Fiber Rich – Pinto Bean Grilled Cheese!
Serves: 1
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
  • 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
  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!
Recipe by Nutrition Twins at