Monday, March 12, 2012

Melted Cheese Panini with Organic Arugula and Chipotle Mayonnaise


I love a good ole sandwich and this one is no exception! Most of these ingredients you probably already have on hand or at least something you can improvise with. 

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp chipotle hot sauce (or to taste)
  • ciabatta bread, if possible
  • a few slices thinly sliced grilled chicken
  • Sargento provolone cheese (go with the sharp for more flavor!) 
  • baby arugula 
  • olive oil cooking spray



{Mixing up the chipotle mayonnaise}

 {Crispy organic, baby arugula. I wasn't looking for organic, but could only find the arugula in that section so if you have a hard time finding it you may want to check there}

{The chipotle mayonnaise on wheat bread}

I heavily debated between this fresh whole wheat bread and the ciabatta bread. I really wanted to go with the ciabatta but ended up going with the wheat. When I can, I try and stay away from white bread-- it was a struggle. Looking forward to trying the ciabatta next time! 

{Wow, that arugula looks so good and fresh!}

{Melting the sharp provolone cheese under the broiler}


You may be wondering why there's beef on this sandwich when I put chicken down for the recipe? Well... over the weekend, I bought a pack of chicken several days out from it's expiration date, but when I went to cook it it smelled terrible and had obviously spoiled. So, I rummaged in the fridge for a bit and found a few slices of left over beef from last night. This was actually a way healthier choice because my family grows our own beef-- that way we know what's in it and where it came from! It's also a lot of fun!


{Serve it up with your favorite chips and a small fruit and you'll have a deluxe little meal!}


{Enjoy!

{Recipe adapted from SkinnyTaste.com)

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My workout including running 2.5 miles in under 25 minutes before lunch. This felt SO good! And, than I did 10 min of upper body weight lifting. Two things I love to do. Great day! The sun is shining and I'm grateful to God for the blessings He showers me with each and every day.

5 comments:

Little Mamanista said...

This looks yummy I'll have try it! I lost a lot a weight a while back and I only know how to lose weight by running, I recently stop running and started putting on a few pounds and have been trying to get it off! I love how you put your workout schedule up! very motivating! Thank you!

XO tiffany

www.littlemamanista.blogspot.com

danielle p. said...

omg. this looks so delicious. i'm so glad i found your blog. food is one of my top two favorite things as well, and your blog looks full of tasty things! following you now :]

Tiffany said...

love this blog! can't wait to follow.

Polly Bland said...

oh YUM! Thank you so much for this!!! I want to make it so badly! XOXOX following you!

Hope we can be friends :D

love, polly
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Pam said...

The panini looks so good with fresh arugula on it!