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Bacon and asparagus come together in perfect harmony with these little bundles of pure, keto-friendly joy.  They can be made ahead of time for a meal prep, stored in the fridge, and then baked fresh in the oven anytime you are ready for your meal.  This versatile dish makes for a wonderful appetizer and can also be paired with a delicious breakfast casserole or even served alongside pancakes.

Bacon can almost instantly turn anything from good to great and asparagus is no exception.  Asparagus is a great low carb veggie option to include in your ketogenic diet due to its great health benefits.

Benefits of Asparagus:

  1. Loaded with nutrients and fiber
  2. Major source of antioxidants
  3. Natural diuretic

#1: Vitamins, Minerals, and Fiber

Asparagus is rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K, and trace minerals. Another reason why asparagus is a wonderful vegetable option for keto is that it is low in carbs and a good source of fiber. This fiber can help improve digestion, move food through the gut, improve liver function, and cleanse the body of toxins. This is key in reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and gastrointestinal diseases.

#2: Antioxidants

This vegetable contains glutathione which acts as a major antioxidant.  It’s a detoxifying compound that helps break down free radicals and carcinogens which can protect against certain forms of cancer and heart disease. In addition, these antioxidants can help slow the aging process and can also help reduce inflammation in the body.

#3: Diuretic

Asparagus naturally contains an amino acid called asparagine which increases urination production.  Releasing excess fluids in the body is especially beneficial for those suffering from high blood pressure and heart-related medical conditions.

Keto-favorite bacon, and nutrient-rich asparagus are a match made in heaven that will have you and your guests coming back for more.  

 

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Crispy Keto Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

keto bacon wrapped asparagus

A delicious starter course for any special gathering, these crispy keto bacon wrapped asparagus bundles are great for dinner parties or easy weeknight meals.

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 bundles
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 36 asparagus spears
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wrap 3 asparagus spears with a single slice of bacon in one even spiral layer.  Place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper to taste.  Bake for 20-25 minutes until desired crispiness of bacon is achieved.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 46
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: Net Carbs: 0g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: keto bacon wrapped asparagus

Corina Nielsen-Thomas lives in sunny San Diego with her real life super hero and her beautiful daughter. A handful of years ago she was diagnosed with an incurable spinal disease and an array of medical conditions which left her nearly bed bound and losing every aspect of her normal life, one by one. Corina has used a ketogenic diet to turn her life around and now works as a nutritional coach specializing in a paleo/keto way of eating for optimally health and healing. She also works as a full recipe developer and blogger who is passionate about utilizing food as fuel and medicine.

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