5 Minute, 200 Calorie Lunch

It’s been one of those weeks and it’s not over yet. It’s only Wednesday. If there was bad news to be delivered, it arrived on my doorstep. A software crash at work, $700 plus to fix it, one day of lost business data, customer shipping errors, my assistant is off sick and so on and so on. So cooking has been about the last thing I want to do.

But, since eating is necessary to sustain my get-up and go, I had to get up and go to the kitchen to make meals. Today’s lunch took 5 minutes to prepare and another 5 minutes to shovel into my mouth. All 200 calories of it.

A lightly toasted thin bagel slathered with honey mustard, three slices of ultra thin sliced deli ham (Hillshire brand, 99% fat-free) and a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese. I popped it in the microwave until the cheese melted, added mixed greens and I was good to go. Oh yah, let’s not forget the three large strawberries on the side.

For quick and easy, it was actually a pretty good sandwich that was filling and low in calories. Make this an open face sandwich and you will cut 65 calories. Add a tomato slice in place of the top layer of bread.

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