Kitchen Hint of the Day!

September 9, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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To make a sandwich even healthier…………

When making a sandwich choose reduced fat ingredients when you can, such as low-fat cheese or mayonnaise. Also try to reduce your use of processed meats. Instead use fish such as salmon, tuna or sardines.

Healthy Apple Recipes

September 1, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell Website and Magazine it’s Healthy Apple Recipes. Find some Delicious and Healthy Apple Recipes with recipes including Apple, Bacon and Sweet Potato Mini Casseroles, Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, and Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples and Squash. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. You can also subscribe to one of my favorite Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. So find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Apple Recipes
Find healthy, delicious apple recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Apple, Bacon and Sweet Potato Mini Casseroles
These sweet and savory mini casseroles are ready in just an hour. Refrigerate or freeze the leftovers to enjoy later……….

Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Layering apple slices into grilled cheese sandwiches adds a little crunch to a favorite soup dipper. And creamy butternut squash soup with ginger, cumin and turmeric is a nice change of pace from grilled cheese’s usual tomato soup partner. Serve the duo for a comforting and easy weeknight dinner for the family. The soup keeps well in the fridge, so save leftovers for lunch or dinner later in the week………..

Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples and Squash
This pork tenderloin recipe roasts apples and acorn squash alongside for an easy, delicious weeknight meal. Preheated baking sheets help jump-start the roasting process, ensuring everything gets nicely browned…………

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Apple Recipes
https://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/19190/ingredients/fruit/apple/

Turkey and Swiss Cheese Club Sandwich w/ Chips

April 27, 2021 at 6:51 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, bacon, Boar's Head | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey and Swiss Cheese Club Sandwich w/ Chips

 

For Breakfast I prepared Mom’s favorite, Sausage Breakfast Biscuits. I baked a small container of Pillsbury Flaky Biscuits and for the Sausage I heated up 5 Johnsonville Turkey Sausage Patties. I also had 1/4 slices of Boar’s Head Longhorn Colby Cheese to top the Patties. What a perfect day out there today, 85 degrees and sunny! Got some work done inside and then it was outside the rest of the day! Got the cart out and did yard work. Our Wood Chips were delivered yesterday. A guy that cuts our lawn gave me a hand on getting 10 bags of out in the flower beds. Then we got 2 of our neighbors Wood Chips out in their flower beds. Rode around in the cart and enjoyed this perfect Spring Day! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Turkey and Swiss Cheese Club Sandwich w/ Reduced Fat Potato Chips Chips.

 

I started by frying my Bacon. I used Kroger Private Selection Double Smoked Center Cut Bacon. First time using this Bacon. It fried up real good, good tasting Bacon.

 

For the Turkey I used Boar’s Head New Bold Pitcraft Slow Smoked Turkey Breast. I had seen the TV Commercials and pictures of it online and I had to try it! Boar’s Head is my favorite Deli Sliced Meats, always fresh and Delicious! The New Turkey is no different, Delicious. The Seasoning is spot on and you get that hint of Mesquite and the Rub. The Rub consists of Paprika, Brown  Sugar and Mexican Chilies, including Guajillo Peppers. Another winning Deli Slice from Boar’s Head!

 

I also used Private Selection Double Smoked Center Cut Bacon, Boar’s Head Swiss Cheese, Lettuce and Kraft Light Mayo w/ Olive Oil. For the Bread I’m using my new favorite Bread of choice, Aunt Millie’s Carb Smart 1 Carb Wheat Bread. This Bread is so good! The freshest and softest Bread I’ve found. Plus it’s 30 calories and 1 carb per slice.

 

To make the Sandwich was very easy. I started by gathering all my ingredients. Next I toasted the Bread. Then I added my toppings and ingredients. I spread the Mayo on both slices of the Toast. On the bottom slice of Toast I added the Lettuce, Turkey, the Swiss Cheese and the Bacon. One Delicious Sandwich! I also had some Mike Sells Reduced Fat Potato Chips. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Cherry Jello. Take Care All and Stay Safe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boar’s Head New Bold Pitcraft Slow Smoked Turkey Breast

Slow smoked with real mesquite wood chips to give it a real pit-smoked flavor, Boar’s Head Bold PitCraft Slow Smoked Turkey Breast is seasoned with an authentic dry rub that consists of paprika, brown sugar and Mexican chilies, including Guajillo Peppers.

https://boarshead.com/products/detail/744233928-boars-head-bold-pitcraft-slow-smoked-turkey-breast

 

 

 

 

 

Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Bread

Aunt Millie’s Bakeries is adding to its bread portfolio with the introduction of Live Carb Smart and Live Organic bread.
Live Carb Smart contains one net carb per slice and is considered an excellent source of fiber. The product also is keto-friendly, vegan and contains no high-fructose corn syrup.

