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Healthy BLT bowls

BLT Bowls With Bacony Croutons

Author: Heidi Boortz
Servings : 4

Ingredients

  • 8 slices uncured bacon no sugar added; see notes
  • 4 slices 100% Whole Grain Bread optional, see notes
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 each red onion
  • 2 each avocado
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes we used multicolored, for color
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese block
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 4 each egg
  • 4 Tbsp fresh parsley optional, for garnish
  • 4 Tbsp mayonnaise clean, see notes

Instructions

Bacon

  • Preheat oven to 400. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange bacon on parchment, close but not touching. Bake at 400 16-18 minutes, depending on thickness. (Our bacon was super thin and cooked quite fast.) Remove from oven. Remove bacon from pan and onto a paper-towel-lined plate to drain and cool. Reserve 4 Tbsp bacon grease. Set bacon aside. Reduce oven temperature to 350.

Bacony Croutons

  • While bacon is cooking, cut bread into cubes. Place bread cubes in small bowl. Drizzle bacon grease over cubes. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Toss to coat. Arrange bread cubes on prepared baking sheet (we re-used the one we used for the bacon). Bake bread cubes at 350 for 10-15 minutes or until toasted. Remove from oven and set aside.


BLT Bowls

  • While bread is toasting, crumble bacon. Cut lettuce into shreds. Cut tomatoes in half. Chop onion. Slice avocados. Cut cheese into cubes. Chop parsley, if using. Divide bacon, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocados, cheese, and croutons evenly among each of four bowls.
  • Melt butter in a medium skillet on high heat. Reduce to medium. Add eggs. Fry eggs to desired doneness. Add an egg to each bowl. Top with 1 Tbsp mayonnaise and fresh parsley, if desired.

Notes

We used Pederson’s Hickory No-Sugar-Added bacon which is 30 calories per slice.  2 slices per bowl yields 60 calories of your daily yellow tier allotment.
Also used in this recipe: Trader Joe’s Organic Mayonnaise and Dave’s Killer Bread (green label).
Variations:
For Keto and paleo, eliminate bread/croutons.
For vegan, substitute vegan bacon for bacon.  Eliminate egg, butter, and cheese.
For vegetarian, substitute vegan bacon for bacon.
For gluten free, use 100% whole grain gluten free bread instead of wheat bread.
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