Diabetic Dish of the Week – EGGPLANT LASAGNA

October 30, 2018 at 5:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Dish of the Week, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is EGGPLANT LASAGNA. Delicious and Healthy Lasagna made using Egg Plant as the Noodles. It’s 318 calories and 10 net carbs per serving! It’s from the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. The Diabetic Gourmet site has a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes so check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

 

EGGPLANT LASAGNA

Ingredients

Pam Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 large eggplant (about 1 pound), cut into 1/4-inch thick lengthwise slices
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 package (20 ounces) ground turkey
3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
1 can (14.5 ounces) Hunt’s Original Diced Tomatoes, No Salt Added, drained
1/4 cup Hunt’s Tomato Paste (or Hunt s Organic)
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

1 – Heat oven to 350F. Spray 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
2 – In small bowl, combine ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning; set aside.
3 – Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush eggplant slices with oil; sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
4 – In batches, place eggplant on grill pan. Cook each side 1-2 minutes or until lightly browned and tender. Remove and place on baking sheet lined with paper towels; pat to remove excess moisture.
5 – Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add turkey and cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion and garlic; cook 2-3 minutes more or until onion is tender and turkey is crumbled and no longer pink. Drain.
6 – Add drained tomatoes, tomato paste and basil to skillet; stir to combine. Reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes more.
7 – Assemble lasagna by spreading 3/4 cup meat mixture over bottom of dish. Place 3 eggplant slices over meat mixture, top with 3/4 cup meat mixture, half of ricotta cheese mixture and 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese.
8 – Repeat layers, ending with a layer of eggplant slices topped with meat mixture and remaining mozzarella cheese.
9 – Spray underside of aluminum foil with cooking spray; cover dish tightly with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
NOTES:
An extra set of hands from a little helper can shave minutes off the assembly of this Eggplant Lasagna, while getting a youngster excited about digging into a veggie-centric dinner.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 8 servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 318
Fat: 19 grams
Saturated Fat: 7 grams
Fiber: 3 grams
Sodium: 363 milligrams
Cholesterol: 72 milligrams
Protein: 22 grams
Carbohydrates: 13 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/eggplant-lasagna

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