by Healthy Recipe Mom, Stacy
PREHEAT: Oven to 350 degrees F
PANS/EQUIPMENT: Baking sheet, 9×13 baking dish
PREP TIME: 30 minutes
COOK TIME: 30 minutes
NUMBER OF SERVINGS: 6 or more depending on ages
1 medium eggplant
Slice eggplant into 1/4-inch thick rounds (leave the skin on for valuable phytonurtrients!)
3 egg whites
Dip eggplant slices in egg whites to coat.
1 cup bread crumbs, whole grain
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Use homemade or store bought bread crumbs. Mix salt, parsley, basil and oregano with bread crumbs. Use fresh herbs whenever possible. The amounts are given as a guide, but add as much as you like! Dip egg-covered eggplant slices in bread crumbs and transfer to a baking sheet. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Bake for 5 minutes per side at 350 degrees.
1 jar tomato sauce/spaghetti sauce, organic (low sodium)
Cover the bottom of a baking dish with a thin layer of sauce. Add a layer of baked eggplant. Add another layer of sauce.
1 block (8 ounces) Lisanatti Almond Cheeze – Mozzarella Style, finely shredded
Shred cheese and layer on top of sauce. Repeat the layering of eggplant, sauce and cheese. Sprinkle on extra herbs if you like. Bake for 35 minutes. Serve warm.
OPTIONS: If you wish to substitute dry herbs, start with 1/2 teaspoon parsley and basil and 1/4 teaspoon oregano. Choose organic, non-irradiated herbs and spices. You may use 2 whole eggs in place of egg whites. Use ground nuts as a coating for a change or for those with gluten sensitivities.
RECIPE SOURCE: Stacy’s recipe
7 FOOD COLORS: Purple, white, yellow, tan, green, red, golden
7 FOOD GROUPS: Vegetables, eggs, fruits (tomatoes), grains, nuts, essential fatty acids, herbs
- Whole grain bread crumbs or ground nuts
- Sea salt
- Fresh or dried parsley
- Fresh or dried basil
- Fresh or dried oregano
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Tomato sauce/spaghetti sauce, organic (low sodium)
- 1 block (8 ounces) Lisanatti Almond Cheeze – Mozzarella Style