Low-Calorie Caprese Grilled Cheese

December 17, 2014

Do you love bread but are you also trying to count calories? It can be difficult to do both. Thanks to Sara Lee® Delightful bread for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to make this healthy treat. Our household loves grilled cheese, and they can be loaded with calories. I used Sara Lee® Delightful bread paired with olive oil, part-skim mozzarella, and sliced tomatoes to created a Caprese grilled cheese sandwich.

Caprese grilled cheese


I love that I don’t have to feel guilty about the calories when I eat Sara Lee® Delightful bread. It only has 45 calories per slice. This Caprese grilled cheese sandwich has less than 200 calories when you use minimal olive oil and mozzarella made with skim milk.

Low-Calorie Caprese Grilled Cheese
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A healthy grilled cheese option loaded with mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes, and grilled using olive oil.
  • 2 slices Sara Lee® Delightful bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Basil leaves-stems removed
  • Tomato slices
  • Mozzarella cheese slices
  1. Build your sandwich using a slice of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.
  2. Preheat non-stick skillet on medium.
  3. Drizzle ½ tablespoon olive oil in center of the skillet.
  4. Place sandwich in center of the pan.
  5. Cook until cheese is melted or until golden brown.
  6. Remove sandwich from pan.
  7. Drizzle remaining ½ tablespoon olive oil.
  8. Place sandwich back in the pan to brown opposite side.

caprese grilled cheese



This definitely isn’t fancy, but it is healthy and easy to prepare. I also use this bread to make french toast, and other snacks. I have a wedding in just a few short months, and I would definitely like to loose a few pounds. Other brands of bread are easily 100+ calories a slice; I can have two slices of Sara Lee® bread for fewer calories than one slice of other brands. I plan on using Sara Lee® Delightful bread regularly to help me meet my health and weight loss goals, and transform before my wedding. All Sara Lee® Delightful breads are heart healthy.


Sara Lee® is currently hosting the 45 Delightful People contest. You can go over and share your transformation experience using Sara Lee® Delightful, and enter for your chance to win. The details can be found here.

Low-calorie Caprese Grilled Cheese


Do you have any tips and tricks for staying healthy this holiday season?



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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are entirely my own.