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October 12, 2020 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition

Why Eggplant Is A Superstar Food + Recipe


Revered for its stunning color, unique texture and savory flavor – eggplant is brimming with healthy goodness.  It’s a great source of fiber, especially soluble fiber that can lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar, along with several other key nutrients including potassium, manganese and B vitamins.  It is super low in calories (only 27 in 1 full cup!) and its skin houses those spectacular deep blue/purple anthocyanin pigments (the most potent antioxidants around). 

Eggplant Fritters

This is my personal favorite for fresh eggplant from my garden.


  • 3 medium eggplants
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon each basil and oregano, chopped
  • ¼ cup Parmesan
  • EVOO


Preheat oven to 375. Cut eggplant in half lengthwise and place on baking sheet in oven. Bake until soft all the way through about 35-40 minutes. In a bowl scrape out the flesh of the eggplant and mash it. Add the rest of the ingredients besides EVOO and stir to combine. Heat 3 tbsp of EVOO in medium skillet over medium-high heat. When very hot spoon batter on to skillet into 6-8 patties. Fry until browned then flip. Brown the other side then drain on paper towels.


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