WE LOVE BACON. It's really that simple. For those of us on the Optavia 5 &1 diet, following another version of the Optavia diet or looking for Lean and Green recipes, only turkey bacon is allowed. Let's face it, turkey bacon is not quite as flavorful as the real thing and can leave us feeling disappointed.
Never Fear! The answer is to actually put a little flavor BACK into that turkey bacon by sprinkling with some delicious seasoning and then actually baking it instead of frying it to preserve some of the moisture and texture. So yes, you CAN have bacon on Optavia and it can be AMAZING! How is it counted? See the notes at the end of the recipe.
Optavia, Stacey Hawkins
1 package of turkey bacon (sizes vary)
Stacey Hawkins Cinnamon Chipotle BBQ Dust
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Place a baking rack over a sheet pan. Lay bacon pieces individually on the rack, being careful not to overlap.
Sprinkle each piece with a pinch of Sinful Cinnamon Dust.
Bake for 10-20 minutes until your desired texture is reached. For softer, cook more towards 10 minutes. For crispier, cook longer.
Remove from oven and let cool before serving. May be stored in the refrigerator an airtight container for up to a week.
Chef's Notes & More
Optavia Lean and Green Counts
2 slices of seasoned turkey bacon is nutritionally equivalent to 1 C of unsweetened almond milk and has 30 calories, <1g of carbohydrates and 1g of protein. Therefore,
2 slices of bacon is
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