By Mary Ostyn
January 05, 2011


I've always like grilled cheese with tuna.  But yesterday I got to wondering how I could make a healthier sandwich. I decided to make the sandwiches open-faced, with added veggies, and broiled the sandwiches in the oven instead of frying them in a pan. The change in calories is moderate but measureable. The improvement in taste is big!

Serves 4

Prep time: 15 minutes



  • 4 slices french bread
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese
  • 1 5-ounce can tuna
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 4 cups spinach, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoons butter


    Butter each slice of bread.  Broil in oven until bread is lightly browned.  Remove from oven but leave broiler turned on. Grate carrots and chop spinach.  In a medium sized bowl combine the veggies with drained tuna.  (You can also add a tablespoon or two of Italian salad dressing if you'd like).  Evenly divide the veggie/tuna mixture between the four slices of bread. Top with sliced cheese.  Broil in oven until cheese is melted and getting browned bits.  Enjoy!