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paleo chicken bacon soup

It feels like I haven’t posted for so long! Oh right, that is because I haven’t.

I actually came up with this recipe a long time ago, and had posted it on my facebook page before I had a blog. I went back and tried it and figured, why not post it now? It’s delicious!

One thing I tried differently this time was I added parsnips. This seemed strange to me at first, but I had seen it done online in a few other paleo chicken soup recipes. Why the hell not.

I would highly recommend using Chicken Bone Broth for the stock. It has all kinds of health benefits! Plus… its the bomb!

Ingredients:

7 cups chicken bone broth
6 chicken breasts
6-8 pieces of bacon
2 tbsp bacon fat
1 large white onion
4 garlic cloves
4 parsnips
6 large carrots
6 stocks celery
2 cups spinach
1 stock green onions
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
salt and pepper

Directions:

If you are using chicken bone broth, you will want to start it 1-2 days before so you can slow cook it until you get all the good healthy stuff out of the bones!

Bake the chicken ahead of time, and cook until done. Also fry the bacon while the chicken is cooking and set aside. Save 2 tbsp of bacon fat. Yep, you heard right.

Put your bone broth in a large pot on the stove at medium-high heat. Peel and chop up your onion, garlic, parsnips, and carrots and add to the pot. Let boil for a bit until everything starts getting soft. Chop your celery and add it in along with the spinach, green onions, basil, oregano, and salt and pepper and let cook a bit longer until everything is soft. I find herbs can get intense pretty fast so I don’t use too much but feel free to add more basil and oregano.

Cut up your cooked chicken, crumble the bacon (if you haven’t eaten it all already. Ugh, I do that all the time) and add to the pot along with the bacon fat. Trust me, its delicious.

Serve right away or let cool and store in glass containers in the fridge for lunches!

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Can you tell I like bacon? I make this recipe at least once a week. It is great as a main dish or a side dish!

Ingredients:

4 cups organic field greens (or any lettuce/greens mix of your choice)
1 small tomato
1 ripe avocado
2 tbsp diced red onion
1/2 garlic clove, minced
6 pieces cooked/crumbled bacon (as natural as you can find, preferably sugar free)
1 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and pepper

Directions:

Fill large bowl with field greens. Add diced tomato, avocado, red onion, garlic, and bacon bits. Mix together lemon juice, olive oil and salt/pepper. Pour over salad right before serving.

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(Bacon, Egg, Lettuce, Tomato)

This recipe was kind of inspired from the Tim Horton’s Bagel B.E.L.T (minus the bagel, plus the guacamole!)

Plus, come on. There is nothing better than bacon, avocado, and tomato together in the same dish! And the egg is a great addition.

I enjoy this one on a regular basis 🙂

Ingredients:

2 large lettuce stalks
4 pieces bacon (sugar free and as natural as possible)
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1 small tomato
1 small avocado
small red onion
1/2 lemon
1 garlic clove
Butter
salt and pepper

Directions:

Fry bacon until crisp.

Fry eggs in 2 tsp butter any way you like (I like sunny side up!)

Mix avocado, 1 tbsp diced red onion, diced garlic clove, the juice of 1/2 lemon and salt/pepper in a bowl.

Peel and wash 2 large lettuce pieces. Cut 4 tomato slices.

On a plate, lay lettuce down and top with 2 strips of bacon on each, 2 tomato slices, and 1 egg.

Then add however much guacamole as you like on top of each.

They can be a little messy to eat, but totally worth it!