Monday, January 5, 2015

Eggplant: Grill it, stack it, Bake it!



Grilled Eggplant Bake




  • 1 Medium Sized Eggplant Sliced
  • 1 Red Onion Sliced
  • 1 jar of Organic Pasta Sauce
  • 1/2 a bag of 2% or Fat Free Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Shredded Parmesan 
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste




-Preheat oven to 400 degrees
-Season Eggplant with salt and pepper
-Lightly Grill Eggplant slices
-Lightly grill Onion Slices
-In 9x13 baking dish: 
             Layer eggplant
             Onions
             Half of Sauce
             Half of Mozzarella
-Repeat layers
-Top with Breadcrumbs and Shredded Parmesan
-Bake for 25-35 minutes or until crispy on top
-Enjoy!



  • Health Benefits of Eggplant:
-Eggplant is full of flavinoids, fiber, potassium, magnesium and antioxidants. Low in calories! These healthy nutrients are responsible for improving heart health and lowering cholesterol. 
-Eggplant has been shown to help with weight loss because the high fiber causes early satiety. The bulkiness and low calories of Eggplant help with making you feel full longer thus eating less calories overall. 
-Lastly, eggplant may help with cognitive function and reduce cancer risk due to the high levels of antioxidants.

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