Italian Ham and Cheese Panini

How many of us always seem to be on the go? Life and adventure happen all around us and we have to stay energized to keep up. We often find ourselves eating on the run, but that doesn’t mean we have to skimp on a warm, balanced snack. I have a great 5 minute solution that leaves your stomach full and body energized.

Italian Ham and Cheese Panini

Italian Ham and Cheese Panini

Think about what fuels your life. What your life ingredients are. For me, it is Colby, my kids, family, faith, Converse, and coffee most days. Keeping up with all of the things I have going on and enjoy doing are important to me. Fortunately, Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese  has 25% reduced fat so that I can stay both energized and healthy. One way I found to easily incorporate the deliciousness of Alpine Lace Reduced Fat Swiss Cheese is in a panini. By adding a few of my favorite ingredients, I have a warm, enticing sandwich.



  1. Cut bread open and lay flat. Brush olive oil on outside of roll and Italian dressing on the inside, to taste.
  2. Layer 2 cheese slices on bread.
  3. Add the ham slices and other ingredients over the layer of Swiss cheese.
  4. Add remaining 2 slices of Swiss cheese.
  5. Top with remaining slice of bread and then cut in half.
  6. Grill using a George Foreman grill or panini press.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

See how easy that is! Delicious and warm… perfect for when you’re in a hurry and still want something healthy.

panini ingredients

Alpine Lace Deli Cheese

Most varieties of Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese are reduced fat, perfect for snacking on the go or adding delicious flavor to your favorite sandwich. Its great taste comes from high-quality ingredients, and it provides a good source of protein and calcium.

What are your life ingredients that keep you fueled each day?

Alpine Lace® Deli Cheese helps fuel your busy day, providing you the energy and deliciousness to prepare you for your next adventure. Share your adventure and life ingredients on your personal Facebook page and be sure to like (and tag) Alpine Lace®.

Disclosure: Many thanks to Alpine Lace for sponsoring today’s story and for letting me share My Life Ingredients.