There are a few dishes that people always request from me, and eggplant parmesan is one of them. I usually spend quite a while frying slice after slice over the stove, which can be time-consuming and tedious. With this Organic Baked Eggplant Parmesan, I let the oven do most of the work. By baking the eggplant rather than frying it, I save around 27 grams of fat and 267 calories per serving. Plus, the baked eggplant parmesan still contains all the same delicious layers of tender eggplant, warm tomato sauce, and bubbly cheese.
One of the ways to eat organic on a budget is to utilize the EWG’s dirty dozen and clean fifteen lists. If you can’t afford to buy only organic foods, these lists point out exactly which items could potentially have high of pesticides, so you can prioritize them. Eggplant falls on the on the clean list, so I didn’t splurge on organic. That saved me over $1.50 on my budget. This entire dish cost $7.60 to feed four hungry people. Each serving of baked eggplant parmesan came to $1.90. Here is how all of it totals up:
- $1.49 Eggplant from Sprouts. Part of the Clean 15.
- $1.42 Muir Glen Organic Pasta Sauce on sale at Sprouts
- $0.33 Organic Egg from Vons.
- $1.62 Trader Joe’s Organic bread crumbs.
- $2.66 O Organics Italian Cheese, Vons store brand.
- $0.03 Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Sprouts.
- $0.05 Organic Basil for garnish purchased at Sprouts.
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