Growing up, I always ate Eggplant Parmesan whenever my family dined at an Italian Restaurant and now whenever I see it on a menu I start drooling. Yet now I am starting to realize that many eggplant parm dishes in restaurants are LOADED with sodium and sugar. Crazy, right?
So I've made my own version, similar taste but turned the eggplants into cheese filled roll ups. I use goats cheese instead of mozzarella, and for good reason. Goats cheese is known to be tolerable for people who have lactose intolerance to cows milk, packed with protein, and has little sodium. Some think goats cheese is tolerable to lactose sensitivities because the goats themselves aren't injected with hormones, steroids, antibiotics, etc as the cows are.
I’ve also done research over the years on the benefits we receive from eating eggplant, and I have to share a few!:
– Great source of fiber and minerals: I’m so serious, everyone, that getting fiber from veggies is the best form of fiber and the best way to help weight management. So I encourage you all to find ways to add vegetables packed with roughage into every meal of the day!
– Powers up our brain: Eggplant has a great antioxidant known as nasunin which protects membrane cells and also can prevent tumor cells from multiplying.
– Strong Antioxidants: Another way to fight wrinkles, prevent cancer cells from growing, and keep a youthful appearance.
Let’s get on to the recipe, cause I know you’re hungry from looking at my picture.
Once you start munching on these roll ups you won’t be able to stop, but don’t worry because there is no added sugar and no crazy sodium! You will also get a good amount of calcium from the goats cheese and Phytonutrients from the eggplant.
You will feel so great knowing that you are nurturing yourself with a delicious and filling meal!