|It doesn't take a lot of bacon to add amazing flavor to this Kale, Bacon, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole.|
(Updated with photos and recipe improvements August 2011.) I'm guessing that some of you faithful South Beach Dieters who subscribe to my blog might wrinkle up your forehead when you see the word "bacon" in the title of this Kale, Bacon, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole. Yes, I do know that bacon isn't really allowed on South Beach, and if you're one of those people who believes in following the absolute letter of the law you should use Canadian bacon or turkey bacon to make this dish. But it only took four slices of pre-cooked bacon to make this taste delightfully bacon flavored, and I microwaved the bacon and blotted off every possible bit of the bacon fat that I could. Definitely this would be what I call a "once-in-a-while-treat" but truly I'd have a hard time sticking to an eating plan where I couldn't eat bacon again for the rest of my life. And there is a huge amount of uber-nutritous kale in the recipe, so I hope I can get a few points for that!