Often, I spend copious amounts of time trying to come up with the perfect post title. It has to be catchy, witty and of course, it must subtly convey the topic at hand.
And other times, I just let the content do the talking. Such is the case with this Grilled Vegetable Sandwich on WholeGrains Bread with Basil Goat Cheese Spread recipe. I mean really, what more can I say?
This post is brought to you by Dempsters – and, your body from the year 2013. Sure, Dempsters supplied the delicious bread, but what does your body have to do with it?
Well, it’s a humble request to start looking after your health. It’s a reminder that 2013 is the perfect time to make those small changes that bring about long-term health benefits. And it’s a refresher course in the nutrition – for instance: Did you know that 1 slice of Dempsters WholeGrains bread contains this? ->>
In a society where wisp-thin celebrities turn up their noses at carbohydrates, here’s a dose of reality – Whole Grains, such as the ones found in Dempsters bread – provide so many nutritional benefits that are often overlooked in favour of skinny jeans.
The thing is – our bodies have a long memory. And as we age, they won’t care what we wore to our office holiday party in December 2012, but they will remember all the wonderful nutrients we’ve fueled them with over the years. Make 2013 the year you give back to your body with healthy, natural choices that promote vitality.
To start, here’s an easy, delicious recipe that is chock full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are essential for your health. I whipped this sandwich up today for lunch and just had to share! Add a healthy dose of Vitamin C, a splash of Calcium and a generous serving of deliciousness, and you’ve got a Grilled Vegetable Sandwich on WholeGrains Bread with Basil Goat Cheese Spread. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS (Serves 2)
6 slices of your favourite Dempsters WholeGrains Bread (We love 12 Grain)
1 red pepper, quartered and seeded
1 zucchini, sliced lenthwise
1 red onion, sliced in rounds
4 tbsp of soft, unripened Goat’s Milk cheese
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
Evenly coat an indoor grill pan with an olive oil spray and preheat to medium high. Mix the Goat’s Milk cheese with the chopped basil; set aside.
Grill vegetables in two batches until soft and charred, about 5 minutes. The red peppers will take the longest; they may need to hang out for an extra 3-4 minutes after the zucchini and onion have been removed.
Lightly toast your Dempsters WholeGrains bread. Thinly spread the Goat’s Milk cheese mixture on one slice. Top with grilled zucchini and red onion.
Layer one more slice of toasted Dempsters bread and again, thinly spread with the cheese mixture. Add the grilled red pepper on top. Finally, generously spread a heaping tablespoon of the Goat’s Milk cheese mixture on the last slice of bread.
Assemble and enjoy with a few slices of apple or pear (or if you’re like my toddlers, eat the apple, look at the sandwich inquisitively and then proceed to pull out each vegetable individually). Bon Appetit!
Tell me, what will you do for your body in 2013? While my ultimate goal is always to make it back to the gym, the easiest way to optimal health is to start with better food choices. Tasty Dempsters WholeGrains Bread is a great way to incorporate essential nutrients that your body craves.
And so here’s a “toast” to all my friends and family – May 2013 be your most delicious year yet!
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