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Garden Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

This ‘Spabettie’ Serves Up Mounds of Delicious Ingredients

— May 7, 2013 — Lifestyle
The classic grilled cheese sandwich is a means for a coronary, but this ‘Spabettie’ creation is a much more health-conscious approach. However, its healthy characteristics don’t take away from the flavor; in fact, they add to it. This garden-fresh sandwich is also dairy and gluten-free and is a vegan option. Taking that into consideration, it is surprising that it is still mouthwateringly delicious and will no doubt induce cravings.

In the place of cheddar, swiss or mixed cheeses, this Spabettie creation uses a dairy alternative known as Daiya. In conjunction with the cheese, avocados, red bell peppers, roma tomatoes and iceberg lettuce fill this sandwich to the brim. The result of these ingredients is a crisp, cool and tasty sandwich that is just as healthy as it is delicious.
Trend Themes
1. Health-conscious Grilled Cheese - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop and market plant-based cheese alternatives to cater to the growing demand for healthier grilled cheese options.
2. Dairy-free and Gluten-free Sandwiches - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a range of dairy-free and gluten-free sandwich options to meet the dietary preferences and restrictions of a larger target audience.
3. Vegan Comfort Food - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce innovative plant-based ingredients and recipes to create vegan comfort food items that can compete with traditional comfort foods in terms of taste and texture.
Industry Implications
1. Plant-based Cheese Alternatives - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Expand the plant-based cheese market by developing and promoting new alternatives that have better taste and texture, specifically targeting the grilled cheese sandwich market.
2. Gluten-free Food Products - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create a line of gluten-free bread and sandwich ingredients to cater to the growing demand for gluten-free options in the sandwich industry.
3. Vegan Fast Casual Restaurants - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Establish fast casual restaurants that specialize in innovative vegan comfort food, such as vegan grilled cheese sandwiches, to tap into the expanding market of plant-based and health-conscious consumers.
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