I don’t know about you, but lunch time is my hardest meal to plan.

I don’t always like to eat cold sandwiches, and frankly I’m over “kid” food like chicken nuggets and mac-n-cheese. Not to mention that traditional kid food isn’t usually all that healthy anyway!


So lately I’ve been experimenting with some new twists that I thought I would share with you all.

Now I know the BLTA sandwich isn’t necessarily a new thing, but I’m totally loving this spicy twist on a classic recipe!

And the whole thing takes about 5 minutes to prepare, which is right up my alley since that’s about how much time I have to whip something up on school days!

Ingredients: (for 1 sandwich)

  • 2 slices bread, lightly toasted (Any kind you like. I like to use Oroweat Buttermilk, but Sourdough is great too)
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 slices cooked bacon (I cooked mine in the microwave, wrap in paper towel to absorb grease)
  • 2 slices ripe tomato
  • 1-2 slices lettuce (I like butter lettuce, but green leaf or romaine is nice too.)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chipotle Mayonnaise Recipe:

Mix in blender and puree until smooth and chipotle’s are totally blended in. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Prepare the sandwich:

To make the sandwich, smear chipotle mayonnaise on both slices of toasted bread. Top with lettuce, tomato, bacon, then avocado. Top with the remaining slice of bread and you’re done!

Alternative: If your kiddos won’t like the spicy mayo (mine loved it!), you can just use regular mayonnaise, just add in a splash of fresh lemon juice to make it a little more interesting!


  1. I’m a huge fan of eating sandwiches. They’re pretty much my favorite lunch item. I love the classic BLT, but it’s really great that you’ve posted a recipe that steps up the BLT to a spicy BLTA. Adding avocado and spices to a sandwich with bacon, lettuce, and tomato sounds absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to eat this sandwich for lunch tomorrow for lunch.

  2. Thank you Erica for this recipes and all your recipes on your blog. Have made your pancakes , we have them every Sunday and your crock pot chicken Amazing!! Love all of your video tutorials !


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