I have been trying to find alternatives to using bread for lunches and snacks. My go to has been to substitute rice cakes in place of bread. 2 rice cakes are 80 calories verses 120 calories for two slices of bread. I love rice cakes so that isn’t a big compromise for me. I also love ham and cheese sandwiches.
Cheese can be killer in the calorie department so that’s rarely on my menu. In place of sliced cheese I have been using Laughing Cow cheese. My new favorite is the light Laughing Cow Swiss it’s not only low in calories but it’s delicious, generous and super creamy. This isn’t just a lunch go to for me, but it makes an excellent satisfying snack.
- 2 lightly salted rice cakes
- 2 slices of ham per cake (I use Land O’ Frost Brown Sugar Ham)
- 1 Laughing Cow Swiss
- Spread half of the cheese on each rice cake, then top with ham. It’s great to even stick it in the toaster oven for a few minutes. Yummy!
Number of Servings: 2 cakes
- 88 calories per serving
- 10 carbs
- 2 grams of fat
- 6 protein
- 2 sugar
*Nutritional information found on www.myfitnesspal.com this information will vary based on the products you use.*
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