Sunday, July 18, 2010

BLTA and Weigh in

Homegrown tomatoes are in full swing in Tennessee. S0, one of my attempts at a healthy meal this week was a BLTA. What is a BLTA you ask? Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado - a yummy twist on the classic BLT!

Ingredients:
2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
4 slices turkey bacon
1 slice juicy tomato
1/4 avocado, sliced

I go back and forth between center cut bacon, which is a leaner cut of real pork bacon, and turkey bacon. The calorie and fat content is almost identical. Sometimes I don't like the way turkey bacon looks and tastes completely fake and processed. Anyone else have this issue?

My sister recently told me a secret to crisping up turkey bacon by adding a bit of EVO (extra virgin olive oil) to the pan when frying. Even though this adds calories, I tried this secret in the form of EVO Pam cooking spray when I made this turkey bacon and it really does work though the turkey bacon does come out a lot more greasy.


Bacon and fresh CSA tomato - best tomato I've ever tasted!


Finished product - only 300 calories - yum yum yum

Weigh in #4

So I've missed the last two weeks of weigh ins because of vacation. As you know from my previous post, I have been dreading this weigh in. It actually wasn't AS BAD as I thought it would be. In all honesty, I weighed myself when I returned and I've lost quite a bit just by being back in my normal routine.

6/27 weight 323.4

today's weight 327.4

Total gain: 4.0 pounds

Total lost: 2.0 pounds

My fear initially was being back to square one (or worse weighing more than when I started this blog), and although I did gain, I didn't gain it all back so now in my mind it's just something I have to work at - learning to be in control of my new lifestyle.

3 comments:

Stephen said...

I broil my turkey bacon on the top rack. It requires constant attention, but it's ultra crispy, and no extra oil is required.

ChristineKingery said...

Adding avocado sounds delicious. Then again, I believe avocado belongs on all food.

Big Life, Little Blog said...

Stephen, that sounds like a good idea!

Christine, I am right there with you with that belief!

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