I love vegetables. I eat them at almost every meal. They’re filling, healthy, and very low in calories. But, even though I love them, I do get a bit bored of eating the same veggies over and over again. In an effort to find new and interesting ways to eat vegetables, I discovered ratatouille.
Ratatouille is a sort of baked vegetable stew that is both tasty and healthy. You can eat it on its own, sprinkled with a little grated cheese, or have it as a side dish. I also take any leftovers and pop it in my blender to make a delicious ratatouille soup.
You can buy canned ratatouille but, invariably, it’s high in salt, sugar, and other chemical nasties. Making your own healthier and easy – especially if you use a food processor to do all the chopping!
Ingredients – makes six servings
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 red Onions
3 cloves garlic
1 yellow pepper (deseeded)
1 red pepper (deseeded)
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 medium zucchinis
1 small eggplant
2 cans tomatoes – low salt/sugar
Seasoning to taste
Set up your food processor for slicing – attach the thick slicing disc. Slice the onion, garlic, and peppers in the food processor.
Meanwhile, Place the oil into a saucepan and heat. Add all the ingredients except for the zucchini, eggplant, and canned tomatoes.
Put the lid on the saucepan and gently cook the vegetables for about ten minutes until soft, then add the tomatoes. Simmer gently for about ten minutes.
Using your food processor again, slice the zucchini and eggplant and put them into an ovenproof dish. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix.
Place in a pre-heated oven, set at 160°C, and bake for about an hour or until all the vegetables are soft.
Nutrition per serving:
Carbs 13.9 grams
Fiber 3.7 grams
Protein 2.0 grams
Fat 9.2 grams
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