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Quick & Delicious Open-faced Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Veggies

Looking for a quick, filling, lunch that will keep you feeling satisfied? Try this Skinny Life approved recipe!

Grilled cheese sandwiches with roasted red peppers, arugula and fried egg recipe

You don’t often think about fried eggs when you think grilled cheese sandwiches, but this recipe will change that. The egg adds heartiness, flavor and fun to a classic sandwich. Swiss cheese pairs nicely with the other ingredients, but you can use your favorite.

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 slices rustic-style bread, cut about 2 inches thick
  • 8 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, cut into strips
  • 1-1/2 cups arugula leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 pasteurized eggs
  • Salt and ground black pepper, to season


  1. Butter 1 side of each slice of bread. The buttered side will be placed on the griddle or pan.
  2. Add 2 slices of Swiss cheese to each slice of bread, followed by the roasted red peppers, then the arugula leaves.
  3. Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat. When the griddle or skillet is hot, carefully place the bread onto the surface to cook for about 4 minutes or until the cheese is melting and the bottom of the bread is lightly golden.
  4. As the grilled cheese cooks, to a large skillet over medium-low heat, add 1/2 the oil. When the oil is hot, carefully crack 2 eggs into the pan (keep the yolks intact), and try to keep them from touching. Cook for several minutes, until the whites and yolks of the eggs are firm.
  5. Use a spatula to remove the eggs from the pan, and transfer them to a warm dish. Repeat with the remaining oil and eggs.
  6. Transfer the grilled cheese sandwiches to plates, and top each with a fried egg. Season with salt and ground black pepper, and serve warm.

grilled cheese

Photo & Recipe: She Knows

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Healthy Eating — Loaded Spaghetti

Looking for a quick, easy, recipe to help you along in your weight loss efforts?

We found this Loaded Spaghetti recipe and had to share it!

1 cup sliced bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced red onion
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup cooked whole-wheat spaghetti
2/3 cup cooked edamame

Sauté peppers and onions in oil until onions are translucent. Toss with pasta and edamame.

Total:420 calories

Soybeans are brimming with hunger-satiating protein and fiber, making them a great pasta topper.

Let us know what you think of this Skinny Life approved recipe!

Healthy Recipe


Original Recipe and Photo found on Women’s Health

Avocado Bison Burgers

Skinny dinners can be easy to make…here’s one I love when I want a hearty beef tasting kick.

Remember to add some delicious avocados! They are high in healthy mono-unsaturated fats such as oleic acid. They also have anti inflammatory properties and are high in potassium, magnesium, and fiber.

Avocado Bison Burgers Recipe

Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 8


  • 2 lb. ground 100% grass-fed bison meat
  • 2/3 cup finely diced shallots
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 tsp. fresh thyme (or 1 tsp. dried thyme)
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • 4 large pieces of iceberg lettuce
  • 1 whole avocado cut into large pieces
  • 1 large tomato cut into slices


  1. In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together.
  2. Form 8 patties
  3. Chill in refrigerator for about 10-20 minutes to firm up.
  4. Grill over high heat until cooked through to medium.
  5. Serve hot on an Ezekiel bread or gluten free bun topped with lettuce, avocado and tomato slice (or for a grain free option, use butter lettuce leaves instead of a bun)

Bison is lower in fat, tastes like beef, and is usually grass fed…a REAL Skinny Life winner!

bison burger
Photo Cred: Dr. Axe

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie

Power breakfast for my power meetings ahead!

Want a great way to pack in your fruit and get some protein before your busy day starts?
I found this delicious recipe and wanted to share it with you for days when you need a good boost in the morning!

Carrot Cake Protein Smoothie
Prep time:
You can use bottled carrot juice in the recipe but feel free to make your own fresh carrot juice as well. I’m sure it would taste amazing!
Serves: 1
  • ½ cup carrot juice (I used Bolthouse Farms)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (I used Almond Breeze)
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4-5 cubes of ice
  1. Place all ingredients into a high powdered blender and blend until smooth.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 207 Fat: 2 Carbohydrates: 34 Sugar: 19 Fiber: 5 Protein: 17
carrot juice smoothie
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