Sometimes the simple to prepare meals are the tastiest. This open-faced delight surely delivers. First, I’ve layered a skinny ham salad, steamed asparagus and reduced-fat cheese on top of toasted garlic bread. Next, placed in the oven to melt. It might sound like a strange combination but wait until you taste it. Each delectable serving has 221 calories, 7.5 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS. It’s delicious and perfect to serve for brunch or lunch.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 8-10 minutes
4 slices sourdough wheat bread or cracked wheat sourdough bread
4 tablespoons reduced-fat butter
1 tablespoon garlic powder with parsley (I like Lawry’s)
2 cups lean ham or turkey ham, chopped (from a thick slice)
¼ cup light mayonnaise (I like Best Foods Light)
2 tablespoons mustard
16 asparagus spears, steamed
6 slices reduced-fat Swiss or Jarlsberg cheese, cut in half
1. Toast each slice of bread. Spread each with ½ tablespoon of butter. Sprinkle each with garlic powder. Cut each piece in half and place on a baking sheet.
2. In a small bowl, mix together ham, mayonnaise and mustard. Place ham salad on top of garlic bread. Place 2 asparagus spears over the ham salad. Top each with cheese slices.
3. Broil 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated and lightly browned. Serve with a fork and knife.
Makes 8 halves (serve 1 piece per person with a salad)
Ham is the favorite choice at Easter. In America though, lamb and turkey are gaining popularity.
Be sure to start with a chunk of ham not thinly sliced. The ham salad should be chunky.
Weight Watchers (old points) 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 5
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving
221 calories, 7.5g fat, 17g protein, 16g carbs, 2g fiber, 780mg sodium, 1g sugar
|FAT FACTS: for 1 serving
435calories, 30g fat, 25g protein, 17g carbs, 2g fiber, 1255mg sodium, 1g sugar