RecipeProtein-Packed Grilled Cheese

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 430
  • Protein: 30 g
  • Total Fat: 22 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 13 g
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 410 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 28 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Total Sugar: 4 g
    • Natural Sugar: 4 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 710 mg

Let me introduce you to this incredible sandwich remix: Protein-Packed Grilled Cheese—with bacon! It’s loaded with satiating protein to keep you fueled and energized until your next meal rolls around. Once you master the egg-in-the-pan trick, you can add whatever toppers your heart desires. Note that a tortilla is easier to flip than bread (as shown in photo), so if you want to start with that, give it a shot. Cheesing is pleasing!

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This recipe makes 1 sandwich
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten (or 1 whole egg + 2 egg whites)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 slices whole-grain bread
  • 2 to 4 tomato slices
  • 2 slices turkey bacon, cooked
  • 1 ounce reduced-fat cheddar cheese (or any preferred cheese)

Liberally coat a 10-inch skillet with oil spray and warm over low heat. Add the eggs, tilting the skillet to evenly distribute them over the bottom of the hot pan. (Be sure to keep the heat on low so the eggs remain loose to dip the bread).

One at a time, dip each slice of whole-grain bread into the uncooked egg, slightly coating one side of each slice. Then, place the un-dipped sides flat on the pan (Line them up so the bread bottoms are touching; this will position them correctly for when you later close the sandwich). Now, increase the heat to medium and let the eggs cook and firm a bit, about 30 seconds.

Using a wide spatula, carefully flip the entire thing over (eggs and two slices of bread). Allow the eggs to cook for another 15 to 20 seconds. Then, using the spatula, fold the excess egg on the sides over the two slices of bread.

On one slice of bread, add a couple of tomato slices, turkey bacon and 1 to 2 slices cheddar cheese (~1 ounce).Then, flip the slice of bread without toppings over the bread with the toppings to form a sandwich. Allow the cheese to melt and transfer to a serving plate. Slice in half and enjoy.

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