Friday, January 11, 2013

Recipe: Pineapple Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates

Josh comes from a family of healthy eaters and avid exercisers. They adhere to the paleo diet, which is a high fat, low/no carb eating plan free of dairy, sugars, legumes, and grains. Josh and I aren't strict paleo, but we do make an effort to eat healthy most of the time.

For Christmas this year Josh's sister Jenna and her husband Mat gave us a paleo cookbook that has convinced me paleo meals can be absolutely delicious. Practical Paleo is chock full of recipes, ingredient substitutions, and 30 day meal plans to address specific issues such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and digestive issues.

Today I am sharing my favorite recipe we have tried thus far, Pineapple Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates. For anyone who has come to know and love Devils on Horeseback, this is a tasty, healthier alternative.

Ingredients:

1 dozen dried, pitted dates
12 pineapple slices
6 bacon strips
12 toothpicks

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 425° F.

Slice the dates down the center lengthwise, and place pineapple slices in the center of each date where the pit had been. 

Slice each bacon strip in half so that you now have two pieces from each strip, each approximately 4 inches long. Wrap one piece of bacon around each pineapple stuffed date and secure with a toothpick. 

Place the bacon wrapped dates onto a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until the bacon is done to your liking. Let cool for a few minutes before consuming.

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