21st Century BLT
21st Century BLT

21st Century BLT

May 1, 2016

I've updated your standard BLT to a healthier version fit for the 21st century... enjoy!

Serves: 1


2 slices of Food for Life 7 sprouted grains bread (see Tip# 1)

1 to 2 Tblsp Smart Balance light mayonnaise (see Tip# 2)

Handful of Earthbound Farms Kale Italia or other organic power greens mixture

2 slices from an organic tomato

2 slices of Applegate Sunday bacon or other brand of bacon uncured, no nitrates, from humanely raised pigs, cooked & drained on paper towels (see Perfect Easy Bacon in the Meat category)

Optional for serving:

Black olives - large, whole & pitted (or whatever type & size you like)

Terra chips Exotic Potato Blend or frozen sweet potato fries (baked according to pkg directions)

Dill pickle (see Tip# 4)


1 Lightly toast the bread & cool to room temperature.

2 Slather mayonnaise on both pieces of bread.

3 Image: Prepped Ingredients.

4 Assemble sandwich by adding the greens, topped with tomato slices & then the bacon.

5 Slice sandwich in half & serve, either with or without optional serving ingredients.

21st Century BLT

Tips & Suggestions

1 You can find Food for Life breads in the frozen food area of most large supermarkets. You can, of course, use any healthy bread you desire.

2 Give this sandwich a little "kick" by stirring 1/4 tsp (or less) of Sriracha sauce into the mayo.

3 Applegate bacon takes me back to the way bacon tasted when I was growing up in the 1950's & 60's, not like the stuff they try to pawn off today as bacon. You'll find Applegate products in most large supermarkets, generally in the deli dept.

4 Claussen refrigerated mini dill pickles are my favorites, as they have a nice crunch to them... or use whatever brand or type you prefer.

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