With all the bacon backlash that has flared up over the past month, meat lovers are running for the hills and vegans are rejoicing. Having bacon in moderation does not pose a problem but in order to satisfy your bacon craving in a healthier way, there are a few techniques you can use when seasoning and making your food.
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A little spice can go a long way, especially if you are trying to lock in that bacon flavor in your food. For the smoky taste, add chipotle chile peppers or smoked paprika to your grilled tofu or tempeh.
You may be surprised but grilling your peppers, tomatoes, onions, and eggplant with salt and pepper will create a healthy meatless alternative. Grill them to your desired crispiness and you will forget about bacon all together.
Bacon is infamous for the high fat and salt content, so if you are replacing bacon with a vegan or vegetarian option in the recipe, you will need to add a dose of salt and fat. Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is a healthy vegetarian option that will provide the perfect dose of flavor you are looking for.