Food photography is an art that I’ve yet to master I’m afraid, but having just eaten this I can tell you it made for a very tasty lunch.  Serves 2.

 

To make the sauce you will need:

1 medium onion roughly chopped

2-3 cloves of garlic roughly chopped

1 medium courgette cut in half lengthways and chopped

1 medium carrot peeled (or just washed well), cut in half length-ways and chopped

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

2 tbsps. extra virgin olive oil

 

For the rest of the dish you will need

1 large aubergine

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 avocado

Salt and pepper

 

Method:

For the sauce, heat 2 tbsps olive oil in a frying pan or wok and add the onions and garlic.  Gently sauté for 3-4 minutes stirring occasionally, then add the carrot, pepper and courgette and cook for a further 5-6 minutes.  Lastly add the tinned tomatoes and about 1 cup of water and season with salt and pepper.  Bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, or until the carrots are soft.  You may need to add a little more water during cooking to stop the dish from drying out too much.

Once cooked, blend until smooth and put to one side.  This is a great source to give the kids, because they can’t see what’s in it and works well with pasta.

For the aubergines, preheat the oven to 180C, wash the aubergine and trim the ends.  Cut length-ways into about 6 sheets (depending on size). Rub with the 2 tbsps of olive oil and season.

Roast on a baking tray for approximately 20 minutes (check on progress to make sure they don’t overcook)

To serve, plate up 2-3 slices of aubergines, pour over a few tbsps of the  sauce and slice up half an avocado.  Great on its own, or as side with some form of protein such as meat of fish.  I personally try and include some form of protein with every meal as protein can help keep you feeling fuller for longer and lessen the impact of a meal on blood sugar – great for weight management, reducing cravings for sugary foods and maintaining energy levels. #eattherainbow #appetitecontrol #bloodsugar #aubergines #hiddenvegetables #healthyfood #healthylunches #nutritionaltherapy