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30 Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwiches That Will Totally Melt You

30 Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwiches That Will Totally Melt You

The simple grilled cheese sandwich is an easy, tasty, timeless classic loved by millions around the world! In fact, grilled cheese is so popular that April is actually known by foodies as ‘Grilled Cheese Month’ which means there were dozens of seriously yummy looking grilled cheese recipes appearing all over the internet. To ensure you get the most of your grilled cheese sandwich we thought we’d collect the best recipes on the web so you can create the best grilled cheese sandwich ever!

1. Eggplant Parmesan Grilled Cheese

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    All you need to turn your grilled cheese into a meal for kings is an eggplant!

    2. Hawaiian Grilled Cheese with Ham and Pineapple

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      If you like Hawaiian pizzas you’ll love this ham and pineapple combo.

      3. Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

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        Get yourself some shredded chicken, hot sauce and blue cheese and create this delicious monstrosity.

        4. Cuban Grilled Cheese

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          If you love a pork and pickle combo then this is a grilled cheese sandwich you need to try.

          5. BBQ Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese

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            Is there a meal on Earth more American than this BBQ pulled pork grilled cheese?

            6. White Pizza Grilled Cheese

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              If you fancy something a little less meaty, why not try the classic white pizza grilled cheese?

              7. Spinach and Artichoke Grilled Cheese

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                Enjoy artichokes and spinach? Why not try this veggie combo?

                8. Cranberry and Brie Grilled Cheese

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                  Cranberry and brie is without a doubt one of the best taste combinations in the world!

                  9. Parmesan Crusted Pepperoni Pizza Grilled Cheese

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                    This parmesan and pepperoni grilled cheese is only a crust away from being an actual pizza.

                    10. Cream Cheese and Nutella Grilled Cheese

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                      Okay, so we’re briefly leaving savoury behind to check out this cream cheese and nutella dessert sandwich. The idea of cheese and chocolate may sound gross, but just look how gooey this sandwich is!

                      11. Mozzarella, Kale and Prosciutto Grilled Cheese

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                        If you like kale then you’ll love this kale, prosciutto and mozzarella grilled cheese!

                        12. Grilled Macaroni and Cheese Sandwich

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                          Do you like grilled cheese sandwiches? Do you like macaroni and cheese? Boom! Macaroni and cheese sandwich!

                          13. Lasagna Grilled Cheese

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                            This recipe may look like a fancy cheese and tomato grilled cheese—and it is—but you have to try it!

                            14. Lobster Grilled Cheese

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                              If you love seafood you should definitely try this lobster sandwich.

                              15. Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese

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                                Get two jalapeño peppers, some cheese and tortilla chips and you’ve got yourself one hot sandwich.

                                16. Grilled Cheese Fries

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                                  Yes, yes I know these aren’t technically a sandwich but they’re better! They’re grilled cheese fries!

                                  17. Green Goddess Grilled Cheese

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                                    If you’ve eaten your own weight in grilled cheese fries you may want to try something healthy like this green goddess pesto recipe.

                                    18. Fried Chicken and Waffle Grilled Cheese

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                                      You read that right: waffles and chicken! It’s easier than you think.

                                      19. Dulce De Leche and Mascarpone Grilled Cheese

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                                        I’m not entirely sure what dulce de leche is but this looks great.

                                        20. Caprese Grilled Cheese with Arugula Pesto

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                                          Another one for the pesto lovers!

                                          21. Brie, Apple and Bacon Grilled Cheese

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                                            Apparently, apple goes very nicely with meat and cheeses so this grilled cheese is a definite must!

                                            22. Balsamic Blueberry Grilled Cheese

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                                              Whilst we’re discussing fruit in sandwiches why not try blueberry?

                                              23. Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese

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                                                Bacon and guacamole is one of the best combinations ever!

                                                24. Balsamic Vegetable Grilled Cheese

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                                                  The secret is to have a whole load of broccoli!

                                                  25. Avocado Pomegranate Grilled Cheese

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                                                    Prefer a sweet sandwich? Combine pomegranate and avocado for a sweet yet savoury snack.

                                                    26. Baked Potato Grilled Cheese

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                                                      If you can get your hands on some bacon, cheese and sour cream then you can make this almighty baked potato grilled cheese.

                                                      27. Loaded Nacho Grilled Cheese

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                                                        Hey, it’s nacho everyday sandwich.

                                                        28. Avocado BLT Grilled Cheese

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                                                          Avocado and bacon: yes, yes, yes!

                                                          29. Bacon-Pretzel Grilled Cheese

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                                                            For the truly experimental try swapping your bread for a pretzel.

                                                            30. Avocado, Asparagus and Dill Havarti Grilled Cheese

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                                                              Yum! Which of these is your favourite grilled cheese recipe, or do you have any that we don’t know about? Let us know!

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                                                              Last Updated on November 11, 2019

                                                              How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                                              How to Improve Memory and Boost Your Brainpower

                                                              Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details and quickly comprehend new things? Well, you can too!

                                                              To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting time on your couch watching mindless television shows or scrolling through facebook is not going to help.

                                                              Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these 10 effective ways on how to improve memory:

                                                              1. Exercise and Get Your Body Moving

                                                              Exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. Obesity and the myriad of diseases that eventually set in as a result of being overweight can cause serious harm to the brain.

