Fiber Rich – Pinto Bean Grilled Cheese!

Bean Grilled Cheese

Who doesn’t love grilled cheese? And who doesn’t love fiber? Well, if you don’t love the latter, you should! (Find out why below) And we’ve found a scrumptious way to marry the two!

Here’s why you should love fiber –it fills you up without calories, it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and it helps to prevent constipation. It can be found in healthy foods–fruits, veggies, whole grains and legumes. Most people don’t reach the daily recommendations for fiber (25 grams for women and 38 grams for men).

To help you get your fiber rich diet today, try Pinto Bean Grilled Cheese!

(Psst… beans are a great way to boost nutrients & fiber.  If you’re looking to get more beans, we use a lot in our recipes, so use our search feature to find more, like our Tex Mex Bean Salsa   or our  Mac ‘n Cheese Black Bean Burger, just to mention a couple 🙂 )

Pinto Bean Grilled Cheese

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 14-ounce can pinto beans, low-sodium
  • 3 tablespoons mild salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese (We personally prefer to go for a low fat cheese which reduces calories by approximately 25 calories per serving compared to the reduced fat version and also cuts saturated fat)
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 slices sourdough bread

Directions

  1. Combine beans and salsa in a medium bowl. Mash the beans with a fork. Once some of the beans start to form a paste (some can remain whole)combine cheese, yogurt, scallions and cilantro in a small bowl.
  2. Prepare a non-stick skillet by spritzing with olive oil and heating until warm.
  3. Spread 1/3 cup of the bean mixture on each of 4 slices of bread. Then add cheese mixture on top. Cover with the remaining slices of bread.
  4. Grill the sandwiches in a panini maker or skillet until golden brown, flipping once each side if golden, about 4 minutes. Cut in half and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

Serve with a light salad for a healthy lunch!

How do you get your daily fiber?

Nutrition Facts: 310 calories, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 444 mg sodium, 48 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 19 g protein

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Fiber Rich – Pinto Bean Grilled Cheese!
 
Nutrition Facts: 310 calories, 5 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 444 mg sodium, 48 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 3 g sugar, 19 g protein
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 14-ounce can pinto beans, low-sodium
  • 3 tablespoons mild salsa
  • ½ cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese (We personally prefer to go for a low fat cheese which reduces calories by approximately 25 calories per serving compared to the reduced fat version and also cuts saturated fat)
  • 2 tablespoons nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 scallions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
Instructions
  1. Combine beans and salsa in a medium bowl. Mash the beans with a fork. Once some of the beans start to form a paste (some can remain whole)combine cheese, yogurt, scallions and cilantro in a small bowl.
  2. Prepare a non-stick skillet by spritzing with olive oil and heating until warm.
  3. Spread ⅓ cup of the bean mixture on each of 4 slices of bread. Then add cheese mixture on top. Cover with the remaining slices of bread.
  4. Grill the sandwiches in a panini maker or skillet until golden brown, flipping once each side if golden, about 4 minutes. Cut in half and serve immediately.
  5. Enjoy!
  6. Serve with a light salad for a healthy lunch!

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