Trick Out Your Treats This Halloween! Jack O Lantern Sandwich

Jack O Lantern Grilled Cheese Sandwich - Holly Clegg's recipe is fun for kids of all ages!
Healthy Jack O Lantern Sandwich
Holly Clegg’s Trim and Terrific Healthy Jack O Lantern Sandwich

Festive Halloween themed food can be exciting and delicious without being full of sugar and fat. Kids will have fun making and eating these nutritiously cute Jack O’ Lantern Grilled cheese Sandwiches. Use whole wheat bread for an extra dose of fiber – make sure you look for the first word in the ingredient list to be “whole” for maximum nutrition. Find more fun, party themed food in the ‘Ready-Made Menu’s‘ chapter of my Trim and Terrific KITCHEN 101: Secrets to Cooking Confidence.


Jack-O’-Lantern Sandwiches

Year-round this can be a grilled cheese “face” sandwich, and in the fall it becomes the ideal Halloween sandwich.

Makes 1  Jack-O’-Lantern Sandwich

2 slices dark bread (pumpernickel or dark whole wheat)

1 slice reduced-fat American cheese

1. On one slice of bread, cut out a jack-o’-lantern face. Place slice of cheese on an uncut slice of bread.                           2. Broil or toast in oven until cheese is melted. Remove from oven, and top with cut slice of bread.

Nutritional information per serving  Calories 181, Protein (g) 10, Carbohydrate (g) 27, Fat (g) 5, Calories from Fat (%) 22, Saturated Fat (g) 2, Dietary Fiber (g) 3, Cholesterol (mg) 10, Sodium (mg) 683 Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 2 starch

Check out more of my festive easy holiday recipes.

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Holly Clegg

With over 1 million cookbooks sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy, healthy and practical recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the American Diabetes Association.Clegg has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post.She has consulted for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country.
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