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BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Avocado-Tomato Sandwiches)

BLATs (Bacon-Lettuce-Avocado-Tomato Sandwiches)
Makes
4 Servings
Active Time
25 Minutes
Total Time
25 Minutes

In this healthy BLT recipe, we use a creamy avocado spread flavored with garlic and basil, and add sprouts. Look for sprouted-wheat bread in the frozen section or with other specialty breads at your grocery store.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices center-cut bacon, halved
  • 1 ripe medium avocado
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated or minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 8 slices sprouted-wheat bread
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 8 slices
  • 4 romaine leaves
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts

Steps

  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Meanwhile, mash avocado in a medium bowl. Stir in basil, mayonnaise, garlic, salt and pepper. Toast bread.
  3. Spread about 2 tablespoons of the avocado mixture on 4 slices of toast. Top each with 4 pieces of bacon, 2 tomato slices, 1 lettuce leaf, 1/4 cup sprouts and the remaining toast.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrients per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 342
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 541mg
Carbohydrates 36g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Total Sugars 1g
Added Sugars 0g
Protein 14g
Potassium 418mg

Diabetic Exchanges 2 starch, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 high-fat meat, 2 fat

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