4 Recipe Ideas for National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day!

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http://worthyandwell.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/grilledcheese.pngIn honour of National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12), I shared four recipe ideas with Global Calgary that are nourishing and pleasing.

Back when I was living my life with a dieting mindset, grilled cheese sandwiches were foods that I labeled “bad,” or foods I thought I shouldn’t have. It’s amazing how this has shifted since adopting a mindful and intuitive approach to eating and living.

Ditch the all-or-none. Eat for fuel, flavour, and fun!

That’s been Worthy and Well’s mantra since the start. Sometimes a classic grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup (maybe even with ketchup and pickles – if you’re like host, Scott Fee) is exactly what will satisfy. And that is perfectly OKAY! It’s important to honour this satisfaction factor with eating, especially if you want to ditch the diet mindset and become a normal eater.

There are also plenty of ways to get creative and play around with some of the ingredients to make your sandy more nutritionally dense and maybe even more enjoyable. I love using tasty sprouted grain breads (like what Silver Hills Bakery makes) for extra fibre and protein, various Canadian cheeses (thank you dairy farmers!), and delicious produce for colour and nutrients.

Some ideas for your next grilled cheese adventure…

I had a lot of fun experimenting with ingredients for the Global News segment, and here’s what I came up with – ALL delicious:

The Classic

  • use sourdough bread,
  • garlic butter (my little secret – add garlic powder to your butter or smash 1-2 cloves into 1/4 cup),
  • and sharp cheddar cheese,
  • with tomato soup on the side.

The Caprese

  • Try out your favourite sprouted grain bread,
  • use Buffalo mozzarella or bocconcini cheese discs,
  • halved baby tomatoes,
  • and fresh basil,
  • with fresh veggies on the side.

The Roasted Beet and Brie

  • Again, sprouted grain bread,
  • brie cheese,
  • and leftover roasted beets,
  • with salad on the side.

The Chocolate and Parm

Yes, I DID say chocolate and parm!

  • use a bread of your choice,
  • shave parmesan cheese and dark chocolate (I used 72%) for the centre of your sandwich,
  • and serve with fresh fruit.
  • {I tried this one with French toast, and that was mega-delicious too}!


And if you’re looking for more, there are some more awesome recipes right here!

And finally, here’s the grilled cheese interview in case you couldn’t catch it live!

This segment and post were supported by Dairy Farmers of Canada!

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Justine Vandergrift April 13, 2017, 4:16 pm


worthyandwell April 13, 2017, 4:58 pm

Aw thanks Justine! Enjoy your grilled cheese! <3

Mary Collette Rogers April 14, 2017, 10:56 am

You got me! Why is Casey pushing grilled cheese I wondered? But of course that can be just what hits the spot–and I”m glad you showed how it’s easy to “health-ify” even grilled cheese with simple additions–which is true of many of the so-called “forbidden”foods like pizza, mac ‘n cheese, etc. But do you also keep an eye on ingredient labels to make sure you’re steering clear of artificial additives, preservatives, etc., i.e., real cheddar rather than processed cheese?

worthyandwell April 20, 2017, 11:02 am

Hi Mary – you’re right – there are no forbidden foods when we lean toward a mindful and intuitive approach to eating. It is certainly important to be aware of nutrition and eating for fuel, while also letting all foods be on the table. I do think it is a good idea to be mindful to choose less processed foods most often, but even processed foods can have a place at the table in an intuitive eaters eating plan.

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