Crunchy, salty strips of heaven… the sounds and smells of cooking bacon are powerful enough to lure guests to the table. A blessing for any chef with limited time, this quick-to-cook ingredient provides savory depth to any dish. Satisfy your bacon cravings in under 350 calories with these 11 sizzling recipes!
1. Bacon and Egg Breakfast Quesadilla | The Most Decadent Diet
At only 300 calories per serving, this decadent bacon and egg breakfast quesadilla packs a whopping 36 grams of protein, enough to power your whole morning! Compared with restaurant versions, this mouthwatering dish will save you loads of calories, fat and sodium. Homemade never tasted so good. Recipe makes 1 serving.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 294; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 22mg; Sodium: 690mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 0g; Protein: 36g
2. Oven-Baked Egg with Spinach & Bacon | MyFitnessPal’s Original Recipes
Enjoy a hearty baked breakfast of egg, Canadian bacon, spinach and tomato in less than 30 minutes. With just five main ingredients, our recipe for baked eggs is veggie-heavy and great for a lower-carb eating plan. Or, break into that runny egg yolk, and mop it up with a slice of whole-wheat toast. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 egg and 3/4 cup spinach mixture each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 314; Total Fat: 26g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 11g; Cholesterol: 241mg; Sodium: 419mg; Carbohydrate: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 15g
3. Bacon Sweet Potato Hash | MyFitnessPal’s Original Recipes
If you’re looking for a fast, hot breakfast idea, may we suggest this bacon sweet-potato hash? It whips up in under 30 minutes using just five ingredients (salt and pepper not included!). Sweet potatoes are a nutritious upgrade for hash, adding more fiber and vitamin A. Recipe makes 2 servings at 1 egg and 1 cup hash.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 334; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 230mg; Sodium: 716mg; Carbohydrate: 40g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 16g
4. Slow Cooker Bacon, Egg & Hash Brown Casserole | According to Elle
Imagine fluffy eggs and hash brown potatoes studded with pieces of thick-cut bacon and topped with Cheddar cheese! An added bonus? You can just as easily eat leftovers for lunch and dinner as you can for breakfast. Recipe makes 8 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 342; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 10g; Monounsaturated Fat: 8g; Cholesterol: 357mg; Sodium: 648mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 2g; Protein 21g
5. Low Carb BLT Wrap | MyFitnessPal’s Original Recipes
Enjoy the flavors of a BLT sans bun. Our lettuce wrap version encases savory bacon in a refreshing blanket of lettuce and tomatoes. A smear of lemon aioli escalates lettuce wraps to another level. Serve with a hard-boiled egg for more calories and protein. Recipe makes 2 servings at 2 lettuce wraps each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 280; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 207mg; Sodium: 464mg; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 12g
6. BLT Salad with Avocado | Skinnytaste
If you’re a fan of the classic BLT sandwich, check out this BLT salad with avocado. Creamy, mayonnaise-marinated tomatoes, romaine lettuce and diced avocados are topped with pieces of lean bacon. If you’re missing the bun, you can add it back in the form of crunchy croutons, or serve a slice of your favorite crusty bread on the side. Recipe makes 4 servings at 2 cups each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 204; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 28mg; Sodium: 361mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 10g
7. Garlicky Bacon & Spinach Grilled Cheese | Cooking Light
Grilled cheese lovers, rejoice! This garlicky sandwich combines cheese, bacon and greens for the most satisfying 300 calories you can chomp into. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 sandwich each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 293; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 33mg; Sodium: 666mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 16g
8. Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon | Well Plated
Perfectly portioned bite-size pieces, these sweet potato chips are baked with Cheddar cheese and topped with crispy bacon and creamy avocado for a winning appetizer, side or snack. Recipe makes 10 servings at 4 bites each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 152; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 12mg; Sodium: 307mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 5g
9. Garlicky Broccoli “Zoodles” with Bacon | Inspiralized
An unbelievably simple dish with garlic, olive oil and broccoli, this recipe showcases the extreme versatility of the spiralizer and what it empowers you to make out of everyday vegetables. Bacon makes this dish all the more mouthwatering and flavorful — without blowing your daily total fat budget. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 194; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 14mg; Sodium: 234mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 10g
10. Spicy Bacon Egg Salad | Kim’s Cravings
This creamy egg salad marries crispy bacon with your favorite hot sauce! For a lower-carb spin, the egg salad is served on cabbage or lettuce wraps. To up your intake of carbs and fiber, serve on a slice of whole-grain bread. (Save time by buying preboiled eggs or boil your eggs ahead of time.) Recipe makes 5 servings at 1/3 cup and 3 lettuce leaves each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 155; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 229mg; Sodium: 247mg; Carbohydrate: 3g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 11g
11. Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts | Cook Smarts
Sweet, caramelized Brussels sprouts cooked with crisp pan-fried bacon and tossed in a balsamic glaze? Yes, please! If you have not yet hopped onto the Brussels sprouts bandwagon, this method might just do it. Bacon adds smokiness and crunchiness to perfectly sautéed Brussels sprouts to tempt even the pickiest eaters. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 cup each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 136; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 15mg; Sodium: 316mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 9g