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15 Delicious and Mouthwatering Bacon Recipes

15 Delicious and Mouthwatering Bacon Recipes

Oh bacon–I have so many things I want to say about you. First of all, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE?

To preface that question, let me say that up until fairly recently, I probably ate bacon a total of 20 times in my life. I liked it, but I wasn’t obsessed the way everyone else seemed to be. Then, about two months ago, I bought bacon–like actual juicy, delicious, REAL bacon–and I fell in love with it. I then realized why I was never a bacon person, and that was because I was eating turkey bacon my whole life. …..not to hate on turkey bacon AT ALL, but it’s not the same as regular bacon. It’s just not. I understand it, I do, but sometimes you just need some real bacon in your life. When those moments occur, I find myself just whipping up some bacon and eating it by itself. Obviously this is fine, but I should probably start making actual meals with it rather than eating a ton of bacon and calling it a meal.

So, if and when you get a hankering for bacon, here’s a list of 15 Delicious & Mouthwatering Bacon Recipes. Eat up!

1. Baked Eggs in Avocado with Bacon on Toast by White on Rice Couple

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    This is brilliant. I already eat eggs, bacon and avocado many mornings, so why not combine them into one? This is super simple and a fun way to eat breakfast if you ask me!

    2. Bacon Jalepeno Popper Cheesy Bread by Call Me PMc

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      Bacon in bread? OK! This is a ‘why eat plain bread when you could eat bacon bread?’ sort of recipe, and it’s true! The addition of jalapenos makes this a winner in my book.

      3. Pancakes ‘n’ Bacon Cookies by The Cozy Apron

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        Yes, you CAN eat cookies for breakfast thanks to these babies. They combine pancakes and bacon, two breakfast staples, into one cookie recipe. Brilliant!

        4. Bacon Cinnamon Rolls by Gimme Some Oven

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          Sure, cinnamon rolls are delicious on their own, but they get taken up a notch when bacon is added. These cinnamon rolls seamlessly combine the two flavors.

          5. Homemade Bean and Bacon Soup by Taste and Tell

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            Though the weather is starting to get warmer, it’s still a bit chilly some days. Whip up a bowl of warm bean soup with–you guessed it–BACON!

            6. Chocolate Covered Pretzels with Maple Smoked Bacon Crumbles by Butterlust

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              Chocolate and bacon make the perfect sweet n’ salty pair. This recipe takes that and multiplies it thanks to the salty deliciousness of the pretzels. Yum!

              7. Salmon BLT Sliders with Chipotle Mayo by Damn Delicious

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                Never in my life would I think to make salmon sliders yet alone salmon sliders topped with bacon. Salmon and bacon is a combo I’m looking forward to trying ASAP.

                8. Bacon & Smoked Gouda Cauliflower Mash by I Breathe I’m Hungry

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                  Perhaps you’re trying to be healthy but still want to eat bacon. Rather than making mashed potatoes, give this cauliflower mash a try (but be sure to add in the bacon because bacon is everything).

                  9. Cheeseburger Pizza by Spicy Southern Kitchen

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                    A cheeseburger topped with bacon in the form of a pizza. Talk about a fan favorite! Cheeseburger pizza is delicious as is, but it’s even better when topped with bacon and tomatoes.

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                    10. Strawberry Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing by Vivian and Me

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                      This is another healthier option. This strawberry salad is a create way to get your sweet n’ salty fix in. Spinach topped with strawberries (sweet) and drizzled with bacon dressing (salty deliciousness). A creative and delicious combination.

                      11. Maple French Toast & Bacon Cupcakes by Pass the Sushi

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                        One of my all time favorite combinations is bacon and maple. These cupcakes are for anyone who, like myself, adores eating their bacon with maple syrup.

                        12. Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts by Fit Foodie Finds

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                          Looking for a healthier yet tasty appetizer or party snack? Look no further! These bacon wrapped sprouts are your ticket to healthy, flavorful and bite-sized snack.

                          13. Cheesy Ham and Potato Bacon Casserole by Oh Sweet Basil

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                            A breakfast casserole isn’t a true breakfast casserole without bacon, which is why this casserole is pure perfection. Prep it in the morning and have breakfast ready for the next few days–talk about a tasty, no-fuss breakfast!

                            14. Bacon Jam by Tide and Thyme

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                              Every sandwich needs a condiment, so why not make that condiment bacon jam? Sub out your usual mayo or mustard for some bacon deliciousness.

                              15. Cheesy Bacon Chicken Breasts by Gal on a Mission

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                                This is for anyone who can’t get enough meat. Why eat JUST bacon when you can eat bacon and chicken?! A protein-packed meat lovers dream!

