A healthier egg and avocado blt using coconut bacon, adding avocado and a fried egg. Can leave out the fried egg for a vegan-friendly dish.
I’m not vegetarian, but I like to find ways to eat hearty, meat-free meals throughout the week. I do however, like bacon. We usually get turkey bacon, because, although I like the taste of pork bacon, I can usually feel my arteries clogging with each bite! Turkey bacon is a family compromise. My family eats it, because it’s their only option (perks to doing the grocery shopping.)
But even turkey bacon, although healthier, isn’t really good for you. I mean, what’s even in this oddly shaped and colored “bacon?”
Turkey bacon, according to the Jennie O site, is “chopped and formed,” “mechanically separated” turkey. The rest of the long ingredient list sounds more like the materials for a chemistry project than for food.
Call me crazy, but I read all the labels of the food we buy. I am constantly baffled by the amount of extra, hard to pronounce ingredients are in many of the “normal” products people buy everyday, like bread, cereal, and deli meat.
Because of this, I’m always looking for products that are not as processed or I’ll find a way to make it myself. Nine times out of ten, we actually like it better.
Coconut has been all the rage lately. Anyone can see by most of my recipes, in which coconut something or another regularly appears, that I’m a big fan. So, of course when I saw this “coconut bacon” all over Pinterest, I had to try it out for myself!
I’m not going to lie to you, it does not taste “just like bacon,” as some others have stated. On its own, it does have that smokey, crunchy quality that I love about bacon with a hint of coconut at the end. Along with other flavors, however, that coconut taste subsides.
If you’re a carnivore, I’m not saying this has to replace your bacon forever, but this is definitely a much healthier alternative and one you can enjoy from time to time. If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, then this is right up your alley! Just omit the fried egg and you have a completely vegan meal.
Ah, just look at it. You gotta try this yummy sandwich, friends! Insert heart eyes emoji here.