11 Healthy Grilled Cheese Recipes That'll Satisfy Your Cravings

It's hard to resist the comfort of a grilled cheese sandwich—especially after a long day. This quintessentially American meal satisfies without requiring much effort or ingredients—it's mostly just bread, butter, and cheese. But if you're anything like us, that simple pleasure can also be too rich and—dare we say it—cheesy. That's where healthy grilled cheese sandwiches come in.

The next time you're looking to slather softened butter on a hunk of bread and cover it with a mound of cheese, don't let the thought of calories cloud your excitement. We've put together a list of 11 healthy grilled cheese sandwiches to choose from, which feature delicious ingredients like kale, broccoli, pears, and more. In fact, one recipe doesn't include any bread at all.

These sandwiches may not be as "clean" as a salad, but sometimes even the strictest diet deserves to get a little messy.