Diabetes-Friendly Recipes

Mini-pizzas for the Young Guests

(makes 8 pizzas)

4ounces (240 g) Canadian bacon, cut into 1/4-inch dice
46-inch (15 cm) pita breads
3plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
1small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
1cup (114 g) shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
1tablespoon crushed dried basil
1/4teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
olive oil cooking spray
  1. Preheat the broiler.
  2. Sauté the bacon in a nonstick skillet over high heat for 2 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
  3. Split the pitas by using a serrated knife to cut all the way around the perimeter of each pita bread. Arrange on a large baking sheet, cut side up, and toast under a broiler for 1 to 2 minutes until just barely colored.
  4. Divide tomato and onion between the pita rounds and sprinkle with the bacon.
  5. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, basil, and pepper flakes. Sprinkle evenly over the rounds and broil for 1 to 2 minutes until cheese is melted and lightly browned around the edges.
  6. Cut each pizza round into quarters and arrange on a napkin-lined platter.
Per 1 pizza serving:158 calories (23% calories from fat), 11 g protein, 4 g total fat (1.9 g saturated fat), 20 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 15 mg cholesterol, 79 mg potassium, 473 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges:1 lean protein, 1 1/2 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch, 1 vegetable)



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