Sautéed Spinach with Bacon

This simple recipe packs a solid nutritional punch while being highly satiating.  The bacon adds some luscious taste and contrasting texture to the spinach. It can be used as a side or a light meal.

The bacon provides protein along with selenium, choline, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B3.

Spinach adds potassium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, A as well as choline and folate and plenty of bulk that will make this hard to overeat.


This recipe provides 475 calories, 37 g protein, 33 g fat and 5 g of net carbs.  


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 90 g bacon (3 rashes approx.), cut in strips
  • 1 clove garlic, very thinly sliced 
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves (optional)
  • Pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
  • 200 g fresh spinach 
  • Salt and pepper (optional)


  • Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. 
  • Add thyme leaves, garlic, chilli flakes for about 30 seconds. 
  • Add spinach and some salt and pepper, and cook, tossing for about two minutes until the spinach is wilted.

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