Bacon, I loved it…its crispy texture and smokey taste -I could not resist. But since I turned vegetarian, I removed all pork products form my alimentation. That was a hard move but overtime, I got use to it.

However, one day, I had a craving for a tartiflette – a typical French dish made with potatoes, cream, cheese and BACON. I had to find a way to eat it while complying with my beliefs.

How To Manage A Craving For Bacon When You Are Vegetarian

As you may know, It exists meat less alternative in almost all supermarkets. Nevertheless, I was suspicious about their origin and manufacturing process. It took me time to find a clean vegan bacon alternative but I did it: Sweet Earth Bacon.

Sweet Earth Bacon

Sweet earth vegan bacon brings a succulent smokey taste with all organic ingredients and no weird additives. Moreover, it contains no cholesterol and a great amount of protein / serving (10g).

Here is the list of ingredients and the nutritions facts.

Vegam Bacon Info

BLT Vegetarian Salad: Healthy And Smokey

Let’s talk about the dish now, nothing eccentric but a taste of our traditional Bacon Lettuce and Tomato (BLT) sandwich in a healthy and nutritious salad. This colorful BLT vegetarian salad is weight loss friendly and rich in protein. Excellent for a light meal at night, it will delight your taste buds and send you to heaven – yes, I am not kidding 😉

BLT Vegetarian Salad

Healthy BLT Colorful Vegetarian Salad Recipe

Main Dish | American Cuisine

Servings 1 | Prep Time 15 min | Cook Time 5 min

Ingredients
  •  2 cups Lettuce
  •  6 Cherry tomatoes
  •  1/4 Avocado
  •  1 Egg
  •  2 slices Vegan Bacon
  •  1/2 cup Whole Wheat Pasta
  •  1/4 cup Carrots Instructions
Instructions
  1. Boil water in a large pot.
  2. Salt the water with 1 Tsp of salt.
  3. Pour the pasta into the boiling water and wait until done. Check on your package of pasta to know the perfect cooking time.
  4. In the oven, toast your bacon at 375 F, during 8 min.
  5. Clean and cut the lettuce, the carrots and the cherry tomatoes.
  6. Cut the 1/4 of avocado in mini slices.
  7. In a Glass, beat the egg with salt and pepper.
  8. Fried the egg in a mini pan. Keep stirring it with a wood spoon during all the frying process to get mini chunks.
  9. The egg should be cooked but not too dry.
  10. Try the pasta, if ready, drain it.
  11. Now it’s time to add all the ingredients in the same plate. Try to make it beautiful, it will enhance your meal.
  12. Pour the sauce of your choice to top it. I will recommend a simple lemon, balsamic vinegar sauce with a touch of olive oil.

Written by Pascaline Pouzols, personal trainer and nutritionist, Barcelona.

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