10 Eggplant Recipes Everyone Will Love

Looking for new ways to cook eggplant that will please everyone at your dinner table? Here are 10 yummy eggplant recipes for you to try via @tipsaholic #eggplant #recipes #health #healthandweightloss #eating


10 Eggplant Recipes Everyone Will Love
Eggplant parmigiana is a delicious and traditional dish that everyone knows, but it’s not the only way to cook eggplant. If you’ve been looking for new ways to cook the purple vegetable that will please everyone at your dinner table, look no further. Try these 10 yummy eggplant recipes!

Eggplant Pizzas

Pizza is a crowd pleaser, so everyone from the adults to the kids will definitely enjoy this eggplant pizza recipe. And it’s gluten-free and vegetarian, making it even more attractive (and accessible) to all kinds of eaters.

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Eggplant Gratin with Herbs and Creme Fraiche

This gorgeous eggplant recipe is somewhat similar to eggplant parmesan, but it uses creme fraiche instead of ricotta cheese or mozzarella and includes fresh herbs. The result is a lighter dish but just as satisfying.

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Eggplant Involtini

Perfect for holiday dinners or special family gatherings, this eggplant recipe is a bit involved but you’ll have fun stuffing and rolling up the eggplant slices and listening to your dinner guests ohh and ahh over the finished dish.

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Roasted Eggplant with Spinach, Quinoa, and Feta

This is another vegetarian and gluten-free eggplant recipe that would be perfect for a light and healthy lunch or as a side for dinner.

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Roasted Eggplant with Seasoned Potatoes

Make this easy eggplant recipe as a side dish or add it to a frittata. Both hearty and healthy, this recipe shines when you add fresh herbs and lemon zest.

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Almond Crusted Baked Eggplant

Have you tried chinese eggplant? This great eggplant recipe gives you a reason to try the thinner variety of eggplant. Try making it for your next sports event gathering!

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Roasted Eggplant Salad with Smoked Almonds and Goat Cheese

Warm salads, such as this one, pair beautifully with goat cheese. As you eat, the goat cheese will spread all over the salad thanks to the heat. Crunchy, smoked almonds finish off this salad nicely.

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Baked Eggplant Parmesan Boats with Sausage

Scoop out the flesh from your eggplant halves to create boats for this fun and delicious eggplant recipe! This recipe uses white eggplant, which sounds very intriguing, but you could use any type of eggplant in its place if you can’t find the white variety at your local grocery store.

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Vegan Tacos with Eggplant, Asparagus, and Black Beans

What veggies do you use in your tacos? These unique vegan tacos include eggplant, asparagus, and black beans cooked in Mexican spices. If you’re not a vegetarian or a vegan, you could replace the black beans with chicken.

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Eggplant, Kale, Tomato, & Bacon Panini

If you like a good panini sandwich, you’ll love this great take on a BLT. This eggplant recipe is perfect for a special lunch or a light dinner.

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Now I’m really in the mood for some eggplant. Too bad I don’t have any in the fridge right now — off to the grocery store I go! Let us know if you try any of these recipes!

For more vegetable recipes, check out 7 Healthy and Easy Vegetable Side Dishes and 10 Flavorful Acorn Squash Recipes.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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7 Healthy and Easy Vegetable Side Dishes

7 Healthy and Easy Vegetable Side Dishes

7 Healthy and easy vegetable side dish

Sometimes we take the time and energy to plan our main dishes, but forget to plan for our vegetable sides… and we fall back on the same boring vegetable sides that we’re so tired of. No more! Here are 7 healthy and easy vegetable side dishes that you can prepare fast so you can focus your cooking energy on your main dish!

Easy Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

So many people despise brussels sprouts, but they probably haven’t tried this recipe. Any vegetable tastes better roasted rather than steamed and this is certainly true of brussels sprouts. Add a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar along with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and you’ve got yourself an easy vegetable side dish that even your kids will like.

Garlic Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes”

Like mashed potatoes, but don’t like how full it makes you? Try mashed cauliflower with garlic, butter, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Just mash it with a food processor and serve! It goes really well with meatballs and sauce or meatloaf or any heavy meat dish. The best part? You can even make it ahead of time and just heat it up when you’re ready to eat!

Honeyed Carrots

Honey and carrots is a beautiful food marriage, when done right. This recipe combines fresh garlic, fresh rosemary, fresh parsley, butter, honey, and olive oil to create a beautiful dish of honeyed carrots. After a couple of minutes in a pan, you’ve got yourself an easy vegetable side dish ready to go!

Garlic Portobello Mushrooms with Pecorino Romano

Cooked portobello mushrooms taste awesome when they’re cooked to the point that their moisture has all evaporated, as evidenced by this great recipe. After you slice and cook the mushrooms with garlic, salt, and pepper, pile the steaming hot mushroom slices on a plate and grate pecorino romano cheese over it for an easy and delicious vegetable side.

Parmesan Zucchini and Corn

Made in only 10 minutes, this vegetable side of zucchini and corn is easy to make and so satisfying to eat. With the addition of dried herbs (basil, oregano, and thyme) and a fresh herb (cilantro), this easy veggie side goes great with a main dish of chicken or fish.

Caesar Green Beans

This green bean recipe is made easy with the help of a bottled Caesar salad dressing and made even more delicious with grated parmesan cheese on top. Doesn’t that sound like something that kids would like?

Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Whenever I see fresh asparagus in the grocery store, I always pick it up because I know I can prepare it in just a few minutes for a great vegetable side dish! This delicious recipe shows you how. All you need is a lemon, garlic powder, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Toss everything on a foil-lined baking sheet and cook for a few minutes and enjoy!

