I love bacon bits as an addition to salads, baked sweet potatoes, and soups. And substituting turkey bacon makes for a healthy and delicious option. So when a meal calls for bacon bits or for when a bacon craving hits hard try reaching into your fridge for these healthy alternatives.
Plus the homemade bacon bits will always be healthier than the store bought bacon toppings that can live in your pantry indefinitely without spoiling. These kinds are often not real bacon at all but soy proteins with artificial colors and flavors. So why not try making your own healthy alternatives. And remember that real bacon bits must be refrigerated.
Yield: 7-8 Servings
1 Pack of Turkey Bacon (about 7 to 8 slices)
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) In a nonstick skillet fry bacon slices according to the instructions on the package. They should turn a dark brown and be extra crispy.
Notes: Turkey Bacon Bits should be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. They last for approximately 3 days in the fridge or 3 months in the freezer. This recipe also works with regular bacon or soy bacon for the vegetarians out there.