Here's one for those of you making the weight loss New Year's resolution...You must be thinking a grilled cheese sandwich for people on a weight loss plan?
Fret not folks, treating yourself in moderation is important and with the right ingredients, there's no reason you couldn't have a multigrain baguette and cheese and vegetable sandwich. Cheese is high in protein and calcium and phosphorus and especially utilizing a goat's milk cheese that is lower in calories and fat than other cheeses or even a low-fat cheese is the key here.
Why not use Beltane Farm's Goat Milk Tomme style cheese that not only is made with goat's milk but is also made in a tomme style meaning that it is made with the left over skimmed milk from the production of richer, higher fat cheeses. Beltane Farm is a goat milk farm based in Lebanon, CT.
They produce a variety of types of fresh chevre, an ash ripened cheese, a bloomy rind style cheese, a firm tomme cheese, and some goat's milk yogurt.
So what are you going to do with this goat's milk tomme and muligrain baguette (always better to eat whole grains, folks) ? How about some greens? Arugula perhaps? Low in calories but rich in vitamin C and potassium. How about a nice crunch factor of some watermelon radish? Watermelon radish is obviously in the radish family. These guys can grow to the size of grapefruits with a fabulous crunch factor and freshness they will cut the creaminess of the cheese in the perfect way. That's all you really need, toast away, it will be fresh, light, almost even refreshing. Enjoy with your preferred drink.
Have a lovely weekend folks and here's to a healthy, happy, successful, and prosperous 2011!
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