Thursday, January 23, 2014

Low Carb BLT Wraps & "Fries"

Since I am trying new recipes here & there to help control my blood sugars & lose weight, I thought I would start sharing some of my favorites here on my blog.
Before I share my first recipe, I want to share a few condiments that I love that are low carb. Since I have been looking at nutritional info a lot more now, it is crazy to see just how many things have carbs. I'd rather get my carbs from things that are healthier than condiments, so I have been looking for ones that are low in carbs & are yummy. That's not always easy. The first one is this Fire Roasted Chipotle Mustard. Regular mustard is  a "free" food because it has 0 carbs and 0 calories, but I'm not a huge fan of plain mustard, so when I found this one that has "less than one carb" and 5 calories for 1 teaspoon, & I liked the taste, I was happy. It is sweet, but spicy, and is yummy on sandwiches or with chicken. :0)

I just found this dressing & I love it! If you love red peppers, you will too. It's sweet and tangy. It only has 60 calories and 3 carbs for every 2 tablespoons. That's pretty good for dressing!

I found both of these are Dillons (Kroger).
**I am not being paid to advertise these, I just liked them & thought I would pass them along. :0)

Now, on to the recipe!
I made Low Carb BLT's with "fries". The fries were actually butternut squash. I cut the squash up into slices, then added salt, pepper, and olive oil.

I put them on a pan, and cooked them at 450* for 30 minutes. (Which was way too long, so next time I will cook them for 20 minutes & then check them.)

While those were cooking, I started the BLT wraps. I needed a head of lettuce, tomato, lean bacon, and light mayo.

While I cooked the bacon, I cut the tomato up into chunks and then added salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon of light mayo.

I cut up the bacon,

then put the tomato mixture and bacon on a lettuce leaf & wrapped it up.

I took the fries out of the oven & realized they were a little over done. They were still good though! They were even "Lily approved" and if you know Lily, you know that means they have to taste pretty good, because she is a super picky eater!

I had two wraps and about a half a cup of butternut squash. It was yummy & very filling!

The squash was about 8 carbs & 31 calories. (for 1/2 a cup) The wraps were about 8 carbs & 160 calories. (for 2 wraps) So 16 carbs & 191 calories total. Not too bad for a yummy dinner!


  1. Girl I can REALLY get into some fire roasted chipotle mustard...may become my new Ranch :0)

    The wraps looks like a healthier way to do something I love to eat anyway! The fries look good and I am sure squash is good for you so I will have to try them.

    So proud of you for putting in the work, because ain't eas;, and two...I benefit from you doing all the research etc that I don't ever want to do/understand. SO CONGRATS and THANKS!!!

  2. I have been eating just chicken lettuce wraps all week, so I think I will definitely try the BLT ones now so I don't get burnt out on my food. I wish I could like mustard, but I can't :p It's like Yogurt, I've tried to like it for years, but I just can't stand the taste.

  3. Those wraps look yummy!!!! And the butternut squash fries look good! I can never cut them right, so half of mine are always a little too crispy. :-)

  4. Yummy!!!! Proud of you for researching and doing the work. It isn't easy, but worth it. Way to go!

  5. This looks really good.