As a mom with four kids, having healthy, kid-friendly recipes that are always available is a must. So that you aren’t caught up in the trap of kids complaining that there’s “nothing to eat,” it’s important to keep a few staples on hand that are kid friendly, healthy and FAST. Let’s face it, life happens, we get busy and something will always creep up…. an unexpected sickness, a party at school or a last minute project. One of my “go to” meals is grilled cheese with tomato soup. Now, like many kids, mine turned their noses up at a can of tomato soup – that is until I started adding my one secret ingredient that keeps them begging for grilled cheese and tomato soup and quickly changes the flavor to make it just a bit creamier. What I also love about this combo is that it covers a fruit/veggie with the tomato soup, a grain with the bread and calcium with the cheese making it perfect for those picky eaters as well as moms who want a fast, hot meal on the table in literally just five minutes.
Another thing I love about a simple grilled cheese and tomato soup meal is that with minimal supervision from an adult, kids can help prepare their meal giving them a sense of pride and accomplishment. My daughter loves her time in the kitchen!
Grilled Cheese Sandwich Ingredients:
- ⦁Lucerne® cheese slices
- Lucerne® Butter
- Rye Bread
Directions: Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place butter side down on medium heat in a simple fry pan or cast iron skillet (most any will do). Add two slices of your Lucerne® cheese then add the top slice of bread with the butter side on top. After the bottom is golden brown (two minutes approximately), flip your sandwich over and repeat on the other side until golden brown.
Kid Happy Tomato Soup Recipe:
- 1 can condensed Tomato Soup
- 1 cup Lucerne® Heavy Whipping Cream
Direction: Open can and heat condensed soup, add one cup Lucerne® Heavy Whipping Cream and serve with above grilled cheese sandwich! Enjoy! (the cream gives it just the perfect flavor that leaves kids asking for more!!!)
You can find all the necessary Lucerne® ingredients for these recipes at your local Safeway store in the Washington D.C. area.
The above opinions and recipe are 100% mine – a big thanks for Safeway for partnering and supplying the ingredients for the above images!