Sometimes I just want a delicious grilled cheese sandwich, but I don't want all the carbs that come with eating traditional white bread! I also don't want to sabotage all the hard work I put into staying on the Medifast plan! So what is a girl to do?
Come up with an alternative!
These "bread" slices made from grated cauliflower are actually pretty tasty! No, they don't really taste like bread, but it sure does help hold all that yummy cheese and sliced turkey together! I find that cauliflower can mimic a lot of different foods such as pizza crusts, breads, pasta, etc so it just so happens to be one of my favorite veggies right about now!
I do find these "bread" slices to be a little bit time consuming considering all I had to do before was throw some already made bread with cheese in a skillet and cook away.
That's okay! My health will thank me later!
I used my large electric griddle to cook these babies up. It allowed me to cook all four slices at once so it takes less time to make them. Just remember to be very patient and careful when flipping the slices. You don't want the slices to fall apart! Get them nice and golden before you flip them. Once you have your slices done, top with cheese and turkey slices and cook until the cheese has melted. Delish!
The recipe below makes two yummy servings so make sure you have someone to share with or you could always save it for tomorrow! Stick it in the fridge and then heat it up in the skillet again the following day! Serve with 1 Green of your choice to complete the meal!
Grilled Turkey and Cheddar "Sandwich"
2 cups grated cauliflower
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp dried Italian seasoning
2/3 cup shredded 2% sharp cheddar cheese
6 ounces thinly sliced turkey breast
In a medium bowl, combine grated cauliflower, egg, Parmesan cheese,
and Italian seasonings.
Mix until evenly combined. Set aside.
Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat.
Spray with cooking spray.
Scoop the cauliflower mixture into a small patty and place on the skillet or griddle.
Repeat to form a second, third and fourth patty.
These are your "bread" slices.
Press down on the pieces with a spatula and cook until golden underneath,
about 5 minutes.
Flip and cook until the other sides are golden, about 3 minutes more.
Top a cauliflower slice with 1/3 cup cheese and 3 ounces of turkey.
Place a cauliflower slice on top. Repeat with the other two slices.
You will have two sandwiches.
Cook until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes more per side.
2 Sandwiches with 1 Lean, 2 Greens, and 2.12 Condiments per Sandwich
(Still need 1 more Green for the day!)
Disclosure: I receive free product in order to evaluate and comment on my experiences using Medifast products. Medifast products and the Medifast program are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness.
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