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Diet Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Minimal Ingredients for Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

We have posted a picture of our recipe to the right so you'll have an idea of how the eggplant should look before you add the marinara sauce and cheese.

eggplant recipeYou will need the following ingredients for this recipe:

Panko Breading
1 Egg, broken up and mixed well
Eggplant, fresh
6 slices of reduced fat mozzarella cheese
marinara sauce, about 1 cup

If you would prefer you can opt to use the Italian Panko bread crumbs. We like the original best. In addition, you may wish to use a bit more salt and pepper in the Panko breading.

How to Prepare Our Diet Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

So easy!!! Slice the eggplant into thin slices. Dip each in the egg wash and then press into the Panko bread crumbs. If you prefer more salt and pepper, add this to the crumbs before you press the eggplant into the mix.

Place on tin foil and bake at 375 degrees until golden and the eggplant is tender.

Sprinkle the tops with a bit of parmesan - if you wish. Next, top with a bit of the marinara sauce and a slice of the mozzarella cheese.

Return to the oven until the cheese melts - and it will do such quite quickly as mozzarella is one of the best melting cheeses.

Nutrition Notes, Serving Suggestions & Amounts

1. The amount of servings will depend upon how thin that you slice your eggplant.

2. You may need another egg or two if your eggplant is very large - and if you plan to slice it very thin. Frankly, we prefer ours thinner than in our recipe picture - but we wanted to showcase the eggplant. Both are delicious!

3. Be sure that you purchase a fully ripe - yet fresh eggplant. If you pick it up and it feels rubbery, it's still at a green state. If it's not firm, then it's most likely past peak.

4. Sometimes we enjoy this recipe without the marinara sauce and cheese. It's very delicious and SO EASY to prepare. And because we prepare it without added oil - it's very light in calories, so you won't feel guilty eating it.

5. To calculate the amount of calories in your final dish, measure out the amount of Panko breading that you use. Refer to the Nutrition Fact Label to see how many calories are contained in the product. The Panko that we use contains 105 calories per cup. You can check your carton of eggs to get the caloric values, but if you're using a medium egg, that's about 65 calories.

Eggplant is naturally low in calories and fat grams. One eggplant that weighs 1 pounds that has the peeling left on contains only 137 calories!

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