Total Time 65 min
Prep 20 min, Cook 45 min
Yield 4 servings (269 calories each)
Craving this classic baked eggplant dish but wish it had fewer greasy and cheesy calories? With a few smart swaps you can get a serving down to just 300 calories.
This flavorful and satisfying recipe highlights the healthy attributes of the old-school version and the crispy breadcrumb topping makes it a new-found family favorite. Cooked tomato products like tomato sauce are higher in the inflammation fighting antioxidant lycopene, plus cutting back on fried foods (such as traditional eggplant parm) can help reduce inflammation.
Variations and Substitutions
If you crave eggplant parmesan with ricotta cheese, make a mixture using ¾ cup part skim ricotta cheese and ¾ cup part skim shredded mozzarella and use that in place of the 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese. The calorie count will end up pretty much the same.
Cooking and Serving Tips
For simplified meal prep, roast the eggplant up to two days ahead of time and store in the fridge; assemble and bake as directed.
Dana Angelo White
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