I can never get enough Weight Watchers lunch ideas in my recipe arsenal.
See, I tend to get really bored with the same few lunch ideas every single week!
So when I was searching for some different and exciting recipes, I found this recipe for Pesto, Toasted Pine Nut, & Mozzarella Panini.
Weight Watchers Lunch Ideas: Pesto, Toasted Pine Nut, Mozzarella Panini
Mind you, you don’t have to have a panini press.
So, it’s not absolutely necessary to go out and buy one.
BUT, I do believe that this recipe would be even tastier if you used one!
Weight Watchers Lunch Ideas: Use The George Foreman Panini Press
Therefore, if you decide that it’s worth the investment and you can use it for other healthy recipes, here’s a great one on Amazon.
This George Foreman Panini Press will do the job and it’s only currently $23.
10 Weight Watchers Points Plus Value Per Serving
This recipe makes two sandwiches, one for you and one for a lucky friend!
It weighs in at 10 Weight Watchers Points Plus Value per sandwich.
Some will say that’s a lot of points for one sandwich, but once you try it, you won’t mind using those extra points!
Pesto, Toasted Pine Nut, & Mozzarella Panini Recipe
WEIGHT WATCHERS LUNCH IDEAS: PESTO, TOASTED PINE NUT, MOZZARELLA PANINI
- Panini Press
- 2 tbsp pine nuts
- 2 tbsp prepared pesto
- 4 oz part-skim mozzarella I used shredded
- 4 slices whole wheat artisan bread
- Spray some Pam (non-stick spray) in a skillet and set it on medium heat.
- Toast the pine nuts in the skillet, turning with a spatula, until they turn golden brown.
- Spread the pesto on 2 slices of bread.
- Layer each slice with the mozzarella cheese.
- Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts on top.
- Top with the remaining slices of bread.
- On the preheated skillet, add more Pam and grill both sides of the sandwich until the cheese has melted and the bread is a golden brown.
Where To Find The Ingredients
I found all of the ingredients at my local Weis Grocery store.
Although, sometimes pine nuts are hard to find.
To make life just a little bit easier, I found these Raw Pine Nuts on Amazon.
The bag is 1 lb and has gotten great reviews.
I’m so glad that I searched for new Weight Watchers lunch ideas because this panini turned out amazingly delicious!!
I honestly felt like I had just ordered my lunch from a fancy restaurant!
Not only was it exquisite, but it was also very satisfying and filled me up.
I love the combination of the crunchy, toasted pine nuts, along with the melted mozzarella cheese and the flavorful pesto sauce.
I guess it’s my Italian heritage that’s drawn me so much to this recipe!
So, next time you’re stumped for Weight Watchers lunch ideas, try this recipe out!
You will absolutely not be disappointed!
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