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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 January 17, 2019

                                                              8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                              8 Simple Mindfulness Exercises to Bring Peace and Happiness to Your Life

                                                              In life, we all need to be conscientious of what we are doing. You don’t need to live a life of stress if you don’t want to. You can achieve peace and happiness in life by carefully building mindfulness exercises into your life’s routine.

                                                              Exercising mindfulness isn’t rocket science and as importantly, you can do it. It will, however, take a few tries to get into the groove of things but once you get it, it is like riding a bike, you will never lose it.

                                                              Trust me. It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. In this article, I will share with you 8 mindfulness exercises that will help you to boost your energy, vitality and live a more peaceful and happier life.

                                                              Why Is It Hard to Live A Peaceful And Happy Life?

                                                              Our Habitat Has Become Too Technological

                                                              The world has accepted the idea that technology is often the cure for all evil. We have accepted, as a society, that everything technological will make us live a better life without fully investigating the many side effects that modernity brings.

                                                              There are a number of technological side effects that have a tremendous impact on your life that the media rarely tells you about.[1] Some of them include self-harm, economic inequality, having less sex, and even suicide. The global community is becoming less happy because of technology.

                                                              How can anybody live a peaceful and happy life when they are depressed? Technology advancements, ladies and gents, is a major reason for why we are living a poor life because it has infiltrated our lives too much.

                                                              According to my research, Americans spend an average of 8 hours a day looking at the computer screen — The average screen time spent on smartphones alone is about 20 hours per week. That’s a lot! No wonder why living a happy and peaceful life is so difficult these days.

                                                              Too Many People Don’t Want to Unplug

                                                              Americans check their phones an average of 80 times during vacation.[2] Some admit to checking their smartphones 300 times every single day. In countries like Brazil, India and China, the situation is no different.

                                                              The reality is that people are constantly plugged into technological devices and this behavior is literally making people all over the globe fight an inner war with themselves, which consequently makes them very sad. As we know, war is the enemy of peace which won’t make anybody happy.

                                                              Listen carefully:

                                                              We have a global anxiety epidemic because people don’t want to unplug from their smartphones and most people aren’t doing anything to fix it. It is a sad state of affairs but very real. This obsession with technology is turning us into perishable robots who live terrible lives.

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                                                              The era of anxiety is here to stay. There is little doubt about it. We can, however, fight back with the best remedy of all — We call it mindfulness!

                                                              Thank God there is an antidote to this whole technological madness. Without further ado, let’s go straight to the mindful exercises.

                                                              8 Mindfulness Exercises to Start Practicing

                                                              There are tons of mindfulness exercises available for you to engage with out there.[3] In the paragraphs below, I will include the best ones I’ve personally tried or have seen my close friends and family members try.

                                                              Are you ready for it? Let’s go!

                                                              1. Pray Daily

                                                              You should pray on a daily basis. Why is that you may ask — Well, because science has told us to do so.

                                                              When people pray, they feel peaceful, almost eliminating anxiety. Worries become secondary, and often gives people energy and hope to cope with the difficulties of life.

                                                              Prayer can make you more confident and focused. Prayer also helps you with self-control, helps to control pain, and can protect you against illnesses and disorders like cancer and high blood pressure. At least, this is what researchers from Harvard Medical School have said.[4]

                                                              Pray. You won’t regret it.[5]

                                                              2. Pay Attention to Your Inner Thoughts

                                                              A lot of people allow themselves to be influenced by their negative thoughts. Be different and resist believing in them. It is a bad habit that can lead to unhappiness.

                                                              By the way, if you do feel this way, chances are high that somebody other than you put these thoughts into your head.

                                                              Here is my secret to combat this cancer — look at things objectively. I bet that if you look at things as they are, you will realize that most if not all of your negative thoughts are only inside of your head.

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                                                              If you pay close attention, you will quickly realize that these voices aren’t worth your time. Believe me — Ignoring them and looking at things with objectivity is often the best course of action.

                                                              This article can guide you to beat negative thoughts:

                                                              How to Stop Automatic Negative Thoughts When You’re Overwhelmed

                                                              3. Smile Often

                                                              Smiling will slow down your heart. It will also relax your body because when you smile, your body releases endorphins which in itself has a number of positive benefits for you as a person.

