Ham and Apple on Grilled Country Bread
Olive oil spray, for the grill pan
2 slices crusty whole- wheat bread, such as boule or country loaf—200 calories
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard—0 calories
1/4 teaspoon honey—5 calories
1 1/2 ounces thinly sliced organic Black Forest or other smoked ham—90 calories
1/2 ounce reduced- fat Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced—25 calories
1/4 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced—20 calories
Freshly ground black pepper to taste—0 calories
Spray a grill pan with olive oil and heat over medium- high heat until hot but not smoking. Place the bread slices on the grill and grill until grill marks appear on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, place the mustard and honey. Stir with a small spoon until well combined. Place the grilled bread on a work surface and spread the mustard and honey mixture on both slices. On one slice of bread, place the ham, gently folding each slice in thirds to give the sandwich some height. Arrange the cheese slices on top and then the apple slices. Grind some black pepper on the apple. Place the other slice of grilled bread on top. Slice the sandwich in half. Serve.
Calories: 290.4 kcal
Fat: 6.1 g
Protein: 19.4 g
Carbohydrates: 39.8 g
Sodium: 860.8 mg
Excerpted from The Master Your Metabolism Cookbook by Jillian Michaels. Copyright © 2010 by Jillian Michaels. Excerpted by permission of Harmony, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.