When it comes to cheese, Brie is my absolute favorite. I am seriously obsessed with it and cannot be trusted with it in the house. So I rarely ever buy it, because I can, and will, sit there and eat the entire package. But when I came across a light brie cheese at Trader Joe’s I decided to give it a try. It wasn’t quite as soft and decadent as traditional brie, but it was close. And the flavor was fantastic, especially when melted. And for the considerable difference in fat and calories, I felt it was worth it. I figured it would perfectly in my Brie and Apple Panini Recipe. This low calorie sandwich is so simple, yet the tart apples with the mild brie work so amazingly well together. And it was such an easy recipe to make! I used my Panini press to make mine, but if you don’t have one, you can toast the sandwich in a toaster oven or regular oven. Not quite the same, but still delicious. Each Brie and Apple Panini is just 6 Points +, which isn’t bad for such a tasty sandwich. Serve it with a light salad or roasted veggies and it makes a fantastic Weight Watcher Panini Recipe.
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I have been having a serious love affair with my panini press this past weekend. After getting inspired by some deliciously fattening panini recipes I found at Fine Cooking.com, I spent a lot of time playing around with some ingredients and coming up with some lower calorie versions of yummy new WW Sandwich Recipes! My husband didn’t mind the affair because he got to chow down on all my “experiments”. One of my favorites was the Turkey and Provolone Panini with a Chipotle Mayo Dressing. OMG, just thinking about that sandwich again right now has me getting all hot and bothered…. The key was keeping all the ingredients as light and low calorie as I could so that I could splurge a bit on the dressing, because really, who doesn’t like mayo? I also used a bit of nonfat plain Greek yogurt in the dressing mix so that I could bulk up the amount that I used ( I LOVE a LOT of dressing) without cranking up the calories and fat like mayo does. The end result was this delicious, low calorie panini recipe that would make a great dinner or healthy hot lunch idea! Enjoy!
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One of my readers recently wrote in requesting some Weight Watchers panini recipes, so I spent a little time in the kitchen yesterday and came up with this seriously to die for Grilled Eggplant and Basil Goat Cheese Panini Recipe, that is only 4 Points +, but tastes like it’s about 20 Points +!! It’s really that good. They key is cutting your eggplant thin, and toasting your bread very well, otherwise, the sandwich can get a bit soggy. But the distinctive flavor of the goat cheese goes perfectly with the basil and the grilled eggplant. This sandwich not only tastes amazing, but it’s loaded with veggies, high in fiber, and is very healthy. If you are looking for a good vegetarian sandwich recipe, this one’s a keeper. Try pairing it with some 0 Points + soups for an incredibly low calorie meal!