Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Food & Recipes

Font Size

Can Bacon Be Part of a Healthy Diet?

Here's healthier bacon recipes and tips for bacon lovers.

Bacon Recipes continued...

 

Light Potato Skins

Ingredients:

4 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed, baked or microwaved, then cooled slightly

About 2 teaspoons canola oil

1/2 cup shredded, reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

4 strips Oscar Mayer Turkey Bacon (or similar), cooked until crisp and crumbled into pieces

2 green onions, trimmed and finely chopped

 Garnish: light ranch dressing or fat-free sour cream (optional)

Preparation:

  •  Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a thick cookie sheet with foil.
  •  Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Scoop out most of the inside, leaving about 1/4-inch of potato attached to the skin.
  •  Brush the inside and the skin side of each potato half lightly with canola oil, and set it on the prepared pan, skin-side down. Bake in preheated oven about 10 minutes, until lightly brown.
  •  Place grated cheese, crumbled bacon, and green onions in a small bowl and toss to blend. Sprinkle evenly over potato skins and top with freshly ground pepper, if desired.
  •  Bake until the cheese is bubbly, about 8 minutes. Set potato skins on a serving dish and serve with light ranch dressing or fat-free sour cream if desired.

Yield: 8 potato skins

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as: 1/2 cup starchy foods with 1 tsp fat maximum OR 1/2 cup hearty stews

Nutrition Analysis: Per serving: 123 calories, 5 g protein, 17 g carbohydrate, 4 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 11 mg cholesterol, 1.3 g fiber, 156 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 29%.

 

Pasta with Spinach and Bacon

 Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic

3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well

1 cup reduced-sodium chicken or beef broth (vegetable broth can be substituted)

8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti (about 4 cups cooked and drained)

Freshly ground pepper to taste

2/3 cup grated or shredded smoked fontina cheese (or cheese of choice)

5 strips center-cut or turkey bacon, cooked until crisp and then crumbled

 Preparation:

  •  Begin heating olive oil in a large nonstick skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir in the garlic and sauté for a minute.
  •  Stir in the spinach and continue to sauté for about 1 minute. Pour in the broth and continue to cook the spinach mixture, stirring frequently, until broth is almost evaporated (2-3 minutes).
  •  Stir in noodles and continue to cook mixture about 1 more minute. Turn off the heat, add black pepper to taste, and then sprinkle cheese and bacon bits over the top. Serve.

 Yield: About 4 servings

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic members: Journal as: 1 cup starchy foods with 1 tsp fat OR 1 1/2 cups hearty stew OR 1 portion frozen dinner light + 1/2 cup vegetables with 1 tsp fat

Today on WebMD

Four spoons with mustards
What condiments are made of and how much to use.
salmon and spinach
How to get what you need.
 
grilled veggies
Easy ideas for dinner tonight.
Greek Salad
Health benefits, what you can eat and more.
 

WebMD Recipe Finder

Browse our collection of healthy, delicious recipes, from WebMD and Eating Well magazine.



bread
Recipes
soup
Recipes
 
roasted chicken
Recipes
grilled steak
Video
 

Loaded with tips to help you avoid food allergy triggers.

Loading ...

Sending your email...

This feature is temporarily unavailable. Please try again later.

Thanks!

Now check your email account on your mobile phone to download your new app.

vegetarian sandwich
Recipes
fresh vegetables
Recipes
 
smoothie
fitArticle
Foods To Boost Mens Heath Slideshow
Slideshow