Grilled Avocado, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Sandwich 1

Grilled Avocado, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Sandwich

Serves: 1

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Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! The boyfriend and I stayed pretty low key. Saturday we went to see the new Nicholas Parks movie, Safe Haven. I really enjoyed it! Sunday was spent baking away in the kitchen! After about 4 hours I finally cleaned up and was ready for bed….at about 5:30pm! Instead, I made some tea and relaxed. Such a great way to end the weekend! 🙂

Today’s recipe is not only quick and super flavorful, but it was made on an amazing new bread that I had the chance to try out! The wonderful people over at Food For Life reached out to me about 6 weeks back. They offered to send me not one, but two loaves of their new flax bread! Ezekial bread has always been one of my favorites! I have been eating the bread, english muffins, tortillas, wraps, hamburger buns, cereal, etc for at least 5 years! All such great products! As soon as the bread arrived I knew immediately that it was going to be delicious because you could see all the flax seeds on the outside! (Plus the nutrition stats were awesome!)  I love the nutty flavor of whole flax seeds! One afternoon I was craving comfort food, grilled cheese in particular. I knew this bread would make one amazing sandwich….and that it did! It was by far the best bread I have had in a long time! Then again, I thought that maybe my opinion was bias since I haven’t eaten bread in forever. So, I tested it out on the boyfriend and my sister! Both of them loved it just as much as I did! I hope you enjoy this recipe and give this bread a try! 🙂

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Fit Ingredients

  • 2 slices Ezekiel Flax Bread**
  • 1/2 c (65g) frozen cranberries
  • 1 oz (28g) goat cheese
  • 1 oz (30g) fresh avocado
  • sweetener for cranberries, optional

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  • medium skillet

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Directions

1. In a microwave safe dish thaw your cranberries.

2. If desired, mix some sweetener into your cranberries (fresh cranberries are tart so adjust to your own preference)

3. Mash your cranberries, slightly.

4. Spread the avocado on 1 slice of bread.

5. Spread your cranberry jelly on top of avocado.

6. Spread your goat cheese on the second slice of bread.

7. Lay the bread with goat cheese on top of cranberry avocado bread.

8. Heat a non stick skillet over medium heat.

9. Place sandwich in the pan.

10. Toast for 3-4 minutes.

11. Flip and toast for an additional 2-3 minutes.

12. Slice on the diagonal and eat!

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** I do not use butter or oil on the outside of my bread. I like the nice crisp toasty bread from the skillet. Feel free to use oil/butter of choice on the outside of your bread, if desired.

The filling in this sandwich is sooo creamy it literally melts in your mouth! The nutty flavor of the bread combined with the sweet cranberries, creamy avocado and salty goat cheese….PURE PERFECTION!! There aren’t any words to describe the euphoria that I experienced when I took my first bite!

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Nutrition(for the entire recipe)

Calories: 303.3, Protein: 15.6g, Carbs: 38.2g, Fat: 11.6g (4g Saturated), Sodium: 183mg, Fiber: 13g** (Net Carbs: 25.2g)

**13g of fiber?! I think so!

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Disclaimer

While Food For Life did supply me with this delicious bread, I was not compensated for this review.

All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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*Did you do anything fun this weekend?

*Did you watch the Oscars last night?

*Have you tried any Food For Life products before?

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37 Comments
  • Wendy
    This looks amazing Sarah!!! I am so making this!! I've been dying for a grilled sandwich this winter!
    February 25, 2013
  • Annie
    This looks absolutely Amazing! i am definitely trying this! Thanks Sarah!
    February 25, 2013
  • I love the Food for Life bread AND that sounds absolutely delish!!!!! I must check it out. I have another flavor in the house right now! :)
    February 25, 2013
  • This looks like sandwich HEAVEN!
    February 25, 2013
  • LOVE everything about this sandwich! I swear goat cheese goes with everything...I am going to check out this bread company right now. Happy Monday and yeah for the sun being out and it not being freezing! :)
    February 25, 2013
  • Besides that the ingredients sound fantastic (that Sprouted Flax bread is so good!) . . . this is the most beautiful sandwich I've ever seen! :)
    February 25, 2013
  • Love the flavor combo and the colors of this sandwich are fabulous!
    February 25, 2013
  • This combo looks delicious.. I don't have any cranberries, so I may try this with blueberries or blackberries. Thanks!!
    February 25, 2013
  • YUM, this looks awesome!! You have some great recipes on this blog of yours :) www.colorushealthy.com
    February 25, 2013
  • this is an fabulous idea for a delicious sandwich. Cant wait to try it.
    February 25, 2013
  • Sarah, this sandwich looks amazing! I've actually never even tried anything cranberry before, crazy right?!
    February 25, 2013
  • Oh my goodness, this will be my new obsession. I am trying to hold back the drool right now! Thanks so much for this! P.S. I really, really, really, want to see Safe Haven soon... how could anyone pass up watching Josh for 2 hours?!
    February 26, 2013
  • Oh my gosh, this is my new obsession. The recipe AND the blog. So good. I can't wait to try this out!!! Thanks so much! :) P.S. I really, really, really want to see Safe Haven too. I mean, who would pass up staring at Josh for 2 hours?!
    February 26, 2013
  • This looks so insanely good and cozy! I've been in love with Ezekiel's sesame bread for the past few weeks--plus I kinda love buying bread frozen, since I can't eat a fresh loaf fast enough on my own anyway.
    February 27, 2013
  • You inspire me! This combo sounds so good!
    March 5, 2013
  • I love the combination of cheese and fruity spreads. I would love to try this with raspberry or blackberry jam!
    March 6, 2013
  • Amber
    Tried this tonight! It is delicious! Thank you!
    May 17, 2013

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