After reading an article on Self.com, I am now officially dying for a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s a great write up about making one of our favorite comfort foods, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, more healthy.
My favorite tip was this one:
Stuff it with salad Work in color and nutrients: Add ½ cup fresh spinach to your melt for a dose of vitamins A, C and K, which help protect against heart disease, cancer and bone disease, respectively. Top your greens with a layer of lycopene-loaded tomato slices; heating them releases even more antioxidants.
I try to work spinach and tomatoes into our meals as often as possible, so I’ll be trying this one out asap.
Speaking of sandwiches, I made some really delicious Turkey sandwiches this weekend. I toasted the bread in the oven for a few minutes. Then I topped it with White Cheddar Cheese and returned it to the oven until the cheese melted. I piled on Smoked Turkey slices and sauteed artichoke hearts, garlic, and spinach. I didn’t have any mayo on hand (no clue how that happened), so I used a little bit of Ranch dressing. The tangy attitude of the Ranch was actually good, but in all honesty, I think Mayo would’ve been even better.
I served a big delicious pasta salad with the sandwiches and we were happy, happy, happy.
Click HERE for the Grilled Cheese Please article.