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Butternut Squash Soup

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Step 1

In a large, heavy pot, combine the broth, squash, thyme, garlic, leeks and celery and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes.

Step 2

In a medium skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Add the bacon strips and cook over moderately high heat, turning once, until crisp, about 7 minutes.

Step 3

Discard the thyme sprigs from the soup. Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender. Return the soup to the pot. Add the bacon, collards, pinto beans, carrot, bell pepper and corn and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes. Season the soup with salt and pepper and serve.

Make Ahead

The soup can be refrigerated overnight. Reheat gently.

Notes

One Serving 264 cal, 10 gm fat, 1.4 gm sat fat, 37 gm carb, 7 gm fiber.

 

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Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers with just 3 ingredients! Simple, delicious and incredibly addicting snack for any occasion!

With just 3 ingredients, these jalapeño poppers are not only easy to make, but they’re also super addicting.

yield: 20 POPPERS

Ingredients:

  • 10 jalapenos, halved and de-seeded
  • 4oz (110gr) flavored cream cheese, softened  Ismoked chipotle)
  • 10 thin bacon strips, cut in half

Directions:

 Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  1. Cut jalapeños in half length-wise and remove the seeds and ribs.
  2. Fill the jalapeno halves with about 1.5 teaspoons of cream cheese.
  3. Then wrap the stuffed jalapeno halves with bacon.
  4. Arrange them on a baking sheet, lined with silicone mat, or aluminum foil. (Secure bacon with toothpick, if needed.)
  5. Bake the jalapeno poppers for 25-30 minutes, or until the bacon is fully cooked. Enjoy warm, or at room temperature.

Freezing Instructions: Prepare the jalapeño poppers throw step 5. Freeze for at least 2 hours. When the poppers are frozen, transfer to a ziplock bag. To bake, arrange the poppers on a baking sheet, lined with silicone mat, or aluminum foil, and bake for 35-40 minutes at 400°F (200°C).

All images and text ©Shinee D. for Sweet & Savory by Shinee
Loaded Zucchini Skins
TOTAL TIME: 
PREP: 
LEVEL: EASY
YIELD: 16

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 lb. bacon
  • 4 large zucchinis
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c. shredded Cheddar
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 2 green onions, sliced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cook bacon until crispy, 8 to 10 minutes, then transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain and chop into small pieces.
  2. Cut zucchinis in half lengthwise. Using a large metal spoon, scoop out seeds from the insides, then cut each half into three to four pieces.
  3. Transfer zucchini to a large baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Season with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  4. Bake until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Top each piece of zucchini with cheese and bacon.
  5. Return to oven and bake until cheese is bubbly and zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes more. Garnish with sour cream and green onions.

recipe courtesy of DELISH

 

Serves 2 generously

8 ounces slender asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 strips bacon
olive oil
juice and zest of 1 lemon
fresh Parmesan, either shaved or grated

8 ounces uncooked pasta, such as fettuccine

1. Bring a large pot of water to boil for the pasta. Before adding pasta, add asparagus and cook for about 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon and set aside. Cook pasta for a little less time than package directions call for, until almost al dente.

2. Meanwhile, lay the bacon in a large cold skillet. Set flame to medium and cook until just crisp, turning occasionally. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Empty bacon grease from skillet, but don’t wipe it clean. Turn off flame if pasta is still cooking. Crumble the bacon.

4. Plate pasta in individual shallow bowls. Top with some Parmesan. Don’t go crazy here – there are plenty of flavors going on. Serve.

 

Source: Christian Monitor

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1 pound bacon
  2. 2 pounds brussels sprouts
  3. 1 teaspoon ghee
  4. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  6. Small wooden skewers

DIRECTIONS

  1. Cut each strip of bacon in half lengthwise. In a frying pan on medium heat, cook the bacon until it’s partially cooked but still soft and pliable. (If you overcook the bacon, it will be difficult to weave it onto the skewer.) Remove the bacon from the pan, and set it aside. Remove most of the bacon grease from the pan, leaving just enough to coat it.
  2. Cut the brussels sprouts in half lengthwise. Add the sprouts, ghee, garlic powder, and sea salt to the frying pan. Sauté on medium heat until the sprouts are tender and browned.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  4. Assemble the skewers by threading 1 end of the bacon onto the end of a skewer. Add a brussels sprout slice, and weave the bacon around the sprout and back through the skewer, creating a wave pattern between the sprouts. Move the bacon and the sprout down the skewer, and repeat this process 2-3 more times for each skewer.
  5. Bake the skewers in a baking pan for 5-10 minutes, or until the bacon is fully cooked.

From Paleo Happy Hour by Kelly Milton

 

 Recipe is from Diabetic Living and it is very good, healthy too!
Avocado BLT Sandwiches
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 27

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and halved crosswise
  • 4 romaine lettuce
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 8 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
DIRECTIONS
  1. Halve, seed, and peel avocado. Transfer one of the avocado halves to a small bowl; mash with a potato masher or the back of a wooden spoon. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice, and garlic; set aside. Thinly slice the remaining avocado half.
  2. Arrange avocado slices, bacon, lettuce, and tomato on four of the bread slices. Spread the mashed avocado mixture over the remaining four bread slices; place on top of the filled bread slices, spread sides down.
Tip
  • Tip: To bake pork bacon, place slices side by side on a rack in a foil-lined shallow baking pan with sides. Bake for 18 to 21 minutes or until bacon is crisp-cooked Drain well on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 257 cal., 14 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 10 mg chol., 432 mg sodium, 27 g carb. (7 g fiber, 5 g sugars), 9 g pro.

Diabetic Exchanges

Fat (d.e): 2.5; Starch (d.e): 2

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