Tzatziki Toasts is an eating delight for the entire family. Easy to make, this yogurt lunch recipe will revitalize your taste buds!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
- 1 English cucumber
- 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon Souvlaki Seasoning
- 1 cup frozen chopped spinach thawed
- 16 slices multigrain bread
- 8 pitted Kalamata olives chopped
- Cut the cucumber in half crosswise. Take one half and remove the seeds. Grate the cucumber and mix with the Greek yogurt, Souvlaki Seasoning, and spinach.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour. Peel the other cucumber half and slice into thin strips. Toast the multigrain bread slices and top with tzatziki sauce, cucumber strips, and kalamata olives. Serve immediately.
- 120 Calories (kcal)
- 1.5 Fat (g)
- 21 Carbohydrates (g)
- 3 Fiber (g)
- 3 Sugar (g)
- 6 Protein (g)
- 260 Sodium (mg)
The choices in your grocery store’s bread aisle range from plain white breads to multi-grain breads rich with oats, whole wheat and other grains depending on one's desire and what a person is targeting healthwise.
For whole grain bread, it has a variety of benefits which include high fibre content, low cholesterol levels and high calcium quantity too.
Whole grain has both soluble and insoluble fibre. Fibre in the body is digested very slowly and this helps you in having a satiety feeling and this makes you not to crave for food during the day. Another advantage of fibre to the body is that it helps in controlling blood sugar, bad cholesterol and also reduces risk of being diagnosed with colon cancer. Not all whole grains have fibre so be careful on choosing them.
As with calcium, whole grains are not to be your first choice for vitamin C source, but you can get some of your recommended daily allowance from the whole grain known. This meal is also high in other vitamins and minerals including iron and packs a lot of protein, keeping you full longer. As for other sources of vitamin C, spinach and cucumber provides it so well.
Pregnant women need alot of this meal. Feeding them twice a week will help them alot as whole grains are rich in the B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, all of which are involved with metabolism. Another B vitamin, folate (folic acid), helps the body form red blood cells and is critical for preventing birth defects in babies.
Apart from providing vitamins, this meal is also a good source of other nutrients that are vital to your bodies like zinc,magnesium, selenium and iron. For iron, it transports oxygen throughout the body and helps prevent anemia. Magnesium helps in building strengthening bones. On the other hand, selenium protects the body against oxidation. They also contain zinc, necessary to keep your immune system in fighting shape.
Carbs can be good for you. The trick is to find the right kind of carb and resistant starch is one. It’s a carb that acts more like a fiber. Because it’s not easily digested, it moves slowly through your digestive system burning more fat, stoking the hormones that make you feel full, maintaining your insulin in good working order and keeping blood sugar and cholesterol levels down. This meal has a good and favourable starch that suits the body.