Eggplant Parmesan is an Italian dish consisting of layers of fried eggplant, tomato sauce and cheese. It’s actually a vegetarian dish, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it is healthy. So just how many calories are there in eggplant Parmesan?
The answer depends on the recipe. The most common home recipe of eggplant Parmesan has one serving of the delicious coming in at 360 calories. That’s not particularly shocking seeing how the dish is deep fried and smothered in gooey cheese. The real health drawback is that about 65 percent of the calories in eggplant Parmesan come from fat. That’s over double what the fat to total calorie ratio should be.
The typical eggplant Parmesan recipe has 25 grams of fat per serving. Just one serving makes up close to 40 percent of your daily intake of fat. There are low fat versions of eggplant Parmesan that you can make that will greatly reduce the number of calories. Low fat eggplant Parmesan recipes are baked instead of fried, and combine low fat alternatives as ingredients.
A healthy version of low fat eggplant Parmesan has about 275 calories in it and seven grams of fat. That’s a lot better – especially in the fat department. So there you have it. Eggplant Parmesan has either 360 calories and 25 grams of fat or 275 calories and 7 grams of fat depending on the type you make.
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