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The Best Whole30 Bacon

So first off….bacon…one of man’s best crunchy meats. The problem with most bacon is that it has added sugar….like why. Well we know why…its all about preservatives. But my theory is this, why add sugar to something that truly doesn’t need it.

So what if you LOVE bacon, but you’re doing a Whole30. Well go buy some compliant bacon….ok that’s easier said than done. Compliant bacon is a diamond in the rough. The ideal bacon would be sugar free and nitrate free…which would be awesome if most of us had the cash to pay $7 whole dollars for a slab. If you are abroad the nitrate fee train and don’t mind shelling out the cash, Penderson Farms is a god-send. You can buy it directly from them or Whole Foods.

But for those of us on a budget, like myself… no sorry, not gonna happen on a weekly basis. The two options that are the most budget friendly are: 1. Costco’s Kirkland brand Low Sodium Bacon (4 pack for $15) or 2. Aldi’s Low Sodium Bacon ($3.99 for a slab).

(I am always on the hunt for others but these are the only 2 I have found to date).

So now what to do with the bacon…I love love love crispy bacon so I have found that baking it, is the most efficient way. If you find yourself following this route, I suggest using a baking sheet and sheet rack as pictured about. The grease drips out and the bacon is nice and crispy. I bake the bacon at 425F degrees for about 30 minutes. But definitely keep an eye on it, just in case.

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Hi my name is Gabby, 26 and I work full-time as an accountant and I am in graduate school for my MBA part time. I have always been one busy bee, even before graduate school. Post-undergrad, I worked at a public accounting firm AND was studying for my CPA. My first year post grad, working crazy hours and trying to pass a beast of exam, took a toll on my body, my mental capacity and brain power. I started the Whole30 journey in January 2016 and fell in love with how I felt. But let me tell you it took some adjustments like setting aside time to meal prep and realizing I may not be able to a make a certain recipe because I just don't have the time due to studying or busy season. A lot has changed since then, I've switched jobs and passed my exam, but one thing stays consistent...I stilllove to cook efficiently. I've yearned all my life to have that "I am sexy" confidence and with healthy eating and exercise, I'm getting there. I started this blog to help others who are in a similar position as me, who want to become the best version of themselves but with realistic expectations. For the busy moms, for the students, and for overworked accountant, these are my stories and recipes on how to live a simple easy whole life.

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