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Grilled Cheese and Pear Sandwich

Nutrition LabelNote: This recipe is especially for teens with diabetes, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of whole-grain bread
  • ½ tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1 slice of Swiss cheese
  • ½ pear, sliced
Equipment and supplies:
  • Small skillet
  • 1 butter knife
Directions:
  1. Spread butter on one side of each bread slice. These sides will be on the outside of your sandwich.
  2. Spread the other sides with mustard. They will be on the inside.
  3. Place one slice of bread, butter side down, on the cool skillet.
  4. Add the Swiss cheese.
  5. Add the sliced pears on top of the cheese.
  6. Top with the other bread slice, mustard-side down.
  7. Heat the skillet on low to medium heat.
  8. Cook, flipping once, until the edges are golden and the cheese is melted.

Serves: 1

Reviewed by: Cheryl Patterson, RD, CDE