Filed under: Nutrition
Grilled cheese is an American staple. Who didn’t love a super buttery grilled cheese on white toast, with gobs of Kraft singles when they were a kid? It was delicious!
Unfortunately, white bread, Kraft singles made from dubious sources, and butter with annato (added to provide color because corn-based diets don’t provide adequate nutrition to do so) don’t exactly make for a top-notch health statement. Neither did adding several slices of poorly produces, massively processed deli meat.
However, last night I was determined to make a healthy grilled cheese where I felt satisfied enough in its integrity to feed it to my pregnant wife.
Using a local grass-fed butter, I buttered up our grill pan and set to work. I dropped in 4 slices of Ezekiel sesame bread and let those toast for several minutes. I flipped them for a minute to get both sides a little action.
Then I placed two Organic Valley Mild Cheddar Cheese slices, and allowed them to melt nicely. While that was melting, I placed 3 slices of Applegate Farms Organic Roasted Turkey Breast in the pan to warm up a bit. Applegate Farms is a good company that makes quality meat products.
Once ready I tossed the turkey onto the slices with melted cheese, placed the cheese free slice on top and enjoyed! We had this paired with a zucchini soup, for a simple and delicious dinner that we will surely have again soon.
Guilt Free Grilled Cheese (for 1)
- 1/2 tbsp grass-fed butter
- 2 slices sprouted grain bread
- 1 slice Organic Valley cheese slice of choice
- 3 slices Applegate Farms organic deli meat of choice
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