Ordinarily we'd pass the "quick and healthy" cookbook section in lieu of something with more cheese, but if you're going to cook light, better take a page out of Better Homes and Gardens. These strawberry and cream cheese sandwiches pressed in a waffle iron are as attractive to behold as they are delicious. Don't worry, real waffles aren't going anywhere. We're just using their facilities.
- 1/3 cup light cream cheese, softened
- 4 teaspoons honey
- 8 slices whole grain sandwich bread
- 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1/4 cup low fat granola
- 2 teaspoons sunflower kernels, salted and roasted
- nonstick cooking spray
- honey (optional)
- In a small bowl, stir together cream cheese and the 4 teaspoons honey.
- Spread one side of the bread slices with cream cheese mixture.
- Top four of the bread slices with strawberries, granola and sunflower kernels.
- Top with the remaining four bread slices, spread sides down.
- Coat a waffle maker with cooking spray; heat according to the manufacturer's directions.
- Cook sandwiches, one at a time, in waffle baker about 2 minutes or until golden.
- When done, use a fork to lift sandwich off grid.
- Cut sandwiches into halves or quarters.
- If desired, serve with additional honey.
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