Naked Eggplant Parm in a Mug + More Microwave Mini-Meal Recipes
Entire recipe: 220 calories, 7g total fat (2.5g sat. fat), 696mg sodium, 25g carbs, 10g fiber, 13g sugars, 18.5g protein
Green Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Blue Plan (Freestyle™) SmartPoints® value 4*
Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 4*
Cook: 10 minutes
3 cups cubed eggplant
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup meatless crumbles, cooked according to package directions
2 tbsp. light/low-fat ricotta cheese
1/8 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 cup marinara sauce with 70 calories or less per 1/2-cup serving
1 stick light string cheese, torn into pieces
Optional topping: grated Parmesan cheese
Place eggplant in a large microwave-safe bowl with 1 - 2 tbsp. water. Cover and microwave for 5 - 6 minutes, or until soft. Thoroughly blot dry. Season with 1/4 tsp. garlic powder and the salt.
In a small bowl, mix meatless crumbles with remaining 1/4 tsp. garlic powder. In another small bowl, mix ricotta with Italian seasoning.
In a large microwave-safe mug, evenly layer half of each ingredient: eggplant, marinara, ricotta, meatless crumbles, and string cheese pieces. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients.
Microwave for 2 - 2 1/2 minutes, or until entire dish is hot and cheese has melted.
MAKES 1 SERVING
Chew on this:
July 14th (today) is National Nude Day, so it's fitting that this eggplant Parm is naked. Enjoy!
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