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Build a Better Grilled Cheese


Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food! Toasty bread and oozing cheese alongside a piping hot bowl of tomato soup bring back childhood memories for many. It’s time to think outside the box when it comes to grilled cheese.

building a better grilled cheese

Build a Better Grilled Cheese

Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food! Toasty bread and oozing cheese alongside a piping hot bowl of tomato soup bring back childhood memories for many. It’s time to think outside the box when it comes to grilled cheese. Build your sandwich from nutritious ingredients and pair it with homemade soup to make this a family meal you can feel good about!

The Bread

A great sandwich starts with a solid foundation. Forget the white bread, and start with a more flavorful and nutritious alternative. Whole grain bread, pitas, and flatbreads along with gluten-free whole grain options all work well. These breads lend a rich, nutty flavor plus fiber to your sandwich.

The Crust

The toasty crust is essential to grilled cheese, but plain old butter is not your only option to achieve the ultimate crisp. Alternative options include oil-based spreads, mayonnaise made with canola oil, or a thin layer of olive oil. These options replace the saturated fat in butter with better-for-you options.

The Filling

Filling your grilled cheese with fruits and veggies helps your family to get the nutrition they need. Veggies lend an earthy flavor to a sandwich while fruit creates a sweet and savory filling. Give these combinations a try, or grab your favorite seasonal produce and get cooking!

Start with Brush With Fill with
Nature’s Promise Ancient 12-Grains bread olive oil roasted red pepper hummus + feta cheese + avocado + bell pepper slices
Nature’s Promise 100% Whole Grain bread oil-based spread cheddar cheese with 2% milk + sliced Gala apple + baby spinach
Nature’s Promise Multigrain bread olive oil ricotta + red pepper jelly + sliced bell pepper

Make your grilled cheese into a meal for the whole family by pairing it with a bowl of SAVORY Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil and a simple fruit salad for dessert. Recruit the kids to chop fruits and vegetables, stir the soup, and assemble sandwiches. Enjoy a night of family fun and delicious eats!