Healthier Grilled Cheese

I love grilled cheese. I love almost anything that involves cheese, but I don’t really like butter–I’m lucky that way. I can eat butter in mashed potatoes or in pie crust, but I don’t add it to my food and don’t like it on toast. So when I order a muffin or a grilled cheese and it comes smothered in butter, I’m always disappointed. Nothing can ruin a good pancake for me like butter.

For years I’ve been making my own grilled cheese in olive oil, but it’s not right. I’ve never been happy with it, and then last night I had a thought. It seemed brilliant at the time, but now it seems fairly obvious. Here’s what I did to make a delicious grilled cheese and cut out some of the sat fat. And it really was yummy.

Grilled vegetable sandwich on plate, close-up

Recipe for Healthier Grilled Cheese


2-3 Slices Cheese (I use white Land-0-Lakes American Cheese, sliced thin)
2 Slices of Good Bread (something with flavor like an oat of a nut bread)
1 Tomato (if you are so inclined […]