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How to Make a Grilled Cheese Sandwich Healthier

Pictured Recipe: Hot Chile Grilled Cheese

Learn our 5 secrets to make a grilled cheese with fewer calories and fat but lots of flavor

Grilled cheese seems like the perfect food. It’s easy to make, has few ingredients and sports a crispy crust and a warm, gooey, cheesy center. What’s not to love? How about the 410 calories and 18 grams of saturated fat per sandwich? Grilled cheese can attribute its high fat and calories to the butter spread on the outside of the bread to make it crispy and the copious amounts of cheese in the middle. Pair that with a couple of slices of plain white bread and you have a nutritional disaster.

But do you really need all of that to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich? No! Here are 5 secrets for how to make grilled cheese that saves calories and fat to boot.

—Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor

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