Grilled cheese is a comfort-food classic for good reason, but it’s also a calorie bomb. This 5-ingredient recipe from Clean Eating Magazine clocks in at less than 250 calories by using tangy blue cheese in place of high-calorie cheddar. Arugula and pear slices bring the fiber content to 6 grams, which is unheard of in most traditional grilled cheese sandwiches.
- 2 teaspoons honey Dijon mustard
- 2 slices country wheat or whole-wheat bread, divided
- 1/2 ounce blue cheese, sliced
- 1/2 Anjou pear, cored and sliced
- 1/2 cup baby arugula leaves
Spread Dijon on 1 slice of bread. Add cheese, pear and arugula. Top with remaining slice of bread.
Place sandwich in a hot panini press and grill until cheese melts and begins to bubble and bread is crisp, about 3 minutes. Alternatively, toast sandwich in a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat, flipping once.
Serves: 1 | Serving Size: 1 sandwich
Per serving: Calories: 244; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 302mg; Carbohydrate: 36g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 13g; Protein: 10g