Skinny BBQ Chicken Avocado BLT

Sunday, August 11, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

Nothing says Sunday like sitting down to a nice big brunch!  MMM Bacon... MMM BLT's... MMM so good!  As much as we love BLT's, we know they are typically prepared with fatty bacon, lots of mayo and tied together on a big carb loaded bagel.  Well that's not going to fly with us, so we came up with a delicious skinny version we know you are going to love!

Our skinny version swaps out the pork fat for lean turkey bacon and swaps out the mayo for healthy avocado!  We love avocado and BBQ sauce together, so we decided to spice this sandwich up with lean BBQ chicken breast, rather then the typical sodium packed turkey deli meat.  
You know by know we're going to add in an extra veggie!  We made another easy swap and nixed the iceberg lettuce (which has no nutritional value) and added in fresh nutrient dense spinach!
We're putting this sandwich together on a skinny 100 calorie whole wheat sandwich bun.  Did you really think we were going to use a bagel?  Just a heads up, a plain bagel is going to run you right around 350 calories and 70 carbs and this does not include ANY toppings.  No worries though, because you can enjoy this entire sandwich for under 350 calories ;)

YUM, this was so good and finally a BLT you can feel good about eating!
Hope you enjoy :)
Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves: 4
Serving size: 1 sandwich
Calories: 308
Fat: 12.9 grams
Carbs: 32.8 grams
Dietary fiber: 8.8 grams
Protein: 20. 4 grams
1/2 pound lean chicken breast (we buy organic)
8 slices reduced sodium turkey bacon
1 avocado sliced
4 tbsp. BBQ sauce
1 large tomato sliced
1 cup spinach
4 - 100 calorie whole wheat sandwich thins
Let's get cooking!
1.  Marinate lean chicken breast in BBQ sauce for approx. ten minutes
2.  While chicken is marinating, cook up the turkey bacon.  Place skillet over medium heat.  Add turkey bacon to skillet.  Cook bacon for approx. 3-5 minutes per side or until they are fully cooked and crispy.  Set bacon aside.
3.  In same skillet add chicken breast.  Cook chicken over medium high heat for approx. 5 minutes per side or until white throughout.  Slice chicken breast (as shown above) and set aside.
4.  To form sandwiches, add avocado, 3 slices chicken, 2 slices turkey bacon, tomato slice and spinach on a whole wheat sandwich bun
Serves 4 healthy portions!  Enjoy :)

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