- 1 Lb. Eggplant1 big globe or 3-4 Asian ones
- 2 medium sweet Red Pepperseeded and cut them lengthwise
- 1/4 cup Onionchopped
- 4 medium Cherry Tomatoescut in half
- 1/4 cup Parsley - FreshItalian flat leaf, chopped
- 2 cloves of Garlic
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin Olive Oil
Prepare the veggies
You can use 1 globe of large eggplant or 3-4 Asian ones. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Then cut red peppers lengthwise, the cherry tomatoes in half, mince the garlic and chop the onion and parsley.
Fry the veggies
In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion is limp about 1 minute. Add the peppers and eggplant, stirring often until the eggplant has softened and browned a bit, 10 to 12 minutes.
Stir in the tomatoes, scraping up any clinging bits. Cover, reduce the heat to low and cook until the eggplant is cooked through and the tomatoes have thickened slightly about 2 to 3 minutes. To serve, spoon over rice and garnish with the parsley.
This tasty Vegan Eggplant and Sweet Red Peppers is a great recipe for weight-loss diets, with few calories, almost nonexistent fat and adds a great value of vitamins and minerals.
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It is an entrée that can be varied to suit the season: for example, try replacing the eggplant with broccoli in winter and asparagus in spring. Keep the same steps, no matter you switch to other ingredients. Returning to the recipe, Vegan Sweet Eggplant & Red Peppers can be used for a variety of reasons and events, like an entrée for special occasions, a snack between meals, breakfast, or any other reason for a healthy lifestyle. This is a vegan dish comprising eggplant and bell peppers, is easy to make considering that you have just to chop everything up, add it to the pot in steps, and let it cook. You get this creamy richness from the eggplant, slight sweetness from the peppers and a ton of freshness from all the herbs! It’s really a delicious and simple dish that anyone can prepare… Yes, anyone (even my husband prepared it)! This Sicilian dish is customizable, so feel free to experiment with your own additions — some people add sweet vinegar, olives, or beans and sometimes sugar, to offset the tanginess of the vinegar and capers. No matter how you want to eat it, it will be delicious.
If you’re looking to shed some pounds or lose belly fat, you may have considered trying a vegan diet… if not, this is the best option. Sweet eggplant & red peppers is one recipe that fits perfectly in this category and can help you lose weight fast, with a balanced diet and other special dishes for weight-loss. Along with its benefits for weight-loss, you can detox your body if you eat it for breakfast for 7 days in a row.
According to a study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, individuals who follow a vegan diet for approximately 18 weeks shed four pounds more than those who follow animal-based diets. The versatility of spinach, eggplants, broccoli, tomatoes, swiss chard, bok choy, brussels sprouts, and zucchini makes dark leafy greens a wonderful addition to any meal. These foods are ideal for weight loss because they are the most nutrient-dense healthy items and are extremely low in calorie and high in fiber.
- Eggplants, also known as aubergines, are used in many different dishes around the world. Eggplants are a nutrient-dense food, meaning they contain a good amount of vitamins, minerals, and fiber in a few calories. Eggplants are high in antioxidants, may reduce the risk of heart disease, may promote blood sugar control, help with weight loss, have cancer-fighting benefits and it is very easy to add to your diet.
- Red peppers are the “belle of the ball” at any buffet table. Crisp and incredibly sweet, these “ladies in red” are an easy pick to anyone who is not fond of vegetables. The only limiting factor is that they can be costly during winter, but we can look forward to eating more inexpensive local peppers.
Here are five reasons to increase your red pepper consumption:
- Red peppers contain over 200 percent of your daily vitamin C intake.
- Are a great source of vitamin B6 and folate.
- Help support healthy vision.
- Packed with antioxidants.
- You can burn more calories with red bell peppers.
The foundation of the vegan food pyramid is greens and vegetables, followed by fruit and whole grains. Although the vegan food pyramid serves as a guide, caloric intake and portion control are key factors for any healthy weight-loss program and vegan lifestyle. Meal planning is an important component to ensure proper nutrition, and thankfully, supermarkets now sell pre-packed vegetables that are table-ready in minutes. Examples of fast-and-easy dishes include quinoa bowls with tempeh; a mixed stir-fry blend of broccoli, carrots, and mushrooms; eggplant cutlets with marinara sauce, vegan cheese, and basil; and soba noodles with greens.
Healthy meals, water, and exercise are key components for any successful weight-loss program. People should involve in 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly in order to burn calories and have a healthy lifestyle.
Eggplants are high in anti-inflammatory antioxidants such as chlorogenic acid which scavenge free radicals that weaken the immune system and promote aging. Antioxidants have been linked to reduced cellular damage, heart disease, and cancer. These important chemicals have been associated with protecting the liver from some toxins, giving a great result for detox diets.
Peppers (including red ones) in any form will help you cleanse and detox your blood. Whether it is chili pepper or bell peppers, just toss some into your food. Not only does it make your food tasty, but it also helps you detoxify your body. Pepper is rich in antioxidants and it is also called “the janitor of the body“. You can even sprinkle ground pepper on your food.
Change to an Asian flavor profile by omitting the tomatoes and replace it with a mixture of soy sauce, ginger, and a little sesame oil, plus water. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro, omitting the parsley. You can also add mushrooms and Asian rice.
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