Grilled Cheese: The epitome of comfort food.
We, as humans, are brought up on these. Learned how to swim, get a grilled cheese. Fall off a bike, get a grilled cheese. Learn how to ride a bike, get a grilled cheese. Cold outside, get a grilled cheese. Sick, get a grilled cheese. In some households (not mine but Bryan’s), this comfort food is paired with tomato soup. Campbell’s soup even has a commercial with the pairing from what looks like the 1990’s that still airs in the winter.
Bread, however, is the devil in diabetic world. Carbs, carbs, and more carbs. 30 grams of carbs gone when two slices of bread is involved. And don’t even think about using white. Wheat is the trusted bread of diabetes. The amount of fiber in wheat bread is enough to stabilize the risk of high blood sugar when eating sandwiches. Wheat bread also doesn’t allow your blood sugar to rise when you go low. I learned that the hard way. I was going low and Mumika was like here I made ham and cheese sandwiches using wheat bread. I ate that sandwich and 30 minutes later I was still low. Fiber is like protein, it delays and controls the amount of sugar that goes into the blood. Cheese and Ham have no carbs, so Dairy Queen Blizzards were used to save me.
I hardly have bread in the house anyway. I’m a breadaholic. If there’s bacon in the house at the time sliced bread is introduced, I’m screwed. Bacon sandwiches for every meal!
I do love a good grilled cheese though. All you need is two slices of bread, two slices of cheddar cheese, a little bit of butter and a pan under medium heat on a stove. And it ends up looking perfect like this.
I’ve even made grilled cheese with swiss, tomato, and apples. It was amazing.
2 slices of bread
2 slices of cheese
add whatever else you want
Make a sandwich out of the ingredients.
Heat a large pan on a stove.
Once heated, unwrap some butter and rub some butter onto the surface of the pan allowing a little to melt.
Place the sandwich in the pan and smear the drippings from the melted butter in the wrapper onto the surface of the bread.
After about a minute, flip the sandwich and cook the other side for a minute.
Slice in half and eat it.
Makes 1. Cheese only/with an apple slice. Calories: 328/348 Carbohydrates: 25 grams/30 grams, Sugar: 3 grams Fiber: 1 gram/2grams, Protein: 15 grams
I always use white bread. Always.
Why the post on grilled cheese? Because I have a tip on how to melt that cheese without burning the damn bread because you added too much stuff between the pieces of bread.
If you slice it and there isn’t that stringy of awesomeness that everyone hearts dearly, microwave the sandwich for 5 seconds. You still get the grilled taste and the cheese is perfectly melted.
Well, that and I seriously love grilled cheese. Almost as much as I love soda. Almost.