A beautifully prepared vegetable side dish is a delicious addition to a main dish and it’s even better when you can cook it with minimal effort. What are your favorite easy vegetable side dishes?

For more easy recipes, check out 8 Quick and Easy Portable Breakfast Ideas and 3 Savory and Easy Sweet Potato Recipes.

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“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!

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How To Grow Vegetables From Scraps

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Wait! Don’t throw away that stalk of celery or the white bulbs of that bunch of scallions. Did you know that you can re-grow vegetables, right in your kitchen so you’ll always have some of the most popular veggies we use in our daily cooking? Best of all, you don’t need a green thumb, a garden or even warm, sunny weather to do it! (featured image via Remodelaholic)
 

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Green Onions

Since most recipes call for only the green part of green onion (also called scallions or spring onions), we often wind up wasting the white bulbs. But those bulbs are the heart and soul of the onion plant! When you’ve finished with the green tops, put the bunch of white bulbs into a glass of water and leave it on your windowsill. In just a few days, you’ll be begin to see new green onions springing up! Harvest them as you need them, but be sure to change the water every few days.

 

Leeks

You know how leeks look a lot like great big green onions? They can be regrown the same way as green onions, too! Follow the same bulbs-in-a-glass-of-water routine the next time you have a leek or two leftover and you’ll wind up with your own supply for months to come.

 

Celery and Fennel

These two veggies are also candidates for the water trick. When you buy a bunch of celery or fennel, simply cut off the base and put it, stalk tips facing up, into a bowl of water (just enough to cover the bottom of the bunch, not the whole thing). For these two, however, go ahead and keep them out of direct sunlight.

 

Garlic

Have you ever opened your pantry and found a forgotten bunch of garlic with green sprouts on the ends? Next time, don’t throw it away: regrow it! Plant the garlic in a small pot just as you would flower bulbs in the fall: sprouted tip facing up. You’ll end up with a great houseplant and some fresh garlic for the kitchen.

 

Ginger

Cut off a small piece of the ginger root you bought at the grocery store, plant it in a pot and wait for it to sprout. When you need ginger, you can dig up the whole plant, cut off whatever you need from the root and then repot the plant.

 

Romaine Lettuce

You can regrow many types of lettuce, but stem-based romaine is the easiest. Just as you did with the celery, cut the base of the lettuce head off and put it in a bowl of water to regrow. You’ll be amazed how quickly a new head sprouts up!

 

Julianne Puckett is the creator of Yankee Kitchen Ninja, a blog about what she calls “stealthy homemaking” — healthy recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, DIY gardening tips and the occasional craft project. A designer, writer and former suburban-dwelling IT professional, she lives in rural Vermont, where she struggles to balance the siren call of her inner farmer with her love of cute shoes and cocktails.

5 Recipes for Healthy French Fries

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A heaping plate of french fries is the ultimate guilty pleasure for many of us. However, indulging  in this salty treat too often might lead to unwanted pounds. Also, potatoes aren’t the most nutritious vegetable that you can eat, so french fries don’t really contribute much of anything to your health. The good news is that there are so many other starchy vegetables that you can easily turn into yummy fries to eat with your burger!

5 Healthy Recipes for French Fries via Tipsaholic

All the vegetables listed below can be turned into healthy fries. Simply cut up your vegetable into thin strips, put them in a mixing bowl, add a healthy oil (olive oil is always a good choice), and stir to coat. Then add in the seasonings that you like on your fries. I personally love to add salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic powder, and a little bit of cumin.

Set the oven to 375 degrees and let cook for around 15-30 minutes; longer for the harder vegetables. Toss the fries about halfway through to make sure everything heats up evenly. When the smell is enough to make your mouth water and the fries are perfectly tender, pop them out of the oven and chow down.

Try all five healthy french fries and let us know which one is your favorite!

Wondering when is the best time to buy these vegetables to turn into healthy french fries? Here’s some useful information on eating with the seasons.

1. Sweet Potato Fries

This is probably the most common alternative to regular potato french fries. Savory seasonings contrast very nicely with the sweetness of this orange vegetable. Sweet potato fries are also very kid-friendly; many picky eaters love them.

2. Parsnip Fries

Parsnips are root vegetables that look like carrots, but with light yellowish skin. It tastes like somewhere between a potato and a carrot. When cooked in the oven, they become soft inside and crisp on the outside — the perfect combination for french fries. Many cooks like to add rosemary to their parsnip fries.

3. Carrot Fries

Yes, the rabbit’s favorite food can easily be turned into french fries. You can cut up a regular carrot into strips, but I like to use baby carrots and simply halve them. So easy, so good.

4. Rutabaga Fries

Don’t pass by the rutabagas at the grocery store. These root vegetables might look rough on the outside, but peel the knobby, purple skin and you’ll find it to be crisp and juicy. They taste somewhat similar to turnips, but milder. When cooked, rutabaga will satisfy your desire for something savory and starchy.

5. Jicama Root Fries

Another root vegetable, the jicama is delicious even when raw but can be turned into tasty and healthy french fries. Try squeezing a lemon over them before putting them in the oven. They don’t take very long to cook, which makes them perfect for a quick lunch.

“I’m Elisa and I live in Austin, Texas with my husband and our two little girls. I used to teach reading and writing, but now I stay at home with my two kiddos and read and write in my spare time. I also love to undertake DIY projects, find new recipes on Pinterest, and dream about someday finally completing our home. Above all, I love to learn about new things and sharing my new-found knowledge with others.”  Please check out my blog What the Vita!