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Bacon Lettuce Avocado Tomato Sandwiches

Eating Well -

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.
 

Bacon Lettuce Avocado Tomato Sandwiches

  • 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
  • Preparation

    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.

    Tips and Notes

    Yield: 4 servings

    Servings: 4

    Serving Size: 1 sandwich

    Active Time: 25 minutes

    Active Time (mins): 25

    Total Time: 25 minutes

    Total Time (mins): 25

    Nutrition Information

    Per serving: 342 calories; 16 g fat (3 g sat, 8 g mono); 15 mg cholesterol; 36 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 1 g total sugars; 14 g protein; 10 g fiber; 541 mg sodium; 418 mg potassium.

    Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (19% daily value), Vitamin C (18% dv), Folate (15% dv)

    2 Carbohydrate Serving(s)

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

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