BLTs with avocado

When I was younger, I didn’t like BLTs.  First of all, what was wrong with me?!  Second, if someone had thrown some avocado on there, I would’ve been all over it!  BLTs are one of the fastest and simplest meals we make.  Once again, a reminder to myself that a healthy filling dinner doesn’t need to be fancy.

I was taking a picture for something else and didn't remember I was going to be putting it up here on snapshotmeals.com.  So, I apologize for it not being centered. This way, you can see that I had 100% OJ on the side!

If you meet some resistance from your kids, deconstruct the sandwich.  Let them eat the bacon as one item, the toast with a bit of butter and/or avocado shmeared on it, and the lettuce/tomato as a salad.  Still won’t eat the lettuce and tomato?  Stick them on a toothpick and make a salad kabob.


  • Bread (I get mine from Great Harvest Bread Co)
  • Nitrite- and nitrate-free bacon (I’ve found corn syrup free bacon at Trader Joe’s)
  • Lettuce – romaine and/or iceberg works well
  • Tomatoes, sliced
  • Avocado, sliced (I use this slicer from OXO)
  • Butter


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Bake the bacon on a cookie sheet for 15 minutes.  Pat dry with paper towel.
  • Toast the bread slices.  Spread a bit of butter on them.
  • Layer the avocado slices, sliced tomato, lettuce, and bacon.


  • I was chatting with someone about how the avocado sometimes slips out of my sandwich and it gets messy stashing it back in.  Our solution?  Mash it and spread it!
  • I use butter so that the sammies aren’t dry.  It occurred to me as I was typing this that if I use the avocado as a spread, it would accomplish what I’m trying to do with the butter.  Next time, I may omit the butter!

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