One of our favorite meatball meals has become a simple sandwich: meatballs smothered in spaghetti sauce and provolone cheese and sandwiched between a lightly toasted hoagie roll. It's easy, comforting, healthy and family-friendly.
Inspired by the lettuce wraps at Asian-fusion restaurants such as P.F. Chang's, this Italian rendition is satisfying and light and makes a perfect lunch, appetizer or light dinner. It is also a great way to turn leftover chicken parmigiana into a new meal, combining the main course chicken dish and the salad all into one.
This rendition of a chicken and eggplant Parmesan sandwich is satisfying and light, a perfect summer meal. Wrap the chicken and eggplant in large lettuce leaves for a main course or in smaller leaves for an appetizer.
Eggplant parmigiana is a great way to get your family to eat eggplant because by dredging it in egg and flour, it becomes soft and tender and the flavor mellows out. In this rendition of eggplant parmesan, I have combined chicken and eggplant parmesan strips into a sandwich. When mixed in with the chicken strips, your family may not even notice that eggplant is included.
Your kids will be excited to find a treasure of cheese inside each meatball. Use different types of cheeses so that each meatball is a surprise.
This is a simple meal but your kids won't even notice that they are eating tomatoes because the lycopene-packed fruits are perfectly disguised in this cheesy, saucy sandwich. And it's a great way to use the yummy breaded chicken from our Chicken Parmigiana either as a leftover sandwich or as the primary meal.
Make a large batch of this pasta sauce and freeze smaller portions for future dinners. Blend the sauce until it is smooth and your kids won't even realize they are eating loads of nutrient-packed tomatoes and other veggies!
This meal is quick and easy to prepare and it's a great way to get your family to eat tomatoes. If you make your own marinara sauce, add other veggies such as zucchini and blend the sauce until it is smooth to load it with even more nutrients.