Easy Eggplant Parmesan Dinner & Other Trader Joe’s Finds

Over the weekend, I took a trip to Trader Joe’s to pick up some items to help me on my journey to health and fitness. For some reason, shopping for new, healthy foods always helps me to keep focused on my journey.

One of the items that I purchased was the Breaded Eggplant Cutlets, found in the frozen section. Earlier in the week while perusing Weight Watchers connect, someone posted theses as part of their dinner.  My husband worked late last night, so I was on my own for dinner and didn’t feel like making anything crazy.  Forgetting that I had them on my menu for tonight, I decided to make myself an eggplant parmesan sandwich and pair it with a salad made from the Dole Light Caesar Salad Kit.

I baked 3 ounces of the TJ’s eggplant cutlets using a metal pizza pan sprayed with cooking spray to make them extra crispy.  Near the end of their baking time, I threw in a light, whole wheat English muffin topped with about 1/4 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.  I ate the sandwich open faced and dipped it in a jarred vodka sauce (only because I didn’t have any homemade or jarred tomato sauce on hand).  It was ridiculously good…so good, in fact, that I am leaving it on the menu tonight!  And, I actually loved the vodka sauce so much that I am using it again, too!  The entire meal (with the salad) was 14 points which works for me (I typically spend most of my points on dinner).  I gobbled it up so quickly and didn’t think to take a picture–I’ll post one later tonight after I make dinner.

Some other items that I purchased from Trader Joe’s were…

  • Wine Country Chicken Salad (4 points for 3 ounces)
  • Ezekiel 4:9 Cinnamon Raisin Sprouted Whole Grain Bread (3 points for 1 slice)
  • 90/10 Ground Beef
  • Chicken Breakfast Sausage (to make this Emily Bites breakfast recipe)
  • Chili Lime Chicken Burgers (3 points for 1 burger)
  • Crumbled Goat Cheese (for homemade pizza and/or salads)

UPDATE:  Here is a pic of the eggplant dinner!

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