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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – This Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is launching a new series of tasty recipes starting with Grilled Cheese Surprise. Try something new and add healthy ingredients to a classic recipe.


  • Butter, softened
  • 8 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 4 slices of cheese
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • Spinach leaves


Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices of bread, buttered side down, in skillet. Top with cheese, tomato, and spinach. Put another slice of buttered bread, buttered side up, on top to complete the 4 sandwiches. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes. Flip each sandwich over to toast the other side.

Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Our goal is to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices,” said Sondra Parmer, Alabama Extension specialist with SNAP-Ed. “Through this initiative, we hope individuals with limited budgets will make healthy food choices and choose physically active lifestyles.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget-friendly.

More Information

Download a PDF of the Grilled Cheese Surprise recipe.

Live Well Alabama has additional recipes that can be found on the Alabama Extension website.

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