Bacon and Egg Pasta Salad

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We are featuring a very tasty recipe for Bacon and Egg Pasta Salad recipe. Sounds delicious doesn't it? This pasta salad recipe is a good choice for any group get- together, potlucks and picnics. But it is also versatile as a side dish to accompany any meal you are having any day of the week. This is one of those salad recipes that children will love. Even the picky eaters can pick out the red onions if they don't eat them. But generally kids love pasta salads, especially with real bacon bits in them. Pasta salads became very popular in the 1950s and 1960s, when creating different types of casserole and salad dishes was all the rage.

People created plenty of pasta salad recipes that included a variety of ingredients much like this bacon and egg pasta salad you see here. Many other salad recipes were created at that time like the ever popular potato salad, which people still enjoy eating at barbecues in the summer time. This recipe is very similar in the ingredients to potato salad since we have the bacon and the eggs in it, as well as some onion and mayonnaise. There were also a variety of jello or gelatine salads that were created in this era. The fun salads incorporated the fun colours and flavours of coloured and flavoured gelatine that made for an interesting flavour combination. Fruit and marshmallow salads also became quite popular around this time in our history in American culture. Do you have a section in your recipe box of 'go-to' recipes that you know will always be a success and are economical and easy to make and take? You might find this Bacon and Egg pasta salad recipe on that list after you try out this recipe.

What about the eggs you are using in your day to day eating. Do you include eggs in your daily diet? What are the best eggs to consume and what is the nutritional value of an egg? Eggs offer you B-vitamins, protein and nutrients. The nutritional value of an egg is rich in choline, and a diet rich in choline is associated with a feeling of happiness. Eggs are rich in protein, and this protein is easily absorbed in our bodies to give us a sustainable source of calories to burn to create energy. The energy of protein burns at a slower rate than the energy of a carbohydrate or sugar so you tend to have more energy when you eat an adequate amount of protein. How about the color of the egg yolk? What does that signify? We often hear that the darker the colour of the egg yolk, the better the egg is nutritionally. Is this true? In fact, the colour does not directly measure if the egg is more healthy or not. The reason a yolk is light or dark is based on what a chicken eats. Chickens that eat grass and are fed grains have a vibrant yellow yolk.

Although this is not a true indicator of healthier versus not, in a general statement, chickens that get to scratch and have 'free range' have a better life and are exposed to nature. When the chickens are healthier, they tend to provide healthier eggs. Many of the chickens that are raised in factory farm situations are confined their entire life to a cage and never see sunlight or know the feel of the earth beneath them. So this is why it is important to make sure you purchase eggs that come from free range, cage free chickens instead of supporting the factory farms. Thank you to Linda from With a Blast, for this awesome recipe for Bacon and Egg Pasta salad. Enjoy this awesome pasta salad recipe and make sure to share it with your friends so they can try it too.*

Nutrition Facts for: Bacon and Egg Pasta Salad From With a Blast
Ingredients: Pasta, eggs, bacon bits, celery, red onion, mayonnaise, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 458, Calories from Fat 247, Total Fat 27.4g 42%, Saturated Fat 6.2g 31%, Cholesterol 196mg 65%, Sodium 1111mg 46%, Potassium 284mg 8%, Carbohydrates 35.7g 12%, Dietary Fiber 1.4g 6%, Sugars 4.5g, Protein 17.2g, Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 5%, Iron 13%

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