Sauteed Veggie Sandwich

Want a healthy option for a sandwich?  I love trying out new healthy alternatives for my family, So I decided to make a sautéed Veggie sandwich which included, spinach, asparagus, red bell pepper, baby portobello, basil pesto spread, fresh mozzarella and fresh tomato.  The bread i used was a flat onion bread, which is light.  I have used it before in one of my dishes.  It’s a favorite of my family’s because it’s light and has a great taste.  All I can say is you want to go back for seconds.  You don’t always need meat in a sandwich.  You can enjoy this with no guilt.

Nutiritonal Facts:

Spinach are low in calories and high in vitamins, spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense  foods in existence. One cup of the leafy green vegetable contains far more than  your daily requirements of vitamin K and vitamin A, almost all the manganese and  folate your body needs and nearly 40 percent of your magnesium requirement. It  is a good, very good or excellent source of more than 20 different measurable  nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium and protein. And yet, 1 cup has only  40 calories! Spinach is an excellent choice for nutrition without high calories.

Baby Portobella The “baby bellas,” or crimini, mushrooms are a low calorie and low fat source of dietary fiber, potassium and the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid. Dietary fiber lowers cholesterol, helps maintain steady blood sugar levels and assists the digestive process. Potassium is an important mineral that is essential for muscle contraction and transmission of signals between nerves. The B vitamins support metabolism and the immune system, promote cell grow and are needed for red blood cells.

Asparagus  is a very good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as chromium, a trace mineral that enhances the ability of insulin to transport glucose from the bloodstream into cells. This herbaceous plant-along with avocado, kale and Brussels sprouts-is a particularly rich source of glutathione, a detoxifying compound that helps break down carcinogens and other harmful compounds like free radicals. This is why eating asparagus may help protect against and fight certain forms of cancer, such as bone, breast, colon, larynx and lung cancers.

Red Bell Pepper are healthy to add to a daily diet because they contain Phytonutrients which content powerful antioxidants in them that help fight off free radical cells that cause cancers in the body. Some of the different types of cancers red bell peppers can help prevent are stomach, colon, breast and prostate.  Those who are feeling overwhelmed by stress and becoming fatigued can help treat these feeling and feel more energized by simply snacking on a red bell pepper.

Tomatoes, which are actually a fruit and not a vegetable, are loaded with all kinds of health benefits for the body. They are in fact, a highly versatile health product and due to their equally versatile preparation options, there’s really no reason to neglect the tomato as part of a healthy diet.  One of the most well known tomato eating benefit is its’ Lycopene content. Lycopene is a vital anti-oxidant that helps in the fight against cancerous cell formation as well as other kinds of health complications and diseases.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks really tasty! Love that you added all the info on nutrition too.

    1. Thank you. If you decide to try it yourself, let me know what you think 🙂

  2. Ditto the above comment — I love that you included that great info — I plan on trying this!

  3. cathyn61 says:

    That sandwich sounds delicious. I love veggies and make something similar also adding oven roasted eggplant (aubergine) slices. Yum!

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