Bacon Wrapped Dates Recipe
BACON WRAPPED DATES RECIPE
FOOD AS MEDICINE:
Bacon is chock full of a very important nutrient called “choline,” which helps increase our intelligence and memory, from conception to Senior Status, and has been shown in university studies to help fight off the debilitating effects of Alzheimer’s Disease and other chronic mental impairments. Bacon provides us with substantial amounts of the important, necessary vitamins and minerals our bodies need to function healthfully. From bacon, we receive: 65% of our recommended daily intake of Thiamin (Vitamin B1) as well as 47% of our Niacin (Vitamin B3), 38% of our Vitamin B12, 36% of our Zinc, 24% of our Vitamin B6, 22% of our Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), 22% of our Phosphorus, 10% of our Pantothenate, 10% of our Magnesium and 9% of our Iron! The important priority is choosing a locally sourced pasture raised product free of nitrites, growth hormones, and antibiotics. Not only will this be less toxic but it will provide more nourishment. Combining your clean bacon with fiber, vegetables, and antioxidants is a great way to ensure disease prevention and satiate your palate.
Makes 16 servings
16 Medjool dates, pitted
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Stuff each date with 1 almond. Wrap each date with half a piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick. Bake, turning the dates halfway through so the bacon is evenly cooked, about 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Nutrition facts per serving: 113 calories, 4 grams fat, 18 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams protein