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Crispy Bacon Broccoli

Recipe Macros

Tracking your macros is important while trying to remain in Ketosis. Here they are for one serving of this recipe.

Fat

Fat: 7g

Protein

Protein: 2g

Carb

Carbs: 4g (net)

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When I first had kids, I never imagined the following conversation would take place in my kitchen:

R: “What are you making mom?”
Me: “Broccoli.”
L: “Ooh, broccoli! Are you making enough for us?”
K: “I want some.”
Me: Puts some broccoli on their plates when it’s ready
All of them: “This is so good, mom!”

Seriously, they weren’t sucking up for anything, either. They genuinely liked it. Now, this really isn’t a surprise at this point in our lives, but even 5 years ago, this would have been hard for me to believe. It’s just more proof to me that kids don’t inherently hate veggies, they are a product of their upbringing and environment. Children who are fed real food and not processed “food” tend to sincerely love vegetables.

Crispy Bacon Broccoli {by Our Paleo Life}

I also mentioned that their environment has something to do with it as well. When we visit our kids at school to join them for lunch, I’m shocked at what is often in the other kids lunchboxes (or school lunch trays, for that matter). When I send my kids to school with a pile of carrots and their friends are pulling snack-size candy bars out of their lunch box, that can be a hard battle to win. As parents, we need to be proactive in not only providing healthy food to our kids, but also in teaching them why we do and eat the things we do. I wouldn’t blindly follow some “diet” with no information, and wouldn’t expect my kids to do the same. If they’re informed, they feel a sense of power and are more than willing to make the right choices. Knowledge is power 😉

Crispy Bacon Broccoli {by Our Paleo Life}

So all that said, this is like the most simple broccoli recipe ever and I swear your kids will love it. You know why? Bacon, of course. While there isn’t actually any bacon in the broccoli, it is cooked in reserved bacon fat (don’t ever toss your bacon grease, ever!) which adds a flavor that’s hard to hate. That coupled with a sprinkle of sea salt and you’ll find these little greenies disappear pretty fast. It cracks me up to watch my kids ration their broccoli so they have enough left at the their meal for a “treat”. I love it!

Crispy Bacon Broccoli {by Our Paleo Life}

Crispy Bacon Broccoli

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 93 kcal
Author: Kendra Benson
How do you make sure kids will eat all their broccoli and not feed it to the dog? Cook it in bacon, of course! This super simple side dish will get gobbled up in no time, guaranteed.
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Ingredients

  • 6 cups Broccoli Florets bite-size
  • 3 Tbsp Bacon Fat
  • Sea Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet (either non-stick or stainless is fine), melt the bacon fat over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the broccoli and stir to coat all of it with the melted fat. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally to prevent burning and to cook evenly.
  3. When some of the broccoli (not all) is crispy and browned, remove from heat and season with salt, to taste. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Bacon Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Potassium 287mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 11.3%
Vitamin C 98.4%
Calcium 4.3%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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