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!
Say hi to your new meal prep staple! This eggplant and zucchini sauce is super simple, and packed with nutrients.
One of my favorite things to create is easy meal prep sides that can go with multiple meals throughout the week. One of those dishes that you can still be versatile with, but takes a lot of the thinking and preparation out of meal time. I’ve been loving my anti-inflammatory creamy turmeric rice for this purpose, and it inspired me to make another simple side!
I know that eggplant and zucchini aren’t in season right now…but there just a couple of those veggies that I honestly eat year round. They’re easy to chop/prep, and you can use them in so many different ways. So while I love to eat with the season, I definitely make some exceptions 🙂
The eggplant and zucchini gets simmered in tomatoes and veggie broth for loads of flavor. The chickpeas are option in this dish, but I love them for extra fiber and protein!
There is nothing better than a recipe with just a handful of ingredients! I wanted to make this a simple, yet nutrient-dense side that you could have in your back pocket for busy weeks when you need quick meals. Often times, “quick meals” means resorting to take out– but a little bit of prep so that you can rely on meals at home will go a long way in your health. I promise!
You can use this dish in so many ways. Some of my favorites:
As a pasta sauce with brown rice or quinoa pasta
With salmon and spinach
Over sourdough toast
Over rice or quinoa
The list goes on! I’m excited to see what creative ways you guys use this meal prep staple.
Be sure to tag me on Instagram so that I can see how you are enjoying this recipe! xx