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Lazy Man's Low Carb BLT

yumeating low carb blt

I’m going to call this my fly-by post and photo.

I wasn’t planning on writing a post about this yumtastic salad and honestly, I just took the photo to send to Mr. Yum. But, you know what? Sometimes I have to bust out an iPhone photo and just say ‘screw it’ to the dslr. I mean, c’mon. I am only human.

Truth – I much prefer my iPhone over my dslr, but my dslr takes much better quality photos. But, that’s a post for another day. Today we are talking about bacon. I know I missed bacon month but August came in with a bang and went out banging even louder.

Husband has three jobs now. After he graduated we had a lot of worries that he wasn’t going go find something full-time. And, he hasn’t. But to make ends meet he’s working 3 jobs per diem. Pretty much as needed. And while some weeks are hit or miss, it is better than nothing. Hopefully one of these will lead to full-time employment with benefits. One of the jobs is an hour away. He has only been there a few weeks and tries to schedule a few days in a row to make it worth the drive. His first few days he stayed with a friend on his couch. He then found someone else who had an open room and now stays there. So, for a few days a week , almost every other week, I am home alone.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy my alone time, and when they he leaves in July for summer camp I am counting down the days until he is out of the house. But with work, and it being on a more regular basis, it makes me a bit sad to see him go so often.

With that, I get SUPER lazy about my meals. And my photography. So, expect more of these in the future (LOL)

Take this BLT for example.  I try to limit my bread because it gives me such a terrible stomach ache. I get bored with lettuce wraps, plus I often get mad when my lettuce breaks. So, since it’s going to break anyway may as well just toss it on a plate and call it dinner.

I fried up a few pieces of farm fresh bacon. I just love this bacon we get from the guy at the farmers market. He smokes it prior to packaging. Ohhh so yum. The tomatoes are from my garden.

I call this the lazy mans low carb blt. Honestly. Then I topped it with some blue cheese dressing.

You’re welcome.

Low Carb BLT

Chrystal Mahan YUMeating.com
5 from 6 votes


  • 3-4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 3-4 strips bacon cooked and smashed
  • 1 to mato diced
  • 2 tbsp blue cheese dressing


  • Cook the bacon in a skillet to your preference.
  • Allow to cool and then smash into bits.
  • Shred the lettuce and place on a giant plate.
  • Dice the tomato and place on top of the lettuce.
  • Add the bacon bits.
  • Add the blue cheese dressing.


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  1. 5 stars
    I am the queen of iPhone pictures. I was at an event the other night and I need to post about it, but I didn’t realize until after I left that I only took iPhone pictures of everything, so it’s going to have to do I guess LOL!!

  2. I always use my phone to take pictures it always handy. I love how simple this salad is to make. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hey atleast it’s healthy! I get what you are saying about your DSLR. I actually prefer my DSLR but with 4 kids and everything else that I do it is easier to use my phone. I use to be really hard on myself about it but I am slowly realizing there will come a day when I have more time for it. So I forgive myself for not always posting the best photo’s that I am capable of. 🙂

    1. I am slowly making a space in the living room by the big bay window. That way, the tripod/camera are always set up and all I have to do is bring the dish from the kitchen and start shooting. That might make things easier so I don’t have to feel like I have to drag everything out. I am also working on organizing my photo prop cabinet. I bought some new scraps of material at Hobby Lobby and can’t wait to photograph a few new things.

  4. A BLT salad is perfect for low-carbs 🙂 And I would put ranch dressing all over mine…I guess not very low fat 🙂

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