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Here’s a delicious snack you can also have as a light meal when you’re grazing through the day. Aside from its obvious yumminess, it is also less than 200 calories, nutritious, easy to make and will keep you satiated. Fresh, juicy tomato on toasted multigrain light rye bread.
• Place sliced, fresh tomatoes on the toast, and lightly spray again
• Sprinkle onion powder, sea salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (if you like it spicy)
What exactly makes this snack so good?
The tomato carries a set of health benefits of its own including prostate cancer prevention and cholesterol reduction; it can serve as anti inflammatory and anti thrombotic (helps prevent blood clot); and has an alkalizing effect in the body (helps neutralize acidity in the body).
Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A (helps your skin, eyes and immune system stay healthy), vitamin C (helps your body fight infection, increase your iron absorption, maintain the health of your connective tissues, improve your skin, and reduce stress), and vitamin K (helps maintain the strength of your bones).
They are a very good source of dietary fiber (keeping your cholesterol and blood sugar levels in check), and important minerals such as chromium, manganese, potassium, and vitamin B1.
In addition, the high fiber bread helps stabilize blood sugar levels, helps in weight control, minimizes the risk of heart diseases and improves gut function. Not to mention, all the sprinkled flavors also offer a list of health benefits of their own.
Just for fun: Go ahead and add a 4-5 oz piece of salmon, and that would make this a tomato salmon opened-face sandwich! Salmon’s health benefits include loads of protein, B vitamins and good Omega-3 fats. With this, this delicious, healthy “snack” becomes a great meal for well under 500 calories! A great addition indeed! :)