By using whole-grain bread and reduced-fat cheese and by doing
away with the frying, you'll make this favorite sandwich
nutritious. Goes great with a glass of skim milk and some
low-sodium tomato soup. And given that this is a no-stove required
recipe, kids can make it on their own!
|2 slices whole-wheat or whole-grain bread (at least 3
grams of fiber per slice)
||2 slices white bread
|2 slices of reduced-fat American cheese
||2 slices American cheese
||1 tbsp butter
- Toast bread.
- Add cheese slices to one slice of bread.
- Top with other slice of bread.
- Wrap sandwich in paper towel.
- Microwave on HIGH for 20 seconds or until cheese is melted
(do not overcook).
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
|21 g protein
||16 g protein
|10 g fat
||24 g fat
|5.4 g sat. fat
||15 g sat. fat
|31 g carbohydrate
||25 g carbohydrate
|6 g fiber
||1 g fiber
|26 mg cholesterol
||62 mg cholesterol
|1203 mg sodium
||1184 mg sodium
|704 mg calcium
||359 mg calcium
|5.4 mg iron
||2 mg iron
|120 mcg folic acid
||68 mcg folic acid
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient
Variations and suggestions:
Add tomato slices between cheese slices before microwaving to
sneak in an extra vegetable serving.
Mary L. Gavin, MD
Date reviewed: April 2008
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice,
diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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