I’m going to take advantage of this Sunday morning and enjoy a lazy breakfast with a cup of really great coffee and a breakfast panini.
My mom bought me a panini grill last Christmas, and I haven’t had the opportunity to use it but for just a few meals. I love this grill because I don’t have to use added fat to make a terrific sandwich recipe.
We spread cream cheese on both sides of a few slices of nutty whole grain bread, stuffed the sandwich with apples, and then dipped them in whipped eggs. This is a sandwich kids will love!
Happy, healthy cooking!
- 1 large apple , thinly sliced
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg whites
- ¼ cup fat free milk
- 4 tablespoons fat free cream cheese, softened
- 4 slices whole wheat bread
- 1. Place thinly sliced apples in microwave dish, sprinkle liberally with cinnamon, then cover. Microwave on high for 4 - 5 minutes until apples are tender.
- 2. Whip eggs with milk in a large bowl big enough to dip bread in.
- 3. Preheat panini grill, or nonstick skillet.
- 4. Spread 1 tbs cream cheese on each piece of bread. Take two pieces of bread and stuff the cream cheese sides with apples to make a sandwich.
- 5. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture and grill 4 - 5 minutes until nicely browned and cream cheese is melted.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Apples are a great source of vitamin C and fiber. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant for a healthy heart. The flavonoids in apples also contribute to heart health. High in fiber, apples can help lower LDL cholesterol.
Whole wheat bread contains fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6 and several minerals. One of the biggest benefits of whole wheat bread over refined white flour breads is the boost in fiber. Most people don’t get enough fiber in their diet. Fiber is necessary to keep your digestive system functioning at its best.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 4.11g
Total Carbs: 40.89g
Dietary Fiber: 5.21g
Weight Watchers Points 7
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.
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