Good Thursday!  How exciting we’ve got a nice long weekend coming up. You better believe the boys and I will be hitting up Disney!

Last week for lunch, I decided to put apple slices in my grilled cheese.  I couldn’t imagine it tasting good, but I’ve always heard about the whole apple/cheddar combo being really tasty.  To my surprise, it’s fantastic!  You don’t believe me?  Take 5 minutes and make one for yourself!

Plus, there’s apples inside, so it’s still considered healthy cooking right?!!  I’ll say yes

Toasted Whole Grain Apple Cheddar Panini

2 slices Whole Grain Wheat Bread, lightly buttered on 1 side each (Love the Alpine Valley Loaf from Costco)

1/2 Gala apple, sliced almost paper thin, see pic of apples above

1/4 Cup shredded cheddar cheese, Tillamook works wonders here

Side of Dijon Mustard for dipping

1.  Heat a small skillet or grill pan to get the panini look over medium heat.  Place buttered side of bread #1 down in hot skillet.  Layer bread with half the cheese, the apples then the remaining cheese.  Top with bread #2, buttered side up.  Grill for 1- 1 1/2 minutes per side pressing on sandwich (to get grill marks) until golden brown on each side.  Remove, slice, dip in Dijon and EAT!

1 serving

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Have a terrific LONG Weekend, come back soon for more “healthy” cookin’ over at Picky P!