                                So now we know we can successfully eat bacon for every meal of the day if we really want to. It’s delicious, protein-packed and oh-so versatile. What’s for dinner?

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                                Last Updated on November 11, 2019

                                How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details and quickly comprehend new things? Well, you can too!

                                To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting time on your couch watching mindless television shows or scrolling through facebook is not going to help.

                                Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these 10 effective ways on how to improve memory:

                                1. Exercise and Get Your Body Moving

                                Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. Obesity and the myriad of diseases that eventually set in as a result of being overweight can cause serious harm to the brain.

                                Furthermore, without regular exercise, plaque starts to build up in your arteries, and your blood vessels begin to lose the ability to effectively pump blood. Plaque buildup leads to heart attacks and it also reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain. When the nutrients don’t make it there, the brain’s ability to function is compromised.

                                To prevent this from happening, make sure you get moving every day. Even if it’s just a brisk walk, it’ll help you maintain and increase your mental acuity. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent activities. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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                                2. Eliminate Stressors and Seek Help If You’re Depressed

                                Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory. Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression, which is actually often misdiagnosed a a memory problem since one of its primary symptoms is the inability to concentrate.

                                If you can’t concentrate, then you might feel like you are constantly forgetting things. Depression increases the levels of cortisol in your bloodstream which elevates the cortisol levels in the brain. Doctors have found that increased cortisol diminishes certain areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus which is where short-term memories are stored.

                                Prolonged depression can thus destroy your brain’s ability to remember anything new. Seek professional help to combat your depression – your brain will thank you.

                                3. Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Naps

                                Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

                                Getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. Taking a nap throughout the day, especially after learning something new, can also help you to retain those memories as well as recharge your brain and keep it sharper longer.

                                4. Feed Your Brain

                                Fifty to sixty percent of the brain’s overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate its billions of nerve cells. The better insulated a cell is, the faster it can send messages and the quicker you will be thinking.

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                                This is precisely why parents are advised to feed their young children whole milk and to restrict dieting – their brains’ need fat to grow and work properly. Skimping on fats can be devastating even to the adult brain.

                                Thus, eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory. Some excellent food choices include fish (especially anchovies, mackerel and wild salmon) and dark leafy green vegetables. Here’re more brain food choices: 12 Foods that Can Improve Your Brain Power

                                Deep-fried foods obviously contain fat but their lack of nutritional value is not going to help your brain or your body, so think healthy foods and fats.

                                5. Eat Breakfast and Make Sure It Includes an Egg

                                According to Larry McCleary, M.D., author of  The Brain Trust Program, an egg is the ideal breakfast. Eggs contain B vitamins which help nerve cells to burn glucose, antioxidants that protect neurons against damage; and omega-3 fatty acids that keep nerve cells firing at optimal speed.

                                Other foods to add to your breakfast include fruits, veggies and lean proteins. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Trans fats diminish the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other and HFCS can actually shrink the brain by damaging cells.

                                Having a healthy breakfast in the morning has been shown to improve performance throughout the day. If you’re too busy to have a healthy breakfast, this maybe just right for you: 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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                                6. Write it Down

                                If there’s something you want to remember, writing it down can help.

                                It may sound like a no-brainer, but do you really know why? Writing it down creates oxygenated blood flow to areas of your brain that a responsible for your memories and literally exercises those parts of it. Here’s How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life.

                                You can start a journal, write yourself emails or even start keeping a blog – all of these activities will help to improve your capacity to remember and memorize information.

                                7. Listen to Music

                                Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or “playing” it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

                                8. Visual Concepts

                                In order to remember things, many people need to visualize the information they are studying.

                                Pay attention to photographers, charts and other graphics that might appear in your textbook; or if you’re not studying a book, try to pull up a mental image of what it is you are trying to remember. It might also help to draw your own charts or figures, or utilize colors and highlighters to group related ideas in your notes.

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                                Here, you can learn How to Become a Person Who Can Visualize Results.

                                9. Teach Someone Else

                                Reading material out loud has been shown to significantly improve memory of the material. Expanding further upon this idea is the fact that psychologists and educators have found that by having students teach new concepts to others, it helps to enhance understanding and recall.

                                Teach new concepts and information to a friend or study partner, and you’ll find you remember the information a lot better.

                                10. Do Crossword Puzzles, Read or Play Cards

                                Studies have shown that doing crossword puzzles, read or play cards on a daily basis not only keep your brain active but also help to delay memory loss, especially in those who develop dementia.

                                So pick up the daily newspaper and work on that crossword puzzle, read a book or enjoy a game of solitaire.

                                Pick one to two of these tips first and start applying them to your everyday life. Very soon you’ll find yourself having better memories and a clearer head!

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