Welcome! I am so happy you chose to gather around my table. My name is Mia Swinehart and I am a registered dietitian with a passion for simple healthy recipes, women's hormonal health, and overall wellness!
Super crispy cracker-coated eggplant bites. The perfect little gluten free side dish or appetizer!
These eggplant bites are simple to make and a healthy option for a satisfying side dish. Anything that gets dipped in some marinara and you can sign me up!
For marinara sauce, look for one with super simple ingredients. I make sure to get one without added sugar (lots of sauces will sneak in added sweeteners!), and no funky preservatives. If you want a creamy tomato sauce for these, you could make a half batch of my creamy vegan tomato sauce, linked here.
The first time I made these, Blake could literally not stop eating them– and he claims he doesn’t really like eggplant! I guess you really can’t turn down something coated in a delish crunchy cracker breading.
For the crackers, I love an almond flour based cracker, or any gluten free cracker you love! Just like the marinara, you want to look for one with as simple of ingredients as possible!
If you can get your hands on some organic eggplant from your local farmer’s market, I found those to typically be the perfect size! However, this will work fine with a larger eggplant. Just be careful not to slice too thick!
I can’t wait for you guys to try this perfect healthy side dish. Enjoy!