A Hot Cheese Bavarian makes for an amazingly quick, fantastic sandwich made with rye bread, sauerkraut, cabbage, tomato and mozzarella.

Hot Cheese BavarianPrep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 4 min
Ready In: 15 min

Servings: 2

2 slice Rye Bread, toasted
2 tsp Margarine
¼ cup Sauerkraut, well rinsed, drained
¼ cup thinly sliced Cabbage or rinsed, drained Sauerkraut
½ medium Tomato, sliced
4 oz sliced reduced-fat Mozzarella Cheese

Spread bread with margarine. Top with combined sauerkraut, cabbage, sliced tomato and cheese.
Broil 6-inches from heat source until golden and bubbly, three to four minutes.

Tips & Notes
Sauerkraut delivers some solid health benefits, including providing fiber and a significant amount of vitamins C and K. Vitamin C’s reputation is linked to its antioxidant abilities, and vitamin K is known for its role in blood clotting, but both of them are essential for strong bones.
It also boosts your energy and immune system with iron. Without iron, your red blood cells can’t carry oxygen throughout your body. As a result, your energy drops and you may develop anemia. Iron also impacts your overall energy through its role in the chemical reactions that produce energy. Sauerkraut boosts your iron several ways, beginning with supplying 12 percent of your recommended daily allowance.
In spite of the positives, you should limit the amount you eat. Since it’s fermented with salt, sauerkraut is high in sodium.
As cabbage ferments to produce sauerkraut, it produces a diverse population of live bacteria. These probiotics replenish the good bacteria in your gut and help inhibit the growth of bad bacteria. They may also boost your immune system, synthesize B vitamins and relieve diarrhea caused by taking antibiotics. However, heat kills live bacteria. If you cook it or buy pasteurized sauerkraut, you won’t benefit from probiotics. Look for fresh sauerkraut or brands that add live bacteria back to the product after pasteurization.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories: 218
Total Fat: 5g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 765mg
Total Carbohydrates: 21.9g
Protein: 21.2g

Source: DiabetesCare.net

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