There are certain foods from our pre-health conscious repertoire that can make us shudder when we think about how mindlessly we consumed them. I used to gobble up sugar cake cookies until full, drink Diet Dr. Pepper with almost every meal, and order myself a giant BLT on white bread whenever I had the chance.

 

When I committed myself to a healthier, happier lifestyle, I started to learn a great deal about how those foods from my past affect my present health, ability, and longevity. I made the decision to forgo the cookies and completely nix the diet sodas, and I gave a tearful farewell to my beloved BLTs.

 

 

From Sandwiches to Wraps

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If there’s one trick to success on a real food/paleo plan, it’s knowing how to transform your favorite foods from the past into a healthful alternative that you can enjoy today. Believe it or not, a BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich is an easy fix.

 

Knowing how to convert sandwiches into wraps is a simple tool to keep in your pocket. The equation is simple: swap the bread for your favorite large leafy green and roll it up. Some of the best sandwich wrappers include: collard greens, swiss chard, dinosaur kale, romaine, cabbage, and butter lettuce.

 

In this BLT, I’ve opted for mini butter lettuce wraps. Just roll up a slice of all-natural bacon with fresh tomatoes, a slice of avocado, and an optional dab of homemade mayo (or Baconnaise). Enjoy.

 

Paleo BLT Wrap

Program Compliance: Fed & Fit, Whole 30, 21-DSD

Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 8-9 wraps

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 medium avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons homemade mayo or Baconnaise (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Wash the butter lettuce and pat dry. Lay 2-3 leaves on top of each other for each wrap.
  2. Place one piece of bacon on each wrap, 1-2 slices of tomato, 1 slice of avocado, and an optional smear of homemade mayo or Baconnaise.
  3. Roll up and enjoy!

 

Photo courtesy of Cassy Garcia.

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