Recipes

Stuffed Eggplants

stuffed eggplantEggplants are a brilliant source of B vitamins and folate which is great for women, especially if you are lean on the red meat front.

They are also in season at the moment so are a decent price in the supermarket.

This meal is delicious and a great addition to your healthy eating plan, or even your weight loss plan.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 medium eggplants cut in half
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 cups of pearl barley
  • 4 tbs of reduced fat ricotta
  • 1 can of diced tomato
  • 2 tbs of tomato paste
  • ½ cup of reduced sodium chicken stock
  • 4 tbs of parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbs of oil

Directions

  1. In a pan, heat the oil and cook the crush garlic and onion until soft.
  2. Scoop out the insides of the eggplant, chop it up and pop it in the pan.
  3. While this is cooking, start cooking you pearl barley as per the packet instructions.
  4. When the eggplant starts to soften add in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chicken stock and ricotta and cook on a medium heat for around 5-10 minutes.
  5. When the pearl barley is cooked, drain and add to the eggplant mixture on the stove. Stir it through.
  6. On a lined tray, place the open cut eggplants hollow side up. Fill them evenly with the pearl barley/eggplant mixture.
  7. Top with grated parmesan.
  8. Place them in a 200 degree oven for  30 minutes.

Enjoy the meal

310 calories per serve

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written by:

Amanda Dos Santos

Mandy is an experienced Nutritionist, food scientist and writer with over 10 years experience in the Heath industry. She has been part of the Healthy Mummy team of experts since 2012, writing informative and current blog posts and contributing to our recipe books. She has played an integral part in creating the recipes on our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges since they first started in July 2014.Mandy is a mum of three and loves working for The Healthy Mummy, ”Especially on the challenges as I can create recipes which empower women to create nourishing food for themselves and their families’."