After my ice cream binge, I decided to healthy it up as much as I could and had my edamame as a snack to hold me over until dinner.
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I didn't have that problem today, though, we're enjoying our Pizza Fridays for different reasons. First, because we don't have to leave the doggies alone again after we come home from a long day. Second, we get to pair it with a healthy side. Third, a penny saved is a penny earned!
Pizza Fridays Rule! Our doggies think so too!!!
For our healthy side: baked tomato eggplant.
- 1 medium eggplant
- half a jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
- couple of slices of your favorite cheese
I placed the pre-cut eggplant in an oven-proof bowl and layered in the spaghetti sauce and cheese. I covered it with aluminum foil and baked it alongside the pizza for 25 min at 400 F.
Something was off with my oven today, because it took longer than I thought to heat up to 400 so I'm going to have to adjust the time a bit the next time I cook this dish. It was actually pretty good! I love eggplant parmesan, and this is a healthy alternative to one of my favorite dishes. I'm thinking of adding some breadcrumbs, too - that would make a nice little crust! So many possibilities :)
For dessert, I made the banana frosty that's all the rage in the blogosphere. I used my Bullet to blend the frozen bananas, peanut butter scoop and dash of milk. It was really pblicious!