This Vegan Bacon, Avocado & Tomato Breakfast Sandwich Recipe is sponsored by Sweet Earth Natural Foods. All opinions are my own.
Here's the deal. My gallbladder hates me. It made that decision about 5 years ago as far as I can tell. It has gotten to the point where I have to severely restrict the amount of fat I eat if I want to avoid a painful gallbladder attack.
One of my favorite foods – something that makes everything taste better – is bacon. Unfortunately, bacon is pretty much pure fat and I can't eat it without taking a ton of digestive enzymes and avoiding any other fat that day. It's not an easy task, and I end up with gallbladder attacks most days that I indulge in bacon.
I've thought about trying bacon alternatives on and off, and finally made the decision to take the plunge. I picked up a package of Benevolent Bacon from Sweet Earth to try. It has 75% less fat than pork bacon, is plant-based and Non-GMO Project Verified, so I thought it might be a good choice.
When I first pulled it out of the package and put it in the pan, I had a lot of hesitation about how it would taste. It was shaped like bacon, but still… I had my doubts.
You only have to cook Benevolent Bacon for two minutes on each side. However, you can cook it for a bit longer to make it crisper. I love how quickly it can be prepared. When it's done, it will still seem a bit soft in the pan, but when you let it rest for a couple minutes, it will crisp up.
I put my Vegan Bacon, Avocado & Tomato Open Faced Breakfast Sandwich together and sat down to eat breakfast. I took a bite and, to my surprise, it was good. The Benevolent Bacon has a chewy, yet crisp texture. Not exactly like pork bacon, but close enough that I'd choose to eat it again.
I love that there is a low fat alternative to bacon that I can enjoy without angering my gallbladder. Each serving also has 10 grams of protein, no cholesterol and low sodium, so overall it's a healthier choice than pork bacon.
In addition to the Benevolent Bacon, Sweet Earth also offers an assortment of healthy and delicious frozen foods like Farmstand Breakfast Sandwiches and Functional Burritos. The Farmstand Breakfast Sandwiches have gourmet flavors and they're high in fiber and protein. The Functional Burritos come in four different flavors with various health benefits and they're high in fiber, protein and vitamins.
I'm looking forward to sampling the rest of the Sweet Earth line. It all sounds so great for those busy mornings when I want to eat a delicious meal that's fast, easy and made with real ingredients. I love that they have that option available in addition to making my own breakfast sandwich with Benevolent Bacon.
Vegan Bacon, Avocado & Tomato Breakfast Sandwich Recipe
- Prepare the Benevolent Bacon per the package instructions. Set aside.
- Lightly toast the sourdough bread, the spread a quarter of the avocado on each slice of bread.
- Place two pieces of Benevolent Bacon on each piece of toast.
- Top each piece of toast with 2 slices of tomato.
- Sprinkle sea salt, pepper and garlic powder over the tomato slices.
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