My earlier post recapping my Technorati feature (“Food now, sex later“) had me craving this quick and easy grilled cheese sandwich I made yesterday for lunch. I’m calling it low-cal because compared to other grilled cheese sandwiches, it is. This one checks in at about 250 calories—not bad for a fairly filling grilled cheese sandwich. Serve it with a side of sliced fresh fruit, mini carrots or a salad!
Definitely should have used my vacuum sealing trick on this package!
Heat a small skillet or pan on medium heat. Lightly butter the inside of each side of the bagel. Place one half of the bagel buttered-side down in the skillet.
Top with sliced reduced-fat cheese and remaining bagel half (buttered side out). Once bottom is lightly toasted and cheese slightly melted, flip and toast the other side. Serve hot!
I used a mix of the Havarti (delicious and lowest cal out of the options) and Colby Jack, but Swiss and Cheddar would be good too or any combo you like!
P.S. I got the idea of the inside-out grilled cheese thing from Five Guys Burgers & Fries. (They take their yummy burger buns and flip them inside out! It’s a great way to use extra hamburger buns, believe me.)