This diabetic Mediterranean sandwich is easy to assemble and tastes delicious too. Broiling vegetables is a great way to leave in most of the nutritional content all while making the vegetable softer and more pleasing to eat. Sandwiches do not always have to contain meat to be good! Add your favorite dressing to the inside of this sandwich for a real treat.
1 small eggplant, peeled, halved,
and cut into 1/4"-thick slices
Salt, as needed
1 small zucchini, halved, andcut lengthwise into 1/4"-thick slices
1 green or red bell pepper, sliced
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 French bread rolls, halved
Place eggplant in non aluminum colander; lightly sprinkle eggplant with salt. Let stand 30 minutes to drain. Rinse eggplant; pat dry with paper towels.
Preheat broiler. Spray rack of broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place vegetables on rack. Broil 4 inches from heat, 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are browned, turning once.
Combine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and garlic powder in medium bowl until well blended. Add vegetables; toss to coat. Divide vegetable mixture evenly between rolls. Serve immediately.
This recipe yields 2 servings.
Exchanges Per Serving: 1 1/2 Starch, 3 Vegetable.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 178; Calories from fat 10%; Total Fat 2g; Saturated Fat 1g; Protein 5g; Carbohydrates 36g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 775mg; Dietary Fiber 1g.
Health Note: Nearly 50 percent of adults with high blood pressure do not experience a reduction in blood pressure levels when the amount of sodium in their diets is reduced. Elevated levels are much more responsive to calcium-rich meals, leading many researchers to believe that good-for-your-bones calcium plays a major role in the maintenance of near-normal blood pressure levels.
Source:"Diabetic Cooking at http://www.diabeticcooking.com"S(Formatted for MC6):"07-28-2002 by Joe Comiskey - firstname.lastname@example.org"Copyright:"© Publications International Ltd, 2002"
My Tip! Use your panini grill to really make this sandwich delicious!