Healthy Choices,  Main Course,  Vegetarian

California Grilled Cheese Sandwich

California Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Lemony Thyme

I woke up this morning and put on my workout clothes.  I did it before I could talk myself out of it.  I figured that gave me at least a 50% greater chance of it actually happening.  Low and behold I have a workout under my belt.  No way, no how was I going to offset that kind of progress with a unhealthy lunch choice so I made a California Grilled Cheese Sandwich.

California Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Making Healthy Choices doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor.  Well selected fresh ingredients can deliver all the satisfaction without the guilt of a bad decision.  I’ve shared before that finding a lunch buddy who has similar goals not only makes it more fun to create mutually enjoyable dishes, but you can split the cost of ingredients.  Note:  There are a lot of alfalfa sprouts in a package and the other half of an avocado never tastes quite as good as the first.

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I layered slices of multigrain bread with Monterey jack cheese, sliced avocado, red onion, tomato and alfalfa sprouts.  To give it just a little something extra I drizzled it with some of our Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing and a grind of freshly cracked black pepper.  The combination in this California Grilled Cheese Sandwich was perfect.

California Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Libby with Lemony Thyme
5 from 1 vote


  • multigrain bread sliced
  • Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • avocado sliced
  • Roma tomato sliced
  • red onion thinly sliced
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
  • coconut oil for pan grilling


  • Layer sandwich ingredients on bread slices. Drizzle with buttermilk ranch dressing. Pan grill in coconut oil until golden brown on both sides.


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