Here is a fun little lunch idea for you! This open-faced apple, ham and Swiss melt is wonderfully simple and tastes delish. The sweetness from the apple and the tang from the Dijon mustard sauce are just begging to be eaten with the ham and Swiss on these sandwiches.
Do you have any leftover ham from last week?
If you made the skinny chicken cordon bleu last week it’s possible that you have a little extra sliced ham sitting in your refrigerator. We’re going to use that ham for this recipe. The skinny chicken cordon bleu recipe was in our last meal plan that was just posted on Saturday, if you missed it.
Adjusting the number of servings is easy.
I know that some of our MPM readers have said they only cook for themselves and are looking for recipes that they can make a single serving of. I realize that some recipes on this blog are harder to pair down to one-two servings than other ones. This recipe is easy to adjust and quick to put together, so you can make one for yourself or make several for a crowd. These are a quick recipe too, so you could make them on your lunch break with a toaster oven if you wanted to.
Here are the measurements for the ingredients in the sauce if you are making just one sandwich:
(Scroll down for the full recipe)
- 1/4 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- Sprinkle a tiny bit of brown sugar (or you can leave the brown sugar out)
Shave off the price, along with the points.
If you go to Weight Watchers meetings you may have received one of these mini magazines (pictured below) at your recent meeting. The Oprah magazine and Weight Watchers have teamed up to create these and they passed them out for free at the last meeting I went to.
Inside the magazine were a couple of coupons. One of the pages had a 75 cent coupon for Thomas Light English muffins, so if you got the mini magazine be sure to check in there for this coupon, that expires on March 31,2017. . .
I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for a coupon! I just love getting a good deal.
By the way, these light English muffins taste just like the regular ones, so don’t let the word “light” throw you off. You won’t notice the difference. I promise you.
These Open-Faced Apple, Ham, and Cheese Melts are 5 Weight Watcher smart points per melt.
- 3 Thomas Light Multigrain English muffins, split
- 12 oz. sliced ham
- 6 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese
- 2 medium apples
- 1-1/2 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard
- 1-1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp. brown sugar
- ¼ tsp. poppy seeds, optional
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Place the English muffins halves cut side up on a baking sheet or stone.
- Mix together the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and brown sugar.
- Spread 1 tsp. mustard mixture onto each of the English muffin halves.
- Top with 2 oz. ham and one slice of Swiss cheese.
- Sprinkle with poppy seed. (This is more for appearance than it is for taste, so this is optional)
- Cook in over for 6-7 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
A delicious alternative recipe that uses English muffins.
Not a fan of Dijon mustard? Neither are my kids. If there is someone you are cooking for who does not like the taste of ham with Swiss and mustard here is another quick and easy recipe you can do with English muffins that (almost) everyone loves:
Apple Peanut Butter Melt
Here is what you do:
- Split and toast the English muffin.
- Spread one tablespoon peanut butter on each English muffin half while the English muffin is still warm. (This melts the peanut butter a little and tastes AMAZING)
- Slice up apples (or bananas) and serve on top.
For those counting, One English muffin half + 1 Tbsp. peanut butter + 1 apple slice (or banana) = 5 WW SP
*SmartPoints® calculated by Meal Planning Mommies; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
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