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There are a few classic sandwiches that I feel like every kid should try at least once in their childhood. Grilled cheese is the first that comes to mind. If you’re anything like me I’m betting you’ve made more then your fair share if you have a child over 2 years old. Chloe even went so far as to add dill pickle slices to hers creating an insanely delicious combination.

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My grandfather was a great lover of good old reuben topped with sliced pastrami, tons of sauerkraut and thousand island dressing, so that personally comes in a close second. But when summer time rolled around and there were ripe juicy tomatoes pouring off the vines of my grandparents yard, it was all about the BLT. While the crunchy bacon, crisp lettuce and smear of mayonnaise were enticing enough, there was something about those juicy, ripe tomatoes with a touch of sweetness and acidity that kept me coming back every time.

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Last week at the farmers market I couldn’t resist a loaf of freshly baked baguette, so I took it home to turn into croutons and Peach and Ricotta Crostini and loved the idea of making these little BLT Bites. Baguette slices, toasted or un-toasted as we prefer so they’re easier to bite into, are the perfect canvas for this classic kid-friendly combination.

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Make BLT Bites for a light snack or a party appetizer to wow your guests young and old alike! Not only do they look beautiful arranged on a big platter, but they’ll make you nostalgic for your favorite childhood treats.

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BLT Bites (makes about 16 BLT bites)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 5 mins

nut free

dairy free


  • 1 baguette, sliced
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2-3 romaine lettuce leaves, torn into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 small tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped
  • maldon sea salt


1. Spread a baguette slice with mayonnaise, then layer in this order: lettuce leaf, tomato slice, bacon, green onions, and sprinkle with sea salt.

2. Continue with the remaining ingredients.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.