Tuesday, 5 February 2013

One of the most common breakfast reciepe which is very quick to make and is also healthy for a start up is vegetable sandwich. It even works as a great tiffin idea for kids and does not require any cooking. People can experiment with lots of vegetables which they like and experience a new taste every time they make it.
I tried with the following ingredients:-
Vegetable Sandwich

  1. Capcicum
  2. Tomato
  3. Onion
  4. Lettuce leaf
  5. Tomato cheese spread
  6. Wheat bread
  7. Oregano
  8. Black pepper
  9. Salt

First of all the vegetables were finely chopped and kept aside. Below is the picture of the chopped vegetables

Then in a bowl all the veggies and seasoning (salt, oregano, black pepper, salt, tomato cheese spread) were mixed well. 

Lastly spread the mixture on bread slice and enclose with another slice to make a sandwich. One can eat it as it is or toast the sandwich in a toaster or a pan, as per the wish.

Vegetable sandwich

This one was ready in 3 easy steps and without any hassel. Eating vegetable in raw form have there own benefits.
Some benefits of lettuce leaf are :-

  1. Lettuce contains considerable amount of iron and supplies a good form of vegetable haemoglobin. It can, therefore, be used as a good tonic food for anaemia.
  2. It is rich in cellulose, thus increases the bulk of the intestinal contents and encourages peristalsis (Intestinal movement).
  3. It is beneficial in the treatment of insomnia as it contains a sleep inducing substance called 'lectucarium'.
  4. Fresh leaves contain good amounts folates and vitamin C. Folates is required for DNA synthesis and therefore, vital in prevention of the neural tube defects in-utero fetus during pregnancy. 
  5. It is a rich source of vitamin K. Vitamin K has a potential role in the bone metabolism where it thought to increase bone mass by promoting osteotrophic activity in the bone cells.
  6. It also contains good amount of minerals like iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium, which are essential for body metabolism.
  7. It is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like:- thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B-6.

Though lettuce leaf is quite new in Indian market but these days it is availabe in most of the grocery stores. So next time make it a point to add it in your basket and give it a try.


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