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)