A request from a friend and a regular reader of my blog to come up with sandwich ideas ... my first request (thank you Arti :)) - this is what I prepare for my husband every morning for his lunch at work. He doesn't take anything else quipping that a simple sandwich is easier on the stomach.
Baby Arugula is a high fibre nutrient dense leafy vegetable. It is an excellent source of B vitamins especially folate and Vits A and C. Also contains trace minerals like magnesium, iron, calcium and copper. Peanut butter provides the protein while cottage cheese the calcium. A complete meal.
Ingredients ( for 1 sandwich)
2 slices toasted wholemeal bread
2 tbsps peanut butter (sugarless and saltless) (See Note)
1/4 cup baby arugula leaves
4 slices tomatoes
4 slices cucumbers
2 tbsps non fat or low fat cottage cheese with no salt (See Note)
Pepper to season
Spread the peanut butter on each slice of toast.
Arrange the arugula leaves on one slice, then the tomato and cucumber slices.
Spread the cottage cheese and season with salt.
Arrange another layer of baby arugula leaves.
Cover with the other toasted slice of wholemeal bread.
Cut into two triangles and enjoy !
If you need a slight heat in your sandwich , you can try a dash of Tobasco or red chilli flakes.
Sugar and salt free peanut butter goes better with this sandwich. Otherwise, the sugar clashes with the overall taste. I will be posting about making our own peanut butter and other nuts butter later.
Cottage Cheese tends to be very salty. I buy the no salt version and then add salt to my preference.