Happy Lei Day! This week’s bag features eggplant, a versatile, low-calorie nightshade filled with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals. A hearty fruit–perfect for grilling, frying or baking–eggplants make a great meat substitute for vegetarian dishes.
Most eggplants can be eaten either with or without their skin. However, the larger ones and those that are white in color generally have tough skins that may not be palatable. To remove skin, you can peel it before cutting or if you are baking it, you can scoop out the flesh once it is cooked. If you’re not preparing your eggplants right away, store them in the crisper of your fridge up to five days.
What else is in the bag?
This week’s Meal Kit Recipe is Roasted Eggplant and Mushrooms!