Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Grilled Roast Beef & Swiss w/ Cold Soup

This was a super simple dinner one night but could easily be lunch too!

Simple...Grilled roast beef sandwich, fresh broccoli with 2 T Bolthouse Yogurt dressing to dip and a side of Gazpacho soup topped with a few Homemade croutons (yes, homemade:)

Grilled? Gasp! Yes....GRILLED but it's not what you think!!!
Just because it says grilled doesn't mean it needs to be slathered in BUTTER.
This is
2 slices of Ezekiel bread
1 slice of swiss cheese,
3 slices of Roma tomato
3 slices of low sodium lean roast beef (you can use whatever meat you choose).

I put the meat in a pan topped it with tomato and then the cheese and let that warm up. Then top with bread and flip so the bread can toast up and the cheese can melt. Then add the other slice of bread and flip again when first side is nicely toasted (Toast on med/low so it doesn't burn) to toast the other side :-) Whala...DONE and SO GOOD!
Do I hear another *Gasp* to cheese? Yes...cheese! If you eat dairy, cheese is fine as long as you incorporate it into your day. Don't eat it all the time and with every meal. There are some good light varieties out there too :)

Mmmmm.....Gazpacho Soup! This is a wonderful, blended vegetable soup served cold. I grew up with this so I LOVE IT and so does most of my family.

1 Large or 2 small Green Peppers
1 Large or 2 small Cucumbers
1 small to 1 medium Sweet Onion (depending on how much you like onion)
Fresh Garlic Cloves (to taste...I use 5 or 6, we like garlic :)
2-3 Large Tomatoes or 4-5 Romas
36-48oz Low Sodium V8 juice
Tabasco sauce to taste
1/4-1/2 C Red Wine vinegar or more or less to taste (start off with 1/4 and add more for zest...I always end up adding more).
1/4 C Olive Oil (Blend in last)

Cut up veggies in large chunks and blend all ingredients (oil last) and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight so the flavors can all blend! Yum! Great way to get veggies and fiber (we need 25-35grams/day)!

1 comment:

  1. I can vouch and say this is an excellent meal.


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