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Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Sandwich

Are you stuck in a lunch rut, convinced that the easiest thing to bring to work is a PB sandwich? Looking for something delicious and creative and healthy (something with vegetables without having to bring a salad)? Good, because this sandwich checks all of those boxes :) 

What (your ingredients):

Peppers (I chose a variety of yellow, orange, and red sweet peppers) 
Olive Oil
Goat Cheese
Good Bread (whole grain bread from the bakery takes this sandwich to the next level)

How (your directions):

Roasted peppers are easy and can be stored in the refrigerator, so all this sandwich needs is assembling! Check out THIS blog post on how to roast your vegetables to perfection!

Spread an ounce of goat cheese onto bread, layer on a few slices of roasted peppers, and top with another slice of bread. Voila! A perfect sandwich that travels well with you to work, and requires hardly any elbow grease. Enjoy!

Why (the science): When choosing cheese, I often opt for goat cheese and feta cheese. Fresh cheeses, those that are soft and not aged, have the least amount of saturated fat compared to their aged counterparts of cheddar, Gruyere, and pepper jack, or their creamy counterparts of brie and St. André (one of my personal cream favorites). Goat cheese makes a great cheese option for when you are watching your saturated fat intake, while offering a great flavor profile (especially when paired with roasted peppers)!

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