Category Archives: SANDWICHES

Cheesy-Vegetable Panini

Cheesy-Vegetable Panini is an easy and quick indoor grilling recipe for a delicious Italian-style meal. Ingredients include: Cucumber, black olives, roasted red peppers, spinach and Havarti cheese. It takes only 10 minutes to prepare. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Cheesy-Vegetable Panini will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.cheesy-vegetable-panini

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.


1 (4.25 oz) can chopped ripe olives
1/3 cup roasted red peppers
1 Tbsp capers, optional
1 tsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
8 slices sourdough bread
4 slices Havarti cheese
2 cups fresh baby spinach, divided
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced

Meatless Sloppy Joes

Meatless Sloppy Joes (Requires a 6-Quart Slow Cooker) and is a delicious recipe for a large holiday or event crowd. This would be ideal for 4th of July, game day TV crowds, or a family reunion. Main Ingredients include: Pinto Beans, bell peppers, onion, zucchini and corn with a delicious sauce and well spiced. This is also a healthy, low calories, low cholesterol, low fat, low carbohydrates, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (10) sandwiches. Meatless Sloppy Joes will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.meatless-sloppy-joes

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 5-1/2 to 9-1/2 Hours + Bean Soak Time.
Equipment Required: 6 Quart Slow Cooker.


2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium-size carrots, sliced
1 large white onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 cup dry pinto beans, soaked*,
(see soaking tip below directions)

1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 (8 oz) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
2 Tbsp tomato paste
4 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage
1 medium-size zucchini, chopped
1 cup corn, fresh or frozen (thawed)
3 Tbsp honey mustard
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
10 Whole Wheat hamburger buns

Healthy Mexi-Melt

Healthy Mexi-Melt is a quick (10) minute, meatless recipe for a spicy and cheesy breakfast or brunch. Refried beans, Picante sauce and shredded cheese are placed on whole wheat toast and cooked for less than (1) minute in the microwave.  An open-face sandwich with only (4) ingredients make up this delicious recipe which will awaken the taste buds. It is also a low calories, low fat, low sugars, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (1) serving. Healthy Mexi-Melt will be loved by all of your healthy-mexi-meltfamily, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 5 minutes.
Cooking Time: 5 Minutes.


2 tbsp canned non-fat refried beans
1 slice whole-wheat bread, toasted
1 tbsp chunky-style Picante sauce
1 tbsp shredded Mexican Blend or Monterey Jack cheese

Chicken-Apple Sandwiches

Chicken-Apple Sandwiches is a delicious, easy and quick (15) minute recipe for a different style of chicken salad sandwiches. Ingredients include: Canned chicken, fresh apples, apricot fruit spread, mayonnaise and lettuce on pumpernickel bread. It is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (2) servings. Chicken-Apple Sandwiches will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 15 Minutes.


2 Tbsp fat-free mayonnaise
2 Tbsp apricot spreadable fruit or apple jelly
1 (4.5 oz) can chicken breast chunks in water, drained
1/4 cup coarsely chopped apple
2 lettuce  leaves
2 slices Pumpernickel bread, toasted

Tuna and Fruit Sandwiches

Tuna and Fruit Sandwiches is a delicious, easy and quick (10) minute recipe. The main ingredients of Canned tuna, apples, almonds, pineapple and Cheddar cheese are combined and placed in French rolls for a delicious and also generally healthy meal. It is low in calories, fat, cholesterol and carbohydrates. A Weight Watchers (8) PointsPlus recipe. Optional: This could be made a bit healthier by using reduced fat mayonnaise and low fat Cheddar cheese. Makes (4) sandwiches. Tuna and Fruit Sandwiches will be loved by all of ytuna-and-fruit-sandwichesour family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Total Time: 10 Minutes.


1/2 cup chopped apples
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained well
1 (6 oz) can white tuna in water, drained
1/2 cup (2 oz) shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tbsp sliced almonds
2 tbsp mayonnaise
4 French rolls, split
4 lettuce leaves