                                                              Furthermore, without regular exercise, plaque starts to build up in your arteries, and your blood vessels begin to lose the ability to effectively pump blood. Plaque buildup leads to heart attacks and it also reduces the amount of oxygen and nutrients that your blood carries to your brain. When the nutrients don’t make it there, the brain’s ability to function is compromised.

                                                              To prevent this from happening, make sure you get moving every day. Even if it’s just a brisk walk, it’ll help you maintain and increase your mental acuity. Brisk walking, swimming and dancing are all excellent activities. Take a look at these 5 Ways to Find Time for Exercise.

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                                                              2. Eliminate Stressors and Seek Help If You’re Depressed

                                                              Anything that causes you major stress, like anger or anxiety, will in time begin to eat away the parts of your brain that are responsible for memory. Amongst the most brain-damaging stressors is depression, which is actually often misdiagnosed a a memory problem since one of its primary symptoms is the inability to concentrate.

                                                              If you can’t concentrate, then you might feel like you are constantly forgetting things. Depression increases the levels of cortisol in your bloodstream which elevates the cortisol levels in the brain. Doctors have found that increased cortisol diminishes certain areas of the brain, especially the hippocampus which is where short-term memories are stored.

                                                              Prolonged depression can thus destroy your brain’s ability to remember anything new. Seek professional help to combat your depression – your brain will thank you.

                                                              3. Get a Good Night’s Sleep and Take Naps

                                                              Getting a consistent 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night will increase your memory. During sleep, the brain firms up memories of recently acquired information.

                                                              Getting enough sleep will help you get through the full spectrum of nocturnal cycles that are essential to optimal brain and body functioning during the waking hours. Taking a nap throughout the day, especially after learning something new, can also help you to retain those memories as well as recharge your brain and keep it sharper longer.

                                                              4. Feed Your Brain

                                                              Fifty to sixty percent of the brain’s overall weight is pure fat, which is used to insulate its billions of nerve cells. The better insulated a cell is, the faster it can send messages and the quicker you will be thinking.

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                                                              This is precisely why parents are advised to feed their young children whole milk and to restrict dieting – their brains’ need fat to grow and work properly. Skimping on fats can be devastating even to the adult brain.

                                                              Thus, eating foods that contain a healthy mix of fats is vital for long-term memory. Some excellent food choices include fish (especially anchovies, mackerel and wild salmon) and dark leafy green vegetables. Here’re more brain food choices: 12 Foods that Can Improve Your Brain Power

                                                              Deep-fried foods obviously contain fat but their lack of nutritional value is not going to help your brain or your body, so think healthy foods and fats.

                                                              5. Eat Breakfast and Make Sure It Includes an Egg

                                                              According to Larry McCleary, M.D., author of  The Brain Trust Program, an egg is the ideal breakfast. Eggs contain B vitamins which help nerve cells to burn glucose, antioxidants that protect neurons against damage; and omega-3 fatty acids that keep nerve cells firing at optimal speed.

                                                              Other foods to add to your breakfast include fruits, veggies and lean proteins. Avoid trans fats and high fructose corn syrup. Trans fats diminish the brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other and HFCS can actually shrink the brain by damaging cells.

                                                              Having a healthy breakfast in the morning has been shown to improve performance throughout the day. If you’re too busy to have a healthy breakfast, this maybe just right for you: 33 Quick And Healthy Breakfasts For Busy Mornings

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                                                              6. Write it Down

                                                              If there’s something you want to remember, writing it down can help.

                                                              It may sound like a no-brainer, but do you really know why? Writing it down creates oxygenated blood flow to areas of your brain that a responsible for your memories and literally exercises those parts of it. Here’s How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life.

                                                              You can start a journal, write yourself emails or even start keeping a blog – all of these activities will help to improve your capacity to remember and memorize information.

                                                              7. Listen to Music

                                                              Research shows that certain types of music are very helpful in recalling memories. Information that is learned while listening to a particular song or collection can often be recalled by thinking of the song or “playing” it mentally. Songs and music can serve as cues for pulling up particular memories.

                                                              8. Visual Concepts

                                                              In order to remember things, many people need to visualize the information they are studying.

                                                              Pay attention to photographers, charts and other graphics that might appear in your textbook; or if you’re not studying a book, try to pull up a mental image of what it is you are trying to remember. It might also help to draw your own charts or figures, or utilize colors and highlighters to group related ideas in your notes.

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                                                              Here, you can learn How to Become a Person Who Can Visualize Results.

                                                              9. Teach Someone Else

                                                              Reading material out loud has been shown to significantly improve memory of the material. Expanding further upon this idea is the fact that psychologists and educators have found that by having students teach new concepts to others, it helps to enhance understanding and recall.

                                                              Teach new concepts and information to a friend or study partner, and you’ll find you remember the information a lot better.

                                                              10. Do Crossword Puzzles, Read or Play Cards

                                                              Studies have shown that doing crossword puzzles, read or play cards on a daily basis not only keep your brain active but also help to delay memory loss, especially in those who develop dementia.

                                                              So pick up the daily newspaper and work on that crossword puzzle, read a book or enjoy a game of solitaire.

                                                              Pick one to two of these tips first and start applying them to your everyday life. Very soon you’ll find yourself having better memories and a clearer head!

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