Bacon for Dessert?
I just read about a shop in NYC completely devoted to bacon. Cool concept, isn’t it? But is it Paleo?
Yes, that’s a picture of a bacon and chocolate concoction and yes bacon can certainly be a part of Paleo, but in moderation.
The title of this post says it all.
Hopefully, most people understand that dessert is something meant to be enjoyed on occasion, rather than something to partake of every single day. Same with bacon. In addition, eating bacon that only comes from pastured pork, that’s uncured and doesn’t contain many of the harmful additives that are omnipresent in many of the mainstream brands these days is of utmost importance.
If you’re eating bacon several times a day and thinking it’s too good to be true, I’m sorry to be the one to tell you that it is.
It’s when people take things out of context like this that the end result can be such that the person who thinks they’re following Paleo, isn’t really doing it properly and then deduces and declares for all to hear that ‘Paleo didn’t work’. A similar example is making sweet desserts out of Paleo ingredients and then eating them as snacks throughout the day, rather than focusing on veg with protein and fat. Sorry, but it’s just Paleo to eat brownies, bread or muffins as snacks, even if you did make them with almond flour, raw cacao and honey.
It’s all about balance on Paleo. Sure, have a slice or two with your breakfast sometimes, but I’d no sooner suggest you eat only one type of veggie than I’d tell you to eat bacon as your main source of protein every day.
You get the idea?
Incidentally, has anyone checked out Baconery yet? Do tell!