Lunch | Dinner

Grown-Up Grilled Cheese

  • 15 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 6 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 429


  • 19g


  • 52g


  • 19g




  • 1 Medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic Clove, minced
  • ½ Tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 oz Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 Slices Hearty White Bread
  • 2 Cups Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • 1 Tomato, sliced into 8 thin slices
  • 2 Tbsp Butter, softened and divided
  • GGluten:

    Swap traditional bread for gluten-free bread.

  • DDairy:

    Use a dairy-free cheese.


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Cook Onion & Garlic Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat. Add ½ Tsp olive oil. When oil shimmers, add the onions and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes or until onions are golden brown, stirring occasionally. When onions are finished cooking, place in a bowl.

  • 3.

    Add Bread, Cheese, & Toppings to Skillet Continue to heat skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly butter 4 slices of bread and lay butter side down in the hot skillet. Working quickly, top each slice with 1 oz shredded cheese (about 2 Tbsp), ½ cup spinach, 2 tomato slices, and 2 Tbsp onion mixture.

  • 4.

    Finish Cooking Sandwiches While cheese melts, butter the remaining 4 slices of bread and top sandwiches, butter side up. Once the bottom bread slice is toasted and the cheese has begun to melt, about three minutes, flip each sandwich and toast the remaining bread slice. Serve immediately.

  • 5.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from

Nourishment Notes


Spinach is a nutrient powerhouse. It’s packed with antioxidants to help reduce inflammation that can be associated with asthma.


Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene. Lycopene may help reduce inflammation within the body and help protect the immune system.

Breathe Better Food Tip

  • Heartburn/GERD

    Onions have the potential for causing heartburn. If you find you’re sensitive to onions, omit.

  • Salicylates

    Tomatoes and spinach can be high in salicylates. If you find you’re sensitive to salicylates, omit these ingredients.

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