Note from Mommypotamus: Today’s guest post comes from the hilarious Sylvie McCracken of Hollywood Homestead. Sylvie transitioned to the paleo lifestyle to help with multiple health conditions, which she lists in detail here. She’s experienced inspiring results AND she and her husband both lost 60+ pounds in the process. Her new ebook, The Paleo Survival Guide, has helped many families transition to paleo. (Just to clarify, the Potamus home is not strictly paleo, but I do think it is a very beneficial lifestyle for many families!)
Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese and Pistachios
My name is Sylvie and I’m a baconholic. I guess you could say that bacon saved my life. Okay, well actually paleo saved my life and I like to say that bacon is the gateway drug to paleo, so yeah…. that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Bacon seems to be how many of us former vegetarians throw in the towel and begin to embrace real food. Once you get over the shock that saturated fat is actually good for you, you naturally want to put bacon on all the things! When I transitioned my kids to paleo it wasn’t always easy, but you wanna know what they didn’t fight me on at all? Anything to do with bacon or dates! These little balls of yum are perfect to bring to a holiday dinner party and easy enough to whip up just because. My requirements for dishes are usually: easy, delicious, and healthy. Check, check, check! (Is goat cheese technically paleo? No not really but most of us in the paleo world follow an 80/20 approach and as long as you are not sensitive to it, I say pass the goat cheese!) Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese and Pistachios What you will need:
- 1 package of goat cheese
- 1/2 pound of shelled pistachios
- 25-30 pitted dates
- 2 packages pastured bacon
- Blend pre-shelled pistachios in the food processor.
- Start cooking bacon.
- Use a small amount of goat cheese to roll into a ball and coat with the chopped pistachios.
- Stuff cheese into dated while bacon is cooking.
- Once bacon is about 1/2 cooked but still flexible take off the stove to cool.
- Once cool, wrap bacon around dates and secure with toothpicks.
- Put in the oven at 350 degree for 10-15 minutes or until bacon is completely cooked.
- Best served warm!
About Hollywood Homestead
Sylvie is a celebrity personal assistant and mom of 3 by day, paleo enthusiast and blogger by night. She and SAHD hubby, Eric, each lost over 60 lbs with paleo and continue to improve their family’s health with food and lifestyle tweaks. Sign up for her newsletter at www.hollywoodhomestead.com and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram. Sylvie’s first ebook, The Paleo Survival Guide: Getting Started with Paleo has helped many families succeed with paleo.
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