Tomato Cheese Toasts
If you like a stronger cheese a mild goat cheese will work too.

Servings: 8

6 ounces low fat cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 loaf (about 8 oz.) Italian bread
2 cloves garlic, halved

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, stir together goat cheese, 1 Tbsp. parsley and pepper until thoroughly combined. In a medium bowl, stir together tomatoes, 2 tsp. olive oil, salt and 1 1/2 tsp. parsley.

Slice off and discard ends of bread or save for crumbs. Slice loaf diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices and place on a baking sheet. Toast in oven until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Rub 1 side of each toast slice with cut side of garlic. Brush with remaining olive oil.

Just before serving, spread toast slices with cheese mixture and top with tomato mixture. Sprinkle remaining 1 1/2 tsp. parsley on top.

Per Serving: 179 Calories; 10g Fat (49.6% calories from fat); 3g Saturated Fat; 5g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 12mg Cholesterol; 351mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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