Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Breakfast Bowls
“You know, it’s hard to beat bacon at any time of day.” — Nick Offerman
We couldn’t possibly agree more, Nick! Bacon is like a crispy, meaty manna from heaven. Besides vegetarians and vegans, we’ve personally been hard-pressed to find just about anyone who doesn’t enjoy it. And while we can’t deny our love of a big, greasy plate of staple Americana breakfast food, we also can’t deny that there are far healthier breakfast options available.
That, meal prep fam, is why today we’ve brought you a meal prep recipe that compromises the unhealthy fat of a traditional diner breakfast, while sacrificing nothing in the flavor department—Absolutely delish bacon-wrapped asparagus breakfast bowls! We love this recipe because of its healthy modern twist on an old favorite—Bacon and eggs.
Keto and Paleo Breakfast Meal Prep:
One incredible thing about these bacon-wrapped asparagus breakfast bowls is that they’re not only keto-friendly, but paleo-compliant as well! For our readers who might be new, the paleo or keto diets could be perfect for you if you love meat, because almost every kind is compliant with both diets. Yes, even bacon. ? What’s more, while you aren’t allowed to have processed sugars with these diets, you are allowed to have small amounts of natural sugars.
In this recipe, those natural sugars come from the optional berries you can have on the side! You can have any kind of berries you want, too! We found that their sweetness paired incredibly well with the salt of the bacon and earthy flavor of asparagus. Want more info about the keto diet? Peep MPOF’s article, How Eating Fat Can Make You Thin (The Keto Diet Explained) where we break down how and why the keto diet is so good for shredding weight! If you’re paleo and need some ideas for next week’s meal prep, check out the very self-explanatory Paleo Recipes That Don’t Suck.
Load up on Protein:
To add even more protein to these bacon-wrapped asparagus breakfast bowls, the recipe calls for the inclusion of 4 eggs, 1 egg per serving. We love our eggs at MPOF because they’re so darn versatile, cheap, and chock-full of high-quality proteins. In fact, eggs are considered a ‘complete’ source of protein, because they contain all 9 essential amino acids. Because your body can’t naturally produce aminos on its own, we have to get them from our diet. What makes eggs so incredible is that we can get all our aminos and healthy fats from just eating them alone!
Asparagus is another food that is sure to nourish your body. Each cup contains 2.8g of soluble and insoluble fiber and almost 3g of protein, which means your stomach will feel full for longer! Other key nutrients include potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorus for fluid regulation, strong bones, healthy oxygen flow, and improved mood.
If you’re on the keto, paleo, or Whole30 meal plans, and you love crispy, fragrant bacon as much as we do, consider checking out our meal prep recipes for this Whole30 Bacon Strawberry Breakfast Salad or these irresistible Keto Bacon Sausage Meatballs
Keto Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Breakfast Bowls Ingredients:
8 slices of bacon
8 large asparagus spears, or 16 smaller spears
4 cups greens (spinach or arugula)
4 eggs, hard boiled
Berries, to serve
Lemon wedges, to serve
- 8 slices bacon
- 8 large asparagus spears
- 4 cups greens we used arugula
- 4 large hard boiled eggs
- berries optional
- lemon wedges optional
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Wrap each piece of asparagus in a slice of bacon. If asparagus spears are small, bunch 2-3 together and wrap the bacon around the bunch.
- Add the bacon wrapped asparagus to a baking tray, and broil for 7 minutes. Flip, and continue to broil for 3-7 minutes until bacon is done to your liking.
- Add bacon wrapped asparagus to a salad with a hard boiled egg and berries. Serve with a lemon wedge.