Wednesday, October 12
"Grilled Cheese" Sandwich
Cutting back on cheese was the hardest thing about starting the Tone It Up diet (even harder than ditching the beer!) A "domino sized slice" per day?? I had consumed more than that by breakfast most days!
Now I only eat "real" cheese on rare occasions. Soy cheese can be sub'd for real cheese in almost every recipe. And the best way to keep from taking a block out of the fridge and cutting yourself a slice (or five) is not to buy it!
When I do eat real cheese I prefer goat cheese. It's lower in fat, calories, and cholesterol than cow cheese and has the same amount of protein.*
To make this sandwich cut half a red bell pepper into slices and saute with olive oil. Toast two slices of whole wheat/multi-grain bread. Spread goat cheese on each slice. Top one slice with fresh spinach and the bell pepper slices, then top with the other slice.
* Calories per oz: Cholesterol per oz:
Cow cheese: 100 Cow cheese: 30mg
Goat cheese: 80 Goat cheese: 20mg
Fat per oz: Protein per oz:
Cow cheese: 10g Cow cheese: 5g
Goat cheese: 6g Goat cheese: 5g