You’ve probably read about the health benefits of whole grains, lean meats and healthy monounsaturated fats like those found in nuts, olives and avocados. Since I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist, I can only go by what I read, and I have read enough to know that those foods are good sources of vitamins and healthy nutrients. So what we’ve done here is come up with a sandwich that incorporates all of those things, tastes great and is pretty simple. It’s healthy, provided you don’t wash it down with more than a few beers.
2 slices 100 percent whole wheat bread (try to avoid the kind with high fructose corn syrup)
4 oz. sliced lean turkey breast
2 slices center-cut bacon
2 to 3 leaves of lettuce
Homemade guacamole (recipe below)
1 small or 1/2 large avocado
2 Tbsp. salsa
1 tsp. lime juice
salt and pepper
Cook bacon until crisp and set aside. To make guacamole, slice avocado in half and scoop out pulp, removing and discarding the pit as well. Place the pulp in a bowl, mash with a fork and add salsa, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. (You can add chopped onion if you like, but the flavor of raw onion is too strong for me). Spread guacamole on each slice of bread (it will be heaping, but that’s good). Layer turkey, bacon and lettuce on bread and close sandwich. Do not cut in half to retain your inner caveman. Serves one, so double, triple or quadruple accordingly.