Sometimes I just crave a a good old-fashioned sandwich. Something cheesy and flavorful between two slices of bread. There's no doubt my sandwich and bread consumption has decreased since losing weight, but every now and then I like to indulge. This sandwich TOTALLY hit the spot -- warm, melty, tasty and only 5 ingredients that I picked up at ALDI.
If you never shopped at nor heard of ALDI, click here -- I just wrapped up a campaign with then on my weight-loss blog, Roni's Weigh.
In a nutshell they are a discount supermarket chain that mostly carries their own brands of the most popular grocery items. I've been shopping there since college as I've been lucky enough to have one pretty close to me everywhere I've lived. It was my mom who turned me on to them; she does most of her shopping there as well.
While working with them the past few weeks, I was inspired to make a few recipes with their products, today's sandwich included. They didn't ask me to do this. I just thought it would be a fun way to show people how they can use simple, inexpensive ingredients to make good food at home fast, cheap and easily.
Here's how I made what I thought was quite the perfect sandwich…
- 2 slices of whole grain bread (I used their 12 Grain)
- 1 oz ripe avocado (28g)
- 2 tbsp salsa (I used their Simple Nature Thick and Chunky Medium)
- 2 oz grilled chicken breast strips (I used their pre-cooked line)
- 1 oz finely shredded Colby-Jack cheese (I used their Happy Farms brand)
Heat a skillet or grill pan over medium heat.
Smear one slice of the bread with the avocado and the other with the salsa.
Top the bread with the chicken and cheese.
Put the sandwich together and press on the skillet.
Cook for 3-4 minutes until the bread toasts to a nice golden brown. Then flip and cover.
Cook for another 3-4 minutes until the other side is toasted and the cheese is melted.
I paired mine with baby carrots that were a special buy this week for 49 cents!
It was a great lunch, super satisfying.
Calories are little higher but easily could be knocked down with a "lighter" bread option. The 12 Grain is 100 calories a slice just to give you an idea. This is the Nutritional Info using all the ALDI specific products.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|438||18g||10g||old: 9.5||new: 9|
Full Disclosure This is NOT a sponsored post. However ALDI has sponsored posts on my other blog, Roni's Weigh. All opinion expressed are my own.