I hadn't cooked this meal with the "Diner" theme in mind, but when it all came together, it seemed like something you could get at a diner. Observe:
|Spray a skillet with nonstick spray.|
|Lightly toast two slices of the bread of your choice. (I use Arnold Bakery Light 100% Whole Wheat - 40 calories each, and 2 PointsPlus for 2 slices.)|
|Butter one side of each slice with the butter of your choice. (I like I Can't Believe It's No Butter Fat Free Spread - 5 calories per tablespoon, and 0 PointsPlus.)|
|Lay one slice in the heated pan, butter side down. Tear one stick of light string cheese into strings, and lay on top of the bread. (The second time I made this, I used two sticks of light string cheese, and it was much better.)|
|Top with second slice of bread, butter side up. Once cheese has slightly melted, flip until both sides are as browned as you'd like.|
|To me, milkshakes are a HUGE part of eating at a diner. These Weight Watchers Smoothies are a great substitute - only 90 calories and 2 PointsPlus when made with just water and ice. (Plus it counts as a serving of calcium.)|
|I finished my diner meal with a side of frozen (microwaved) carrots and a few Vlasic Snack'mmms pickles.|
Overall, the sandwich was 4 PointsPlus (185 calories) and the smoothie was 2 PointsPlus (90 calories). Since the carrots and pickles are 0 PointsPlus, this entire meal is just 6 PointsPlus!!
Do you think this would satisfy your diner craving? Let me know what you think.
Until next time, happy eating!!