So today, I recreated an old favorite of mine from back in my gluten-eating days - salad sandwiches. Sounds crazy, right? But my Italian dad always did this, so I did too!
So make a small salad with your favorite greens, but for some reason, I love a tiny bit of torn iceberg mixed into my field greens and romaine mix for this application. Add a bit of diced tomato and cucumber. Also, add a small amount of thinly slivered sweet onion. The onion taste is really important to this, but a tiny amount is all that is needed. To this salad, add a good sprinkle of sea salt and a few cracks of pepper. Use a microplane or small grater to grate a very small amount of parmesan into the salad. Toss with a very small amount of your favorite vinnaigrette. If you make your own, you can keep it E. Allow salad to sit and wilt, about 10 minutes. Toss well a few times.
While salad is wilting, mix up a batch of trim healthy pan breads, but to batter remove about 1-2 tbs of oats and replace with golden flax meal. Add 2 tbs of nutritional yeast, a few pinches of those minced dried onions or onion powder, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Add a few pinches sea salt, too. Cook these as recipe directs.
Take 2-3 panbreads, and holding each like a taco, fill with salad, and then chomp away. It's a mess, and you can't eat it politely. It's so delicious, though. Don't eat it without a napkin and maybe eat it all by yourself - I always look like a hog eating salad sandwiches. It is quite filling. I ate it today with a simple chicken broth anything soup. Very nice.
aecmama: hello! just started the plan and wondering about the Chobani 100 yogurt that is sweetened with stevia and also monkfruit extract (both of which I have already in the house!) Anyone know anything? I've spent awhile searching. Are either of these on plan?
Apr 16, 2014 11:56:59 GMT -5
steffanie3: Can you list the ingredients aecmama?
Apr 16, 2014 13:55:11 GMT -5
steffanie3: Cane juice is sugar and is not on plan, sorry.
Apr 16, 2014 16:01:42 GMT -5
steffanie3: Are the grains and beans sprouted asensening?
Apr 16, 2014 16:04:42 GMT -5
aecmama: any thoughts about monkfruit extract as a sweetener?
Apr 16, 2014 16:05:09 GMT -5
steffanie3: "At this time, there is not an official recommendation to use monk fruit, but the early research on monk fruit extract is encouraging." The THM ladies are still researching it. If it were me I would use up what you have then get a stevia extract
Apr 16, 2014 16:11:15 GMT -5