Another classic recipe for kids. Tradi¬tional grilled cheese is soaked with butter and oil and loaded with excess cheese. Instead, I use flavorful cheeses and lightly coat the bread with cooking spray. Serve this with my home¬made tomato soup.
1. Divide the cheddar and mozzarella between 2 slices of bread. Top with the sliced tomatoes. Cover with the remaining 2 slices of bread. Lightly coat both sides of each sandwich with cooking spray.
2. Lightly coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Grill the sandwiches for about 4 minutes per side, being careful not to burn them.
2 oz aged light cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
1 oz light mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
4 slices plum tomato
4 slices whole wheat bread
Nutritional Analysis per Serving: (1/2 sandwich)
Protein 9 g
Fat 4.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Carbohydrates 14 g
Cholesterol 11 mg
Sodium 285 mg
Fiber 2.2 g
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Make Ahead: Prepare sandwiches early in the day but grill just before serving
Nutrition Watch: A regular grilled cheese sandwich made with processed cheese will add 400 calories, 30 g of fat and 77 mg of cholesterol to your child’s day Make your own by using non-processed cheese, and make sure they’re getting a healthy dose of protein.