Kimchi, or not kimchi — that is the question. And the answer is yes. With our Grilled Farmer Cheese & Kimchi #recipe, we’re taking a classic grilled cheese sandwich, then elevating it with probiotics from our tastefully tangy Lifeway Farmer Cheese and chopped spicy kimchi. Fusing Korean kimchi with American grilled cheese gives the sandwich a spicy kick and cultural cruciferous crunch. One bite, and you’ll never look at a grilled cheese the same again!
Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know
With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.
Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunity, improve allergies, and improve digestion.
Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole-fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a unique trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health. Lifeway Farmer Cheese is also a great source of all these nutrients, just in a different format for all the cheese lovers out there.
Prebiotics + Probiotics = A Healthier You
Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates that are a source of fiber that is naturally found in a variety of plant foods[b]. Your body actually can’t digest prebiotics, so they’re what probiotics feed off of to remain actively working in your digestive system. They help the digestive system by promoting the growth of good bacteria. Prebiotics and probiotics work together in balance to ensure our digestive system stays on track and regular. Research has found that consuming a variety of prebiotic and probiotic food sources may improve your body’s natural functions, including both your immune and digestive systems. Lifeway Oat contains both prebiotics and probiotics for optimal gut and brain health.Prep Time: 15 mins Servings: 2-4
- Sourdough Bread
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
- 1/2 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1/2 cup pepper jack
- 1/4 cup drained and coarsely chopped kimchi
- Heat a medium skillet over medium-low heat. spread butter over one side of each soughdough bread, place the buttered side of one slice of bread down. Top with all of your cheeses. Cover with a lid and heat until the cheese has melted down. Top with Kimchi, and and other side of buttered sourdough slice (buttered side up), and flip the grilled cheese. Cook until slightly browned on each side and the cheese is melted.