Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WIAW: Eggplant "Meat"ball Sandwich

Peas and Crayons

Well, hello there.
It's time to look at all the foods I ate today (Really, it was yesterday.  I can't lie to you.).

I hope everyone had a lovely Labor Day weekend.  I did.  I can say with all certainty that I avoided all forms of labor & had a relaxing long weekend.

On to the good stuff!

B-Fast, Take 1: Fiber One Bar
I think I need to start taking more pictures in the laundry room at 5 a.m., because this was super bright and clear (unlike last week's blurry pic).  Anywho..I had this new (?) Fiber One bar as I headed out the door to boot camp this morning.  It was just okay, not the most fantastic bar out there.

B-fast, Numero Dos: PB English Muffin, Fruit Smoothie
Some time later, I enjoyed my full-on breakfast of a whole grain English muffin smeared with natural peanut butter and a protein/fruit smoothie (containing a frozen banana, frozen berry mix, almond milk and vanilla protein powder).  I also had some gas station coffee (blech) because I ran out of my favorite Target coffee (blergh).

 A.M. Snack: Cereal & Cheese
This snack was a little random, but delicious nonetheless.  I had a light Sargento cheese stick and some Special K chocolatey delight cereal.
How do you guys eat your cheese sticks?  I prefer the peel with the teeth method.
Probably the best picture of me.  Ever.  It looks like I'm nervously watching a horror movie or something.
My nephew bites into the cheese stick and does not peel it.  I'm pretty sure I'm doing it the right way.

 Lunch: Soup & Pretzel Crisps
I had some grotesque looking Amy's low fat split pea soup for lunch, because it's totally normal to eat hot soup when it is 90 degrees outside.  I also munched on a few pretzel crisps on the side.

After eating, I headed out to get my favorite Target coffee, and stumbled upon my inanimate soul mate.
Sugar free, zero calorie pumpkin spice coffee syrup.  Heck yes.  I see many delicious lattes and iced coffees in my near future.  Did you know I'm a little psychic?

When there's a Target trip, it usually is coupled with a Starbucks trip.  I got an unsweetened black tea with 1/4 cup lemonade and 3 Splendas.  Perfection.
I enjoyed my beverage with one of those sort of brownie like Kashi bars while I did very important tasks (ok, not really).

Dinner was sort of late-ish tonight, because I had to wait for my dad to fix my dishwasher.  So I hung around and ate a piece of toast while I waited.  I did not take a picture though.  Oops!

Dinner: Egglplant "Meat"ball Sandwich & Sweet Potato Fries
 These "meat" balls were made of no meat at all.  They were mostly eggplant.  I actually do not like eggplant.  The texture is weird.  So grinding it up and adding breadcrumbs and cheese seemed like a good way to get to like it.  Hooray for eggplant!

Eggplant "Meat"ball Sandwich
serves 4

2 medium eggplants
olive oil spray
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1 egg
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
lite rolls or buns
lite provolone cheese
veggie tomato sauce (I used Prego)

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and slice your eggplant (about 1/4" thickness).  Spray the slices with oil and sprinkle with salt.  Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes.
Dump the roasted eggplant into a food processor with garlic salt, egg, breadcrumbs and cheese & grind it all up.  Use a cookie scoop to scoop meatballs out onto sprayed pan (or in a casserole dish).  Bake at 425 for about 20 minutes.  Top with veggie sauce while still hot.
Toast your bun on an oiled griddle and top with 3 meatballs and a slice of cheese.  Yum yum!

It actually tasted alot like meat.  For realz.

Have a great week!!!

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