Turkey Bacon vs. Pork Bacon

Turkey Bacon vs. Pork Bacon

Turkey Bacon or Pork Bacon, which do you eat? And which do you think is better for you? I have compiled a comparison of both below using Oscar Mayer brands, you might be surprised to find out once you double the serving size for turkey bacon then compare it to pork bacon.

This information is provided for information purpose and in no way in an endorsement for the brand names or products. Results may vary when comparing brands.

Oscar Mayer Bacon, Louis Rich Turkey


Product Details:

50% less fat than USDA data for pork bacon. Smoked cured turkey chopped & formed. Smoke flavor added. Fully cooked. South Beach Diet recommended. Inspected for wholesomeness by US Department of Agriculture. 35 calories and 3 grams fat per slice! Louis Rich Turkey Bacon gives you all the great bacon taste you want with 50% less fat! And it doesn’t shrink like ordinary bacon – a 12-oz package gives you more meat after cooking than a 16-oz package of pork bacon, plus no greasy clean up! Sensible Solution: 3g fat; 0g trans fat; 15mg cholesterol per serving. Contains no pork. South Beach Diets phases 1,2 & 3. Fat content has been reduced from 6g to 3g per serving.


Turkey, Water, Salt, Sugar, Contains Less than 2% of Sodium Lactate, Canola Oil, Sodium Diacetate, Sodium Phosphates, Smoke Flavor, Sodium Ascorbate, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Sodium Nitrite, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin.

Warnings: Contains: soy.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 slice – Double 2
Servings Per Container: 22 – Double Servings = 11
Calories 35 – Double 70
Calories from Fat 25 – Double 50
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value
Total Fat 3 g (5%) – Double 6g (10%)
Saturated Fat 1 g (5%) – Double 2g (10%)
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 15 mg (5%) – Double 30 mg (10%)
Sodium 180 mg (8%) – Double 360 mg (16%)
Total Carbohydrate 0 g (0%)
Protein 2 g – Double 4g
Vitamin C 6% – Double 12%

Oscar Mayer Bacon


Product Details:

America’s favorite. Naturally hardwood smoked. U.S. Inspected and passed by Department of Agriculture. Oscar Mayer has been making great tasting bacon for over 75 years. Our naturally hardwood smoked process brings out the delicious flavor and aroma that everyone loves. Oscar Mayer – nothing but the best!

Ingredients: Cured with Water, Salt, Sugar, Sodium Phosphates, Sodium Ascorbate, Sodium Nitrite.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2 slices
Servings Per Container: 10
Calories 70
Calories from Fat 50
Amount Per Serving and/or % Daily Value
Total Fat 6 g (9%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (10%)
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 15 mg (5%)
Sodium 290 mg (12%)
Total Carbohydrate 0 g (0%)
Protein 4 g
Vitamin C 6%

Food Diaries Double Weight Loss

Food Diaries Double Weight Loss

Those who diet and write down everything they eat each day lose twice as much as those who don’t track their eating habits.  According to one of the largest weight loss studies that has confirmed the importance of a food diary, advice that nutritionist and weight loss programs have pushed for years.

Those who kept a food diet for at least 6 days a week lost on average about 20 pounds in six months  Food diaries are a powerful self management technique, they help you figure out where all the extra calories are coming from.  The diaries work very well if you have someone else look over your results, being accountable for your behavior makes the changes possible. The resent study was also shown in USA Today and the Study was conducted by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM) This study also included the Dash Diet

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History Of Famous Tastee Sandwich

History Of Famous Tastee Sandwich

Famous 1948 Recipe

Around 1962 Harold L. Jorgenson’s health began to fail and he no longer could expand Tastee Inn & Out.  So he began to sell off parcel by parcel of his holdings to pay medical bills.  Harold still maintained full control of Tastee Inn & Out Corporation 1530 N. 48th street in Lincoln Nebraska, keeping the Tastee sandwich available from 1948 – 1970.  At no time did he sell any recipes to Tastee Inn Corporation, but he did agree to sell the recipes to T Triple B Company.  He provided the original formula and other recipes for $1.00 providing they would do their best to make copies available to many satisfied customers that patronized him throughout the years.  This is an excerpt from one of those $1.00 investments provided in the early 70’s.


Certainly your small investment will be repaid many times over in the savings made by serving this economical sandwich. You now have in the following pages a tightly kept secret since 1931

Sure hope this meets with your approval Harold L. Jorgenson Below are images from Tastee Inn and some of the original documents some 38 years old, providing the Famous Tastee Sandwich recipe.

