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9 Tantalizing Heart-Healthy Meals With Bacon

By    |   Friday, 29 Jul 2016 08:31 PM

Bacon isn’t typically thought of as a heart-healthy food, but it is one of the most flavorful foods and a mealtime favorite of many.

Here are some tantalizing heart-healthy meals made with bacon.

1. Open-faced Cobb egg salad
Combining bacon, blue cheese, and avocado with egg salad can make a great sandwich that is both healthy and oh-so-good.

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2. Apple-bacon pancakes with cider syrup
Whether you eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner, these sweet and smoky pancakes use whole wheat pastry flour to boost fiber and provide heart-healthy whole grains.

3. Slow-cooker stout and chicken stew
Made with chicken thighs, Guinness, and vegetables, the added bacon increases the savory aspect of this healthy but delicious dish.

4. Salmon Cobb salad with fresh dill dressing
Combining bacon with heart-healthy salmon and plenty of vegetables makes for a meal salad with only 3 grams of total saturated fat. 

5. Pasta with Spinach and Bacon
Using whole wheat pasta and spinach adds plenty of healthy ingredients to balance out the bacon that flavors the dish.

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6. Bacon mushroom mac and cheese
This recommendation from the American Heart Association pairs turkey bacon with Greek yogurt and low-fat cheeses to make a heart-healthier version of this common comfort food.

7. Pasta with bacon and cauliflower
Sage leaves and cauliflower give a unique flavor profile to this dish from Real Simple, with bacon adding some smoky taste. Using whole wheat spaghetti will make it even more heart-healthy. 

8. Fresh veggie and Canadian bacon pizza
Although Canadian bacon is more like ham, it still adds flavor to this veggie pizza with a homemade crust that avoids processed, chemical-laden ingredients.

9. Bacon quinoa with almonds and herbs
This offering that pairs protein-rich quinoa with a mere two slices of thick bacon that flavor the dish along with several types of herbs.

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Bacon isn't typically thought of as a heart-healthy food, but it is one of the most flavorful foods and a mealtime favorite of many. Here are some tantalizing heart-healthy meals made with bacon.
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