These are quick and easy and your kids will love eating them too. I highly recommend adding fresh basil in the rolls for flavor and the anti-inflammatory properties. Did you know basil can block an enzyme in the body called COX which is the same enzyme aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen block to relieve pain. I always try to munch on a basil leaf before popping a pill and sometimes a couple leaves does the trick.
1) Unroll the crescent rolls and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Add a slice of pepperoni, sprinkle some parmesan or cheddar cheese and then place one or two basil leaves on the cheese. Wrap and then bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes. They will be golden brown and you will smell them when they are almost done.
Enjoy with some fresh basil and tomato soup!
Why you want to eat this!
- Basil is rich in vitamin K, iron, vitamin A, fiber, manganese, magnesium, and calcium as well as contains flavonoids and volatile oils. These flavonoids protect your cellular structures and DNA from damage by radiation and free radicals. The volatile oils in basil act as an anti-bacterial. Basil can fight certain bacteria which has become resistant to antibiotics. In addition, basil is a powerful anti-inflammatory because it can block an enzyme in the body called COX which is the same enzyme aspirin, ibuprofen and acetaminophen block to relieve pain. It may help rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disorders. It also may improve your cardiovascular health, asthma, and osteoarthritis due to the beta-carotene. Make sure you buy organic basil to ensure it has not been irradiated which significantly reduces the beta-carotene and vitamin C. Read more.