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Toasted Ham and Cheese Bagel Sandwiches

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Thin bagels are perfect for smaller appetites and are easier to eat as part of a sandwich. Make a complete lunch or breakfast meal by pairing this sandwich with baby carrots or orange sections and a cup of low-fat milk to meet over half of most kids' daily calcium needs.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) tub-style light cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 whole-wheat thin bagels, lightly toasted
  • 4 ounces low-fat deli ham
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 208
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 6.3 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 15.3 g
  • carbohydrate 23.3 g
  • fiber 6.3 g
  • cholesterol 24 mg
  • iron 1.1 mg
  • sodium 589 mg
  • calcium 220 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl.

  3. Spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture over cut sides of each bagel. Layer 1 ounce ham and 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese over cream cheese on bagel bottoms. Place on a baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven, and top with lettuce leaves; cover with bagel tops. Serve immediately.

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  5. Young Chefs can:

  6. Pull four lettuce leaves off head of lettuce

  7. Layer ham, and sprinkle cheese

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  9. Older Chefs can:

  10. Spread cream cheese mixture on bagels

  11. Top sandwich with lettuce and bagel top