To avoid a) junk food at work and b) a cooking rut I've decided to do a lot of nightly prep work for good snacks and breakfasts/lunches. My recipe sharing has been delayed as I'm not cooking every day (prepping instead!). I do have quite a few coming your way though!
On Monday night, I prepared homemade baba ganoush and granola for a few days. I still also had a few oatmeal bars and some spreads left from Mothers Day. Unfortunately, I didn't take the best weights/measurements or pictures, so you'll have to wait until I do this again to really get good stats.
2 small dark purple eggplants (about 500gm total)
1/2 cup yogurt
Salt/Pepper/Lemon Pepper seasoning
Herbs/Cayenne/Red Pepper Flakes?
2. Give these a LIGHT spray of olive oil (I bet cooking oil would do too). If you don't have a sprayer, consider using a pastry brush.
3. LIBERALLY salt and pepper the eggplant tops.
5. Scrape all the middles out of the skins and put into a blender.
6. Combine eggplant insides with 1/2 cup o% Greek Yogurt and add whatever seasonings you like.
**I used lemon juice, lemon-pepper seasoning, paprika and a hint of cayenne**
*Next time I might go with some tomato and basil? roasted red peppers?*
Eggplant is a pretty heatlhy hearty food and has low cholesterol/saturated fat content and packs in a ton of vitamins/minerals and fiber.
I would also reccomend using this on a salad or a grain.
Soon to come, making an easy, snack-worthy granola. Disclaimer: the granola isn't for energy or nutrition. It is purely a snack food that is going to come in handy for me at work when I'm getting sleepy!