EatingWell

By: Hilary Meyer

Grilled cheese seems like the perfect food. It’s easy to make, has few ingredients and sports a crispy crust and a warm, gooey, cheesy center. What’s not to love? How about the 410 calories and 18 grams of saturated fat per sandwich? I don’t love that.

"Bad" Foods You Don't Have to Feel Guilty About Eating

Grilled cheese can attribute its high fat and calories to the butter spread on the outside of the bread to make it crispy and the copious amounts of cheese in the middle. Pair that with a couple of slices of plain white bread and you have a nutritional disaster. But do you really need all of that to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich? No!

Check out the slideshow above to see 5 secrets for making grilled cheese that save calories and fat to boot--plus a few amazing grilled cheese recipes!

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Tags: Lunch, Kid-Friendly, Cheese

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