This Grilled Cheese Turkey Sandwich is another great low fat lunch recipe. As a matter of fact, you can also have it as a snack!
Turkey is one of the lowest meats in fat content you can find around, especially if you use sliced cold turkey.
If you go for the normal turkey, though, (as in the left overs from Thanks Giving), the fat content would be much higher. So, stick to this low fat lunch recipe, and nobody gets hurt. Ok? Especially those of you who need to lose weight as a matter of urgency.
This sandwich is very tasty. The only downside to this low fat lunch recipe is that it takes a little bit more work than your average sandwich... but it's worth it.
Try it... you may want to come for seconds... but I would save the points for yet another delicious low fat recipe.
1 tsp low fat margarine
2 tsp minced shallot or spring onion
1.5 tsp flour
1/2 cup skim milk
1 oz Brie cheese
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
Dash ground nutmeg
2 slices of toasted Italian bread
1 oz sliced baked ham
2 oz sliced roast turkey breast
1/2 cup sliced asparagus spears
1 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
This is what you do:
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
Melt the low fat margarine and add the shallots and saute till soft.
Sprinkle flour and stir quickly to combine.
Cook for about a minute and continue stirring.
Gradually add milk and keep stirring till the mixture thikens.
Add cheese, 1 tsp mustard, and the nutmeg, and keep cooking over low heat. Keep stirring for about 5 minutes.
Spread mustard on the bread slices.
Top each with 1/2 oz ham, 1 oz turkey and half the asparagus.
Spray a baking tray with cannola oil.
Stir sauce again and pour over the sandwiches.
Sprinkle each portion with 1/2 tsp Parmesan cheese and bake till browned.
Source: Weight Watchers Quick Success Program Cookbook