Make An Epic Grilled Cheese: Get Your Daily Protein

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Melted cheese and toasty bread… grilled cheese sandwiches are good for the soul, and if done right, can help you get your daily protein intake. Though the pair are perfect as they are, follow these tips to take your grilled cheese sammies to the next level using these kitchen staples.

Embrace The Sauce

Boost the flavor by adding a layer of your choice of condiment. Incorporate sweet and salty flavors by adding a spoonful of chutney, fruit preserves, or even honey along with your cheese. Keep it savory by adding stone ground mustard, relish, roasted red peppers, or spicy mayo. For a grilled cheese sure to impress guests, try my go-to combo, mozzarella, pesto, and sliced tomato!

Add Some Crunch

Add some thinly sliced apples or pears atop your cheese for added crunch, tang, and some additional fiber… always a plus! Don’t be afraid to experiment. Try adding crunchy pickled vegetables like cucumbers, radishes, or onions for a restaurant-quality touch.

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Pick a Plant or Animal Protein: Get Your Daily Protein Intake

Cheese naturally contains protein to keep you feeling full. For additional daily protein and even more flavor, top cheese with thin slices of prosciutto (dry-cured ham), grilled chicken, or even pepperoni. Your taste buds will thank you!

A grilled cheese sandwich wouldn’t be complete without a companion bowl of soup for dipping. Warm up with this cozy Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup or Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup.

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