Food for Fuel: Veggie Baked OmeletteNovember 6, 2008 at 11:43 am | Posted in Food, Nutrition, Other | 7 Comments
I almost decided to be lame and just eat a veggie burger last night, but then I discovered that Meghann chose eggplant as this week’s blogger secret ingredient. I love eggplant, and when it was in season I was cooking with it every week. See the bottom of this post for more of my eggplant recipes.
I had some eggs to use up, so I decided to make a baked omelette. First, though, I roasted the eggplant: I sliced up about half of it, lay the slices on a baking sheet, sprayed both sides with Smart Balance cooking spray, and roasted them for 20 minutes at 400*.
Next, I sprayed a glass casserole dish and lay the eggplant slices along the bottom. I covered the slices with thawed frozen spinach (blot the water with a few paper towels). I covered the eggplant and spinach with my egg filling, consisting of:
- 2 beaten eggs
- 1 cup liquid egg whites (from carton)
- 1/2 cup light, plain soymilk
- a little leftover prosciutto, chopped small
- 3/4 tsp. dried oregano
- 3/4 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
I layered the top with sliced Roma tomatoes.
Pre-bake picture (too bad you can’t see the main ingredient!):
I baked this at 400* for 30 minutes, and then I topped it with bagged fat-free mozzarella and freshly grated parmesan. I returned it to the oven for another 23 minutes.
Here’s my attempt at a cross-section view to show the eggplant on the bottom, but it’s a bad picture. Sorry!
On the side, I roasted asparagus with pepper and then spread it with a mix of Smart Balance Light, soy sauce, and tarragon vinegar. I also had some of Gina’s wonderful banana bread.
I gave myself a pat on the back for this recipe. Baked omelette leftovers are actually very good, and this will refrigerate well.
Nutrition of this Meal
This meal contains 12 ingredients from the World’s Healthiest Foods list (only counting 2 for banana bread, although there may be more in there):
- Low-fat cheese
- Soybeans (soymilk)
- Whole wheat
Other Eggplant Recipes
Eggplant Pizzas (side dish to soup)