When it comes to bread, do you have one of those picky eaters in your family?
You know, the ones who only want soft, fresh, white bread for toast and sandwiches – not the whole-wheat, higher-fiber varieties that you know are better for you?
Then maybe it’s time you got a little sneaky. Nature’s Own Whitewheat sandwich bread – on special this week at your neighborhood Brookshire’s – is tailor-made for white-bread traditionalists.
This bread is baked with a special enriched wheat flour and extra fiber, so it provides super nutritional benefits. It has about two grams of fiber in each slice, double what you get in a typical slice of white bread. It also delivers more calcium and iron than a typical whole wheat bread. And it’s made without artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or high-fructose corn syrup.
But just to look at it and taste it, you probably wouldn’t know you aren’t eating regular white bread.
The slices are just slightly more tan in color than a traditional white sandwich loaf. But the soft texture and the mild, wholesome taste will satisfy those who are looking for that fresh white bread flavor. Try it in this simple update of the grilled cheese sandwich. Serve it with a cup of tomato or vegetable soup, and you’ll be getting the family to eat a lighter, healthier dinner without them even knowing it.
Grilled ham-and-cheese sandwiches
Makes four sandwiches
8 slices white-wheat bread
8 slices deli ham, thinly sliced
8 thin slices sharp cheddar (about 4-6 ounces)
8 thin slices fresh tomato (about 1 large or two medium tomatoes)
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons butter
Lightly toast bread, on lowest setting of toaster, just to slightly dry it. Heat oven to 200 degrees.
Place four slices of bread on a cutting board and top with one slice cheese, one slice ham, tomato, then another piece of ham and another piece of cheese. Sprinkle each sandwich with a bit of salt and pepper, then top each with a piece of bread. Press together slightly.
Over medium heat, heat a large nonstick skillet or griddle. Melt one tablespoon butter, then add two sandwiches and cook until the bread is toasty and golden and the cheese is softened. Flip sandwich and cook until bread is golden and cheese is melted. Transfer to a warm oven and keep warm while you repeat the process with the remaining two sandwiches, using the second tablespoon of butter.
Transfer cooked sandwiches to cutting board and slice each in half. Serve.