Diabetic Dish of the Week – Spicy Eggplant Burgers

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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is – Spicy Eggplant Burgers. Another fantastic way to use Egg Plant! These are made using Egg Plants, Egg Whites, Italian Style Panko Bread Crumbs, Cooking Spray, Reduced Fat Mayonnaise, Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns, Baby Spinach, Tomato, and Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spicy Eggplant Burgers
Make your next cookout meat free with this flavorful eggplant burger — so tasty, it’s sure to please vegetarians and omnivores alike!

Ingredients
1 eggplant (1 1/4 pounds), peeled
2 egg whites
1/2 cup Italian-style panko bread crumbs
Nonstick cooking spray
3 tablespoons reduced-fat chipotle mayonnaise or regular reduced-fat mayonnaise
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, warmed
1 1/2 cups loosely packed baby spinach
8 thin slices tomato
4 slices pepper jack cheese

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 burger

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Cut 4 slices (1/2-inch thick) from widest part of eggplant. Beat egg whites in shallow bowl. Place panko on medium plate.

2. Dip eggplant slices in egg whites; dredge in bread crumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown; turn and coat with cooking spray. Bake 15 minutes.

3. Spread mayonnaise on bottom halves of buns and top with spinach, tomatoes and eggplant slice. Top with cheese and tops of buns.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 349 calories, Carbohydrates: 47 g, Protein: 16 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 20 mg, Sodium: 628 mg, Fiber: 13 g
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