The Carb Smart product line includes white, wheat and 5-Seed bread varieties.
Live Carb Smart Wheat
Live Carb Smart is delicious wheat bread with only 1 net carb. The Live breads help consumers to achieve health goals with great tasting bread for Keto and diabetic diets.

Live Carb Smart 5 Seed
Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart One Net Carb Bread is a low carb, low sugar bread that’s perfect for those following a low carb lifestyle. Aunt Millie’s Live Carb Smart Bread is an excellent source of fiber and contains no high fructose corn syrup.

Live Carb Smart White
Live Carb Smart is delicious white bread with only 1 net carb. The Live breads help consumers to achieve health goals with great tasting bread for Keto and diabetic diets.
http://products.auntmillies.com/

Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries

April 26, 2021 at 7:01 PM | Posted in Boar's Head, Kraft Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 74 degrees and nothing but sunshine! Spent most of the day outside. Got the cart out and did yard work and cleaned out the shed. I had to repair a small hole where a raccoon was getting in our shed. I kept  the cart out and enjoyed this beautiful day! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sourdough Bread w/ Baked Fries.

 

For the Bread I’m using Goldminer California Sourdough Bread. I love this Bread especially grilled! But don’t have too often because of the calories and carbs. To prepare the Sandwich I’ll need; Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese, French’s Yellow Mustard, Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil, and Goldminer California Sourdough Bread. I used the flat top Griddle to grill it with. I sprayed the griddle with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and spread about 1/2 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Butter on it. Heated it on medium heat. I also turned the oven on at 425 degrees, for the Fries.

 

While the griddle was heating I got the Sandwich ready to grill. Took a slice of the Sour Dough Bread and topped it with some of the Kraft Mayo, the Boar’s Head Ham, the Sargento Swiss, French’s Mustard, and added the top slice of the Sour Dough Bread. I then Buttered the bottom and top halves of the Bread with Blue Bonnet Butter. With the griddle heated I grilled my Sandwich. Grilled the bottom half just over 3 minutes, then flipped it over and grilled the other side about 3 minutes. Until both sides were golden brown! I love these Grilled Sandwiches!

 

I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later I had a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Boneless Smoked Ham
With natural juices.

Enjoy the exceptional flavor of a traditional bone-in ham without the bone. Available in the Deli retail case as a center of the plate item or at the Service Deli sliced by the pound for a sandwich of note.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 oz (56g)
Servings Per Container Varied
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 520mg 22%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 10g 20%
http://boarshead.com/products/detail/11018-sweet-slice-brand-boneless-smoked-ham

 

 

 

Goldminer California Sourdough Bread – non-gmo square

Take your sandwich or favorite toast to the next level or use our squares as the base of breakfast casseroles or get crafty and try your hand at sandwich sushi!

Ingredients
ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE,

RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), WATER, SALT, YEAST.
Allergens
CONTAINS: WHEAT. MAY CONTAIN SOYBEAN, EGGS AND TREE NUTS.

https://californiagoldminer.com/sourdough-breads

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

March 24, 2021 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Freeze sandwiches………

Speed up your mornings by freezing sandwiches of peanut butter (or sunflower or soy butter) and jelly (or honey) sandwiches in sandwich bags ahead of time. They’ll stay fresh for six weeks in the freezer and will thaw by lunchtime.

Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries

March 21, 2021 at 7:01 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Boar's Head | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sour Dough Bread w/ Baked Fries

 

For Breakfast this morning I had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. 68 degrees and nothing but sunshine! Beautiful Day! I went to Kroger after I had my Tea. I just went yesterday and I went to get a slice of Bread and it was molded. So it was off to Kroger. Took a tumble after I got home. I was using my walker and the leg of the walker got caught on the edge of the floor vent. The walker went one way and I went the other, luckily I wasn’t hurt. After that I got the cart out and enjoyed this beautiful day! For Dinner tonight I prepared a Grilled Ham and Swiss on Sourdough Bread w/ Baked Fries.

