Grilled Veggie Cheese Sandwich by Porter Health System

By: Porter Regional Hospital Last Updated: January 8, 2010

This recipe is brought to you by Porter Health System's Health eCooking.

Try this healthier version of an all American favorite: grilled cheese. Serve this tomato, fresh spinach and melted cheddar cheese sandwich paired with tomato soup for lunch or light supper.

This recipe is Diabetes Friendly and Heart Healthy

Yield: 4 servings (4 sandwiches)

  • 8 slices light whole wheat bread
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 4 slices of tomato (1/4 inch each)

Brush 1 side of each slice of bread with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder. Layer 4 slices of bread with cheddar cheese, spinach leaves and tomato. Top with remaining slices of bread.

Grill sandwiches until golden brown and until cheese is fully melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):
Calories 210
Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Sodium 513 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Fiber 6 g
Protein 17 g