Pending Update of Photo’s

Healthy Lifestyle

Did you make a New Years resolution to lose weight, start a new diet and exercise more?  If so your one of the 65 percent that have already given up by February.  People tend to set goals to high or don’t know how to get started, these goals can’t be maintained because they are not realistic.

There are no quick fixes or fad diet that is going to be the magic you are looking for, if you really want to lose weight and exercise more you will have to make lifestyle changes, something you can live with for the rest of your life. 

One of the easiest methods of tracking what you eat is to just write it down in a notepad everyday.  Be honest with yourself even if you have cheated.  Make sure to write down not just food but beverages also, you may want to include the amount of time you spent exercising also.  You can go back and review what your food intake was for the week and commit to making healthier choices. 

Lifestyle tracking is just what it says in the simplest form.  Why waste hundreds of dollars on products or programs that most often don’t work.  If you need support to help you with your goals there are many free blogs and forums on the Internet that offer some good advice along with a friendly support system.

I personally use a tracking system since I have tried many fad diets and programs only to always put the weight back on.  My only success has been with tracking my results and making changes to live a healthier lifestyle.  It take 3 to 4 weeks to develop a habit that’s why those New Years resolutions tend to fail so fast in the first few weeks.

Super Foods And The Benefits

 Super Foods

Superfoods are different types of fruits, vegetables, and many other types of foods that have a high content of important nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. These foods have been shown to reduce cardiovascular disease, and raise your body’s resistance to viral infections and the common cold. Discover the delicious difference when you enjoy powerful superfoods that are packed with nutrients to fight off disease, boost your energy and keep you healthy!

Visit our Super Foods recipe link on the home page for some delicious recipes!

Here’s a list of some superfoods and what they can do for you:

Acai Fruit

This little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world. It can often be found in juice form in health food and gourmet stores. It has been found that Acai has the highest amount of anti-oxidants of any other food.

Click here for more information on Acai fruit.

Anything In The “Allium Family”

Garlic, onions, leeks, scallions, chives and shallots can all help the liver eliminate toxins and carcinogens.


Each crisp, juicy apple provides five grams of fiber and an abundance of antioxidants, which may support cardiovascular health.


This can be used as a breakfast cereal, in soups and stews, and as a rice substitute. Barley’s also high in fiber, helping metabolize fats, cholesterol and carbohydrates.


Whether you choose blueberries, cranberries, blackberries, raspberries or strawberries, your body benefits from these nutrition-packed gems. Deliciously tangy and sweet, berries contain antioxidant compounds called anthocyanins that reduce free-radicals in the body, which may help to slow the aging process.


A USDA study shows that consuming a half teaspoon of cinnamon per day may significantly lower blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, as well as reduce triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol levels.


Citrus fruits, such as oranges, grapefruits and tangerines, contain flavonoids that are unique to the citrus family. Naringin produced in grapefruits and hesperidin found in oranges are both powerful antioxidants. Sweet, juicy and versatile, citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, folic acid and potassium.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Broccoli, kale, cabbage and Brussels sprouts are members of the Brassica oleracea italica family. Named for their resemblance to a Greek cross, cruciferous vegetables not only taste great steamed and sautéed, they are also a good source of dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates. Some studies show that low-fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer.


Folded into an omelet or whipped into a scramble, eggs (especially egg whites) provide an inexpensive source of high-quality protein. Eggs are not only low in carbohydrates and sodium, but they contain lutein and zeaxanthin, antioxidants that support eye health. Whether you prefer brown or white eggs, you should always choose cage-free, organic eggs.

Green Leafy Vegetables

Spinach, kale, Swiss chard and romaine lettuce each contain beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin that work together to support overall health. As good sources of vitamin B and minerals, adding a wide variety of leafy greens to your plate, every day, ensures that you will reap their healthy benefits.

Herbs And Spices

Studies show that common herbs and spices, such as sage and rosemary, are rich in antioxidants and may support healthy digestive function and the nervous system. About a teaspoon per day added to your favorite recipes is all it takes!


Full of B-complex vitamins, amino acids and enzymes, raw honey is tasty and a great substitute for refined sugars. Enjoy swirled into tea or drizzled over oatmeal.

