Monday, May 21, 2007

Balsamic Turkey Scaloppini with Eggplant

Tonight I made a scaloppini casserole with eggplant based on thinly sliced turkey breast. This recipe is a winner with loads of flavor and is very low in calories, sodium, and fat. I used the pre-sliced low fat (99% fat free) Honeysuckle White turkey breast for scaloppini. This recipe makes 6 servings and has only 210.42 calories, 28.61 g protein, 16.53 g carbohydrates, 2.4 g fat (.91% fat), and 128.67 mg sodium.


1 eggplant-small, cut into slices
1.25 lb. turkey breast sliced 1/4'” thick
1 lemon-juice only
1 sweet onion, chopped
1/3 C flour
Onion powder to taste
Garlic powder to taste
Ground pepper to taste
6 mushrooms-sliced
.25 C Balsamic vinegar
1 Can diced tomatoes-no salt added
1 t. Italian seasoning
½ C Mozzarella cheese-shredded, part-skim

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Marinate the turkey slices in the juice of one lemon for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, slice and chop the mushrooms and onions. Slice the eggplant to cover the bottom of a casserole dish, brown the eggplant in a large skillet sprayed with olive oil pan spray at medium-low heat until soft and place in an olive oil sprayed casserole dish. Mix the flour, onion powder, garlic powder, and ground pepper, and dredge the turkey slices through the seasoned flour. Spray the skillet you used for the eggplant with olive oil spray, and brown the turkey slices, about 1 minute per side. Place the turkey slices on top of the eggplant. Spray the skillet again and add the onions. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up any bits of turkey and flour while stirring the onions, add the mushrooms and sauté until the onions and mushrooms are soft. Add 1 can of no salt added diced tomatoes, 1 t. Italian seasoning, and ¼ C balsamic vinegar. Increase heat to medium high and reduce slightly until thick and smooth. Pour the balsamic vegetable mixture over the turkey and eggplant and top with ½ cup mozzarella cheese. Place the casserole in the oven until it is heated through and the cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Blood Test Results

I got the results of my blood tests today and my low-fat, low-calorie diet, and weight loss is working. My cholesterol was 170, not bad for a 57-year-old formerly fat guy and my blood sugar was normal.

Here is my recap for the last three days.

Daily Dietary Recap-5/18/2007
Calories Protein Carbohydrates SodiumFat % Calories from Fat
1341.64 51.92 g 199.51 g928.68 mg 15.45 g 10.35%

Daily Dietary Recap-5/19/2007
Calories Protein Carbohydrates SodiumFat % Calories from Fat
1085.29 50.62 g 198.87 g1077.22 mg 12.13 g 9.63%

Daily Dietary Recap-5/20/2007
Calories Protein Carbohydrates SodiumFat % Calories from Fat
1401.69 79.19 g 283.13 g1069.08 mg 12.91 g 7.96%

1 comment:

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Oooo I wish I had smellovision on my computer!