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Some Fats are Good for You

Your brain is 60% fat. How it functions depends in large part on the kinds of fats you eat. Your cell membranes and heart also work better with certain fats. Olive oil and canola oil are good choices for everyday use. Try to use them instead of butter whenever possible. Limit anything containing hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oil, as this type of fat - also called trans fat - is unhealthy, according to current research.

Lunch Grilled Tomato & Cheese Sandwich

1 serving
prep time: 2 minutes
cook time: 5 minutes

  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 slice any kind of cheese
  • 1 slice tomato
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  1. Heat half the oil in a nonstick skillet.
  2. Put in one slice of bread. Pile on the cheese and tomato. Top with the second slice of bread.
  3. Cook on low-medium heat until the cheese begins to melt and bread is light brown.
  4. Flip, adding extra oil to the pan if necessary. Cook until second side is light brown and cheese is soft and gooey.

Variations:
Try different vegetables, or even fruit (apples, pears).
Try gouda, cheddar, brie or any cheese.