This healthy appetizer features roasted vegetables on whole grain bread. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, sweet peppers, onion wedges and garlic. Add oil, kosher salt and black pepper; toss to coat. Transfer tomato mixture to a foil-lined shallow roasting pan.

  • Roast for 35 to 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender and slightly charred on the edges, stirring twice. Cool slightly on a wire rack.

  • Transfer tomato mixture to a food processor. Cover and pulse with several on-off turns until tomato mixture is chopped but still slightly chunky. Stir in balsamic vinegar and thyme. Stir in basil just before serving.

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice a 16-ounce whole grain baguette crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 36 slices). Lightly coat bread slices with cooking spray. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, turning once. Cool on a wire rack.

  • Top each bread slice with 1 tablespoon of the vegetable mixture. Thinly shave 2 ounces Parmesan cheese. Place a piece or two of cheese atop veggie spread on each bread slice.

Nutrition Facts

52 calories; 1.7 g total fat; 0.5 g saturated fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 114 mg sodium. 97 mg potassium; 6.9 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 2.5 g protein; 389 IU vitamin a iu; 11 mg vitamin c; 13 mcg folate; 36 mg calcium; 15 mg magnesium;