Eggplant Roll-Ups

A key to Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s 7-Day Crash Diet is a lean, green skinny supper. These eggplant roll-ups are the perfect contender. The nutrient-dense ingredients will help keep you fuller for longer and jumpstart your weight-loss efforts.

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Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggplants, peeled and sliced lenghwise
  • 2-3 tbsp water
  • 2 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 8 oz baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp no-salt seasoning
  • 2 cups low-sodium pasta sauce
  • 6 oz non-dairy mozzarella-type cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly oil a non-stick baking pan. Arrange eggplant in a single layer in the pan. Bake about 20 minutes or until eggplant is flexible enough to roll up easily. Set aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons water in a large pan, add the bell pepper, onion, celery, and garlic; sauté until just tender, adding more water if needed. Add the spinach and seasoning and cook until spinach is wilted.

Transfer to a mixing bowl. Mix in 2 to 3 tablespoons of the pasta sauce and all of the shredded cheese. Spread about 1/4 cup of the pasta sauce in a baking pan. Put some of the vegetable mixture on each eggplant slice, roll up and place in a pan. Pour the remaining sauce over the eggplant rolls. Bake for 20-30 minutes, until heated through.