BLC – Bacon, Lettuce and Cherry Sandwich

Craving a BLT? Try this healthy alternative, known as the BLC. This sandwich is creative, fresh and delicious. It’s the perfect lunch to help fuel you through a summer day.

Turkey bacon is a leaner protein than regular bacon, with less calories and fat. The sweet, tart taste of cherries in this recipe pairs perfectly with the salty, crisp taste of bacon. Chevre cheese has less lactose than cow’s cheese, making this recipe a great alternative for those who might be sensitive to lactose.

Photo Credit: A Healthier Michigan

bacon lettuce cherry sandwich

Ingredients

  • 4-6 slices of turkey bacon – low sodium
  • 2 slices of whole grain bread – low sodium
  • 1-2 Tbsp. chevre, at room temperature
  • 8 cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1-3 leaves of lettuce or a small handful of arugula or your preferred leafy green

BLC - Bacon, Lettuce and Cherry Sandwich

Instructions
1. Weave the bacon into a square or “bacon blanket". Microwave, bake or fry turkey bacon until crisp. Transfer it to a plate lined with a paper towel or brown paper to briefly drain.
2. While the bacon is frying, lightly toast your bread. Spread half of the chevre on each slice of bread, while the bread is warm.
3. Carefully arrange your cherry halves on top of the chevre on one slice of bread, then add the bacon blanket and finally add your leafy green of choice. Top with the other piece of toasted bread. Serve immediately.
Enjoy!

Nutrition Information per Serving:
Nutrition Facts
1 Serving = 1 whole sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316.8
Total Fat 13.7 g
Saturated Fat 4.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 50.0 mg
Sodium 587.7 mg
Potassium 157.7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 31.1 g
Dietary Fiber 4.3 g
Sugars 9.2 g
Protein 17.8 g
Vitamin A 5.4 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 1.7 %
Vitamin C 10.8 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 0.6 %
Calcium 10.3 %
Copper 2.0 %
Folate 3.0 %
Iron 21.9 %
Magnesium 2.7 %
Manganese 3.5 %
Niacin 0.6 %
Pantothenic Acid 1.5 %
Phosphorus 1.7 %
Riboflavin 1.6 %
Selenium 0.0 %
Thiamin 1.3 %
Zinc 0.6 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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