Nutrition Tip of the Week: Top 5 Ways to Upgrade a Grilled Cheese Sandwich!

Did you know April is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month?!

Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the most famous comfort foods in the United States, and lots of kids grow up eating them. They’re a quick and easy lunch or dinner with tomato soup and a salad, but there are lots of ways to add more nutrition to them. Whole grain bread is a great place to start, and summer time means lots of fresh fruits and vegetables are easy to find! Tomatoes right off the vine can add a bright bite to a toasty grilled cheese, not to mention all the vitamin C and fiber!

There are also a variety of cheeses that melt well and taste great in a hot grilled cheese sandwich! Switch up your cheeses to match the veggies (or fruit) you add to your sandwich. Brie is a soft white cheese that is melty and tastes great with green apples or sliced fresh pears, and cheeses like provolone or muenster melt really well over sauteed mushrooms and bell peppers!

You can also pair a grilled cheese sandwich with a crisp salad or tasty vegetable soup to be sure you can add as many MyPlate food categories to your meal as you can. Try out some new sandwiches today and share them with your family. Do you have a family grilled cheese recipe?

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