 

I picked up a loaf of Goldminer California Sourdough Bread at Kroger earlier today. I love this Bread especially grilled! But don’t have too often because of the calories and carbs. To prepare the Sandwich I’ll need; Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham, Sargento Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese, French’s Yellow Mustard, Kraft Reduced Fat Mayo w/ Olive Oil, and Goldminer California Sourdough Bread. I used the flat top Griddle to grill it with. I sprayed the griddle with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and spread about 1/2 tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Butter on it. Heated it on medium heat. I also turned the oven on at 425 degrees, for the Fries.

 

While the griddle was heating I got the Sandwich ready to grill. Took a slice of the Sour Dough Bread and topped it with some of the Kraft Mayo, the Boar’s Head Ham, the Sargento Swiss, French’s Mustard, and added the top slice of the Sour Dough Bread. I then Buttered the bottom and top halves of the Bread with Blue Bonnet Butter. With the griddle heated I grilled my Sandwich. Grilled the bottom half just over 3 minutes, then flipped it over and grilled the other side about 3 minutes. Until both sides were golden brown! I love these Grilled Sandwiches!

 

I also baked some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzels with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Boneless Smoked Ham
With natural juices.

Enjoy the exceptional flavor of a traditional bone-in ham without the bone. Available in the Deli retail case as a center of the plate item or at the Service Deli sliced by the pound for a sandwich of note.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 oz (56g)
Servings Per Container Varied
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.5g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 520mg 22%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 10g 20%
http://boarshead.com/products/detail/11018-sweet-slice-brand-boneless-smoked-ham

 

 

Goldminer California Sourdough Bread – non-gmo square

Take your sandwich or favorite toast to the next level or use our squares as the base of breakfast casseroles or get crafty and try your hand at sandwich sushi!

Ingredients
ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE,

RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), WATER, SALT, YEAST.
Allergens
CONTAINS: WHEAT. MAY CONTAIN SOYBEAN, EGGS AND TREE NUTS.

https://californiagoldminer.com/sourdough-breads

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT and; EAT)

March 3, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | 1 Comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is a CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT & EAT). When Irish Eyes are Smiling….. and they will be if you serve them this week’s recipe of CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT & EAT). You’ll be using the Wild Idea Buffalo – Corned Brisket. How you eat it is all up to you! Serve as Sandwiches or Heat it up with some of your favorite Beer and Sliced Cabbage. Irish Eyes will be Smiling! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Italian Sausage along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo – CORNED BUFFALO BRISKET (HEAT & EAT)
For Sandwiches: Thaw brisket in the refrigerator. Our Corned Brisket is ready to eat. Simply slice for sandwiches or add to a charcuterie board.

Heating Instructions: Thaw brisket in the refrigerator. Place the Corned Brisket, the juices from the package and a cup or two of your favorite beer in a heavy pot, cover and bring to a light boil. Top the corned brisket with sliced cabbage, reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/corned-buffalo-brisket-heat-eat

One of America’s Favorites – Tuna Fish Sandwich

March 1, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Tuna sandwich

A tuna sandwich, also known as a tuna fish sandwich, is a sandwich made from canned tuna—usually made into a tuna salad by adding mayonnaise, and sometimes other ingredients such as celery or onion—as well as other common fruits and vegetables used to flavor sandwiches. Common variations include the tuna boat (served on a bun or roll) and the tuna melt (served with melted cheese). The more general term of tuna sandwich may also refer to cuisine utilizing filet of raw or cooked tuna, rather than canned tuna.

In the United States, 52% of canned tuna is used for sandwiches. The tuna sandwich has been called “the mainstay of almost everyone’s American childhood.

A tuna fish sandwich is usually made with canned tuna mixed with mayonnaise and other additions, such as chopped celery, pickles or pickle relish, hard-boiled eggs, onion, cucumber, sweetcorn, and/or black olives. Other recipes may use olive oil, Miracle Whip, salad cream, mustard, or yogurt, instead of or in addition to mayonnaise. The sandwich may be topped with lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, bean sprouts, or avocado in any combination.

