Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato Sandwiches – BLT’s

YAY!!!!  My computer is back and my friend, a genius, has restored every file to its proper place.  I am super relieved and ready to get back on track with recipes.  So, even though today is Friday and I usually do a non-recipe post, I’m breaking the Friday Feature rule and giving you a recipe anyways.  After all, I just cannot resist letting you go one more summer day without this one!

No question!  A good BLT is my favorite summer sandwich, hands down!  I love it when those fresh tomatoes are coming out of my garden faster than I can eat them.  There’s nothing like a fresh tomato right from my backyard and this sandwich is a darn good way to eat them up!  Of course, the traditional BLT with full-fat mayo and regular bacon might not be the healthiest way to indulge, so I’ve come up with a solution that I still love but can leave the calorie guilt for an ice cream sundae or something.

This is simple, folks!  You just toast your bread, slather on some homemade guacamole, add some cooked Canadian bacon, layer on some sliced garden tomatoes (I used my yummy Lemon Boy-Yellow ones and our tasty Celebrity-Red ones), and top with lettuce.  That guacamole seriously takes this sandwich somewhere a BLT has never gone before.  Perhaps it is my deep love for the avocado, but I have wanted to eat this sandwich every day for the past week!  And, trust me, my craving hasn’t slowed down a bit!

Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato Sandwiches – BLT’s
Mimi Original

4 slices whole wheat bread (such as Sara Lee Delightful)
2 servings (approx. 4 Tablespoons) Guacamole
6 oz. Canadian bacon
sliced tomatoes

Toast bread.  While bread is toasting place Canadian bacon in a nonstick skillet over Medium heat.  Cook both sides of bacon until golden marks appear.  Remove from heat.  Spread approximately 2 tablespoons of guacamole on one slice of toast, add 3 oz. of Canadian bacon, sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and top with another slice of toast.  Repeat with remaining ingredients.  Cut in half and enjoy!

Serves 2.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 1 Sandwich)
Calories:  295
Protein:  24.5g
Carbs:  26.9g
Fat:  12.1g (2.7g = Sat.)
Fiber:  7.5g
Sugars:  2.3g


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