The Californian

The Californian

The Californian

Alfalfa sprouts add a delicate nutty flavor plus crunchy goodness to these open-faced sandwiches. Sprouts are low in calories and fat free. Purchase sprouts that are moist and crisp; refrigerate and use within a few days of purchase.


Makes 4 servings


3 tablespoons reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon chutney
4 slices pumpernickel bread
4 lettuce leaves
3/4 pound thinly sliced deli chicken breast
1-1/3 cups alfalfa sprouts
1 medium mango, peeled and sliced
1 pear, cored and sliced
4 strawberries


  1. Combine cream cheese and chutney in small bowl; spread about 1 tablespoon on each bread slice. Place 1 lettuce leaf over cream cheese mixture. Divide chicken evenly into 4 servings; place over lettuce. Arrange alfalfa sprouts over chicken; arrange mango and pear slices over sprouts. Garnish each open-faced sandwich with a strawberry.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 open-faced sandwich
Calories 318
Calories from Fat 17 %
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Carbohydrate 36 g
Fiber 6 g
Protein 30 g
Sodium 304 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1
Fruit 1-1/2
Meat 3

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