Now, the great thing about this one is that with only a few tweaks, it comes out at 7pp a portion. For a large aubergine with lots of delicious cheese and a little bit of a pesto kick, it's amazing.
Another excellent thing about it is that it makes two delicious portions for Roo and she devours it with gusto - the aubergine softens and all bar the skin is really easy for her to eat.
It's a bit of a cheat on the quick meals series, mainly because it takes about an hour and ten minutes - however, as the majority of that is in the oven, it'll pass. I served it with a few mushrooms sautéed in a dot of butter because I haven't had them in ages.... and they are tasty.
I used graffiti aubergines for this, thinking smugly to myself of how beautiful they would look in the pictures. Not a bit of it - the cooking process meant that they looked no different than the normal purple ones. Oh well.
Stats: - an aubergine serves one adult or two babies. It is 7pp an aubergine.
four teaspoons of pesto
two sliced tomatoes
150g mozzarella ball
four teaspoons of tomato puree
I made the recipe as per the link above - the major difference is that I halved the amount of cheese per aubergine and I limited the amount of pesto. I alternated spreading pesto and tomato puree on the cuts.
Give them a try - they generated a lot of interest on Instagram and I can understand why - after all - mozzarella is a win. You can probably drop the points value still further by opting for light mozzarella but I try not to opt for lighter versions - partly because I like to offer Roo what I'm eating but also because I'm not so sure that I want foods with a million different additives in them. Real food all the way. It's working well enough for me at the moment - I'm almost 15lbs down so far.