I’d like to thank everyone that entered the Bacon Poetry Contest! It was a lot of fun and I appreciate the effort everybody actually put into their poems.
I’d also like to thank my cast of friends that starred in and help me create the Medicinal Grade Bacon commercial. Everybody did a great job looking depressed despite me laughing the entire time.
Honorable Mention Poems
tender and sweet.
You melt in my mouth,
While my other pig runs down the street.
–LunaMay (age 8)
This bacon poem should be rapped and sung to the first verse and chorus of Jay-Z’s “Empire State Of Mind”. Ha!
Yeah I’m at sunrise, lookin’ for a fast breaker
Scrambling a few eggs, now I need a taste maker
I almost forgotcha, on the same shelf as beer
Sittin’ in my fridge in a package with the package clear
All of that delicious pig, I couldn’t stop at one piece
Had me droppin’ 6 strips, frying pan full of grease
Now I got my mouth full, and then I taste meat
Bacon extra crispy in the morning is a great treat
Cruisin’ down your street, looking for breakfast
I get mine at Kerbey’s Diner when I’m in Texas
Me I’m still hungry, I’ll have some more piggy
Lunch, dinner, snacks, doesn’t matter bacon you can give me
So give bacon a try, don’t believe the white lies
Cholesterol and health will not take a nose dive
Nitrates they be left out, or at least they better be
Tell by my appetite, that I most definitely…
Extra crispy bacon is tastey
And happy it makes me
Now when you chew pork…
Make sure that it’s quality bacon
And nothing that’s fakin’
Make mine the good pork, good pork, good pork
And the Winner Is…
Bacon’s so crispy; so juicy; so sweet
So salty; so scrumptious; so completely complete
For breakfast, for dinner, for lunch or a snack
Bacon’s the treat that makes my lips smack
And of all of the bacons I like Turkey the best!
I tricked you
It was only a jest
Pigs make it the best, who could debate
The sound of the sizzle, the smell and the taste?
It is for bacon that I’m glad I’m not Jewish
To live without bacon would make me so sad and so blue-ish.
Nice Work Adan! For your winning entry I’ll be sending you a 1.5 lbs pack of White Sugar-Free Hickory Smoked Pork Bacon from US Wellness Meats!
The Complete Bacon Resource Guide
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Bacon and Health
So is bacon bad for you or good for you? The answer is somewhere in-between. While it’s definitely not the villain it has been made out to be, I wouldn’t call it a health food either. It’s perfect as a condiment or side dish to be eaten in moderation.
Also, do your best to buy bacon that is humanely/pasture raised and has the least amount of additives like nitrates/nitrites, sugars, preservatives, etc.
Note: In a few of the links below there is some discussion that the negative effects of nitrates may be over exaggerated. Even if this were the case, I would still argue that if you have a choice, go for the bacon without. Natural is always the better bet. Enjoy!
- Bacon: Health Food or Devil in Delicious Disguise? from Balanced Bites
- A Quick Guide to Bacon from Mark’s Daily Apple
- Sodium Nitrite:Another Reason to Avoid Processed Meats from Mark’s Daily Apple
- The Bacon Bummer from Whole9
- 5 Reasons Why Loving Bacon Is Super Healthy from Primal Toad
Where to Buy Awesome Bacon
Onion & Bacon Grilled Turkey Breast from Purely Primal
Bacon Wrapped Dates from Purely Primal (these are freaking awesome!)
Bakin’ Bacon from Purely Primal
Easy Recipe: Bacon Fat Vinaigrette Salad Dressing from Balanced Bites
Easy Recipe: Turkey & Bacon Club Salad from Balanced Bites
Bacon Wrapped Figs from Everyday Paleo
Easy bacon and kid friendly snackin’ from Everyday Paleo
Chopped Salad with Bacon Honey Mustard from Health-Bent
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Lime Dip from Health-Bent
Bacon and Eggs To Go from Health-Bent
Bacon, Roasted Red Pepper, Onion Frittata from Health-Bent
Bacon Mayonnaise from Health-Bent
Roasted Broccoli & Bacon Recipe from Nom Nom Paleo
Sautéed Spinach with Bacon, Bacon Grease, Shallots, & Mushrooms from Nom Nom Paleo
Quick and Simple Stir-Fried Kale and Bacon from Nom Nom Paleo
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon from Nom Nom Paleo
Super Porktastic Bacon-Topped Spinach and Mushroom Meatloaf from Nom Nom Paleo
Hardcore Albacore a.k.a. Broiled Bacon-Wrapped Tuna Medallions from Nom Nom Paleo
Stir Fried Napa Cabbage with Mushrooms and Bacon from Nom Nom Paleo
Bacon, Egg, Avocado and Tomato Salad from Mark’s Daily Apple
Bacon, Chicken and Avocado Salad from Mark’s Daily Apple
Spicy Chicken and Bacon Poppers from Mark’s Daily Apple
Watercress Bacon Soup from Mark’s Daily Apple
Scallops and Bacon from Mark’s Daily Apple
Bacon-Wrapped Mini Salmon Cakes with Asparagus from Life As A Plate
Bacon and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms from Life As A Plate
Paleo Bacon-Wrapped Spinach Mini Meatloaf (Gorgonzola-Stuffed) from Life As A Plate
Bacon and Spinach Crustless Quiche with Caramelized Onions from Life As A Plate
BLT in a Bowl (With A instead of L) from Life As A Plate
Collard Greens with Bacon, Carrots, and Turnips from Life As A Plate
Smoked Bacon Bolognese from The Cavegirl Dish
Calamari Steaks and Dandelion Greens with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette from The Cavegirl Dish
Bacon Wrapped Steak and Garlic Bacon Cauliflower from The Cavegirl Dish
Please leave your comments or questions about bacon below!