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Kevin Curry

Caprese Panini (Grilled Cheese)

Caprese Panini (Grilled Cheese)

Ingredients

* Optional Substitution Note

Ingredients for 1 caprese panini:

  • 1 100-calorie wheat bun
  • 3oz choice of protein (I used about 3 slices of prosciutto and trimmed fat from edges to save a few calories)
  • 2 thin sliced tomatoes (dried on a paper towel to remove excess water)
  • 1.5 oz reduced fat mozzarella
  • 1/8 cup fresh basil (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic glaze
  • 1 teaspoon safflower mayo

Utensils: Panini skillet/grill

Steps

Step 1

Assemble the sandwich with protein, tomatoes, basil, mozzarella and balsamic glaze.

Step 2

Place the skillet on medium high heat and spray it with olive oil.

Step 3

Spread half of the mayo on one side of the sandwich.

Step 4

When the skillet is hot, place the sandwich on the grill with the mayo side down (so it’s cooking). Allow it to cook for about 2 or 3 minutes, or until it is golden brown. Press down on the sandwich using the panini grill lid.

Step 5

Spread mayo on the other side of the sandwich, and when ready, flip the sandwich over so the other side cooks (roughly same amount of time, maybe a little less time).

Step 6

Remove the sandwich from the grill and enjoy!

Approximate macros for 1 serving

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Details

Nutrition per serving

Calories368cal
Protein32g
Fats19g
Carbs24g
Fiber2g
Sugar3g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!