Writer and actor Jenny Mollen has a knack for making her kids' lunches pop. She adds things like candy eyeballs to fruit and cuts funny shapes from vegetables. Her tips are in her new cookbook, “Dictator Lunches,” including one for carrot bacon.
Because a classic BLT is so hard to beat, she didn’t want to try to replicate one with any kind of processed, plant-based alternative. Instead, she made her own version with carrot. She doesn't normally use mayo, so instead adds fresh avocado, a dash of salt and some good olive oil.