Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Bacon & Sautéed Greens
100% Paleo & GF

Whoever said dinner had to be bland and uneventful? Bacon is the answer to all your
problems! The bacon provides you with your protein, accompanied by its sweet and savoury
flavours.  Rainbow chard is nutrient-rich and excellent sources of Vitamins A, C and K, amongst a myriad of  other health benefits.  Swiss chard belongs to the Chenopod family and has a rich and unique content of phytonutrients, such as epoxyxanthophyll carotenoids.  A Paleo diet has a variety of health benefits.  It eliminates most carbohydrates, especially grains leaving protein and vegetables as the base.

-1 bunch rainbow chard
-1 garlic clove
- Salt
- Pepper
- 1 tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Strips bacon
(Nitrate free - No artificials - Hormone free - Antibiotic Free)

1. Turn on the oven to: Bake - 350 degrees.
2. Once it's reached it's temperature, put the bacon
on a cooking tray and bake until golden brown or until
desired texture.
3. Wash the chard and chop the bottom of the stems off.
4. Chop up the clove of garlic, finely.
5. Heat up the olive oil in your frying pan,  medium heat.
6. Get the timing right.  The chard will only take approx. 10 minutes to cook.
7. Add in your rainbow chard and garlic.
8.  Lightly sprinkle the salt and pepper over your greens.
9. Mix occasionally with your spatula.
10. Voila! 

Paleo Diet Benefits:
> Decreases insulin secretion
> Improves glucose tolerance
>Improves risk factors for heart disease, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
> Elimination of sugars, toxins, grains, artificial flavours, processed foods,
preservatives, and additives.
> Improves gut flora which is important for overall digestion.
> It's rich in essential fatty acids.  The paleo diet has a healthy ratio of Omega
6 to Omega 3 fatty acids
> Balanced blood sugar levels.
> Provides the body with sustainable energy.
> Reduced cravings due to high intake of healthy fats, feeling fuller for longer.
> Increased vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
> Improved sleep patterns.
> Reduces metabolic syndrome diseases.
> Improves the overall quality of your health.

-- Enjoy --


  1. Thank you for the list of Paleo diet benefits! I think this is a great combination for a Paleo meal. Thanks for sharing!

    - Sarah

  2. You can't go wrong with bacon and greens :)! Glad you found this post helpful :)

    Thank you.