                                                              Smile often! You may want to smile early in the morning, during the day, and late in the evening. It is amazing what happens to you when you decide to smile instead of being grumpy.

                                                              Surrender your problems to a nice smile. You will notice two things. First, most people just don’t which makes them live a miserable life. Second, if you decide to smile often, you will eventually smile unconsciously which is the ideal.

                                                              The moment that you smile unconsciously, you then know that you are truly happy.

                                                              4. Organize Your Working Desk

                                                              A messy desk will make you less productive and can agitate and overstimulate you. You don’t want that.

                                                              When you clear your desk, you engage in deep inner-thinking and your systematic decision making ends up becoming therapeutic.

                                                              Most people realize that they are most creative when their creative space is clean and organized. The former often makes people more aware of what they are doing which lends to less stress and more productivity.

                                                              Organizing your desk will also make you more energetic and focused because order often decreases chaos which is a condition that often slows down daily progress.

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                                                              5. Celebrate Your Friend’s Victories

                                                              I love this mindful exercise. One of the best ways to live a happy and peaceful life is to celebrate the victories of others. When you do that, you automatically make your friends in a better mood which makes you in a better mood, as well.

                                                              Happiness is contagious! We might as well celebrate others as much as we can. If you find out that your peer has won an award, celebrate with him! If your friend is the recipient of a local charity award, celebrate with her!

                                                              What is also awesome is that when you celebrate with others, they often celebrate with you in return. This, ladies and gentleman, will make you feel fantastic. You can’t go wrong with this one, period.

                                                              6. Listen to Your Spouse/Partner

                                                              God put someone in your life for a reason. You might as well listen to him or her.

                                                              I listen to my wife everyday. In fact, I often ask the following question to her, “Amanda, what are your thoughts about…” or “What am I missing about…” It is shocking what I hear back from her. Without her having much context and perspective, by the art of observation in my own nonverbal behavior and the behavior of others, she accurately gives me incredible insights which helps me out with living my life to the fullest.

                                                              I’m a firm believer that spouses are supposed to engage in interpersonal communication every day. I most definitely do and will continue doing it. You should do the same.

                                                              7. Give Yourself a Break from Technology

                                                              You can’t be in total equilibrium if your computerized devices control your life. You must get away from technology on a daily basis.[6]

                                                              How do you do that? This is my formula:

                                                              First, take this smartphone control test. It is only ten questions but this test will place you somewhere in the human robot cycle continuum.

                                                              If your score is between 25-30, take a break from the computer (or smartphone, pad, laptop/desktop) every twenty minutes and stop being on a computerized device after 8:00pm.

                                                              If you score between 30-35, still take a break every 20 minutes but stop being on these devices at 5:00pm.

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                                                              If you score more than 35, you need to take action immediately.

                                                              Limit computer use as much as possible throughout the day. Give yourself as many breaks from the computer as possible. Are you ready for the challenge?

                                                              8. Go Exercise

                                                              Go exercise at least three times a week. I don’t care if you need to workout early in the morning, late in the evening, on the weekends or during work days. Working out is absolutely imperative for you to live happy and peaceful life.

                                                              The stresses of the modern world are too much for you to neglect this important mindfulness exercise. When you go to the gym, you burn calories, focus on activities one step at a time, your mind relaxes, anxiety decreases, you sweat and often think about topics unrelated to your work place among many other benefits.

                                                              You must exercise at least three hours each week for optimum results. Why? Just take a look at all the benefits of regular exercising:

                                                              12 Benefits of Regular Exercise You Should Know

                                                              The Bottom Line

                                                              It’s in your best interest to learn and put these mindfulness exercises into practice. Now that our habitat has become too technological and many people just don’t want to unplug, engaging in daily prayer, celebrate your friends’ victories, and listening to your spouse are among the best ways to be mindful about what you are doing and how you are living.

                                                              It is possible to live a happy and peaceful life. It only depends on you.

                                                              Go exercise! Take a break from technology and invest in you! Life is too short for distractions.

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