One-third the calories, yet we're stuffed after this salad!
The BLT Salad (one serving)
Start with a serving bowl half full of greens and layer in:
Lots of chopped tomatoes
2-3 strips of fried cut-up bacon (2 gives sufficient bacon flavor to the bowl)
A little of any other fresh veggies you enjoy in a salad. (I like green pepper, hubby likes cucumber and we both like onion.) Just be sure not to use too much of these other veggies or you will lose the BLT flavor.
1 bread-slice amount of croutons. I toast bread 2 times on med. setting, then cube it up and let it sit to dry more. No need for oil! Also, I use my own Italian herb bread (recipe file) for added flavor.
Thinned-out Mayo-type dressing. I take Miracle Whip (because it has more tang) and add some milk to thin it to salad dressing consistency; then splash a bit of balsamic vinegar to counter the milk. You could use a creamy commercial salad dressing; i.e. Ranch, but the Mayo-type is more authentically BLT flavor.
Bon appe'tit (with no guilt)