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Spinach and feta eggplant cannelloni

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (350ο F) set to fan.
  • Place a frying pan over medium heat and add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Cut the eggplants horizontally into thin slices and season with salt.
  • In batches, add the slices into the frying pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  • Place the same frying pan on heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Finely chop the onion and the garlic, and add them to the pan.
  • Add the thyme, the spinach, and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  • Deglaze the pan with the balsamic cream and mix. Transfer into a bowl and let it cool.
  • In the bowl add the feta cheese crumbled into pieces, the cheese mix, the parsley finely chopped, pepper, egg, nutmeg, and mix well.
  • Spread the eggplants onto your working surface and in each one, add 1 tablespoon of the filling. Fold into a roll and set aside.
  • In an ovenproof 26 cm round baking dish, spread half of the tomato sauce and then, add the eggplant cannelloni with the folding side facing down.
  • Spread the rest of the sauce, balsamic cream, cheese mix, and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • Serve with rocket leaves, balsamic cream, olive oil, and pepper.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

380
Calories (kcal)
19 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

27.0
Total Fat (g)
39 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

16.0
Saturated Fat (g)
80 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

9.2
Total Carbs (g)
4 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

8.1
Sugars (g)
9 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

22.0
Protein (g)
44 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

3.9
Fibre (g)
16 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

2.5
Sodium (g)
42 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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