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5 bacon recipes that aren't for breakfast

By: Enrique Gili on Feb. 11, 2014, 1:02 p.m.
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Break out of your routine

Bacon may be considered the gateway to bad eating habits, but let's face it — the savory strips hold a high place in the kitchen for making simple food taste good. If you're trying to shift to a plant-based diet and taper off meat consumption, take heart: you don't have to forgo bacon entirely. Making minor changes in your cooking habits can drastically reduce the number of fatty calories consumed. Bacon eaten with piles of vegetables can turn a decadent indulgence into a tasty, even wholesome, dish. Try these bacon-infused recipes meant keep body and soul happy. (Text: Enrique Gili)