 

* A tuna melt has melted cheese on top of the tuna or on a tomato slice and is served on toasted bread.
* A tuna boat is a tuna fish sandwich served in a hot dog bun or long-split bread roll.

A tuna melt sandwich served with French fries

Tuna is a relatively high protein food and it is very high in omega-3 fatty acids. A sandwich made from 100 grams of tuna and two slices of toasted white bread has approximately 287 calories, 96 of which are from fat (10.5 grams fat). It also has 20 grams of protein and 27 grams of carbohydrates.

A larger, commercially prepared tuna fish sandwich has more calories than noted above, based on its serving size. A 6-inch Subway tuna sub of 238 grams has 480 calories, 210 of those from fat, 600 milligrams of sodium, and 20 grams of protein.

 

 

Turkey Meatball Mini Sub w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

February 5, 2021 at 7:07 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, Meijer Turkey Meatballs, Sargento's Cheese | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Meatball Mini Sub w/ Baked Crinkle Fries

 

 

For Breakfast I toasted a Thomas Light English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. One cold and windy day outside today! We had a high of 34 degrees but the Wind Chill had it in the teens all day. I went and picked up Breakfast for Mom and the right front tire went flat after I got home. A neighbor came over and filled the tire for us and I took it to the car to the mechanic we always use. He repaired the tire and back home after I stopped for gas. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Turkey Meatball Mini Sub w/ Baked Crinkle Fries.

 

 

I used the Meijer Turkey Meatballs leftover from the Spaghetti I made the night before. The Meatballs are good size, meaty, and have a fantastic taste and they’re 150 calories and 5 net carbs for 6 Meatballs. Plus they’re a perfect size for Hoagie or Hot Dog Buns, I used Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hot Dog Buns.

 

 

For my Pasta Sauce I had used the LaRosa’s Original Sauce. A local favorite and mine also, it’s got a perfect combination of a robust sauce with a hint of sweetness to it. To prepare it I took a medium size sauce pan and sprayed it with Pam Cooking Spray. Emptied the can of Sauce in the pan and turned the heat on medium. Then I added my Turkey Meatballs and covered the pan and let it simmer until both the Sauce and Meatballs were heated through.

 

I’m using Sargento Off the Block Shredded Mozzarella Cheese as a topping for the Sub. You can use Hoagie Buns but to save on calories and carbs I usually just use Aunt Millie’s Reduced Fat Whole Grain Hot Dog Buns or Healthy Life Wheat Hot Dog Buns. To assemble; open the Bun up, put the Meatballs and Sauce in the Bun , top it with a few shakes of McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning, and top it with the Sargento Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. Love these Meatball Sandwiches! The Larosa’s Sauce just seems to bring the Sandwich together! Sauce is incredible, Turkey Meatballs flavorful and meaty, and the Mozzarella is perfect with Pasta and Sauces.

 

I also prepared some Ore Ida Crinkle Cut Fries with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For Dessert later a bowl of Breyer’s Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Meijer Turkey Meatballs 32 oz

Product Description
Flame Broiled. Meat Used Is 100% Turkey. Fully Cooked. Keep Frozen.
Ingredients
TURKEY, WATER, ONIONS, MECHANICALLY SEPARATED TURKEY, TEXTURED SOY FLOUR, SEASONING (DEHYDRATED ONION, MALTODEXTRIN, SUGAR, SPICES, GARLIC POWDER, PARSLEY), BREAD CRUMBS (WHEAT FLOUR, SALT, AND YEAST), SOY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE, SALT, SODIUM PHOSPHATE. NATURAL FLAVOR.
https://www.meijer.com/shop/en

One of America’s Favorites – BLT

January 18, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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BLT sandwich on toast

A BLT is a type of sandwich, named for the initials of its primary ingredients, bacon, lettuce and tomato. It can be made with varying recipes according to personal preference. Simple variants include using different types of lettuce, toasting or not, or adding mayonnaise. More pronounced variants can include using turkey bacon or tofu in place of bacon, or removing the lettuce entirely.

