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Atkins Stuffed Eggplant
9.8g
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Phase: Phase 3

31.9g

Protein

22.5g

Fat

7.5g

Fiber

384

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 lb Eggplant
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 4 tsp Garlic
  • 5 leaves Basil
  • 1 tsp Parsley (Dried)
  • 0.5 tsp leaves Oregano
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper
  • 15 oz Tomato Sauce (Canned)
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese (Whole Milk)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, set aside.  Cut eggplants in half lengthwise. Drizzle with half the olive oil. Place cut side up and bake until soft about 30-45 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground turkey and garlic. Sprinkle with the basil, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Add sauce and stir well. Turn off heat, add half the shredded cheese and stir well. 
  3. Take eggplant out of oven. Scoop the eggplant out of the shell, taking care not to damage the skin. Stir the eggplant flesh into the turkey mixture. Set oven to broil. Stuff eggplant shells with turkey/eggplant mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese.  Broil until mixture looks crispy, about 4-5 minutes depending on your broiler. Serve immediately.  
This recipe is by Staci Troilo, Main Dish Winner of our 2013 Get Cooking Recipe Contest.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fibre and sugar alcohols (also known as polyols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fibre and sugar alcohols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.

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