Eating healthy got you feeling glum? Miss that good old smoky, salty, crisp bacon? Here is a little trick I like to use to help me stay on track and eat what I love in moderation. This Bacon Flavored Asparagus will help trick your mind into thinking you are eating more bacon than what you really are.
What does one do when they are craving bacon? I mean I have never heard a person say, “I had only one strip of bacon.” Have you? Honestly, bacon is worse than potato chips you can’t just have one! But what if you could? What if you made your mind think you ate more than you did? That is where this Bacon Flavored Asparagus comes in.
It’s a new year, which means a new chapter, a new start. This year I am going to continue to eat healthily, meaning eating in moderation, as well as, continue to cut back on my waste, because I am far from perfect when it comes to food waste.
That is what I love about this Bacon Flavored Asparagus. It is helping me obtain both my goals!!
Now there are very few people that don’t like bacon! It is smoky, salty, and completely indulgent. Now, unfortunately, bacon is not a healthy food. That is why it is important that bacon is only eaten in moderation.
One of my favorite ways to trick my mind into thinking I eat more bacon than what I really do is to use it as a flavor base like I did in Shrimp and Spinach Flounder Roll Up with Baby Bella Spaghetti. I added just a few strips to the pasta, I also made the dish in the same pan I fried up the bacon, after draining out the bacon dripping of course.
I served this stuffed flounder with some Bacon Flavored Asparagus. This was a simple throw together, I used just enough bacon grease dripping to coat the asparagus and season with salt and pepper. Then placed the asparagus in a cast iron skillet and sautéed over medium heat.
I know what you are thinking, this is far from healthy!! But, keep in mind you are not frying them in the bacon grease, just lightly coating them to give them a hue of bacon flavor! Again, moderation is the key!
So next time you are craving bacon remember to trick your mind into thinking you are eating more than you truly are and enjoy some Bacon Flavored Asparagus.
Hint of Bacon Asparagus
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 1 tbsp bacon grease
- salt and pepper
- Cut off the bottom (light brown) part of the asparagus. Toss the asparagus in the rendered bacon grease. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Place the asparagus in a cast iron skillet and sautéed over medium heat for 5-10 minutes depending on the size of asparagus, cook until tender.
- Allow to cool slightly and enjoy!!