Let’s Talk Recipes: BLT in a Bowl a New Family Fave!

My new recipe cooking frenzy continues!

At my house I cook for three people beside myself. Neither my husband Mike nor my two young adult children Max and Tory live a Weight Watchers (WW) lifestyle per se. They are all fit and can basically eat whatever they desire. And now that I’m on WW maintenance I’m trying to work in some slightly higher points recipes. It’s a new phase for me!

My family loves bacon. (I love bacon.) My family loves BLT sandwiches. (I love BLT sandwiches.) When I saw this recipe in the July issue of Women’s Day magazine, I knew I had to try it! It’s 12 WW points per serving using the substitutions I’ve listed below, not “cheap” in WW points. But let me tell you, it’s worth every WW point!

Ingredients: I used whole grain pasta, low-fat bacon, a regular onion, a mix of cherry and Roma tomatoes and baby arugula.

The basic ingredients. My son Max introduced me to arugula sauteed in a bit of fat-free chicken broth just this year; I never liked the taste of arugula sauteed in olive oil, but I love it in the broth!

I cooked the pasta ahead and had it draining in the colander while I cooked the onion in 2T of bacon grease over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, then I added the tomatoes and arugula and cooked the whole she-bang for another minute.

Here you can see I mixed the pasta and vegetables and bacon all together. The smell was heavenly (what's not to like about the scent of bacon and onion?!).

I snarfed this meal down. Afterward, I looked like most dogs do after they've wolfed down their dinners. You know. They sit there a minute. Stretch their necks out. Burp. Lick their chops. Then smile.

Let me know if you make this, okay? I want some feedback!

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2 Responses to Let’s Talk Recipes: BLT in a Bowl a New Family Fave!

  1. Carole says:

    I’m going to try it with baby spinach instead of arugula…..sounds heavenly.

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