According to a recent Business Insiders article, Millennials are dining out more than Gen X’ers or Baby Boomers. I am becoming the total product of my generation as I have been super lazy about cooking my own meals.

I find every excuse in the book to not cook, whether it’s the fact that I would be dining alone, it’s too hot, or simply, I CAN’T EVEN.

When our friends at Whole Foods asked me to participate in their Bacon Bash Challenge, I was in a  slight panic. I’m so rusty when it comes to my cooking skills and what if I do something stupid?

Then they told me that I would be using recipes from their site. So most of the stress vanished!

I decided the time has come for me to roll up my sleeves and get back into the kitchen where I belong! (Of course, I mean, where I choose to be… #modernfeministproblems)
There are nearly 4,000 recipes on the Whole Foods website. Plenty of these recipes incorporated bacon. I settled on making the Collard Greens and Bacon English Muffins.

Collard Greens and Bacon English Muffin 

by Whole Foods

Serves 4 (perfect for making breakfasts in advanced)

  • 8 pieces bacon (I went with Black Forest Bacon)
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 bunch collard greens (about 1/2 pound), ribs removed, leaves chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 whole wheat English muffins, split and toasted
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until just crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Carefully discard all but one tablespoon of the bacon fat and then return the skillet to medium-high heat.
Add bell peppers and cook, stirring often until golden brown and just tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add collard greens and cook, tossing often until just wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, stir in lemon juice and cook for 5 minutes more.
image3Spread yogurt onto English muffins and then pile with greens and bacon slices.
This recipe is so tasty, easy and it totally inspired me to get back in the kitchen! Thanks, Whole Foods! 
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