We’re upgrading a beloved classic with our Ham & Farmer Cheese Croissant Sandwich. The savory ham and peppery arugula play against the sweet honey and buttery toasted bread. With its mild, adaptable flavor and smooth, spreadable texture, Lifeway Farmer Cheese is the great unifier that brings it all together. Our versatile, artisan cheese blends the flavors into one delicious experience and gives the sandwich a dose of gut-loving probiotics. Lunchtime can’t come soon enough!
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Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = a Healthy You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates naturally found in a variety of foods. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to make sure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including your immune system and digestive system.Prep Time: 25 mins Servings: 2
- 2 croissants
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1 tbsp. raw honey
- 1 cup Farmer Cheese
- salt/pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup crushed pistachios, unsalted or salted (your choice)
- 3-4 slices of ham
- handful arugula
- drizzle of olive oil
- With a rolling pin, roll over the croissants until thin.
- In a medium pan over medium/high heat, melt butter and add croissants to the pan once hot. Drizzle honey over the croissants, and cook for 3-5 minutes. Flip over and add more honey to the cooked side.
- Remove the croissants, layer in Farmer Cheese, Salt/pepper, crushed pistachios, ham, and arugula with a drizzle of olive oil. Layer on another croissant and enjoy!