Grilled Applesauce Sandwiches

| 1/15/2015 12:51:00 PM

Tags: Grilled, Applesauce, Sandwich, Ezekiel, Bread, Earth Balance, Annie Miller,

Annie MillerOur family homeschools, and we are always looking for quick, easy lunch options. We seem to get into a “food routine” just like we do our class time. In my quest, I rediscovered this recipe that I had found from Taste of Home a few years ago. We all liked it but for some reason had never made it again.

Since then, we have omitted cow dairy from our diet for health reasons. We ALL miss that comforting staple, the grilled cheese sandwich! This grilled applesauce sandwich really “hit the spot” and was a satisfying replacement for us.

This month, I have started a super health regimen called TERRAfit. It combines essential oil products, exercise, and a healthy diet for a 90-day schedule to get people into a routine of a healthy lifestyle.

I decided to “make over” this recipe even more to fit into my TERRAfit food plan. So I went to the store and came home armed and ready for a new, healthy lunch version of Grilled Applesauce Sandwiches.

The first item I bought was Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel bread. Made with sprouted grains and whole foods, this bread is a very healthy option to the standard supermarket versions.

You can’t have a grilled cheese sandwich without fat. Previously, I have used coconut oil just like butter but this time I decided to try this Earth Balance butter spread. It is vegan and non-GMO. They have a few different kinds to choose from and I selected one that was also soy free.

1/19/2015 5:01:00 PM

NebraskaDave, Thanks so much for your comment. Your apple pie tradition makes me drool with anticipation :) Actually, I have never had an issue with the applesauce running over the sides; maybe the heat helps "set" the sauce? I mean, it does get a little messy but no worse than grilled cheese ;)

1/18/2015 8:18:29 AM

Annie, hmmmm, very different twist on a classic sandwich for sure. I would think the applesauce would have a tendency to slip out of the sandwich when it turned over. Any suggestions on how to keep that from happening. ***** Yes, in Nebraska rural farm culture cheese is put on top of a slice of apple pie. The best time is when the pie is fresh out of the oven so the cheese can melt and then the ultimate apple pie slice will be to have a scoop of home made icecream on top. Hummmm, yum. ***** Have a great applesauce sandwich day.

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