Kami from No Diet’s Allowed is back with another scrumptious recipe. She was telling me that she tests her recipes for her husband who always gives her an honest answer. (Hello!? What wouldn’t I give to have a superb cook test their recipes out on me?). This one was a two thumbs up!
Take it away Kami…
Grilled Cheese AND Healthy? Yes please! Let me deceive your taste buds with a little twist on the classic grilled cheese. While your kids devour this Avocado Tuna Grilled Cheese Sandwich, just smile knowing they’re getting whole grains, Omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, protein and pure tastiness.
Avocado Tuna Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Yields: 4 sandwiches
1 large ripe avocado, mashed
1/4 cup Greek plain yogurt
12 oz can of tuna, drained
1/4 cup finely chopped pickles
1 Tbs pickle juice
8 thin slices of Colby Jack cheese
8 slices of 100% stone-ground whole wheat bread
4 Tbs coconut oil (I’m OBSESSED with coconut oil. It’s one of my favorite healthy fats!)
Preheat large skillet on LOW–MEDIUM heat. Coconut oil is considered a ‘high heat’ oil meaning it cooks hotter at a lower temperature than other oils. Since you’ll be ‘frying’ this sandwich with coconut oil, start with a lower heat or you’ll burn your sandwich.
In a medium-sized bowl, mixtogether the avocado and plain yogurt. Add the tuna, pickles, and pickle juice and stir well. Scoop about 1/3 cup on one slice of whole wheat bread and spread out evenly. Top with 2 slices of cheese and another piece of bread. Spread 1/2 Tbs of coconut oil on one side and place oil-side-down onto skillet. Spread another 1/2 Tbs of coconut oil on the top.
Grill until lightly browned (about 4 to 5 minutes) and flip over. Continue grilling until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining 6 slices of bread, avocado tuna mixture, and cheese.
Serve with some fresh fruit or veggie sticks!