The other day I didn't have time to pack lunch for work so I stopped at Shop Rite to pick up one of their prepared foods. The nutritional info is right on their packaging and I found Eggplant Rolatini with almost too-good-to-be-true numbers! The dish was Eggplant (breaded with a small amount of whole wheat flour) rolled around ricotta and parmesan cheese served in tomato sauce. It rang in at 60 calories per serving and a few grams of fat and the package had 2.5 servings (there were 4 fairly large "rolls," the package weight was 12 oz. I think). How can this be? Even if they used low fat cheese? It was soooo delicious and sooooo rich tasting!! I want to pick it up again today for my lunch (my stupid refrigerator/freezer isn't working so I can't keep much fresh food in the house right now) but I can't help but think it's too good to be true and that maybe I shouldn't be getting it because the nutritional info is incorrect. But isn't that illegal or something? I dunno.....
__________________ Mini Goal: 8 lbs. gone by Sept. 3rd (see ticker)
Oh boy, don't you love it? Funny how 4 rolls are 2.5 servings. If you would just eat 1 serving that would be 1 3/5 of a roll....lol Food packaging is so crazy! It sounds too good to be true, but maybe not...eggplant on it's own is very low calorie
Parmesan cheese is wonderful - it's been one of my favorite tricks since dieting - so much flavor and a little goo packed in just a few calories. It can really make a dish expand in the richness department. And whole wheat flour - wow - that sounds like a find!