November 04, 2011

Eating: Eggplant Parmesan

I LOVE eggplant and the fact that it's about 20 calories and 3 grams of fiber per cup makes it that much better! Eggplant is delicious grilled, fried, sautéd, baked, however you make it... I'll probably eat it. Last night I made Eggplant Parmesan and although I don't have a recipe for you I do have a few swaps that I think make it healthier. Come to think of it I never looked at a recipe for this meal I  just kinda made it.

1. I do fry the eggplant in coconut oil because of all of its healing qualities. Its has a great mild taste and makes your kitchen smell like a vacation. 

2. Instead of breadcrumbs  I use Fiber One {yes, the cereal} and at 60 calories and 14 Grams of Fiber per serving you'll be happy to make the switch. I take the cereal and put it in my food processor until it looks like... well crumbs. {I also use this on chicken but that's another time}

3. In place of marinara sauce that can have far too many calories and fat I use canned tomatoes. {I get petite diced} Did you know tomatoes are one of the few fruits foods that don't loose nutrients in the preservation process and at about 30 calories and 1.5 grams of fiber per serving why not. {sometimes I put in the food processor when I don't want it chunky}

4. Lastly I use cheese with part skim milk and only do a top layer to cut back on calories.

Hope you enjoyed these tips and would love to hear what you swap out to make your meals healthier.


Josie said...

Yum! This sounds really tasty and your swaps are brilliant!
xo Josie

Marissa said...

I love, love LOVE eggplant parm! I'm trying this recipe asap. xoxo Marissa

Anonymous said...

hmm...yummy!!! they make me sooo hungry! LOL


Erin said...

This looks just delicious I love any kind of parmesan and yours is something I want a bite of right now!


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alicia said...

ahh my favorite dish! xoxo

peony said...

This is truely one of my favourite meals!looks so yummi

Miss Molly said...

yummmm!! one of my favs!

jill said...

Yum, this looks incredible!

x. jill
those ghosts

JustPatience said...

Love anything with eggplant in it. This recipe looks so yummy.

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Paper Doll said...

i have SO made this before and its so yummy. man im hungry :)
love your blog!!!

love kat

LV said...

This looks amazing!

M.E said...

"Melanzane alla parmigiana" is one of my favorite dishes but the real Italian recipe is far from being a low calorie dish ;) the thing is once in a while I just can't resist it!!

Thanks for sharing your healthy version of it :)

The Style Mogul said...

Looks delish! I must try!!!

xo Christina

Ly said...

This looks so good!! I have to make this now.


EverythingPrettyGirls said...

Thank you for this!!... Great alternatives, and is one of my fave dishes!


Fash Boulevard said...

right! i totally agree. eggplants the best and the calories are more than decent. this dish looks amazing. thanks for sharing. if you get a second I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post. xo

Luísa Lión said...

oh wow this looks super dewlicious are you vegetariean too? This seems like such a perfect vegetarian meal!!!



Jinna Boo said...

wow this is absolutely amazing. i'm definitely gonna try more =) i always get stuck on the chicken, but usually i never end up missing it once i order + eat.

awesome blog!


Sorella - Blueberry Fingerprints said...

I bought and held as well as prepared eggplant for the first time in my life the other day! It was yummy :D. They look a bit suspicious though, the shape and colour and all.

I made moussaka :D. OM NOM. This looks very, very simple. Shall have to try! ^_^