Looking for a flavor-packed, healthy snack recipe? Give bacon-wrapped pineapple a try! Two ingredients, twenty minutes, and you’re good to go. This snack is loaded with nutrients that boost your mood (an amino acid in the bacon), provide pain-relief for your muscles (pineapple enzyme), and supply healthy energy. It’s also free of gluten and processed sugar (but it’s still sweet and savory!)
Here’s all you need to do: preheat the oven to 400 degrees F, cut fresh pineapple into large bite-size chunks, wrap the pineapple chunks with a half strip piece of bacon each, and skewer them with toothpicks to hold the bacon on. Once you’ve done that, bake them in the oven at 400 degrees F for about 20 minutes. In order to let air circulate around the bacon-wrapped pineapple chunks evenly, set them in the oven on a raised cooling rack with a baking pan underneath to catch the drippings.
After about 18 minutes check the bacon for your preferred doneness. Personally, I like the flavor contrast achieved when the bacon is crisped, and the pineapple is soft and sweet. Enjoy!
Originally posted 2013-05-01 21:38:40.