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English Muffin Panini

Cheesy Pizza Panini

  • 1 Whole Wheat English Muffin or Sandwich Thin
  • 1 tbsp pizza sauce (you could use tomato paste, just be sure to sprinkle with salt and spices)
  • 1 Mini Babybel Light
  • Your fav pizza topics, optional of course (pepperoni, baby spinach, diced peppers)

If you like a crunchier muffin, pre-toast. I tend to like mine soft so I kept it raw.

Smear the sauce on the muffin, top with any toping and then place the cheese in the center.

Press in the George Foreman or a panini press, about 4 minutes

 

185 Calories per serving (whole sandwich)

 

From GreenLiteBites

Spinach Burgers

Ingredients:

1 bag of thawed and well drained chopped spinach

2 egg whites

1 whole egg

1/4 c diced onion

1/2 c shredded cheese

1/2 c bread crumbs

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

 

Directions:

  • Mix ingredients in a bowl
  • Form into burger-sized patties (or you can do spinach balls)
  • Heat a non stick skillet over med-high. Spray with a bit of cooking spray
  • Cook for 4-6 minutes each side
  • Serve on your choice of bread product, or eat them “naked”.

 

Go Green Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Servings:

1 sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices bread (we used a white bread, but one filled with lots of different whole grains and seeds would be best)
  • 2-3 tablespoons Green Herb Pesto (recipe below)
  • 2 slices mild white melty cheese like mozzarella
  • handful fresh baby spinach
  • ¼ avocado, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
  • olive oil (and butter if you choose)

Preparation:

  1. Spread about 1 tablespoon of green herb pesto onto each slice of bread (2 tablespoons total, but if you’re sensitive, go light, the pesto is strong).
  2. On one slice of bread, add 1 slice of cheese, sliced avocado, crumbled goat cheese, spinach, second slice of cheese, then top it with second slice of bread. Press together gently.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan over medium low heat. (If you want to use butter, add it to the oil and let it melt). Add the sandwich to the oil and cook until bread is golden brown. Press down on the sandwich lightly, then flip the sandwich over and cook until second side is golden brown.

Green Herb Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 anchovy fillet (in oil)
  • ½ small shallot, chopped (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • handful chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • handful chopped kale
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

  • Pulse garlic, anchovy, and shallot in food processor until chopped. With the food processor running, add lemon juice, parsley, kale, tarragon and chives. (It won’t process very well yet, don’t worry).
  • Very slowly drizzle in olive oil until kale and herbs get sufficiently chopped and everything is the consistency of a pesto. You may need more or less of the olive oil depending on how big a “handful” of herbs is to you. You can also turn off the food processor and push herbs down the side of the bowl with a spatula every once in a while.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.

(This makes a lot, but you will use it all for other things. We added more olive oil to make it back into a salad dressing.)

Green Monster Hummus

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 can chickpeas
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 -2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 2 cups spinach

Directions:

  1. Pour all hummus ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well-combined.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the food processor bowl and then process until you achieve a fine consistency.
  3. Pour the hummus into a serving bowl and garnish with olive oil, pine nuts, and sliced black olives. Serve with pita bread or your favorite crackers.

 

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