I don't know about you guys, but I love Italian food. And one of my favorite Italian dishes is eggplant parmesan.
It's wholesome, hearty, and oh so yum. But...normally not so healthy.
Even my super picky husband said, and I quote... "it could use more cheese, but it's actually not too bad."
YES, that's what I call a WIN.
-1 medium eggplant, cubed (about 6 cups)
-2 cups cooked quinoa
-1 medium onion, diced
-2 cloves garlic
-1 jar organic tomato sauce (29 oz)
-1 tbsp olive oil
-2 tsp sea salt
-1 tsp black pepper
-2 tbsp basil
-2 tsp roasted red pepper flakes
-1.5 cups parmesan cheese
**Preheat oven to 375 degrees**
Cube eggplant. Soak in cold water for 20 minutes.
(helps remove bitterness)
**Rinse off when finished!**
While eggplant is soaking, sauté onion and garlic in oil.
**You should cook your quinoa now if you haven't already**
Add eggplant to onions and garlic.
Saute for 10 minutes.
Add tomato sauce, basil and 1/2 tsp of salt to mixture.
Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes.
Mix red pepper flakes, black pepper and 1/2 tsp salt with cooked quinoa.
In a separate bowl, mix quinoa and eggplant bake with 1/2 cup parmesan cheese.
Transfer mixture to a baking dish.
Top with remaining parmesan cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees.
Remove from oven, cool, and ENJOY!
Seriously, you'll probably want to kiss me after you eat this.
You're welcome ;)
This is a REALLY good recipe to make for meal prep...because it just keeps getting better!
For you 21 Day Fixers:
This makes 6 servings.
1 serving = 1 green, 1 blue, 1/2 purple, 1 yellow
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