BATTLE Sandwiches: BLTs on Steroids

How to make a BATTLE Sandwich, it's a BLT on Steroids! No recipe required, all you need to know is what B-A-T-T-L and E stand for. If you love a good BLT? You're gonna be in summer h-e-a-v-e-n.

The Food of Family Tradition. Fresh & Casual. Easy to Make, Worth a Celebration.
A BATTLE Sandwich, it's a BLT on Steroids ♥ Fresh & Casual. A Summer Family Tradition. Easy to Make, Worth a Celebration.

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What's a BATTLE Sandwich?

Okay. So you don't need a recipe. You don't even need the "ALANNA's TIPS" that so many of you love.

All you need to know? What BATTLE stands for.

  • B is for Bacon.
  • A is for Avocado.
  • T is for Toast.
  • T is for Tomato.
  • L is for Lettuce.
  • E is for an Egg on Top.

Now you know.

Now Go Make One!

You Won't Believe Your Eyes

A BATTLE Sandwich, it's a BLT on Steroids ♥ Fresh & Casual. A Summer Family Tradition. Easy to Make, Worth a Celebration.

So many thanks to my dear college friend Laurie, an opthamologist opthomologist opthimologist – yikes how DO you spell that? Okay right, she's an ophthalmologist, an eye doctor.

And you won't believe your eyes when you see what Laurie and her husband's little chicks (now grown children away at school) make when everyone returns to the family nest during the summer. The family tradition? BATTLE Sandwiches.

We made our first BATTLE Sandwiches the very day that Laurie mentioned them on Facebook, I snapped a quick photo with my phone!


Hands-on time: Not too long.
Time to table: Not soon enough.
Serves: Makes a summer feast.
  • B – we bake bacon
  • A – avocado, quite soft but not mushy
  • T – toast made from good-tasting, sturdy bread, maybe toasted in a skillet, always schmeared with mayonnaise, preferably homemade
  • T – tomato, only the very best tomato-juice-down-your-arms tomatoes
  • L – lettuce
  • E – egg on top, preferably a runny egg
NUTRITION INFORMATION, A SWAG At first, I didn't even take a swag at the nutrition info for BATTLE Sandwiches, there are so many unknowns, especially how much calorie-dense bacon, avocado and mayo and differences in bread. Suffice it to say, I thought, this is not diet food. But then? I forced myself to just-do-it and was pleasantly surprised.

Per Sandwich: 328 Calories; 14g Tot Fat; 4g Sat Fat; 220mg Cholesterol; 550mg Sodium; 31g Carb; 5g Fiber; 4g Sugar; 17g Protein. WEIGHT WATCHERS Old Points 7 & PointsPlus 8 & SmartPoints 10 & Freestyle 8

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  1. Alanna, you always make me laugh! We tried your battle sandwiches last night. Wow. Total hit. My husband wants them this weekend again. Thanks for the laugh and one excellent sandwich.


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