This eggplant lasagna is a great alternative to traditional lasagna. Not that I'm saying there is anything wrong with traditional lasagna, but my goal is to get more vegetables into everyday meals. If that isn't ambitious enough, I also want to diversify the types of vegetables I'm eating. I have my favorites that show up in a majority of meals, but I want to learn about and find ways to use others. Eggplant is one I don't eat often. It doesn't really have a lot of flavor to me and I don't have great ideas of how to use it in meals... but that will change!
My mom makes this pineapple casserole for the holidays and it always seems to be a hit. The pineapples make it sweet without having to add too much sugar. Plus, it's extremely easy! Combine a few ingredients (no chopping required), pop it into the oven for 35 minutes, and voila!
I love lima beans and I'm always looking for new ways to eat beans. The Lima Bean Delight is a favorite I've been making for a while now. It's pretty straight forward. A bunch of lima beans, ingredients for a cheese sauce, and Ritz for a nice crunch on top.
I usually get frozen limas because they're easy to find and most are low sodium or sodium free (as opposed to canned limas which can be high in sodium and preservatives).
Also, for those who can't eat dairy, I've found cheese substitutes to work well and lactose-free milk or milk alternatives will work great in this recipe as well.
Try it now - Enjoy!