997 cal


46 g


2 g


143 g
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  • 1 medium eggplant -- cut into 6 sliced lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup protein powder -- unflavored
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup oil for frying
  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon italian
  • seasoning -- dried blend
  • 1 cup tomato based pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese shredded


  1. Make meatballs by: mixing pork, beef, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasonings.
  2. Mix well by hand and form into 18 balls.
  3. Put balls into a large skillet over medium heat and cook, turning occasionally to brown on all sides, for 20 minutes.
  4. Mix pasta sauce and water and pour over meatballs. Cover and simmer 10
  5. minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, mix protein powder with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  7. Dredge eggplant in the mixture, then fry in hot oil until just tender -turn only once. Drain on paper towels.
  8. To serve: lay 1 eggplant slice down and top with 3 meatballs which have been cut in half.
  9. Spoon a little sauce over it and sprinkle on some Parmesan cheese.
  10. if having trouble making meatballs stick together, may need to add a tablespoon or 2 of protein powder


gluten free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
peanut free
seafood free
treenut free
sesame free
mustard free



Helene Rodriques

Helene Rodriques is a chef who cares about health she is agraduate of Keiser University Center for Culinary Arts, specializing in healthy foods. She is a teacher, lecturer & consultant on Wholefoods cooking Her kitchen provides traditional family cooking, tips to learn how to cook as well as new twists on recipes to make them healthier. RodriquesMain Dish  Parenting Advice| Family Fun Activities for Kids