Chile Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 4 poblano peppers
- 1 14-ounce can pinto beans, preferably low-sodium
- 3 tablespoons prepared salsa
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
- 3 scallions, sliced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 8 slices sourdough bread
Place peppers in bowl and heat in microwave for 3-4 minutes.
Next combine the beans, salsa, and salt in a medium size bowl then mash the beans until you have formed a paste. Combine cheese, scallions, yogurt, and the cillantro into another small bowl.
After the peepers have cooled slice them in half long ways and remove the seeds.
Spread 1/3 cup of bean mixture onto 4 slices of bread. Top with large spoonful of cheese mixture and place to halves of pepper over the cheese. Cover with remaining bread.
Heat 1 teaspoon of canola oil in medium size sauce pan. Place the sandwiches in the pan and heat until golden brown which takes about 2-3 minutes. Use another pan with soup cans to weigh down the sandwiches if needed. After you have flipped the sandwiches reduce the heat to med low and repeat process.
Per serving: 415 calories; 6 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono); 13 mg cholesterol; 70 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 19 g protein; 9 g fiber; 761 mg sodium; 307 mg potassium
Looking for really great tasting low calorie recipes? Here is another of our great tasting healthy weight loss recipes. Sometimes you just need something filling that tastes good to get you through the afternoon. How about a white pizza made with mozzarella cheese and ricotta? If that sounds apetizing then follow the recipe below and serve one up, it only takes about 20 minutes
White Pizza With Mozzarella
- 1 fresh pizza dough or store bought
- extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups part skim ricotta
- 2 garlic cloves chopped fine
- flat leaf parsley a handful is enough chopped fine
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1/2 cup shredded basil leaves
Preheat oven to 425
Stretch or roll out dough to pizza pie size
Poke small holes with fork in dough and drizzle olive oil
Mix ricotta cheese with garlic and spread evenly on dough
Sprinkle a light amount of salt and pepper
Top pizza with shredded mozzarella cheese and bake until crispy