When people tell me they don’t like dessert and/or chocolate, I almost stare blankly…er how can anyone NOT! That being said, I’m sure others feel the same about me when it comes to bacon. I can happily eat meats like zebra, kangaroo, venison & beef but there’s something about pork that just doesn’t sit well with me. Unfortunately that means certain pork ‘delicacies’ are out of the question for me, including the famous BLT sandwich combo. What’s not so unfortunate is that it recently inspired me to come up with a similar (if not better), meal that A) tastes phenomenal & B) contains a much more impressive nutritional profile. Friends, let me introduce you to the TATS Tartine: Turkey bacon, Avocado, Tomato & Spinach.
I needed a quick dinner after Body Pump last week before heading out again to meet some friends and this did the trick – 7 minutes later, I was eating a sandwich that contained a good balance of complex carbs & lean protein. Unlike a regular BLT sandwich which calls for lashings of mayo, mashed avocado adds a creamy texture along with heart-healthy fats, potassium & fiber.
Rather than using lettuce, this TATS Tartine uses spinach as that’s all I had in my fridge. Unlike lettuce which is mainly water, spinach contains a plethora of nutrients. According to studies, spinach has twice as much potassium, protein, calcium, iron, niacin and vitamins A, C, B, C and B-12 as any other leaf vegetable.
I recently added these Mattessons Smoked Turkey Bacon Rashers to my last Sainsbury’s online order and I’m obsessed. Unlike many processed turkey bacons, these are 100% turkey breast. Four rashers contain a mere 106 calories, 0.8g of fat, and a whopping 23.6 grams of protein…not too shabby compared to the equal amount of ‘real’ bacon: 194 calories, 10.8g of fat & 24g of protein! And now for that recipe:
- 2 slices wholemeal granary bread (or your bread of preference), toasted
- 1/2 avocado, mashed
- Handful of baby spinach
- Medium tomato, sliced
- 4 turkey bacon rashers
- Sriracha (optional)
- Fry (or grill) turkey rashers according to packet instructions.
- While rashers are frying, top both slices of toast with mashed avocado, spinach & tomato slices
- Once cooked, add 2 rashers to each slice of toast & season with crushed black pepper.
- Drizzle with Sriracha before digging in.
What’s one food you just can’t eat?
What’s your fave sandwich combo?