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Old 03-04-2018, 03:39 AM   #1
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My whole life I have always looked at the BLT sandwich as being a healthy and cheap meal option. However, I recently started a new diet and I have been thinking about my weight a lot... (I'm trying to lose fat)

Now that I'm dieting I'm wondering what is actually healthy about a BLT besides the lettuce and tomato...
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Actually... I don't know what the so-called "experts" are saying nowadays. But it wasn't all that many years ago when iceberg lettuce wasn't considered to be heathy either. (Some people diss bread too. But I'm a long time home bread baker. I love it!)

We eat bacon. We cook it in the microwave wrapped in paper towels until it's crispy. By that time, the majority of the fat has been absorbed by the paper towels. Anyway... at this point I'm pushing 70 years old. So I just eat what I like.
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People love bacon and eggs but i dont really , Im a chicken dude i love chicken its the best
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My whole life I have always looked at the BLT sandwich as being a healthy and cheap meal option. However, I recently started a new diet and I have been thinking about my weight a lot... (I'm trying to lose fat)

Now that I'm dieting I'm wondering what is actually healthy about a BLT besides the lettuce and tomato...
You can minimize the amount of fat that makes it into to your meal by preparing the bacon in different ways (cook it elevated, so that the fat drips into a tray / don't fry it in oil, but microwave it instead - not crispy, but still yummy).

But bacon is supremely healthy in one very specific way...

It tastes & makes me feel GOOOOOOOD!
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There is no need to try bacon in pop-up it makes its own grease as it cooks.
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Old 06-05-2018, 12:58 AM   #6
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Two months later and I'm reading this post asking myself how drunk I was when I posted it. Lmao
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A bit of what you fancy is good for the soul and will make you feel glad for eating such a thing as a BLT. I'd use homemade wholewheat bread or sourdough as either tastes simply wonderful; use vine ripened tomatoes for their more intense taste.

Skeezyks' method of placing bacon slices on kitchen towels/paper takes a lot of fat off so is a great idea.

A nice crunchy lettuce such as Iceberg is lovely, but any lettuce with taste is good. Try rocket for a bit of pepperiness.

Walking off a high carb meal will release feel-good endorphins, beneficial for mind and body. I'll take our pooch for a walk; he might even get a bit of bacon!
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I love bacon! But I cook mine in the oven on these raised racks. It takes a lot longer but psychologically it makes me feel better about eating it.
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