Grilled Cuban Sandwich

Our Cuban sandwich has the requisite fillings (ham, cheese, pickle) with a fraction of the calories – just 231 per sandwich. All you need is 8 minutes and a hearty appetite!
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Low-Calorie Cuban Sandwich Recipe

Nutritional Bonus: Small but mighty, this sandwich provides 81% of your daily requirement for manganese, a trace mineral that aids in both calcium absorption and carbohydrate metabolism. Our Cuban is also light on sodium and saturated fat, making it a satisfyingly smart mealtime decision.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp organic unsalted butter
  • 2 white mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 slices country wheat or whole-wheat bread
  • 2 thin slices low-fat Swiss cheese (1/2 oz), divided
  • 1 1/2 oz extra-lean, uncured, roasted ham, sliced
  • 2 slices bread-and-butter pickles, optional

Preparation

  1. In a small sauté pan, melt butter on medium heat. Add mushrooms and sauté, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Between bread slices, layer 1 slice cheese, ham, pickles (if desired), mushrooms and remaining slice cheese. Place sandwich in a hot panini press and grill until bread toasts and cheese melts, 3 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 231
  • Carbohydrate Content: 24 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 36 mg
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 3 g
  • Sodium Content: 617 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g