Kiwi Fruit

One petite kiwifruit packs as much vitamin C as an orange. Since we are unable to create vitamin C in our bodies, it is important to replenish this essential vitamin each day. Enjoy kiwifruit in smoothies and fruit salads.


Beans and lentils, members of the legume family, are an excellent source of hearty, low-fat plant protein. Simmered in soups or blended into tangy spreads, legumes are a versatile and delicious introduction to superfoods. Soluble fiber from beans and lentils, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A serving of legumes provides at least four grams of soluble fiber.

Nuts & Seeds

Roasted, toasted or raw, nuts and seeds are a delicious source of protein and fiber. A tasty snack, nuts and seeds pack a nutritious punch with heart-healthy monosaturated oils, vitamins and minerals. The lignans in seeds have been demonstrated to reduce cholesterol levels, and scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating one and a half ounces per day of most nuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.


Simmered into a warm cereal, oatmeal provides a good source of complex carbohydrates. Soluble fiber from foods, such as oats, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease. A half-cup serving of oats supplies about nine grams of fiber.

Olives & Olive Oil

Rich and fruity, olive oil stands out as a culinary staple in Mediterranean cultures. A good source of monounsaturated fat, adding two tablespoons of olive oil per day to your diet may support cardiovascular health.

Omega-3 Fish

Cold-water fish like wild salmon, tuna and trout contain beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Supportive, but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. While amounts may vary by species, origin and season, one serving of omega fish provides at least 0.5 grams of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids.

Orange Veggies

Vibrant orange vegetables, such as pumpkins, butternut squash, sweet potatoes and carrots contain high levels of beta-carotene. A beneficial nutrient found in fruits and vegetables, beta-carotene is converted into vitamin A, giving the body an antioxidant boost. Cooking vegetables also makes the nutrients easier to absorb. Enjoy roasted acorn squash or lightly steamed carrots.


Rich in powerful, free-radical fighting antioxidants called polyphenols, an eight-ounce serving of pomegranate juice enjoyed daily may support normal levels of cholesterol and healthy coronary artery function.


True teas, whether they are green, white, black or oolong, originate from the Camellia sinensis plant. Processing techniques differentiate each type of tea. With beneficial levels of flavonoids and only two calories per cup, drinking tea is a great way to support overall health.


Tomatoes contain an abundance of lycopene, a health-promoting plant pigment. Lycopene not only gives tomatoes their ruby red color, it also helps support immune function and prostate health. Cooked tomatoes found in pasta sauce, salsa and tomato paste enhance the absorption of lycopene into your system.


Versatile and low-fat, turkey breast is an excellent protein choice. Juicy, delicious and rich in zinc, turkey is best enjoyed in soups, salads and sandwiches. Try a tube of organic turkey sausage or ground turkey…they even have turkey bacon which is very tasty.

Whole Grains

Rich in complex carbohydrates, whole grains add beneficial phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals to your diet. Packed with nutrition, the germ or “heart” of the kernel adds essential B-vitamins, iron and zinc to your plate. Diets rich in whole-grain, plant-based foods may reduce the risk of heart disease and some cancers.

Yogurt And Kefir

Cultured dairy products, such as yogurt, kefir and buttermilk, contain probiotics. Also known as “friendly bacteria,” probiotics support the intestinal tract and the immune system. Maintain the overall health of your immune system, so enjoy a cup of fruit yogurt, savor a tangy raspberry kefir or stir buttermilk into roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

20 Essential Books To Build Your Culinary Library



American Cookery by James Beard

Authentic Mexican Regional Cookingby Rick Bayless

Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook (2004)

Classic Indian Cookingby Julie Sahni

Complete Techniquesby Jacques Pépin and Léon Pererr

Essentials of Classic Italian Cookingby Marcella Hazan

How to Cook Everythingby Mark Bittman

The Joy of Cookingby Irma S. Rombauer and Marion Rombauer Becker

The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion

Maida Heatter’s Book of Great Dessertsby Maida Heatter

Martha Stewart’s Hors d’Oeuvres Handbook by Martha Stewart

Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume Oneby Julia Child, Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck

The Modern Art of Chinese Cookingby Barbara Tropp

The New Food Lover’s Companionby Sharon Tyler Herbst

The Oxford Companion to Wineby Jancis Robinson

Rick Stein’s Complete Seafood by Rick Stein

The Silver Palate Cookbookby Sheila Lukins and Julie Rosso

The Thrill of the Grillby Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone  by Deborah Madison

The Way to Cook by Julia Child

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