Should you eat that bacon?

Bacon has been called the “gateway drug” that can entice mostly-vegetarians like me over to the dark side of meat-eating. But can there be anything good at all about eating bacon? This useful flowchart will help you decide.

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Q:  Are you a bacon lover?

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15 thoughts on “Should you eat that bacon?

  1. I’ve been a “more than mostly” vegetarian for six years, and while it always smells so good, I’ve managed to refrain. However, I did get suckered into the veggie bacon–it is NOT the same, and not awesome at all. 😉

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    1. Hi Kerri – absolutely agree! Fake bacon (fake anything, really) is rarely worth it. Better to have the real (good!) stuff very rarely for a special treat.

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  2. OH bacon, glorious bacon. I will admit that I do have it from time to time BUT I make sure it’s truly AWESOME bacon – all thick and delicious. No cheap bacon if I’m going to splurge.

    Btw – I’m hanging this chart on the refrigerator.

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    1. You are SO right, Marisha – must be the very best quality bacon. I like to order it by the slice (3 per BLT) at my local little butcher shop. Useful rule: if you’re going to (rarely) have something with no redeeming nutritional value, at least make it the good stuff.

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  3. I have not had Bacon in years!!! I was eating only chicken, My cardiologist wanted me to be a vegetarian, I can have fish. After reading the comments here, then thinking back to the few years of my life I ate meat I remember BLT’s, they were SO good! I have decided, this being a Holiday week, I’m going to be good to me, and have one, and NOT on wheat bread either, Nothing healthy on this except the lettuce! Happy Happy 4th of July …

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    1. Well, and the tomato (so that’s two out of three ingredients, right?) Enjoy your 4th of July BLT, Selene! 🙂

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  4. Carolyn, you are great. I am waiting for my homegrown tomatoes to ripen and then I will be buying my maple flavored bacon, which the smell drives my husband crazy (he actually does not like the smell) and I will be enjoying multiple tomato and bacon sandwiches. Even though I know I should not. May have to cut back this year or I will be the next cardiac patient.

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    1. Hi Leslie,
      Indeed, moderation is the key here. But homegrown tomatoes! Wow, those make the best BLTs ever, especially if you add homegrown lettuce and freshly-made mayo (super easy in your blender) with lots of pepper. And if you bake your own multigrain bread, please invite me over to your place for that sandwich!

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  5. It should be classified as a drug, this I agree. Even with several years of not eating bacon I can still remember the smell and flavor of it! So far I have stayed strong and haven’t given in to its delights =(

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  6. Hilarious! But I must admit it wasn’t something we ate growing up so I never acquired a taste for it.

    Had a gal who worked for me in the old life that added crumbled bacon on her oatmeal and called it health food.

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