Healthy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

01.12.2012

Healthy grilled cheese, say what!? Can those three words even go together? This sandwich is amazing! Anyone who is a fan of grilled cheese (or not) I suggest you convert to this method. You won’t regret it. In my opinion this tastes even better than the original version that’s slathered in butter.  You get more flavor and you feel better about eating it.  This is obviously just a recipe for your basic grilled cheese but there are so many variations you can add to this recipe.  You could add in tomatoes or spinach, or your favorite herbs and seasonings or you can just keep it basic like this. Try this recipe out today and it’s likely you will become converted to this method, like I have, for life.  Your heart will thank you later =).  Also, keep in mind you can use your favorite cheese but for a lower calorie, less fat cheese Mozzarella may be your better option.

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Healthy Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Yield: 1 sandwich

Ingredients

  • 2 slices whole wheat bread (preferably fresh)
  • Sliced Monterrey Jack , Muenster, Cheddar, or Mozzarella Cheese (enough to cover bread)
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat a small nonstick fry pan over medium low heat. Place cheese slices (enough to cover bread) between 2 slices of wheat bread. Once fry pan is warm drizzle with 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, slightly tilt pan back and forth to evenly spread oil. Place sandwich in oil, cover with a lid and cook until bottom is golden, about 2 minutes. Then lift sandwich with a spatula an add remaining 1 tsp olive oil to fry pan. Flip sandwich and cook opposite side until golden. Serve immediately.

12 comments

  • Marilyn: I am looking for a healthful sandwich to try with my 14 month granddaughter. This may fit the bill. Thanks for the idea. January 8, 2016 at 7:33pm Reply

  • Anon: I use smart balance light buttery spread. Same delicious results! March 23, 2013 at 10:26am Reply

  • Christy: brilliant! Thanks for the idea! :) October 15, 2012 at 3:52pm Reply

  • Jaclyn: Anonymous – I’m so glad you loved this! Thanks for leaving a comment! April 22, 2012 at 8:19am Reply

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