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Healthy eating recipes to kick off the new year

Sunday morning, the South Charlotte Chef shared a few healthy recipes for you to try in 2016. Check out Chef Sandra’s recipes below!

Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan Breaded with QRUNCH

Ingredients

1 package Spicy Italian QRUNCH burgers, toasted to perfection

1-2 eggs

1 eggplant

1 cup gluten-free flour

Parmesan Reggiano (optional for topping)

Directions

Toast or prepare 1 package of Spicy Italian QRUNCH burgers in the toaster.

When cooled, place the burgers in a food processor until it has a coarse consistency.

Slice the eggplant and prepare an egg wash in a separate bowl.

Dip the sliced eggplant in the gluten-free flour, then dredge in the egg wash. Note: For a true vegetarian/vegan option, you can use your favorite almond milk or coconut milk.

Cover with QRUNCH crumbles and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with marinara sauce.

Recipe: Banana and Almond Butter Toast

Ingredients

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 banana, sliced

1 slice wheat bread, toasted

Directions

Spread almond butter on toast and add bananas.

Recipe: White Bean and Herb Hummus

Ingredients

¼ cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained

1 tablespoon chopped chives

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 teaspoons olive oil

Directions

Combine ingredients in a bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. Serve with raw vegetables or rice crackers.

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