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Bacon Wrapped Figs

Bacon wrapped figs are the most amazing appetizer/snack ever. I never use to be a fan of figs but this has converted me. Many people love bacon but think it is an unhealthy food. That is not exactly the case.

Bacon, naturally raised and fed a low-to-no grain diet, is delicious and while not overly healthy, is not necessarily unhealthy either. 50% of bacon fat is monounsaturated, 40% saturated fats (which are good for you) and cholesterol (also very good for you), and the last 10% is polyunsaturated fats (omega 6 fatty acids, which can be troublesome if you also eat a lot of vegetable oils). It also contains several B vitamins, selenium, iron, magnesium, zinc and potassium. Bacon also contains a significant amount of choline, which supports our brain and might even help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.

It is a food, I believe, healthy eaten in moderation, and enjoyed when you do.

Bacon wrapped figs are amazingly delicious, super simple and a crowd pleaser for any size get together (even if it’s just you). I used gluten free, uncured bacon and organic dried figs that had no sulfur or added sugar.

Sources:

http://authoritynutrition.com/is-bacon-bad-or-good/
http://bacontoday.com/top-10-reasons-bacon-is-actually-healthy-for-you/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1240932/Bacon-eggs-help-pregnant-women-boost-babys-intelligence.html

Bacon Wrapped Figs

Makes 20 pieces Total (87 calories per piece)
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6 servings (3 pieces each)

Ingredients
  

  • 10 pieces of bacon
  • 20 dried, or fresh, figs

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Take you bacon and cut in half, making 20 pieces total
  • Remove the top of each fig (the part that attaches to the tree), then wrap each piece with a half slice of bacon
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until bacon is crispy.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

Notes

For this recipe I bought these two brands from my local health food store:

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