Sprouts n’ Cheese Sandwich
Got the vibe already? Yes! We are targeting health and taste both here!
Sprouting, if you might know is an ancient nutrient enhancing technique with innumerable benefits:
- increase in nutritional value of grains by almost 30%
- appearance of new micronutrients (eg, Vit C) which are absent in dry grains
- a marked decrease in anti-nutrients (substances that inhibit absorption of good nutrients)
- making the food more digestible
- very rich source of proteins, vitamins, minerals, sterols and fibre
So why not include sprouts to the diet, when they sound so healthy? But would the kids like it as such? The most probable answer is a NO. That is where the problem arises. But no worries! We have already picked up this challenge to make your life easier. You will see a couple of such nourishing breakfast recipes. Sprouts Rava Uttapam is one of them.
(Read more about Sprouting and how to do it)
Here, we are using them in combination with some more beautifully nutritious ingredients like cottage cheese, bell peppers, carrots, cabbage, mint, coriander and brown bread. The combination certainly makes a complete, wholesome meal. So let us begin!
Sprouts n' Cheese Sandwich
- Sprouts Whole Green gram/ Moong dal- 1/ 2 cup
- Fresh cottage cheese grated- 1/2 cup
- Veggies- 1/2 cup like grated carrot and finely chopped bell peppers, cabbage, onions and tomatoes
- Mint- coriander chutney or else, finely chopped leaves of both
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Red chilly powder to taste optional
- Chaat masala- 1/2 tsp
- Brown bread slices
In a mixing bowl, add all the above ingredients [except chutney and bread slices of course ;)] and mix thoroughly.
On one side of brown bread slice, spread the mint coriander chutney and keep aside.
On another slice, spread a thick layer of the prepared mixture and cover with the chutney smeared slice.
Grill or toast the sandwiches until they turn golden brown from outside.
Serve warm with tomato ketchup, chutney or with milk.