Grilled Cheese Challenge: Finale

I am not a quitter.

But my recent desire for my variety and trip home has caused me to end the Grilled Cheese Challenge early.  I’m not going to force myself eat anything I don’t want to and I’ve just been craving other things. Food is such an enjoyable thing to me that I want to eat every different thing that I can.

So here ends the Grilled Cheese Challenge.

27 days is still impressive. The first two weeks were probably the best. It was nice to have lunch planned out already. But then I wanted to eat the other delicious foods that I incorporate into my diet.

And I’ve learned a lot. For example:

  • One block of cheese- oz. can last me almost a month
  • There are many different ways to get your cheese “melty”
  • Muenster has such a great flavor, it might be a new favorite
  • I went through a lot more bread than I normally would in a month
  • Broccoli, apples, tomatoes, and even guacamole tasted good on a grilled cheese. Try it.

Needless to say, I probably won’t be having grilled cheese for a while. I’ll go back to my once in a while habit which makes this simple sandwich all the more special.

Have a terrific weekend!

Grilled Cheese Challenge Update

So we’re in day #4 of GCC and still going strong.

Day #1 was a gouda, tomato and kale grilled cheese

Day #2: good old Jarlsberg

Day #3: Sharp White Cheddar and Apple

This one fell apart a little but was still tasty!

Day #4: Gouda and Broccoli

And a roommate’s sandwich:

Tomato and Mozzarella: Her Current fave!


I love being creative with the different add-ons and mixing it up to still create a somewhat healthy sandwich!

The Grilled Cheese Challenge

Happy October!

Let the Grilled Cheese Challenge Commence!

One of my favorite foods has to be grilled cheese. It’s not my favorite in the sense that I eat it every day (though I’m about too) but that it’s a delicious comfort food that can be dressed up or down. It can put on high heels and go out on the town or curl up on the couch in sweats and watch t.v. That is, if it was a real person, which it is not.

Regardless, there are so many different things you can do to a grilled cheese that I came up with this challenge. For a month, Oct. 1 to Oct 31st, my roommates and I will eat a grilled cheese once a day every day. It can be for lunch, for dinner, a snack, or heck, even for breakfast. But the grilled cheese must be consumed.

Our starting cheeses: Mozzarella, good ol' American, Jarlsberg, Sharp Cheddar, Muenster, and Gouda

Now, for any contest there have to be some rules. So as follows:

  • A grilled cheese consists of bread and melted cheese in some manner. It can involve various other toppings but those two ingredients must be there.
  • It can be made in the toaster oven or on the stove.
  • A half of grilled cheese counts… so does a bite (but only in emergencies)
  • You can have one freebie day (again, for emergencies)
  • You must take as many pictures of the different grilled cheeses made to document this experience.

I’m excited and ready to start. There is nothing more fun to me than something competitive and involving food. But I was a little nervous up until today about this challenge; however, when I bit into my sandwich at lunch, I knew it was a good idea… for now at least. 🙂

I’ll try and post the different sandwiches we make but not everyday. And I will keep you updated on our progress.


So today’s grilled cheese is:

Gouda with kale and tomato on homemade bread (which I’ll share later!)

It was so delicious I wanted more.

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Hi! I'm Kristina and a college student who loves food, eating, fitness, and variety of other fun things! I have a combined love of food and fitness and trying to balance it all into my busy life. FoodNook is my way of documenting my experiences and adventures in navigating healthy living on my own and trying out new things.