Illustration by Shannon Orcutt

The best thing since sliced bread may be two slices of bread with melty, gooey cheese in the middle. Grilled cheese is nearly unbeatable as a comfort food, but it’s not the smartest option, diet-wise. Keep your sandwich yummy but healthy with substitutions like low-fat cheeses (goat or mozzarella), fresh veggies, and whole grain bread.

Do it Today: At lunchtime, pair up some goat cheese with roasted red peppers on whole wheat for a healthy and delicious take on the classic grilled cheese.

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