I used to love a good Monte Cristo, but OMG the calories and fat in the traditional ones is astounding. This recipe from prevention magazine is really yummy and hits the spot for me without all of the added fat as the original. It is super easy to make as a quick lunch or weekday meal.
Skinny Monte Cristo
3/4 oz low-sodium deli ham (about 2 thick slices)
3/4 oz low-sodium deli turkey (about 2 thick slices)
2 slices Swiss cheese
4 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
2 pinches nutmeg
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp. confectioners' sugar
1. Layer ham, turkey, and cheese on two slices of toast. Sprinkle with ground black pepper to taste. Top with other slices of toast.
2. Heat cast iron skillet over medium heat 2 minutes. Stir nutmeg into egg whites in shallow bowl. Dip one side of sandwich into egg whites and let excess drip off. Repeat on other side and with other sandwich.
3. Coat skillet with cooking spray. Cook sandwiches 3 minutes on each side, or until meat is warmed through, cheese is melted, and egg whites are cooked. Slice diagonally. Dust with sugar and eat hot.