In his cooking series, Denver’s Nick Massie prepares meals showing how to apply the CrossFit dietary prescription of meat and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch and no sugar. Today, he’s cooking up mouth-watering bacon spouts.
“The key with bacon—and any time you mix it with fruit or vegetable—is that you want to start the bacon on its own, let some of the fat render and then let the bacon kind of crisp up before you add any vegetables or fruits because the moisture from any fruit or vegetable won’t allow the bacon to crisp up. It’ll be kind of soggy,” Massie says.
Massie preheats the pan then adds the bacon and renders it while he prepares apples and spouts. Once added, the Brussels sprouts caramelize in the pan. Then the apples slow the process and add moisture. Massie adds pepper and chili powder to season the mixture. Finally, he adds some olive oil to keep the pan from drying out, as well as diced onion for more flavor.
The final result is a tasty carbohydrate with some meat and some fat.
Download the recipe here: Bacon Sprouts.
Additional reading: CFJ Issue 21: Zone Meal Plans by Greg Glassman, published May 1, 2004.