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As an athlete, you hear a lot about the big macronutrients: protein, carbohydrates, and fats. For protein, you hear “Eat a lot of it, and keep it lean.” For carbs, the battle wages on about how much is too much, lo-carb, no-carb, good carb, bad carb. But fats? We don’t hear a lot about those, do we? Sure, the adage is always nuts and oils, right? Coconut oil, olive oil, almonds, peanut butter…
I think making sure you get the right fats, and especially the right amounts of fats is overlooked, especially for the strength lifter. I don’t think it’s enough to eat steak and cook with oil. Lately, I’ve decided I’ve also been neglecting good fats, and despite a daily regimen of coconut oil, olive oil, and 16 fish oil pills a day, I’ve been trying to eat an avocado.
This recipe is a sure-fire way to get some good fat in your diet. And bacon. Every diet always needs more bacon, right? At first bite, I thought to myself, “Is this good?” As I kept eating, and eating some more, I decided it definitely was. It’s different than anything I’ve ever had before, that’s for sure. It’s perfect alongside pork, chicken, steak, or even salmon for an extra-fatty meal.
What’s your favorite way to get more fat in your diet?
Bacon, Avocado & Cilantro Salad
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||5 minutes|
|Total time||10 minutes|
|Website||Avocado with Warm Bacon & Cilantro Dressing|
- 2 avocados (ripe, but not mushy)
- 4 pieces bacon
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 lime
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- salt & freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup cilantro (roughly chopped)
|In a medium-sized skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Remove and set aside to cool.|
|Turn heat to medium-low, and add the garlic, juice of the lime, and sugar. Stir to dissolve and cook for 2-3 minutes.|
|Crumble your bacon and add it to the pan, then add salt and pepper to season.|
|Add cilantro and stir. If the mixture is too thick, you can add a little water (no more than 1/4 cup) to thin it out.|
|Turn off heat and set aside.|
|Slice avocados into wedges (1/2" thick or smaller), arrange on a plate, and spoon the warm bacon mixture over them. Serve immediately, or avocados will begin to brown.|