Roasted Veggie And Swiss Sandwiches For Breakfast
Roasted Veggie Ingredients
4 round pitas, whole wheat
½ red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 yellow squash, sliced thinly
1 small zucchini, sliced thinly
1 medium onion, chopped finely
1/3 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 teaspoons Italian dressing, low fat
¾ cup Swiss cheese, shredded, reduced fat
Olive oil flavored cooking spray
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Place all the vegetables-the onions, summer squash, zucchini, sweet peppers and fresh mushrooms on a baking sheet. Lightly coat all the vegetables on the baking sheet with a little nonstick cooking spray and place the sheet in a 450 degree Fahrenheit oven.
- Bake the vegetables for about 10 minutes or until they are tender, yet crisp. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper according to taste.
- Divide the seasoned vegetables among the round, whole wheat pita breads. Drizzle Italian salad dressing over the vegetables and top it with shredded Swiss cheese.
- Place the prepared pitas on an unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil the pitas for about 3 minutes or until the cheese melts, 3 to 4 inches away from the heat. Serve warm. This recipe makes 4 servings.
- Roasted veggie and Swiss sandwich is a completely vegetarian recipe which provides about 269 calories, 7 gm total fat, 38 gm carbohydrates, 2 gm dietary fiber and 12 gm proteins per serving.
- As this recipe is completely vegetarian it provides very low amounts of cholesterol. Also the saturated fats, total fats and simple sugars of this recipe are very low. Thus roasted veggie and Swiss sandwich can be considered a diabetes friendly as well as a heart friendly recipe.
- This recipe can be considered a high sodium recipe as it provides 453 mg sodium per serving. To reduce this value avoid seasoning the vegetables with salt, use only ground black pepper instead. Also most of the cheese and dressing available in the markets are loaded with sodium.
- This is not only to enhance taste but to increase the shelf life of the product, as sodium is a well known preservative.
- For this reason make sure to read the food labels of any packed products especially Italian dressing and Swiss cheese (for this recipe) for sodium if you are on a sodium restricted diet. Preferably choose low sodium or reduced sodium options if available.
- This recipe contains wheat or gluten (in the pita bread). So if you have gluten allergies choose other gluten free pita breads.