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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

HEALTHY BRIE, PEAR & SPINACH GRILLED SANDWICH


Before I dive into this tasty post, I want to start with a little affordable fashion heads-up! :)

Right now in Target stores it appears that many Mossimo brand items are on temporarily on sale and it looks as though those online are too! I picked up 2 spring dresses, normally $24.99, which is already affordable, on sale for $17.99 and just thought I'd let all my Fabulous Fashion Followers know!

Now onto the food...hehe...

Many of you enjoyed my fresh and healthy cranberry and feta salad that I created and posted a couple weeks ago and were interested in seeing more! So, here I am with another healthy creation in the form of a grilled sandwich!

Something about me is that I am a brie cheese lover and have more of a salty tooth, than sweet, tooth. Therefore, there could be a bunch of candy and desserts in front of me and I wouldn't touch them, but put a plate of cheese in front of me and get ready to enter a trouble zone! ;)

Anywho, during my Trader Joe's trip for salad goodies, I also checked out their cheese selection, which is not only wonderful, but very well priced and includes lighter cheese varieties as well, which as still oh so yummy! :)

While there I picked up some of their light brie and although nothing is as divine as the real thing, it is still delish and make for a yummy sandwich when melted, which helps bring out its lovely flavor!



What you need:
...remember that you can replace and alter any of the below to suit your taste.

Pear
Light Brie
Spinach
Fat-free Herb & Balsamic Vinaigrette
Whole Wheat Oroweat Sandwich Thin Bun

Putting it together:

Slice up half a pear, cut a few slices of light brie and pull some leaves of spinach.

Then, take an Oroweat whole wheat sandwich thin bun, which have 100 calories per sandwich. Toast the bread in a toaster oven and then spread a thin layer of fat-free herb & balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Next, place the slices of light brie on one half of the bread and place that half back in the toaster over to melt the cheese a bit.

After melted to your desire, layer the slices of pear and spinach, add a little drizzle of herb & balsamic vinaigrette dressing on the top and put its top, aka the other piece of bread, on it and place the entire thing back in the toaster over to warm slightly.

Finally, take it out when ready and enjoy the yummy goodness while staying oh so healthy, yet satisfied! :)

15 comments :

  1. oh yum! can you please drop one of those off for my lunch today!?

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  2. Blair - I am on it...one brie and pear sandwich coming up! ;)

    Liesl :)

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  3. oh my gosh! that looks so fresh and light and delicious!

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  4. Oh goodness, you are spoiling us with these great little recipes Liesl!

    I luv brie and pears, so this is certainly one to try. Hope you're having a great day :)

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  5. Oh I've never tried that combination in my sandwich! Will do so now! Thanks for the recipe and the heads up on Target Mossimo! :)

    Your blog is way cute and am followinng you! :)

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  6. OH! I need to make a trip to Target. I haven't been in a while and everybody keeps picking up the best deals!

    That sandwich looks tasty. Too bad I'm lactose intolerant. Do you have some awesome recipes don't have any cheese? ;)

    Btw... I have a new GIVEAWAY!
    cluster necklace giveaway

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  7. "Sharonlei" and "LAURA!!!" - I got your super sweet comments and by accident hit reject instead of accept in my rush to approve them...so sorry! If you see this and want to post again, that would be wonderful, but I wanted you to know that I appreciated them and your stopping by...so sorry for my blond moment! ;)

    Liesl :)

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  8. Sarah - It tastes that way too, at least to little me! :)

    Tamanna - You are so welcome and thank you so much for following...I'm following you too! :)

    Mara - I love brie and any combination is usually a winner to me and when you can make it slightly healthier it is always a plus! :) You are so welcome...hope you like it if you try it!

    Amy - Target is always a fun stop...if you can keep in budget, which can be hard...hehe! Oooh I am going to create a recipe that is cheese-free just for you...even though it is one of my loves in life! :) I'll check out your site now for the giveaway...thanks!

    Liesl :)

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  9. yummy looks delicious! Pear and brie sounds like a fab combo :D

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  10. looks yum, lovve the blog

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  11. You've got a beautiful blog here! :)

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  12. Emilie - It is a fav of mine too...brie pairs so well with something a little sweet! :)

    Fashion By He - I love the concept and name of your blog...I shall hop on over and follow it now, thank you! :)

    Melissa - Thank you so much for stopping by my site...I love your site and am enthralled with your writing, such a talent! :)

    Liesl :)

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  13. yum! this would be an amazing post-run meal. not too heavy, but still nutritious!

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  14. Yum!! That sounds delish!! I love that combo!!

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  15. Alison - Oh that sounds perfect for that, you are so right! :)

    Leslie - Thank you...a yummy combo indeed! :)

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by Liesl Ehardt