Rich in antioxidant and phytonutrients this plate is delicious and nutritious. Eggplant is rich on phenols that have been link to longevity. However although eggplant and tomatoes can make an outstanding contribution to your meal plan, they are definitely not for everyone. From the nightshade vegetables family, tomatoes, red pepper and eggplant can cause joint ache on some patient with arthritic problems. So if you have arthritis or chronic joint issues you may want to eat just a little bit the first time, and noted how your body react to it during the next day.
Ingredients (4 – 6 servings)
- Nonstick cooking spray
- 2 large eggplants, peeled and sliced ½-inch thick lengthwise
- 1 pinch salt and pepper
- 3 cups marinara or tomato sauce (canned or homemade)
- 1 package plain hummus or 2 cups homemade hummus
- 1 cup organic mozzarella cheese, shredded (optional)
- Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- 2 leaves collard greens, minced
- Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
- Arrange eggplant in a single layer on the baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Bake about 20 min or until the eggplant is flexible enough to easily roll up.
- Spread tomato sauce on the bottom of a baking pan, about ¼ cup. Cover with a single layer of eggplant and then add some of the hummus and more tomato sauce. Top with some of the cheese, if using. Cover again with another layer of eggplant and then add more hummus and sauce. Add extra kale in the top.
- Bake for 20 minutes.