Bacon spaghetti with garlic croutons

168 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat spaghetti, cooked
  • 1 strip bacon
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup spinach, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 5 garlic croutons
  • Salt and pepper

~To do~

Cook bacon according to package directions, and drain on paper towels.  In a bowl, toss together the pasta, crumbled bacon, tomatoes, and spinach.  Drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.  To with croutons.

~Alternatives~

Servent a bed of chopped spinach or arugula and omit pasta if you want to cut sugar calories.

BLT egg sandwich

160 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 1 small artisan roll
  • 1 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 slices bacon
  • Romaine lettuce
  • 3 tomato slices
  • 1 slice pepper jack cheese

~To do~

Heat a skillet and cook the bacon according to the package directions; drain on paper towels, reserving a tablespoon of bacon grease in the pan.  Fry the egg in the same pan to your taste.

Spread the mayo on the toasted bread and add the toppings in any order you like.  Top with salt and paper to taste.

~Alternatives~

You can replace the romaine with any dark leafy green.

Bacon eggs benedict

50 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 1/2 English muffin, toasted
  • Butter
  • 1 or 2 slices of bacon (or canadian bacon)
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Hollandaise sauce

  • 10 Tbsp butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Dash of hot sauce
  • Salt to taste

~To do~

Heat a skillet on high.  Cook bacon according to package directions, the remove to paper towel to drain.  Reserve a bit of the grease and turn down the heat to medium.  Add egg and fry to your liking, season with salt and pepper.  To serve, butter the English-muffin half and put on a plate, the top with the bacon, fried egg, Hollandaise sauce (see instructions below) and parsley.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

HOLLANDAISE SAUCE:  Heat butter in a saucepan until melted.  Place egg yolks, lemon juice, hot sauce and salt in a blender, and blend for 30 seconds on medium speed.  Add melted butter and blend on low speed until all butter is combined.  Keep warm until served.  (This makes more than one serving, save extra for a second breakfast).

Jalapeno bites

0 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 1 Tbsp creamy goat cheese
  • 1 Tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • 1 Tbsp tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 4 toothpicks

~To do~

Preheat oven to 375F.  In a bowl, mix together the goat cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, tomato, and cilantro.  Fill the jalapeños with the cheese mixture.  Wrap each stuffed jalapeño with 1 slice of bacon and secure it with a toothpick.  Place stuffed and wrapped jalapeños in a small baking dish, sandpit in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes or until bacon is crispy.

Maple bacon sandwich

80 sugar calories

~Shopping List~

  • 3 slices maple bacon
  • 2 slices cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small artisan roll
  • Butter
  • Salt and Pepper

~To do~

Cook bacon, reserving a small amount of bacon grease.

Beat eggs lightly in a small bowl; turn skillet to high.  Add eggs, sprinkle with salt and pepper, then scramble.  When almost done, place cheese on top of eggs.  Turn off heat and let cheese melt.  Toast and butter the bread, then top with eggs, melted cheese, and bacon.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

~Alternates~

Switch the roll for a whole-wheat tortilla to make a wrap.