8 eggs
3 large sweet potatoes
1 large white onion
1 large red onion
Spices: Cayenne, paprika, garlic, black pepper, oregano

Method

1. Peel your sweet potatoes and microwave them for 2-3 minutes to soften them slightly.
2. Slice your sweet potatoes into 1/8″ slices.
3. Dice your bacon finely and brown it in a pan into crisp pieces.
4. Remove your bacon from the pan and set it aside for later.
5. Dice your onions into large chunks and add to your pan along with your ground beef. Make sure you use a deep skillet or pan big enough to brown 2 pounds of beef and 2 onions.
4. Season your beef as you wish or using mentioned spices.
5. Make sure your beef is fully browned and onions are translucent.
6. Beat your 8 eggs in a bowl. Add some cayenne and paprika to your egg mixture if you wish.
7. Grease your slow cooker with some coconut oil.
8. Line the bottom of your slow cooker with slices of sweet potato. Just enough so that you cover the bottom.
9. Spoon in a layer of your seasoned beef onto the sweet potatoes.
10. Sprinkle some of your crisped bacon pieces on top of the beef.
11. Repeat.
12. Keep layering evenly until you use up your supplies.
13. Once you have finished layering, pour your egg mixture over the top.
14. Cook on low for 6 hours.
Allow pot to cool. If your ceramic crock is removable, throw it in the fridge overnight. This will allow the dish to congeal and set nice.

This is the beef I used.

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Bacon Wrapped Dates- Ohh so Paleo!

I’m not a fan of bacon, I’ve never really have been… I never order it when going out for breakfast and certainly don’t cook it at home. Well that all changed until I tried this, bacon wrapped dates!

By now you probably know what happens when I try new food. I just have to make it myself and see how it comes out. That’s exactly what I did and boy was it good. It was so good I won’t be making these for a while. Paleo people swear by bacon, I however, I’m a bit conservative eating saturated fat. These do make great and easy to make appetizers or snacks.

Here are my ingredients. You can also substitute the bacon for turkey bacon if you like.

Just wrap each date with a bacon strip and place on baking sheet. I used half a strip for each date. Make sure to press it down on baking sheet so it does not fall apart.

Bake at 300 for 20-25 minutes.

Done! Enjoy but not too often 😉