>> Monday, July 13, 2009 – Bread Sandwiches
I usually pack sandwiches as breakfast for my husband and even for my kid to school. So making it a bit healthier is a must !!! this is one of the sandwich variety which I usually send them. Alfalfa sprouts, lettuce cucumber are main stuffing's that I use for this sandwich along with pesto.
Some health benefits of alfalfa sprouts :
Alfalfa is really a member of the pea family.
It has good amount of nutrients such as calcium, folic, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, sodium, zinc.
This is the only plant which supplies whole range of vitamins.
Top source of anti - oxidant.
Helps to lower blood pressure.
Greatly helps in boosting your immune function.
Lot more... so I use it regularly for making sandwiches and salads...
For Assembling the Sandwich :
Hot dog Bread (I use whole grain whole wheat bread)
Pesto - 1 tbsp
Alfalfa sprouts few
Cucumber slices few
Lettuce of any kind
Olives few slices
Tomato few slices (I omit this while packing since it makes soggy)
Capsicum - few
For making pesto :
Basil - 1 cup (wash and drain)
Pine nuts or walnuts roasted - 1/4 cup
Pepper powder few
Lemon juice according to ur taste - 1/4 tbsp
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Green chili - 1
Garlic - 1 pod
Grind everything to coarse paste and store in the refrigerator. For me it comes to one week.
Arranging the sandwich :
1. Slice the bread in the middle or if it is sliced bread apply the pesto in the inner portion of the slices.
2. Keep the cucumber slices, lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, olives.
3. Wrap it with foil or cling wrap it.