As a child I remember eating grilled cheese sandwiches with a tall glass of ice cold milk, sometimes literally. I liked my milk so cold that I would add ice cubes to make the milk extra cold. It was delicious, especially with the ooey gooey cheese from the sandwich. Like most kids, I grew up with my grilled cheese bread spread with butter, however I now enjoy grilled cheese with coconut oil. I honestly think it makes the bread crispier and gives the sandwich a delicious flavor.
There are many combinations of grilled cheese sandwiches. You can have a traditional grilled cheese or try it with added bacon and cheddar! I recently saw a picture of a jalapeno popper grilled cheese sandwich and I was intrigued. Although jalapeno poppers aren’t the healthiest for you they taste mighty darn good! I bought my ingredients and got started on my own creation of the sandwich.
Yields 1 sandwich
2 slices of bread; of your choice
2 green onions; chopped
1 japaleno pepper; cut to your liking
2 tablespoons fat free cream cheese
1 slice colby jack cheese
- In a small bowl combine green onion and cream cheese. Blend until combined.
- Place a pan on medium heat. When hot, spray pan with Kelapo coconut oil cooking spray.
- Spray both sides of each slice of bread with Kelapo coconut oil cooking spray, this makes for the best flavored grilled cheese.
- Spread cream cheese mixture evenly onto each slice of bread. Add cut jalapeno to one slice of bread and sliced cheese to the other slice.
- Combine both sides of bread to make a sandwich and place into pan. Cook evenly on both sides, about 2 minutes on each side or until sliced cheese becomes melted.
- Serve with a tall glass of milk!
Not only was this fun to make because it was different, but it also tasted delicious. If you love a kick to your sandwich I highly recommend this grilled cheese. The melted cheese along with the cream cheese and jalapenos tasted just like a jalapeno popper that you would get at a restaurant, if not better! The crispy bread from the added coconut oil gave the illusion of the fried versions in restaurants as well. This isn’t a typical healthy lunch however I am tracking my calories so the breakdown of this sandwich is as follows:
254 calories, 8g fat, and 32g carbs
Do you have a favorite recreation of an “unhealthy” food made healthier?