Eat Low-Fat Food

Hi! I'm a mom of 2 and I love tasty (and fatty) food (Really, who doesn't?)! I own my love for the lards of life, but I budget my fats daily or else I easily overspend. By living a low-fat lifestyle, I hope to develop super powers (or something comparable would suite me just fine). At the very least, I hope my cholesterol levels will be thanking me as I gracefully progress through the ages and stages of life. Follow me on my eating journey to a healthier lifestyle through delicious low-fat food.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Appeasing The Kids - Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup


Dinner is a family affair, so I try to make meals that my family will enjoy. Tonight my daughter requested grilled cheese and tomato soup. I LOVVVE melty cheese! But on my low fat diet I often choose other options because of the high fat content in most cheeses. However, tonight I was going to make my daughter happy and I had a few tricks up my sleeve to make a healthier version of grilled cheese, one that I could eat with pleasure and guilt-free.

Tip number 1- make it an open face cheese toast and save yourself all that butter you would normally bathe the sandwich bread in.

Tip number 2- substitute half the shredded cheddar for grated Parmesan cheese.  Lots of flavor, less fatty ;). Now you can call it "fancy two-cheese toasts" or something like that.

Tip number 3- use whole wheat bread.

That's it. Assemble cheeses on the bread and broil until the cheese melts and Parmesan is lightly browned. Try it. It's yummy!  And with tomato soup, you've got a heaven-made match.

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