I am thrilled to announce the release of my first e-book, 5-Minute Meals. This has been a project of mine for a couple of years now.
I love food and enjoy cooking, but I don’t want to spend all of my free time in the kitchen. I’d rather be outdoors, playing tennis or relaxing with friends. I realized that many of my clients felt the same way. So I decided to write this book, to share my favorite quick-and-easy recipes with the world. Continue reading →
Many traditional eggplant parmesan recipes contain take over an hour to prepare and contain a whopping 1200 calories! My version, which I just invented tonight, takes 1/3 of the time and has 1/6 of the calories. And the taste? Amazing! Here’s how it’s done:
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 large eggplant (or 2 small ones), thinly sliced
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 1 jar marinara sauce
- 1 teaspoon Italian spice blend
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
- Sprinkle of parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (optional)
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onions and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add eggplant, mushrooms, marinara sauce, and Italian spices. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is very soft. Cooking time varies depending how thinly you sliced the eggplant, but approximately 15-20 minutes.
- Add cheese and basil. Stir and serve!
Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 200, Total fat: 11 g, Saturated fat: 2.3 g, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Fiber: 7 g, Protein: 6 g
Yesterday I gave a cooking demonstration to a group of seniors in Sacramento called Heart Healthy Cooking for One. The recipes were so popular, easy to make, and delicious, that I thought I would share them on my blog! Each recipe takes 5 minutes or less to prepare, so it’s perfect for when you want to whip up a quick and healthy breakfast or lunch for yourself. There is also a convenient vegetable cooking chart for the microwave at the end. Check them out, in easy printable format: 5 Meals in 5 Minutes or Less.
These recipes are all easily prepared using a George Foreman grill and a microwave. If you don’t have a George Foreman grill, you can use a skillet on the stove. But, I highly recommend a George Foreman grill because they are so easy to use! I just use a small one that costs less than $20 at Walmart or Target.
All of these recipes are very heart healthy. The characteristics of a heart healthy meal are:
- Low in fat (especially saturated and trans fat)
- Low in sodium
- High in fiber
Heart disease is currently the #1 killer in America. But, 80% of heart disease is preventable through healthy lifestyle choices! So, I hope you enjoy these delicious heart healthy recipes!
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