Bacon, tomato, avocado, and sliced hard-boiled eggs wrapped in crisp butterhead lettuce leaves! Add your favorite sides to this BLTA Lettuce Wraps Meal Prep for a super simple, no-heat meal prep that can be customized fit any diet (even Whole30!)
- 8 strips of raw bacon (no added sugar or preservatives)
- 4 whole eggs
- 8 Butterhead or Bibb lettuce leaves, washed and patted dry
- 1 large avocado, cut into 4 quarters
- 2 small roma tomatoes, cut lengthwise into long slices
- Serve with (all optional): (Whole30 compliant) mayo, an additional hard-boiled egg, baby carrots, cashews, almonds, or any diet-specific sides you wish
To cook bacon:
- Let the bacon come to room temperature for at least 10 minutes before cooking.
- Line a half sheet pan /baking tray with one layer of paper towels (or aluminum foil – see note). Place an oven-safe baking rack on top of the paper towels, and then place the strips of bacon on the rack (pictured above). Bake in a cold (not preheated) oven turned to 400F oven for 12-18 minutes until crispy to your liking. Flip about half way through for even cooking (not required).
- Let cool completely before placing into meal prep containers.
To cook eggs:
If you have a favorite method to cook hard-boiled eggs, feel free to use that. Here are two ways to cook them:
For the Instant Pot: Place eggs onto the trivet inside the Instant Pot insert. Add 1 cup of water, and close the lid with the vent sealed. Set the pot to manual high pressure for 5 minutes, then let it do a natural pressure release for 4-5 minutes. Release pressure and as safely and quickly as possible, place the eggs under cold water until cool to the touch, and then peel.
For the stovetop method: Here are instructions explaining how to make hard-boiled eggs on the stove way better than I ever could.
- Each meal prep has ingredients for 2 lettuce wraps. Place 2 leaves of lettuce into each meal prep container. Pick large leaves with no rips that would make a good wrap.
- Add avocado and tomato to your meal prep container – I keep the tomato separate so the juice doesn’t make other ingredients soggy in the fridge. Slice each quarter of avocado into two slices.
- Slice each hard-boiled egg into 4 slices and add to meal prep container. Break each piece of bacon in half (so they fit into the containers) and add 2 whole slices to each container (4 half pieces each).
- Add diet specific sides – carrots, nuts, fruit, mayo or ranch, crackers, cheese, etc.
- Store in the refrigerator in an sealed container and enjoy within 4 days.
Cooking bacon with a paper towel lined sheet pan: This is a tip I learned from Alton Brown. The paper towels soak up the grease as it cooks, which cuts back on smoking (I get zero smoke with this method). The solution to needing quality, ethically raised bacon with no sugar or added preservatives is ButcherBox (affiliate link)!
This meal prep lunch is pictured in these 3 Compartment Glass Meal Prep Containers . I love them!
To assemble lettuce wraps from the way I have pictured: Move the top lettuce leaf aside as much as possible (yes, the one touching all the ingredients), and gently pull the bottom leaf out from under. Now assemble one lettuce wrap, and then the leftover ingredients are already in the second lettuce wrap.
Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal.
- Serving Size: 1 meal prep lunch
- Calories: 341
- Sugar: 5g
- Fat: 26g
- Carbohydrates: 14g
- Protein: 13g
Keywords: meal prep, lunch, blt, bacon, lettuce wrap, whole30