Garlic bread is one recipe easily found on the net. But, how many of us know the health aspect of this food? Bread and garlic is one of the healthiest combinations anyone can opt for. Here, we are not talking about the normal sandwich bread, but the whole wheat bread which is highly nutritious and healthy.
Wheat bread is rich in fiber, vitamin E, iron, magnesium and zinc. Studies have proved that wheat bread helps in cutting down health issues such as diabetes, cholesterol, constipation and colon cancers. When you pick wheat bread, ensure that you buy bread made of whole wheat flour, which has all nutrients in it.
Talking about garlic, if you thought that it just improves the taste of food, you are mistaken. Garlic has the power to fight against common cold, cancer, hypertension, infection and even heart diseases.
So what happens when both the wonder foods come together? Garlic bread is one such recipe that contains the nutrients of both bread and garlic.
Whole wheat brown bread: 1 loaf (You can choose depending on the requirement)
Large garlic cloves minced: 3 Nos
Cheese: As required
Butter: 4 tbsp
Olive oil: 2 tbsp
Parsley: Finely minced
How to prepare:
In a blender, mix garlic and olive oil. Garlic should be minced properly. Add butter and parsley and process for a few seconds. Add a pinch of salt. Spread the mixture evenly over the bread surface and wrap it in an aluminium foil. If required, you can also spread cheese on the bread. Now, bake the bread for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees. Take it out and serve hot.
You can also toast the bread in a pan. Spread some butter on the pan and heat the bread (the garlic mixture should be evenly spread on the bread before toasting it). Press it gently. Repeat it on both sides till the bread becomes crispy. The maximum time you will take to make this snack is 20 minutes.
Don’t worry about the butter, which you think might increase your calorie count. Garlic can help you cut the calorie effect. Also, if you are still not satisfied, go for reduced-calorie margarine instead of butter!
Relish this delicious snack and let it make your day!