Today, I had a late lunch with some friends at a cute little French cafe, Cafe Rolle. I ordered this Croque Monsieur, a hot sandwich with warm ham, melted gruyere cheese, and dill mayo, along with a spring mix salad tossed with a light mustard-like dressing. The dish is known to be “a classic French favorite,” which is what confirmed my choice to order it. It was very flavorful, very filling (I couldn’t finish the whole thing!), and oh so very French :)
Nutrition Facts: Although this meal is not particularly the picture of health, it sure was delicious. Sometimes, it’s nice to indulge in a meal that may not be the healthiest item on the menu, in order to simply experience a new food! Gruyere cheese, like most cheeses, is a rich source of calcium and taste. However, it is also about 116 calories per slice! Cheese is a delicacy and should surely be enjoyed, but one must be wary of how caloric it can be. It is definitely a food to be enjoyed in moderation. However, there is still hope—it is indeed possible to enjoy cheese without all of the calories! One of my favorite cheese spreads (light Babybel Swiss Cheese) is a wonderful alternative to the more caloric cheeses, as it is only 35 calories per wedge! So, next time you’re looking to add some cheesy goodness to a sandwich, maybe try a light Babybel cheese spread (available in an array of different flavors!) instead.