Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich

April is National Grilled Cheese Month!  Woohoo!…actually I don’t really care about that BUT my little girl LOVES grilled cheese and I’m sure there are about a million other kiddos out there that have some mad love for grilled cheese sandwiches!  A simple and quick grilled cheese sandwich can be a great opportunity to give your kiddos a wholesome meal.  Go for whole grain bread, natural cheese (please don’t use the stuff that has to be unwrapped 4 times from a plastic sleeve, ick!) and sneak in some fruits and/or veggies.

Here is a sandwich that reminds me of a trip to England we took several years ago.  We were traveling from London to Cornwall and stopped in a quaint little English village for lunch.  It was a cold and windy day and we were delighted to be sitting in the pub next to the fireplace ordering lunch.  As soon as I saw the sandwich on the menu I knew I needed to have it….Cheese Sandwich with Apple Chutney.  It was delicious and so was the sparkling cider that I sipped along with it.  For this recipe today I simply add thinly sliced apples to the grilled cheese, but it always reminds me of the cheese sandwich from the English countryside.  I can’t wait to take Ava on that trip!

Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich

  • 2 Slices of Whole Wheat Bread
  • Couple slices of Cheddar Cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 an Apple, thinly sliced

Lightly butter one side of each piece of bread, I like to use Smart Balance buttery spread.  Layer the thinly sliced cheese and apples.

Simply toast the sandwich on a preheated griddle pan for about 2 minutes per side.

Use your imagination with these kind of sandwiches….make them your own by adding mustard, or sliced pears, roasted turkey, sage, avocado, tomatoes, spinach… get the idea, right!?!

Happy Sandwiching!


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  1. Maggie

    YUM!!! I have been making ours with coconut oil lately (thanks to a suggestion from Elise) – you should try it! Oh and I have a great homemade bread recipe too – I have quit buying store bought… Let me know if you are interested in it! Also, makes great grilled PB (or almond butter) & pear (or banana, apple sandwiches)…

  2. delicious addition of apples in the sandwich

  3. Whitney – love this combo! I could eat this all day : j – Jas

  4. Cheese and apples are a great combination! I used to munch on cheesy apples as a kid all the time.

  5. I love grilled cheese … like your baby daughter! :D

  6. I loved grilled cheese when I was your daughter’s age…and I still do. What a nice way to make a classic fresh and fun (and nutritious)!

  7. Simple and easy, just the way I like it.

  8. Can’t go wrong with a good grilled cheese and apple sandwich:) Yum!

  9. Every month should be National Grill Cheese Month!! Great looking sandwich.

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