The classic American grilled cheese sandwich is made with refined white bread and lots of full-fat cheese, then smeared with butter and pan-toasted. All that fat in the cheese and butter makes for a caloric sandwich filled with nothing substantial. I still make grilled cheese for my kids, but I prepare their sandwiches with healthier ingredients to slash the fat by 75 percent. I serve them open-faced, rather than smushing the bread together. This little trick doubles the volume of food and the number of bites, and ultimately makes the meal more filling … so you can skip the side of potato chips.
Lightly toast the bread.
Top each slice of toast with tomato slices or two small slices cooked turkey bacon.
Layer one slice of cheese on top of each half.
Broil the sandwich halves (or toast in a toaster oven) until the cheese melts.
To serve, place both sandwich halves open-faced on a plate.