Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Hellmann’s.  All opinions and statements are my own, as always.

Tomato season is here, so why not punch up your lunch with the Very Best BLT.  Thick sliced white bread toasted to perfection then piled high with juicy ripe tomatoes, spinach, salty bacon and slathered with mayo.  Back to school never tasted so good.
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I’ve been talking about Back to School for a couple weeks but it’s finally here. The buses have hauled the kids away for the day and the neighborhood is perfectly quiet.  All I hear are the birds chirping in the trees… it’s a little bittersweet.  I, like many other adults I know… we miss going to school.  You’ll never hear a school age kid say that but it’s true, you miss it.  You miss the friends, the simpleness, the sandwiches.  The perfectly made sandwiches nestled neatly in your lunchbox.  My all-time favorite was the BLT.
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It’s still my favorite… and my kids’ favorite.  But now we make ours super… like the Very Best BLT on the planet made with the very best ingredients.  Thickly sliced homemade white bread, lightly toasted… juicy, ripe heirloom tomatoes in a rainbow of colors… super spinach to punch up the healthfulness (this is your lettuce, friends)… crisp, salty bacon and the very best mayonnaise.  I only use Hellmann’s and have for years.  It’s the best there is.  And they have a new look this year… and a new design that makes sandwich making fun and easy!  It’s time to #SqueezeMoreOut when it comes to sandwich making.
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The Hellmann’s Mayonnaise Squeeze Bottle has a new precision top that keeps things mess free in the kitchen and makes sure the mayonnaise ends up exactly where you want it. You can even fine tune things to make sure every square inch of the bread is covered.  It’s super easy to use. My little guy can even make his own sandwich now… bonus points for help in the kitchen during lunch making time.  It helps to keep things a little more sane during the busy back to school season.  I like to write little notes of encouragement to my kids… sometimes the bread is a little small so I have to improvise like this time when I wrote You “R” Super… I’m single handedly throwing confusion around for those grammar teachers.
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The best part about The Very Best BLT is that it’s adult friendly too.  It’s my favorite lunchtime meal when the kids are at school and I’m hanging out back listening to the sound of the birds singing away without a squeal, scream or whine around.  One bite and I’m in heaven… until the bus returns. Want to save on your Hellmann’s Mayonnaise Squeeze Bottle?  Click here for a coupon!
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Get the Recipe: How to Make The Very Best BLT

A few simple steps will guarantee the very BEST BLT sandwich every time.
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  • 4 slices hearty white bread
  • 1/4 cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup baby spinach
  • 4 thick slices tomato
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • kosher salt and fresh black pepper


  • Toast the bread using a toaster or under the broiler for 2-3 minutes each side. Spread each slice of bread with 1/4 of the mayonnaise, being sure to cover the entire surface. Divide the spinach between two slices of bread and arrange in a single layer. Top the spinach with two slices of tomato on each piece of bread. Arrange four slices of bacon on top of the tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Place the remaining bread on top of the bacon mayonnaise side down. Serve immediately.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 735kcal, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 58g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 69mg, Sodium: 1024mg, Potassium: 856mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 2785IU, Vitamin C: 35.8mg, Calcium: 162mg, Iron: 3mg