Two days before entertaining for a huge family party, I got a call from a producer. She asked if i was interested in a photo shoot of before and after pics of my abs. Of course I was in. It was just the motivation I needed to drop the winter fluff and quit drowning the stress of a few emotional weeks with awful food. I told her sure and asked her when, expecting her answer to be the standard four to six weeks.
She told me I had a week. A WEEK? After thirty seconds of internally freaking out, I decided I was up for the challenge. Carbs had to drop very low for the week -- which I only suggest for a quick, short term fix and never longer than a few weeks. Otherwise, you'll crash your metabolism and wind up rapidly gaining weight when you start eating normal again. Disclaimer over.
Back to the family party. I needed to come up with low carb recipes delicious enough that my guests wouldn't feel as if they were being deprived -- but that I could eat too.
This low carb, bacon wrapped asparagus recipe was the perfect appetizer. Recipe below.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees or warm grill.
Clean and remove the white tips from the bottom of your asparagus. Wrap each asparagus spear in bacon. Place each wrapped asparagus spear on a lined cookie sheet with the seams facing down. Season to taste. Bake or grill for 20 minutes or until the bacon is crispy. They are amazing right off the grill
Rosanne is a life coach, has her degree in Sports Medicine, is a former state champ and national level NPC figure competitor. As a foodie & lover of all things health & wellness she is determined to make the world a healthier place by sharing one fit tip at a time. She serves up real, easy to digest advice for real people.