Variations on the BLT date to the early 1900s, but it did not achieve widespread popularity until after World War II, when the ingredients became more readily available year-round. Referencing the sandwich by its initials rather than naming the ingredients in full did not become common until the 1970s. Until 2019 the BLT has been ranked as the second most popular sandwich in the US and as the UK’s favourite sandwich, and is frequently referenced or depicted in media and culture. In 2019 the BLT dropped rank and was voted the sixth most popular sandwich in the US, with grilled cheese taking the lead as the most popular sandwich in the US.

 

Although the ingredients of the BLT have existed for many years, there is little evidence of BLT sandwich recipes prior to 1900. The 1903 Good Housekeeping Everyday Cook Book, a recipe by a Dr. Evan Mee for a club sandwich included bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and a slice of turkey sandwiched between two slices of bread. While the 1929 book Seven Hundred Sandwiches does include a section on bacon sandwiches, the recipes often include pickles and none contain tomato.

A BLT sandwich preparation

The BLT became popular after World War II because of the rapid expansion of supermarkets, which allowed ingredients to be available year-round. The initials, representing “bacon, lettuce, tomato”, likely began in the U.S. restaurant industry as shorthand for the sandwich, but it is unclear when this transferred to the public consciousness. For example, a 1951 edition of the Saturday Evening Post makes reference to the sandwich, although it does not use its initials, describing a scene in which: “On the tray, invariably, are a bowl of soup, a toasted sandwich of bacon, lettuce and tomato, and a chocolate milk shake.”

A 1954 issue of Modern Hospital contains a meal suggestion that includes: “Bean Soup, Toasted Bacon Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich, Pickles, Jellied Banana Salad, Cream Dressing, and Pound Cake.” By 1958, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise advertised their product as “traditional on bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches,” suggesting that the combination had been around for some time. However, there are several references to a “B.L.T” in the early 1970s, including in one review of Bruce Jay Friedman’s play entitled Steambath titled: “A B.L.T. for God – hold the mayo.”. The abbreviation used in title references a line of dialogue in the play in which God yells, “Send up a bacon and lettuce and tomato sandwich, hold the mayo. You burn the toast, I’ll smite you down with my terrible swift sword.” The coexistence of the shortened version and the full name suggests this was a period of transition as the abbreviation was popularized.

 

While there are variations on the BLT, the essential ingredients are bacon, tomatoes and lettuce between two slices of bread, often toasted. The quantity and quality of the ingredients are matters of personal preference. The bacon can be well cooked or tender, but as it “carries” the other flavors, chefs recommend using higher quality meat; in particular, chef Edward Lee states “Your general supermarket bacon is not going to cut the mustard.”

Iceberg lettuce is a common choice because it does not add too much flavor while adding crunch. Food writer Ed Levine has suggested that BLT does not require lettuce at all, as it is “superfluous”, a suggestion that Jon Bonné, lifestyle editor at MSNBC, described as “shocking”. Michele Anna Jordan, author of The BLT Cookbook, believes the tomato is the key ingredient and recommends the use of the beefsteak tomato as it has more flesh and fewer seeds. Similarly, chef and food writer J. Kenji Lopez-Alt believes that a BLT is not a well-dressed bacon sandwich; it’s a tomato sandwich, seasoned with bacon. For that reason, he argues that the BLT is a seasonal sandwich since it best made with high-quality summer tomatoes.

The sandwich is sometimes served with dressings, like mayonnaise. The bread can be of any variety, white or wholemeal, toasted or not, depending on personal preference.

 

BLT with avocado

The sandwich has a high sodium and fat content, and has been specifically targeted by UK café chains in an effort to reduce salt and fat. Due to this, low-fat mayonnaise is a common substitute along with low salt bread and less fatty bacon. A more visible solution is to use turkey bacon in lieu of normal bacon. One of the variations on the BLT is the club sandwich, a two-layered sandwich in which one layer is a BLT. The other layer can be almost any sort of sliced meat, normally chicken or turkey.

The BLT has been deconstructed into a number of forms; for example, Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock created a BLT salad in The Gift of Southern Cooking by cutting the ingredients into 1 inch pieces and tossing in mayonnaise. This variation was described by The New York Times writer Julia Reed as “even more perfect than a BLT”.

Vegans and vegetarians may replace bacon with tempeh or tofu as meat analogue instead. Alternatively they can use mock bacon.

 

 

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