Grilled Cheese with a Twist

Dinner last night was super easy. I like super easy! Michael was craving sandwiches so I suggested grilled cheese.

The secret ingredient that makes the best grilled cheese? Mustard! Michael puts Dijon mustard on his sandwich. I am not really a fan of Dijon and can only handle it in small doses. So I used my Trader Joe’s Garlic Aioli mustard on my sandwich instead.

Michael wanted to put slices of ham to make a grilled ham and cheese. I used 1/2 a slice of ham on my sandwich instead of the whole slice (Costco ham). We used shredded Colby Jack cheese.


Butter both sides and grill it up! If you want to save some calories, don’t go crazy on the cheese and use “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter” Spray when you grill it.

Don’t forget to check the sides often so it isn’t burned. While my sandwich was cooking, I steamed cauliflower and brocolli.

Michael scoffed at my side dish and had Jalapeno chips instead. 😉 Michael’s plate (minus the chips):

I used Goddess Dressing on my veggies. Dinner was fantastic! I love the gooey grilled cheese sandwiches and veggies.

My Dinner

I stopped eating Grilled Cheese sandwiches when I first started losing weight because I wasn’t sure how to make it “lighter.” Then I started using those 45 calories per slice bread, I Can’t Believe it’s not Butter, and those American Cheese Slices (nasty I know). I perfected the low-calorie grilled cheese sandwich–even if it wasn’t the best sandwich I’d ever had. 😉 Honestly, I prefer what we make now!

We watched the new season of “Top Chef” last night. I love that show! Do you watch? I am a Kenny Fan for sure. He was pretty impressive. I am so happy the show is back! I posted on Twitter, “It’s Not Top Scallop!” –the funniest line from last season! 😉

Finally, I’ve been contacted by a cool company for a GREAT first giveaway! Check back soon for more details!

QUESTION: How do you make your Grilled Cheese? Share secrets and recipes!

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

0 thoughts on “Grilled Cheese with a Twist”

  1. My friend taught me this trick. Instead of using butter use mayonaise. You can’t taste it, but it makes the bread so much crispier and spreads evenly. My husband is hooked now.

  2. I never thought of mustard or mayonaise before. My sister used to babysit for a family who sprinkled parmesan cheese on top of the butter for an even stronger cheese flavor. It’s a great trick! I actually made a grilled cheese earlier this week…

    By the way, the picture of you in your old jeans, is phenomenal! I’m so impressed! So glad I found your blog 🙂

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