Splendid Eggplant Parmigiana

Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil ¾ cup

Whole Wheat Nabisco Crackers ½ package

Organic Eggs 4

Organic Eggplant

Skimmed Shredded Mozzarella 1 Package

Italian Seasoning 1 tsp

Oregano 1 tsp

Sea Salt 1 tsp

Put the Olive Oil in a large pan on low heat.

Crumble the Crackers and add and mix in well the Italian Seasoning, Oregano and Sea Salt.

Beat the Eggs well I a large bowl.

On a cutting board peel and make slices the rinsed with cold water Eggplant.

Dip the Eggplant in the Eggs.

Then, put the Eggplant in the Cracker crumbs and turn over a few times to coat. Then put in the large pan with the heated Oil. Set you timer allow 10 minutes on each side. Ser the timer please.

Then add the Tomato Sauce on the Eggplant. Allow the Eggplant to cook another 5 minutes on each side. Please, set your timer. 

Then put the cheese on the top of the Eggplant and cook another 10 minutes until the Cheese melts. Please, set the timer.

It serves a family of four. I hope that all enjoy! Also I suggest that you serve a large tossed  Organic Salad first with Organic Raw Vegetables with one of my dip recipes or Italian Dressing that you can make with a hearty sprinkle of Italian Seasoning and  4 tablespoons of Omega Mayonnaise. Also serve Sweet Green Peas Steamed and a pat of low fat butter or Green Giant Frozen  Sweet Green Peas in butter sauce is a delicious brand. 

The health benefits of Eggplant are as follows:

1. Eggplant is a fiber rich (it provides 2 grams of fiber per cup)vegetable and it provides a number of vitamins (it provides the recommended daily allowance of 2% of Vitamin C, 1% of Vitamin A, Iron and Calcium, 4% of Vitamin K which prevents blood clotting, based on a 2,000 calorie diet) and minerals.

2. Also Eggplant has disease fighting Antioxidants;it provides 6% of the RDA of manganese which heals wounds and bone health. It contains nasunin and helps prevent cellular brain damage (a study was done on rats August 2000). In addition, it has high photogenic acid, a powerful antioxidant offering antiviral and antimicrrobial activities and helps lower bad cholesterol levels.

3. In addition, Eggplant 1 cup of Eggplant is equivalent to the US Dept of Agriculture’s recommended requirement of 2 ½ cups of vegetables a day for most adults.

4. One cup of Eggplant has 9 G of Carbohydrates and is our body’s primary source of fuel it needs.

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