TATS Tartine

by Khushboo on August 3, 2015

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. 

TATS Tartine

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. 

TATS Tartine Set-Up

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.

TATS Tartine with Sriracha

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:

TATS Tartine
Serves 1
A quick, delicious post-workout meal that contains a great balance of lean protein & complex carbs
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Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
4 min
Total Time
7 min
Prep Time
3 min
Cook Time
4 min
Total Time
7 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 slices wholemeal granary bread (or your bread of preference), toasted
  2. 1/2 avocado, mashed
  3. Handful of baby spinach
  4. Medium tomato, sliced
  5. 4 turkey bacon rashers
  6. Sriracha (optional)
Instructions
  1. Fry (or grill) turkey rashers according to packet instructions.
  2. While rashers are frying, top both slices of toast with mashed avocado, spinach & tomato slices
  3. Once cooked, add 2 rashers to each slice of toast & season with crushed black pepper.
  4. Drizzle with Sriracha before digging in.
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Karishma Dalal August 3, 2015 at 3:54 pm

errr….bananas!! :-p

my fave sandwich (which you probably already know) has to be avocado with some quorn chicken slices, topped with some crumbled goats cheese.

yum xx

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Khushboo August 5, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Mmm…although when did you replace the burger with slices???

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Jess August 3, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Love avocado! Not a big pork fan either so I totally get it!

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Khushboo August 5, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Glad I’m not the only one!

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Parita @ myinnershakti August 3, 2015 at 7:20 pm

Love these kinds of sandwiches! This could totally be vegetarian with one simple swap – tempeh bacon instead of turkey!

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Khushboo August 5, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Tempeh bacon…wow now THAT I need to try!!

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan August 3, 2015 at 11:10 pm

So, I thought long and hard and I cannot think of one food I will absolutely avoid – I don’t eat much beef – but, if a steak or meatballs or meatloaf is seasoned really well then I will try it.
I love your use of spinach instead of lettuce in this, Khushboo!

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Khushboo August 5, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Ah what about burgers?? Those are my ultimate fave!

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 4, 2015 at 12:24 am

I could go for one of these right now! We actually make these a lot… because California avocados. Sriracha is never optional though. 🙂

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Khushboo August 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Hahah not jealous at all that it rains avocados in Cali!!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. August 4, 2015 at 4:57 am

Wait… what? There are people who don’t like dessert? And chocolate?!? Mind = boggled. But I guess people would think the same thing about -me- and bacon, because it’s something that I just never saw the appeal of either. That and fish. Just no 😡

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Khushboo August 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Haha you and me both- is it even possible to NOT like chocolate…psssh who are these people!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld August 4, 2015 at 5:04 am

I could go a sandwich right now- Your photos look amazing- I want to eat the T(b)acon off my screen- Although I would get grilled by mum for eating pork in the house when it wasn’t allowed.

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Khushboo August 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Thanks Arman :)! Haha I feel you- it’s the same with my grandmother and cooking beef at home…no chance!

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Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen August 4, 2015 at 6:55 am

I like bacon, but I’m not obsessed with it. I’m not of the mindset that bacon makes everything better like some people!

So while I love a good BLT, your version looks even better to me – I feel the same way about avocado that most people feel about bacon!

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Khushboo August 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Ahhh if anything, CHEESE makes everything better…and avocado ;)!

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Stacy August 4, 2015 at 9:20 pm

You ate zebra!?!?!
Even if I did eat meat, that would still be crazy to me LOL!

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Khushboo August 5, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Haha as crazy as it sounds, zebra actually tastes delicious- very much like beef/lamb!

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Erin@BeetsPerMinute August 5, 2015 at 2:27 pm

This sounds delicious AND I’m so happy that you’ve named a British turkey bacon brand. I have had the hardest time finding it in store anywhere in Glasgow. I miss all my turkey bacon and chicken sausages. Any tips on where to find chicken sausage too? 🙂

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Khushboo August 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Have you checked Mattessons for chicken sausages? I wouldn’t be surprised if they sell as they seem to stock a good variety!

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