Cheese Toast, Bagel Sandwich
We used a 50-calorie slice of bread, which we dusted lightly with butter flavored cooking spray.
If you don't like the flavor of cooking spray - then feel free to use the refrigerated zero calorie butter-type sprays, or reduced fat margarine. The margarine will add a few calories to the toast, but not an unreasonable amount.
Pop the bread into the toaster or the toaster oven until golden. An oven broiler also works excellently.
Remove and top with a slice of reduced fat mozzarella cheese or your choice of reduced fat cheese. Gruyere makes one of the best choices because it almost melts when you look at it. Add a bit of eat - and it's so much fun to eat, it's melting powers cannot be beat - isn't that sweet?
Nonetheless, try to limit the amount of cheese calories to about 50 if you wish for your cheese toast to contain no more than 100 calories.
Isn't it cool how different varieties of foods have the ability to create totally different flavors? If we use white bread and the mozzarella, we have one flavor. We can add sauteed sliced button mushrooms and sun-ripened tomatoes to the recipe along with a lean protein such as pan-roasted chicken, and we suddenly have created a gourmet sandwich which is low in caloric values.
Now if we change the bread to rye or pumpernickel as well as the cheese from mozzarella to American white or cheddar, we have an entirely new recipe. The flavors are entirely different.
Let's prepare another gourmet sandwich, shall we?
2 slices of whole grain rye bread
Wait! Let's scratch that - and use a whole grain bagel. One that has poppy seeds dusted on the top. That's right; now let's toast the bagel and add the following ingredients:
Colby Cheese, reduced fat variety - 1 slice
3 Ounces of lean turkey breast, sliced any way you wish
leafy green lettuce leaves
sliced tomatoes of any variety
Wait! Let's scratch the mustard and let's spread on honey mustard or better yet, what about spicy mustard? There we go again - just by using yellow, honey or spicy we can yet again completely change the flavor of our sandwich.
Let's also add a serving of fresh American green grapes to our meal plate along with a 1/2 cup serving of reduced fat cottage cheese.
This is so good - it's like we're not even on a weight loss plan. And you can eat like this each and every day while still losing weight. The key is using reduced fat foods, lean proteins - and watching what is used for spreading purposes in the areas of fat and caloric content. Another area to monitor is the values contained in the bagel. The bigger the bagel, the higher the values.
Also add one low calorie beverage to your meal plate. Let's eat, shall we?
Low Fat Recipe Ingredients
2 Large Slices of Whole Grain Bread (80 calories each)
1 Slice of REAL Cheese (70 calories per slice)
1 Teaspoon Fat Free Honey Mustard
1 Thin Slice of Honey Ham (35 calories per slice)
Small Handful Sprouts PLUS ½ Tomato Sliced Thinly
No Calorie Butter Spray
Salt & Pepper
Pickle or Green Olive
Spray bread with no calorie spray until well coated. Place either inside toaster, or under broiler till top turns golden brown. Spread with honey mustard, add cheese, ham, sprouts & slices of tomato. Insert pickle slice or olive into Viceroy Sandwich with a pretty toothpick. Serves 1 for about 275 calories per serving.
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