Everyone loves bacon and, if you’re watching your carb intake, it can be a real treat! Today, we’re are sharing some delicious low-carb bacon appetizers! We had three rules when it came to picking our favorite recipes: fewer than 200 calories, no more than two grams of carbohydrates and no bacon-wrapped shrimp, hotdogs or figs. We wanted something delicious and new to share with you!
Bacon, Braunshweiger and Pistachio Truffles
Is there anything better than bacon and cheese? Sure, just add some pistachios and sausage! What’s nice is that, if you make this as an appetizer for a party, it can be served cold or at room temperature. The sausage is precooked, and the recipe requires no cooking at all! Each truffle has 145 calories and 1.5 grams of net carbs! Get the recipe here.
Bacon Guacamole Appetizer Bites
We’re heading into summer and that means guacamole! After the recent avocado recall, it’s natural to be a little hesitant about a recipe with guacamole. However, the potentially contaminated fruit were pulled off the shelf. This recipe calls for cooking the avocado and teaches you a method to make tubes from bacon. Each serving has only 70 calories and two grams of carbs. Get the recipe here.
If you like egg salad, this recipe is sure to thrill. Move over, deviled eggs, you’re being dethroned from the top spot at the buffet! The bacon tubes can be made following the same method that the guacamole recipe suggests, or you can bake the bacon flat and use it as a cracker for the slightly spicy, smooth egg salad. That last method works well if you like your egg salad to have more lumps. Egg salad with a lot of texture is hard to pipe into a bacon tube. Each cannolo has 112 calories and 0.5 grams of carbs. Get the recipe here.
Sweet and Spicy Bacon Chicken Bites
Get your toothpicks ready! These appetizers will fly off the plater! The chicken bites have just five ingredients none of which are sugar — despite the flavor. The short list of ingredients means fewer steps, less mess to clean and more time spent with friends! A serving has 171 calories and 0.3 grams of carbs. Get the recipe here.
Roasted Red Pepper and Bacon Goat Cheese Truffles
We have a second cheese truffle because we couldn’t resist. Bringing both to a party would make a pretty platter! With garlic, goat cheese and red pepper these amazing bites pack a flavor punch. Reviews say they go fast so you might want to double the recipe! Each truffle has 120 calories and two grams of carbs. Get the recipe here.
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