- 8 pieces whole-grain bread
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups baby spinach
- Olive oil
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place the bread on a baking sheet and brush both sides of each slice lightly with olive oil. Place ¼ cup of cheddar cheese on 4 slices of the bread. Next, place ½ cup of baby spinach on top of the cheese, and then sprinkle another ¼ cup of the cheese on top of the spinach. Place the remaining slices of bread on top of the spinach and cheese to make 4 sandwiches. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and, using a spatula, press down on each sandwich. Flip each sandwich onto the other side and place the baking sheet back into the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and slice each sandwich in half diagonally.
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About Dr. Muth:
Natalie D. Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, is a pediatrician and registered dietitian who practices general pediatrics and is the director of the W.E.L.L. healthy living clinic at Children's Primary Care Medical Group in Carlsbad, CA. She is author of the Family Fit Plan and co-author of Picky Eater Project, both published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Muth is also a current executive committee member of the AAP Section on Obesity and lead author of the joint AAP/AHA statement on public policies to reduce sugary drinks consumption in children and adolescents. She is also the AAP representative to the expert panel that developed the above beverage recommendations for children ages 0-5. Follow Dr. Muth on Twitter
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Dr. Mary Tanaka graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mass Communications. She completed her master’s degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine through the Department of Physiology at Georgetown University. She went on to earn her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She finished her pediatric residency at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital with a focus on Community Health and Advocacy and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Tanaka is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a pediatrician at Children’s Primary Care Medical Group and sees patients in the W.E.L.L. Nutrition Clinic. As a talented amateur cook, she is passionate about helping children optimize their health through nutrition and has created healthy family friendly recipes for parenting books and blogs.