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September 06, 2012

Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

When I just heard about Clean Eating, 3 years ago, I was so impressed; it’s NOT a diet and it makes you lose weight.
Those Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, from one of the Clean Eating Magazine, were one of my first recipes to try.
Who doesn’t like grilled cheese sandwiches? but these ones aren’t loaded with butter and full fat cheese.  They’re made with black beans spread, shredded chicken, low fat cheese and crispy whole wheat bread.
They’re skinny, delicious and great for any time of the day. My little family likes to accompany them with a nice healthy soup.

Ingredients: (4 servings)

1/2 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
4 oz low fat cheese (I used TexMex)
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, grilled
½ whole wheat French baguette
1/8 tsp cumin
pinch sea salt

Cayenne pepper (optional)


Place beans, 1/8 cup of water and cilantro into a food processor bowl. Blend until smooth. Add sea salt and cumin. Adjust seasoning to taste and set aside.

Slice the 1/2 baguette into 16 slices (1/4 inch thick) and lightly brush one side with olive oil.
Place the slices on a tray, misted side down.
Spread 1 tsp beans spread onto 8 of the baguette slices. Top remaining with 1 tbsp cheese and 1 tbsp chicken, then put them together to form 8 sandwiches.

Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches 2-3 minutes on each side, until golden brown.

Serve immediately.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders link party! Hope to see you back on Thursday Have a great day :)


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