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If you love spicy food, cream cheese jalapeno poppers are right up there on the list of Awesome Spicy Foods. At least, they are on my list of those. The combination of spicy, creamy, and savory is hard to beat.
Cream cheese jalapeno poppers make fun snacks any time of year, but they are gain even more popularity in the fall. In the midst of football season, they’re undoubtedly a favorite for many.
Truth be told, I rarely watch football. To me, getting together with friends and sharing good food is what it’s really about anyway. Can you relate? Either way, these delicious, naturally low carb appetizers fit right into your next tailgating party. Or any party, for that matter.
Jalapeno peppers contain a chemical called capsaicin, which is what makes them hot and also has loads of health benefits. Capsaicin has serotonin-boosting properties, which means better mood and sharper memory. In addition, it has been shown to boost metabolism, helping people lose weight (source). The compound also contains cancer-fighting antioxidants (source) and combats inflammation (source), too.
Whew, that’s quite a list! It’s hard to believe that such a yummy, savory gluten-free appetizer is actually good for you. I love creating recipes like that.
Are those enough reasons for you to try these crispy, low carb jalapeno poppers? No? Well, then the fact that they are filled with smoky bacon and gooey cheese should be reason enough. Originally I had a light gluten-free breading on them, but ultimately decided they are simpler and better without.
There’s another added benefit that I think is pretty important. When you serve these easy cream cheese jalapeno poppers, nobody will know that they are a low carb or healthy food! Seriously, everyone just inhales these whenever I set them out.
With bacon, cream cheese, and that jalapeno kick, those are the flavors that people notice – and love. That’s just what you’re looking for when you need a low carb appetizer to bring to, or serve at, a tailgating party. Not only will you get to enjoy these low carb jalapeno poppers, but everyone else will, too.
Cream cheese Jalapeno Poppers with Bacon (Low Carb, Gluten-Free):
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