Need something warm for lunch during this cold spell?
Crispy fried bread with melted mozzarella, parma ham with a dash of oregano. For lunch? yes please!
I love soups for lunch time, they warm me up and fill me up. However, I do need something to go along with with it. The other day I had planned to have some 0 Propoint Tomato and Basil Soup but I really wanted something to go with with it but I was bored of the usual sandwich. This nearly always involves cheese.
Cheese could be a real down fall for me if I was to allow it. I just love it. Im on the hunt for Irish low fat cheese, I mean not just the usual cheddar but I want blue cheese, flavored cheeses with cranberries or Mexican cheese. If any of you out there know a place that does this please let me know as soon as you can.
Anyway I really wanted melted cheese on warm bread, so I thought, why not. This really went down so well. Not only was I full afterwards but I felt like I had eaten a treat when in fact I was well within my lunch time propoints.
Plus, lunches can get pretty boring, and this really shook it up.
While in class last week, I learned something wonderful. I love bread, but I choose not to go for it so much because, I'm a bit of a carb fiend and I like to vary my carbs and also I don't feel like I get value for my propoints, then, my lovely leader came up with this.
Hovis Nimble Bread. I knew that this bread was low in Propoints, but I didn't know that it was better value.
Its not to thin, but the best part, 1 slice is 1 Propoint 2 slices is 2 propoints. 3 slices is 3 propoints. Each slice is only 1 Propoint This is my new friend. Another bonus its E1.49 in Lidl. I just love it. So this is what I used in my fried sandwich.
Weight Watchers Propoints per serving 5
Weight Watchers Propoints per recipe 10
4 slices of Hovis Nimble Bread
2 tsp of Flora Proactive
60g of Light Mozzerella (I used the Aldi one)
2 slices of parma ham
A handful of Rocket
Half a tomato sliced thinly
1/8 tsp of oregano
Spread a thin layer of Flora on the bread on both sides. Heat a non stick pan over a medium to high heat. When hot place to slices of bread onto the pan. It should sizzle when it goes on. Cook for about 2 -3 minutes until the bread is golden.
Remove the bread from the pan and mist the pan with a little spray oil and place the bread back into the pan on the side that is uncooked. With the cooked side facing up, place half the cheese onto 1 slice of bread. Lower the heat down slightly to a medium to high heat. Sprinkle half of the Oregano over the cheese.
When the cheese starts to melt a little, place half of the tomato on top of the cheese. Add 1 slice of parma ham with the fat removed onto the cheese and a little rocket.
Place the other slice of bread on top of sandwich, cook for 1 minute and then flip.
Serve with some warm soup Tomato and Basil soup for 0 Propoints.
Enjoy the Niptuck way, so you don't have to!