Did someone say bacon?

Did someone say bacon?

Jun 08, 2017

Did someone say bacon??  While bacon isn’t something I personally eat a lot of or all that often, there are a few go-to foods that bacon just goes really well with! 

One of my personal and favorite ways to have bacon in the summertime is on a BLT…..but I like to use avocado or guacamole instead of mayonnaise as a spread. 

Another way to incorporate the flavor of bacon without eating too much of it is using it as a topping on salads – For example, a wilted spinach salad sprinkled with bacon, sliced strawberries, chopped walnuts, a pinch of blue cheese & an oil and vinegar based dressing.

Here is a twist on the classic twice baked potato made a little lighter using cauliflower instead of potatoes!  Enjoy.

Twice Baked Cauliflower

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Prep/Cook Time: 30 minutes        Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • ½ large head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • ½ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt  
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup 2% Reduced Fat Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt-free Greek seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives or scallions
  • 2 tablespoons cooked bacon, crumbled (optional)

Directions:

  1. Place cauliflower in a covered microwave-safe bowl without adding water and cook on high for about 5-7 minutes or until tender.
  2. Preheat oven to 400F.
  3. Place cooked cauliflower in a food processor and blend until smooth.  Add the yogurt and butter and process again until it is a smooth texture.
  4. Place cauliflower mixture back in bowl and add cheddar cheese, black pepper, Greek seasoning, and garlic.  Then mix ingredients until well incorporated.
  5. Spray 4 ramekins or oven-safe dishes with non-stick cooking spray and fill each with the cauliflower mixture almost to the top. 
  6. Sprinkle the chopped scallions & bacon (if using) on top and place ramekins on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes on the middle rack and then turn the oven to broil for a few minutes until the tops have lightly browned. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories: 161       Protein:   13.6gm    Total Carbohydrates:   8gm    Fiber:  2.7gm   

Total Fat:   10gm    Cholesterol:   34mg    Sodium:     322mg

Melanie Kluzek, Registered Dietitian for County Market

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