5 Healthy Sandwich Makeovers
Simple tweaks make your favorite sandwiches a part of your healthy diet.
Craving a BLT or reuben—but not the calories? We’ve made over your lunchtime favorites by putting veggies center stage. Get your brown bag ready!
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
TOTAL TIME: 20 MINUTES
6 slices turkey bacon
1 Hass avocado
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1⁄8 teaspoon kosher salt
8 slices multigrain bread
8 leaves red-leaf lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, thickly sliced
1 packed cup alfalfa sprouts
1. Cut bacon slices in half and cook according to package directions. Arrange on a paper towel–lined plate to drain.
2. While bacon is cooking, slice avocado in half, remove the pit, scoop out flesh into a small bowl, and gently mash with the back of a fork. Stir in lemon juice and salt.
3. toast the bread; top each of 4 slices with 2 lettuce leaves, a quarter of the tomato slices, 3 half strips of bacon, and a quarter of the sprouts. Spread 2 tablespoons of the avocado mixture on each of the 4 remaining slices of toast and place atop sandwiches, avocado side down. Cut in half and serve.
Nutrition score per serving (1 BLT sandwich): 327 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated), 44g carbs, 13g protein, 7g fiber, 104mg calcium, 3mg iron, 680mg sodium