Bacon, Eggs, and Asparagus Salad


Mr. P had a work dinner thing last night, so I was flying solo. My initial thought was leftovers, but when I opened the fridge, I discovered we were all out of leftovers. This never happens and I immediately went into a slight panic.

I mostly panicked because I knew our milk had expired and thus, the ever faithful back-up plan of cereal was a no-go.

What’s a girl to do?


Then I remembered this meal from Monday night. In short, it knocked our socks off.

It was simple, it was healthy…it was eggs. And eggs, I had on hand. No asparagus or arugula, but I improvised and did not go hungry. No worries there.

Eggs are a daily topic of conversation around my dialysis units. The white of the egg is the best “complete” source of protein in the food supply because contains all of the amino acids and is a very well-absorbed protein. Plus, eggs are cheap and can be prepared many different ways and for any meal. My gal pal Gina the Candid RD just posted about eggs for dinner, too.


There was nothing about this recipe that would’ve had me throwing it only my meal plan immediately. But my friend Sarah talked this meal up SO much, that curiosity got the best of me. Phew. I would’ve been missing out.

Mr. Prevention asked what was for dinner and I described this meal. I wish I could recreate and/or photograph the look that spread across his face. He made quick decision to add some fish to the grill and throw some sweet potato fries in the oven.

*eye roll*

When I set the plate down in front of him his first response was, “This looks good!” and the second was, “This is way more food than I thought it would be…why didn’t you stop me from making all this other food?”

Well, my dear. Why don’t you just trust and believe that I rarely lead you astray when it comes to food?


Teaching, then meetings. I hate meetings…

Be well,


  1. It is quite possible that I could live on a diet of eggs alone. Just last night, I had scrambled for dinner! This dish seems like a much better choice over typical scrambled, for sure. Just looking at the picture is making me drool!

  2. LOL men definitely have an interesting concept of how much a portion size really needs to me. the guy I’m dating thinks a pound of pasta serves 3. Whereas i firmly maintain that 1/2 lb serves 4. We’ve agreed to disagree. (By which I mean…I win.)

    I love roasted veggies topped with some runny egg yolk. This sounds like an awesome dinner!

  3. One of the foods I never even thought about missing before I got pregnant was runny eggs– now that I can’t have them, I’ve been SERIOUSLY wanting them for the past nine months!! I’m going to make Ryan make this for me after Lila comes :-)

  4. I’m so happy you loved this salad as much as I did. I was almost crying when I realized I didn’t put asparagus on the shopping list last weekend because it meant I couldn’t make this salad for lunch this week. I love everything about it and I’m SO glad you did, too. :)

  5. No leftovers?!?! That’s crazy! I swear- our freezer is full of them. It’s been a real challenge to try and keep the amount down to a reasonable amount…

    I’d take that bacon and asparagus salad any day (I’m currently burnt out on eggs- it was only a matter of time when this would happen).

  6. This dish looks really, really good! I’m sure the runny yolk was the perfect “dressing,” too! :-D

  7. You had me at bacon! Yep – I’ve worked in corporate law departments where you had a meeting, never accomplished anything, but would meet next week to continue the discussion. Really?!

    Hang in there!

  8. I’m not a fan of meetings too. Hope you have a wonderful day though!

  9. I love the recipe your found, it looks wonderful!

  10. This looks excellent. Love the simple ingredients too.
    Towards the end of the week, I am always scrounging for dinner options. Thankfully, I have dinner tonight with my family. :)

  11. You may be one of the few people who has anxiety over not having leftovers.

  12. My fellow Illini.. :D
    I have awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award because your blog is simply awesome and everything looks delicious – come check it out here:

  13. This combination sounds heavenly! I love that it comes together so quick. This will be going in the rotation while asparagus is in season.

  14. Hey Nicole my new Foodbuzz friend!! Love this recipe -has EVERYTHING I love!! By the way I have a private interview with the man himself Jacques Pepin on my website You have a FABULOUS site here. Love your philosophies.
    By the way my brother is a meteorologist on tv on channel 8 in Cleveland, Andre Bernier – do you get him where you are in central OH?
    Take Care, Denié

    • Nicole, RD says:

      Small world! Thank you, Denie! I will keep an eye out for Andre! Admittedly, I’m not the best about watching the news…but now I have reason to! Have a wonderful week!

  15. Oh no, no milk for cereal, that’s the worst! This looks 100x better though – yum! :)


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