Today’s yummy foodie post comes from Rayna, author of Southern Paleo Livin’. She’s a wife/soon-to-be mom/Hokie football lover/cooking enthusiast who currently lives in Roanoke, but will always consider Virginia Beach “home”.

A paleo convert since March, Rayna loves making “clean” recipes and sharing them with others along with general paleo advice. Even if you don’t follow the paleo diet it never hurts to find an easy, delicious, healthy recipe

Bacon. Just the thought alone of the delicious, crispy goodness makes my mouth water. Needless to say, I love it. I think most of us can agree that bacon is pretty darn awesome. So when I saw a picture of bacon stir-fry on Instagram, a sheer rush of “I MUST MAKE THIS” ran through my head. A friend commented on my Facebook post saying he didn’t think bacon is paleo…and technically, it is not. But according to Paleo Central you could do WAY worse. Their advice? “In moderation! Oink! Oink!”

I’m not saying you should make this bacon stir-fry every day (even though let’s face it, that would be incredible). Bacon is a treat I reward myself with on occasion, and there are a lot worse things I could use as a reward (Krispy Kreme comes to mind)! Moderation is key. Plus there are some serious redeeming qualities to this bacon stir-fry to make you feel a whole lot less guilty. So fry up some bacon and enjoy this amazing, versatile treat! (Major plus: can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack. Win-win-win-win!)

Bacon Stir-FryBacon Stir Fry


  • 8 bacon slices, diced (I made 2 extra, because how is it possible to cook bacon and not sample some?)
  • 1/2 onion, diced (I used white, but the recipe called for yellow)
  • 1 medium sweet potato, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 7-8 green beans (since green beans are not paleo I did not include them)
  • 1 avocado (I do not like avocado, so I did not use any)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


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