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Sweet and Spicy BLT & Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Snow day today.   Since I've got both guys home, I made them frozen fish and tator tots, leaving me to "fend" for myself.    I'd grabbed the BLT recipe up when Rosie posted it, knowing I had some nice center cut bacon in the fridge.    I've also found a new favorite dressing, Ken's Light Options Ranch, and it was excellent on this.   Added some nice dark romaine and a sliced greenhouse tomato and it was perfect.

I found the fries in Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight meals, can't get much easier than starting with frozen fries!    I normally like my sweet potato on the sweet side, but this was great.    Thumbs up for both  :)    Thank you Rosie for sharing the sandwich recipe!

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                           Sweet and Spicy BLT

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
                        Seasoning Mix
  1         tablespoon  SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener -- Granulated
     1/4      teaspoon  cayenne
     1/4      teaspoon  garlic powder
  1           teaspoon  paprika
  10            slices  extra lean turkey bacon -- (used center cut reg bacon)
  5                     leaves green lettuce
  10            slices  fresh tomato
  10            slices  wheat bread
  5        tablespoons  fat free ranch dressing -- (used Ken's light ranch)

1.Place ingredients for seasoning mix in a small bowl. Mix well.
2.Place bacon on a microwaveable plate. Top each slice with ½ tsp. seasoning mix. Microwave bacon following label instructions.
3.Toast bread. Spread ranch dressing on toast. Assemble sandwiches with cooked bacon, lettuce and tomato.

Nutrition info (per serving)
Calories 220 | Calories from Fat 60 | Fat 6g (Saturated 1.5g) | Cholesterol 15mg | Sodium 720mg | Carbohydrates 35g | Fiber 5g | Sugars 6g | Protein 9g

Source: Rosie, TOH

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                         Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  2 1/2           cups  frozen sweet potato fries (I like Alexa's)
                        butter flavored cooking spray
     1/4      teaspoon  kosher salt
     1/4      teaspoon  ground red pepper (cayenne)

Preheat oven to 425.   Place potatoes in a single layer on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray.    Coat potatoes with cooking spray.

bake for 16 mins or until crisp and golden.

Combine salt and red pepper in a small bowl.   Remove fries from oven and sprinkle with salt mixture.  

Yield 4 servings

Calories 202, Fat 8.2g, Protein 2.7g, Carb 32.1g, Fiber 4.1g, Sodium 304mg
Cooking Light Fresh Food Fast Weeknight Meals


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