Some Healthy Recipes
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 4 min
4 slices whole wheat bread (thin)
4 slices reduced fat Jarlsberg cheese
1 medium granny smith apple, thinly sliced
2 slices deli style ham
1 tsp butter, softened
Layer each of 2 bread slices with 1 cheese slice, ½ apple slices, 1 ham slice, and one more cheese slice. Top each sandwich with remaining bread slices and spread with thin layer of butter.
Heat grill pan over medium-low heat.
Put sandwiches in pan, buttered side down, and place heavy skillet on top of sandwiches to weigh them down. Cook until golden brown and crisp on bottom, about 1 ½ minutes.
Remove skillet from heat and spread remaining butter on top of sandwiches. Flip sandwiches, weigh down with skillet, and cook until browned and crisp, 1 ½ to 2 minutes more.
Makes 2 servings
Per serving: 317 calories, 12 g fat (5 f saturated), 385 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 22 g protein
Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie
– 1 Banana, Frozen and Sliced
-12 Ice Cubes
-2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter, Chunky or Smooth
-1 Teaspoon Chocolate Syrup
-6 oz. Milk, 2%
Combine all ingredients excluding chocolate syrup into blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Squirt chocolate syrup into serving glass along side. Pour mixture into glass and enjoy.
Yogurt Fruit Snack
In a parfait dish, layer low fat vanilla yogurt, fresh fruit (I like strawberries, blueberries, and peaches), and top with low fat granola.
Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on one-half a bagel. Top with thin slices of granny smith apple and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake in 350 degrees oven for 5 minutes.
Mixed Greens with Fruit
-4 cups mixed greens or spinach
-4 medium strawberries, sliced
-1 oz crumbled reduced fat feta cheese
-1 tbsp chopped walnuts
-2 tbsp light balsamic vinaigrette
Toss and enjoy