Luxury Lifestyle Diet Reset – Croque Monsieur

Lifestyle Diet Reset – Croque Monsieur

Let’s take the Lifestyle Diet Reset up a notch! Great for any meal of the day. Disclaimer – I did not try this with plant-based milk, but it should be okay if you want to try it that way.

Luxury Lifestyle Diet Reset – Croque Monsieur Serves 2


2 slices whole wheat or Ezekiel bread. If you have time, you can make this bread

4 slices Black Forest Ham

4 slices low-fat Swiss (like Aline Lace)

2 TB butter

2 TB flour

1 cup lowfat milk (or plant-based)

!/8 tsp freshly-grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

pinch of salt and white pepper

cooking spray


Preheat oven to 375F

In a saucepan, melt the butter and a minute later, whisk in the flour. (medium-high heat)

Be careful not to brown the roux.

Whisk in the milk.

Keep whisking until sauce thickens.

Add mustard, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Make sandwich with 2 slices ham and 2 slices cheese

Spread sauce over ham/cheese and top with slice of bread

Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray.

Place sandwiches (carefully) on sheet pan.

Bake 10 minutes or until sauce is bubbly

Serve immediately (the sauce is hot).

Nutrition – ESTIMATED

Nutritional Information (per serving, based on 1 sandwich):

  • Calories: Around 350-380 calories
  • Protein: Approximately 25-30g
  • Carbohydrates: Around 25-30g
  • Fat: Approximately 15-20g
  • Fiber: Around 3-5g
  • Sodium: Varies based on ingredients used, but generally moderate due to the use of reduced-sodium ingredients.



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