Grilled Pear Cheddar Pockets

Grilled Pear Cheddar Pockets

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This modern-day grilled cheese sandwich combines Cheddar cheese and arugula in a healthy whole-grain flatbread pocket. Add a bit of sweet pear and tangy mustard and throw it on the grill for just a couple of minutes—it may just become your new go-to lunch!

Ingredients 1 serving

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  • 2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
  • ½ of a whole-grain pocket thin flatbread, such as Brownberry brand
  • 2 slices ultra-thin sharp or mild Cheddar cheese, such as Sargento brand
  • ¼ cup arugula
  • ⅓ of a medium red pear, cored and cut into ¼-inch-thick slices


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  1. Preheat a small covered indoor electric grill (or nonstick skillet). Spread mustard over the interior surfaces of the pocket thin flatbread half. Arrange the cheese slices in the pocket, folding to fit. Add arugula and pear slices.
  2. Place the flatbread half on the preheated grill and close (see Tip). Grill about 1½ minutes or until lightly toasted.
  • Tip: If using a nonstick skillet, cook 2 to 4 minutes or until lightly toasted, turning pocket once.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 pocket sandwich
  • Per serving: 223 calories; 9 g fat(4 g sat); 7 g fiber; 29 g carbohydrates; 11 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 20 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 133 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 73 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 552 mg sodium; 83 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 medium-fat protein, 1 starch, ½ fruit

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