Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine and Weight Loss Report

Cherry Blossom Kitchen | Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine

How cute is this Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine? If you’re not familiar with tartines, they’re a fancy French open-faced sandwich topped with spreadable ingredients. Ok, bacon isn’t a fancy ingredient, but it’s bacon, hello! (The bacon weave replaces the bread in an open-faced ‘sandwich’). Cold egg salad with a mouth-watering creamy dressing, crispy bacon weave, bed of cool, crisp lettuce = yum! Check out the how-to below.  But first, on to my Monday Weight Loss Report.

After 2 weeks of counting calories (and carbs to a point) following the Lose It! app (and treadmill walking/running) I’ve lost 8.9 pounds! No doubt the weight loss will slow down, but, I’m super excited and motivated to stay on track. The first week 4.8, the second week 4.1 pounds. I’m staying within my daily calorie budget, drinking plenty of water, eating healthy, mostly low-carb, but, when I’m feeling like I do want something ‘carby’ I have a small amount of it (not sweets), and account for the calories. I don’t have any serious cravings or feel deprived of anything because if I want it, I have a little and move on. I was told a dietitian said to have about 30gr of carbs per meal, and any that are unused don’t carry over to the next meal so, if you don’t use them, you lose them. Good advice, this way of counting calories and carbs is working great so far!

Ok, let’s talk about this cool bacon weave! It’s very simple, just cut 3 strips of bacon in half and weave as shown below. I weave it right on the cooling rack, then bake at 400° for about 30 minutes or until your desired crispiness. Since ovens vary, check after 20 minutes. It took 30 minutes in my oven to get to the crispy stage that I like. (Take a screen shot so you’ll have a quick visual reference).

Cherry Blossom Kitchen | Bacon Weave prep

It’s about the size of a slice of bread. Looks pretty delicious already, right?

Cherry Blossom Kitchen Bacon Weave prep 2

Now, mix your favorite egg salad ingredients together. My favs are hard boiled eggs, mayo, relish, mustard, salt, pepper and cayenne. Did you know cayenne pepper speeds up metabolism. I’m in!

Cherry Blossom Kitchen | Bacon Weave Egg Salad prep

After your egg salad ingredients are thoroughly combined, assemble your tartine. Place the bacon weave on a bed of chopped romaine or baby spinach leaves.

Cherry Blossom Kitchen | Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine prep 2

Add the egg salad to the bacon weave and sprinkle with cayenne or paprika. Enjoy!!

Cherry Blossom Kitchen | Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine 2

For a another similar concept of replacing bread with protein, check out this recipe for a low-carb, gluten-free Meat Bagel!!

Below are a few photos of some meals and snacks I’ve had over the last week that I posted with more details to my Instagram account. Come, check it out!

Cherry Blossom Kitchen | Instagram images

4.5 from 2 reviews
Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine
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Serves: 1
 
A super simple and fun way to enjoy your bacon and eggs!
Ingredients
  • 3 slices bacon, cut in half (I prefer Uncured Hardwood Smoked Bacon, no nitrates or nitrites
  • 2 eggs, hard boiled; cooled, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise (I use Dukes Light)
  • ½ teaspoon yellow prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
  • salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Place a cooling rack on a foil lines baking sheet and weave bacon as shown.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes, until desired crispness. Ovens vary, so check often after 20 minutes.
  4. In small bowl, combine eggs, mayo, mustard, relish, and seasonings.
  5. Dollop egg mixture on cooled bacon weave and sprinkle with cayenne or paprika.
  6. Enjoy!!
Notes
Recipe easily doubles or triples, etc.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 353 Fat: 24.7 Saturated fat: 6.9 Carbohydrates: 7.8 Sugar: 1.4 Sodium: 806 Fiber: 1.1 Protein: 22.1 Cholesterol: 530

14 comments on Bacon Weave Egg Salad Tartine and Weight Loss Report

  1. Gemma
    07/14/2015 at 8:47 am (2 years ago)

    This looks so lush!!!!

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    • Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      07/15/2015 at 7:50 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Gemma!!

      Reply
  2. Stephanie
    07/14/2015 at 8:58 am (2 years ago)

    The bacon weave is super cool. Thanks for sharing the idea!

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    • Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      07/15/2015 at 7:50 am (2 years ago)

      I agree, bacon weaves are very cool!! Thanks for stopping by, Stephanie!!

      Reply
  3. Faith
    07/14/2015 at 9:09 am (2 years ago)

    A m a z i n g!!

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    • Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      07/15/2015 at 7:52 am (2 years ago)

      Many thanks, Faith! And, thank you for visiting!!

      Reply
  4. Asheli
    07/14/2015 at 9:58 am (2 years ago)

    Oh my goodness! Looks so yummy!

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    • Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      07/15/2015 at 7:54 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Asheli!!

      Reply
  5. Katy
    07/14/2015 at 11:00 am (2 years ago)

    And now I know exactly what I am having for lunch! YUMMY! And way to go to on your journey – I would be motivated, too! Keep it up!

    Reply
    • Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      07/15/2015 at 7:54 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much for your words of encouragement, Katy!

      Reply
  6. Dayne
    07/14/2015 at 12:00 pm (2 years ago)

    This is the second bacon recipe I’ve come across today. I think the universe is trying to tell me something 😀

    Reply
    • Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      07/15/2015 at 7:55 am (2 years ago)

      I’m pretty sure it is, Dayne…there can never be too much bacon! Thanks for visiting!!

      Reply
  7. heather
    07/15/2015 at 8:48 am (2 years ago)

    This not only looks adorable, it looks delicious too!!

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    • Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      Cherry Blossom Kitchen
      07/15/2015 at 9:05 am (2 years ago)

      Thanks much Heather, I appreciate you stopping by!!

      Reply

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