Healthy Grilled Cheese


Since I am on the losing weight bandwagon after having our baby, the people at Weight Watchers sent me some cheeses and asked if I could come up with some recipes. Last time I shared a new favorite low calorie snack (see here) and today it is a cold snowy day, so a grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup fit the ticket. Instead of over indulging on calories which is easy to do during the winter, Weight Watchers is a good choice for nice flavor without a lot of calories. Today I tried the Mexican Style blend on some whole wheat bread and put in right into the panini grill. The Mexican cheese is made from 2% milk was 80 calories for 1/3 cup so you really can't go too wrong. It was yummy! What do you put on your grilled cheese sandwich?

(photo by blackeiffel)

29 comments:

Kattia said...

I add dijon mustard its make the taste experience just pop!
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Jesse said...

i love grilled cheese and tomato bisque and when you make it at home you can control what goes into it. so satisfying and doesn't have to be sinful.

.caroline armelle. said...

so funny, i made a panini for lunch yesterday too. i used smoked gouda. but, i am also always a fan of havarti.

Melinda said...

I always love pesto on my paninis.

Laura said...

Mmmm sounds delicious! I love grilled cheese, especially with tons of veggies on top, especially tomato and roasted red pepper!

Erin (BonaFideChic@Etsy.com) said...

yum, i know what im having for dinner!

titancia said...

I'm excited to see WW in a post! I started last July and am still working on it. I hope to see more WW from you! :)

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gia said...

Ruebens! They are so good, you put some organic lunch meat, with a little lite mayo and lite cheese and pickle or saurkraut-- and grill it! amazing!

ruffledrose.com said...

Yum, that does sound good! I made a grilled cheese recently with pear, brie and some grainy dijon.
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Mo Pie, Please said...

Pear and Brie, that sounds great. This looks delicious - I might have to make some tomato soup tomorrow for lunch!

Modern Palm Boutique said...

Yum. Grilled cheese sounds so good right now. I love mixing cheeses, adding dijon mustard,mild green chilies, and tomatoes.

Kirsten said...

YUM! I sometimes add a little bit of dijon on there, makes it a bit more exotic tasting. :)

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size too small said...

ughhh i haven't had a grilled cheese in forever. my mom always made the best. maybe i'll give it a go.

Magatha-May said...

Oh I love a simple pesto and mozzarella panini.Feeling a little hungry now.

Chapstick Fanatic said...

i love grilled cheese! i love playing around with different combinations. i think my favorite is multigrain bread, colby jack cheese, and a sliced tomato all on the panini press to make it healthier (dont have to use oil or butter.)

Tara said...

I love adding dijon mustard and thin slices of apple and prosciutto to brie made on the panini... yum!

Tara said...

I love adding dijon mustard and thin slices of apple and prosciutto to brie made on the panini... yum!

Heather Mead Kim said...

I love to add sun-dried tomatoes!!

Anonymous said...

Looks great, but you're on a losing weight bandwagon, not a loosing one.

rachel @ blackeiffel said...

Thanks Anonymous! Appreciate it.

Adrienne said...

Cheddar and mango chutney on a nutty whole grain bread. Mmmm. Not especially healthy, but delicious.

Megan (MIMI+MEG) said...

Oh my GOSH that looks amazing! I love grilled cheese with tomato soup. The lines on that sandwich are so perfect!

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Dina said...

yum, that sounds so good! I like to add a bit of tuna to my grilled cheese sandwiches!

casey said...

you make losing weight look so delish!

Michaela said...

Oh my, there is just nothing like a grilled cheese sandwich! I like to put either pesto or dijon mustard, depending on what cheese is inside.

What I LOVE to do as I'm grilling it is first putting some grated Asiago on the pan, then cooking the sandwich on top of that. As it melts, it creates a slightly crunchy, cheesy crust on the outside of the bread!

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carolyn said...

thanks for the recipe! i am on weight watchers too and this looks like a great indulgence without too many points. :)

gianna caputo said...

i like to add cayenne pepper to the soup...not only does it taste better but the spice factor kicks your metabolism into high gear. double points!

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Stephanie said...

pretty picture Rachel!

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