Eggplant provides all kinds of body-boosting nutrients like folate and potassium, and they’re a good source of fiber―making them a great addition to your diet. Watch as Nutrisystem’s Deanna Otranto prepares #VeggieSexy Eggplant Fries, which make a guilt-free alternative to a fast food favorite!
Eggplants are a great addition to any diet. They provide [0:00:10] all kinds of nutrients including foliate, potassium and are loaded with fiber. Today I’ll be showing you how to prepare some quick baked eggplant fries. Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees.[0:00:20] Next you’ll cut the eggplant into thin fry-like strips. Cut off the top and then slice the eggplant lengthwise. [0:00:30] Then stack those slices up and slice them one more time. Once you’re done slicing, spread [0:00:40] them evenly on a baking sheet. Then just spray them lightly with cooking spray. And then you’ll [0:00:50] add a pinch of cumin and curry. Then place these in the oven for about 25 minutes. But be sure to check on them after about 10 minutes to make sure they don’t burn. [0:01:00] What you’re looking for when you pull your eggplant fries out of the oven is that they’re a nice golden brown, but they aren’t too dry. These eggplant fries make a great addition to any of your Nutrisystem dishes. Today, [0:01:10] I’ve paired them with a Nutrisystem Cheese Tortellini dish. To make the Cheese Tortellini, simply remove the white cap, then remove the metal seal and put the white cap back on. Put it [0:01:10] in the microwave for 45 to 60 seconds. Then, let it cool for about one minute. Share your veggie sexy Nutrisystem recipes with us on Facebook or Twitter. For Nutrisystem, I’m Deanna Otranto. [End of Audio]
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Vegetable
- 2 – 3 medium sized eggplants
- Zero calorie cooking spray
- 1 Tsp. curry powder
- 1 pinch cumin powder
- Heat oven to 375 degrees.
- Slice eggplant into long, thin fry-like strips
- Spray fries with cooking spray, toss them in spices
- Spread on baking sheet
- Bake for about 25 minutes or until tender (check every 10 minutes or so to
- be sure they don’t burn)