Real Healthy Eggplant Parmesan

 

Eggplant Parmesan is classic comfort food…but did you know that a dinner portion ordered at your favorite restaurant contains more than 1,000 calories and 60 grams of fat?!?!

There’s nothing comforting about that.

This recipe for Real Healthy Eggplant Parmesan has been significantly lightened. I’ve eliminated the fryer and the white flour, resulting in a tender and tasty dish that won’t land on your hips.

Real Healthy Eggplant Parmesan
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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INGREDIENTS
Serves 10

  • 2 medium, organic eggplants
  • 1½ cup blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 Tablespoon flax meal
  • 2 omega-3, free range eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons filtered water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups organic spaghetti sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Slice the eggplant into slices no larger than ¼ inch.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the almond flour, salt, basil and flax. In another medium bowl whisk the eggs and water. Dip each slice of eggplant in the egg mixture and then coat each side with the almond flour mixture.
  4. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Coat with the olive oil. Saute the eggplant slices until tender and golden, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. Spread 1 cup of the spaghetti sauce into a 13×9 baking pan. Place a layer of eggplant over the sauce, then sprinkle ½ cup of the mozzarella evenly over it. Cover with another cup of spaghetti sauce and another layer of eggplant. Top with the remaining sauce, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  6. Cover with foil, bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and turn the oven to broil for 3-5 minutes, until the top is browned.
NUTRITION

Calories: 205     Fat: 13 g     Carbohydrates: 15 g     Sodium: 518 mg     Fiber: 6 g     Protein: 9 g    

 

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  • Real Healthy Lasagna May 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    […] came to making a casserole to bring to the newly expanded family, I couldn’t decided between Real Healthy Eggplant Parmesan and Best Spaghetti Squash Casserole. So, inspired by the concept of 2 for 1, Real Healthy Lasagna […]

  • Estelle adams April 6, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Is eggplant suppose to be white on the inside, the eggplant that I have is brownish…

    • Diana April 11, 2016 at 6:22 pm

      If it’s brownish then it’s likely started to go bad.

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