Whole grains are carbohydrates—a source of quick energy—and low-fat dairy has protein for slow-burning, long-lasting energy!
Time: 15 minutes
6 slices crusty whole-grain bread
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/2 cup low-fat mozzarella, sliced
1/2 cup basil leaves, sliced
1 medium ripe tomato, diced
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Heat oven to 400°F. Toast bread brushed with oil and garlic on a cookie sheet until lightly toasted. Top with remaining ingredients and heat until cheese melts.
Per Serving: 143 calories, 5g protein, 12g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 8g fat, 2g saturated fat, 3mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium.
Mix it Up!
- Use Swiss cheese and diced snap peas.
- Add grated Parmesan and thin slices of cooked chicken or turkey sausage.
- Instead of a tomato, use 1/2 cup marinara sauce—15-minute pizzas!