Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Note: This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

This classic dish is sure to bring a smile to your face, and it's also a good way to sneak some calcium into your diet.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place cheese on one slice of bread. Top with remaining bread slice.
  2. In a shallow bowl, combine egg substitute and skim milk.
  3. Melt margarine in a large nonstick skillet.
  4. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture.
  5. Cook sandwiches for 3 minutes on each side or until golden.

Serves: 1

Serving size: 1 sandwich

Nutritional analysis (per serving):
297 calories
18 g protein
14 g fat
7 g sat. fat
25 g carbohydrate
4 g fiber
30 mg cholesterol
566 mg sodium
278 mg calcium
1.9 mg iron

Diabetic exchanges:
1½ carbohydrate exchanges

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
Serve with tomato soup. Consider adding fresh tomato slices to the sandwich before cooking.

Reviewed by: Allison Brinkley, RD, CNSC, LD/N
Date reviewed: July 2012





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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