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Calories in a BLT

Are BLTs Really That Bad For You?

In case you didn't know, April is BLT month. It's the second most popular sandwich in the US (ham is the first), but of course I couldn't just tell you to celebrate with a BLT every day this month without discussing the nutritional value of this traditional lunchtime fave. If you're a huge fan of BLTs, take this quiz to see if they're as unhealthy as they sound.

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How many calories in two slices of whole grain bread?
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180
250
280
2 of 6
How many calories in two leaves of Romaine lettuce?
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4
10
32
3 of 6
How many calories in three large slices of tomato?
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15
42
66
4 of 6
Now on to the essential ingredient — how many calories in five strips of bacon?
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150
230
340
5 of 6
You decide to add a little extra flavor. How many calories does two slices of cheddar cheese add?
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176
226
316
6 of 6
What's a BLT without mayo? How many calories does two tablespoons add?
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115
175
235
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