January has made it’s appearance and the promise of a successful new year is on it’s way.
For those who make New Year Resolutions, does this sound familiar….
“I’m going to start this new year off with a bang! I’m going to start eating healthier. I’m going to put myself on an awesome exercise routine and I’m going to do my best to kick my unhealthy habits to the curb.”
We scour all the department stores for some new work out gear. We call the base/post gym and ask about the classes they offer. We even go as far as to correlate our new found exercise schedule with our spouse’s off duty hours (for those of us who have kids).
On that first day, we are so pumped up and ready to go. We put on our brand new exercise outfit, prepare our water bottles and gym bag, make sure dinner or breakfast is prepared for our loved ones, and that the house is in tip top order before we go.
Then it happens. The baby starts running a 101 degree fever, our spouse calls to tell us that they are going to be working a few extra hours, and the neighbor comes over unexpectedly to borrow a cup of sugar for some cookies she is making for her husband’s shop.
You give the baby some Motrin and text your spouse back to let them know you will put dinner in the fridge…all the while carrying on a conversation with said neighbor about said cookies. You begrudgingly come to terms with the fact that starting that new work out schedule is going to be harder then you thought.
The above scenario has happened to me more times then I can count.
I’ve had plenty of reality checks when it came to this new resolution. One thing I have learned from it all is that even though the ‘exercise’ part of things didn’t always work out, the ‘healthy eating’ part still needed attention.
Enter this recipe for Eggplant Parmesan. Each serving is only 194 calories!
No. This is not a typo. You are reading it correctly.
If you find your work out routine is falling by the wayside, this dish will make it up for it.
And you know what else?
Your taste buds will not be able to tell that it is *gasp* healthy for you!
While I can’t promise you that it will move mountains, I can tell you that it will make all the guilt of starting a work out routine just fade away.
Try it and see for yourselves 😉
Low Fat Eggplant Parmesan
Happy Cooking! 🙂