You could fight The Bacon Effect. Or you could embrace it and make Bacon Wrapped Asparagus!
10 fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
5 bacon strips, halved lengthwise
Place asparagus on a sheet of waxed paper; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with pepper; turn to coat. Wrap a bacon piece around each spear; secure ends with toothpicks.
Grill, uncovered, over medium heat until bacon is crisp, 4-6 minutes on each side. Discard toothpicks.