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Our daughter-in-law and I love our veggies, our husbands, not so much.  But our son is in Anthem living with our daughter and that leaves Sam with us until the condo closes escrow and she can then re-unite with him at that point.

That means it’s 2 for healthy eating and only 1 against it.


With this fact in mind-we decided to try Hungry Girl’s “Ginormous Eggplant Tower” for dinner the other night.  

It was wonderful-and my husband only had to make a few alterations to make it palatable for him!

Here’s the original recipe:

Per Serving (the recipe is easily increased to fit however many you need to feed, but this is 1 serving data):  280 calories, 31.5 carbs, 15 g fiber and 25 g protein

Prep time:  15 min and cook time 15 min.

2 frozen meatless hamburger style patties with about 100 cal each (we used gardin, but HG suggests boca original)

1 eggplant, try to get it the same width as the patties

1/2 C crushed tomatoes with 1/4 tsp of Italian seasoning (in a pinch-fat-free pasta sauce works great)


Remove the ends of the eggplant and slice in 3, 3/4” slices. (note:  I like to salt and let them weep a bit to remove any bitterness, then pat them dry).

We grilled them on the BBQ along with the patties, but HG suggests spraying a skillet with Pam and cooking it all on it.  Either way-cook 3-5 minutes, flip and cook another 3-5 minutes or until thoroughly cooked.

Meanwhile, heat the sauce in the microwave until hot.  

Time to plate.  Start with the eggplant, then sauce, pattie, sauce-ending with the eggplant and rest of the sauce.


Man o’ meat alternative:  use beef patties and cheese, plus mine had to add bacon.  no idea on his calorie or fat count.

Sam and I loved the meal and said we’d definitely have it again.  We did add some grilled rosemary bread to go with it.

Now go grab a knife and fork and enjoy!

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