Sunday, July 19, 2009

Fakin Bacon BLT

one of the things that i thought i would miss when i decided not to eat meat was bacon! ew, i know..bacon is fatty and bad for you and gross...but for some reason, i like it! whether its in a blt, crumbled on a wedge salad, or in a quiche...i am definitely a bacon fan! so when one of my friends brought fakin bacon to my attention i was instantly intrigued!! fakin bacon, by lightlife, is made out of tempeh (which i am a big fan of!) and has 8 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and only 100 calories per serving!

my amazing sandwich:
three strips of fakin bacon, pan fried in olive oil
1/2 a roma tomato sliced suuuper thin!
handful of mixed field greens
a little spread of light mayo
piled onto a toasted whole grain roll

DELISH!! and the whole thing only took about 5-10 mins to put together!! so if you are craving a BLT, but want to cut some of the fat and eliminate the nasty should DEF give this tempeh bacon a try!! even you meat lovers just might like it :)



  1. mmm! julia and i went to lunch yesterday and she got a club sammie made with tempeh bacon and it was so good! i definitely need to pick some of that up :)

  2. I've never tried that fakin bacon before, I'm going to check it out!

    I usually make turkey bacon, and one of my kids asked if I could cook real bacon and none of them liked it! They thought it was too fatty! Ha!

  3. I ate full on delicious applewood smoked regular bacon at the diner in adams morgan last weekend and it was AMAZING. cured all my ills from the night before. don't give it up. i'm a nutrition expert, so you have to listen to me.

  4. kate--YES go get some now!!

    jenn--yes, def try it, i bet your kids will like it!!

    bridget--hahah! i know i know you ARE the nutrition expert and im sure it waas amazing...but stop trying to take me to your dark side! haha!