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Fitness

Party Time: Guilt-Free Holiday Recipes

Dieting around the holidays? Bah, humbug! Here, 12 guilt-free, crowd-pleasing ways to enjoy the season's eatings.
Wild Mushroom Crostini Appetizers: Wild Mushroom Crostini

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients
1 pound mixed wild mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
12 slices whole wheat baguette
Olive oil spray
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a bowl, toss the mushrooms with the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, rosemary, salt, and pepper to taste.

2. Line a rimmed baking pan with foil and spread the mushrooms in the pan. Roast, tossing every 5 minutes, until the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are beginning to crisp in spots, about 25 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, lightly spray the baguette slices on both sides with olive oil and place them on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven until the tops are golden, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle each toast with 1/2 teaspoon Parmesan cheese and return to the oven until the cheese is melted.

4. Pile the mushrooms on the toasted baguette slices; serve.

Nutrition facts per serving: 198 calories, 7g protein, 29g carbohydrate, 5g fat (0.6g saturated), 4g fiber

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