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Easy Cheesy Chicken Melt

Prep time: 20 minutes

What you need:

  • 8-oz. can white chicken, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp. chopped white onion
  • 2 tbsp. light mayonnaise
  • 4 slices of mozzarella cheese
  • 8 slices 100% whole-wheat bread
  • 4 thin slices of a large tomato

What to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the drained chicken, chopped onion, and mayonnaise.
  3. Place the chicken mixture on four slices of bread and top each of them with a slice of cheese.
  4. Toast, along with the other 4 slices of bread, in the oven until the cheese melts.
  5. To serve, place a tomato slice on top of each piece of cheese, and then top each with another piece of toast.

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

  • 440 calories
  • 40g protein
  • 15g fat
  • 5g sat. fat
  • 43g carbohydrate
  • 6g fiber
  • 85mg cholesterol
  • 840mg sodium
  • 7g sugars

Serves: 4

Serving size: 1 sandwich

This recipe has important nutrients for mom and baby, including:

Protein

Protein helps build a baby's muscles, bones, and other tissues, especially in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. The recommended protein intake during the second half of pregnancy and while breastfeeding is 71 grams daily. Healthy sources of protein include lean meat, poultry, fish, beans, peanut butter, eggs, and tofu.

Date reviewed: November 2015

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