Seasoning Mix:
1 tbsp Splenda Granulated
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika

Place all the above ingredients in a small bowl and mix together well; set aside.

10 slices extra-lean bacon (pork or turkey)
10 slices whole-grain or your favorite low-carb bread
5 tbsp fat-free ranch dressing
5 leaves leaf lettuce
10 slices fresh ripe tomato

Place bacon on microwaveable plate and sprinkle each slice with a half teaspoon of the above seasoning mix.  Microwave bacon per the package instructions.  Be sure bacon is well drained if there is any fat.

Lightly toast the bread slices.  Spread half the toast slices with the ranch dressing.  Assemble sandwiches by placing tomato over the ranch dressing; top with 2 slices of the bacon, and place lettuce over the bacon.  Top with the remaining toasted bread slices to form sandwiches.

To serve, cut each sandwich in half diagonally and place on serving plates.

Yield: 5 sandwiches
NOTE: Personally, I like to add a third slice of bacon to each sandwich to increase the protein and because I like bacon!

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