Sauteed spinach with bacon

This simple little recipe packs a nutritional punch while being very satiating.  The bacon adds a little bit of taste and variety to the spinach.  

Both the spinach and bacon provide a solid dose of protein. The spinach provides zinc, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, iron, copper, calcium, vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, A, along with choline and folate as well as plenty of bulk that will make this hard to overeat.

It can be used as a side salad or as a lite meal that will provide a solid amount of protein as well as a LOT of vitamins and minerals and will work pretty well for nearly any goal.  


One serving provides 165 calories, 14 g of protein, 9 g of fat and 4 g of net carbs.


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


  • 3 strips bacon, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, very thinly sliced 
  • 200g of fresh spinach 
  • Salt, pepper and chilli powder


  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. 
  • Add the garlic, chilli flakes and cook until just fragrant, about 30 seconds. 
  • Add the spinach and some salt and pepper, and cook, tossing, until the spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. 
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.

Suitable for 

  • maximum nutrient density
  • fat loss
  • blood sugar & fat loss
  • low carb & diabetes
  • bodybuilders
  • ketogenic


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nutrient density94%
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blood sugar & fat loss97%
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ketogenic 88%