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Healthier Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich

You can coat your bread with tons of butter and fill it with ton of oozing melted cheese, but why not make your gluten free grilled cheese sandwich healthier? Add healthier fats by adding avocado, and using less cheese. Or…use the same amount of cheese, but add additional fiber. It will balance out the carbs from higher starched bread, resulting in lower net carbs. You can add your favorite raw veggies such as sprouts, tomatoes, and cucumbers, which provide additional fiber. In addition, use a higher fiber and higher protein bread. Learn about high protein gluten free flours. They are usually higher in fiber, as well. Instead of tons of butter, use a healthy oil of your choosing. I enjoy lite/light extra virgin olive oil. It has the same nutritional value as extra virgin olive oil, but less of the olive flavor. Another favorite of mine is grape seed oil. It’s clear, and virtually flavorless. Enjoy, with less guilt!

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Healthy Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Yield: Serves 1.

Healthy Gluten Free Grilled Cheese Sandwich

A gluten free grilled cheese sandwich with additional fiber and protein, making it a healthier choice, but still delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 - 2 slices cheese (Follow Your Heart Brand for Dairy-Free. It melts well.)
  • 1 slice tomato
  • 3 slices cucumber
  • 1/8 - 1/4 avocado, sliced thinly
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Sprouts
  • Cooking oil of choice

Instructions:

  1. Preheat a skillet (I like using a grilling pan). You can also use a non-stick grill or sandwich maker.
  2. Brush the outside slices of bread with oil; add the cheese to one of the slices; add veggies; top with other slice; place sandwich in skillet; brown one side; turn over; brown other side; cover until cheese melts. Slice in half and serve.

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