From your Favorite Pixar Film: Ratatouille made in a Mini Cast Iron Pot

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Are you a Disney Pixar fan? From one of their most popular films, the infamous Ratatouille dish is right at your fingertips! Not only is this dish low in carbs, but it is also low in calories, helping you to stay in a calorie deficit. Plus, get the bonus of getting a 2 in 1 using a mini cast iron pot as a cooking and serving dish.

Au Natural 

As we all know, many pots and pans nowadays are made with a Teflon non-stick coating to make washing easier and to prevent our foods from sticking to the surface. However, when scratched, the Teflon coating releases carcinogenic chemicals into your food. A healthier alternative is to use a cast iron pot. In this case, the perfect cast iron pot would be the Mini Cast Iron Pot set from RJ Legend. Their pots feature a 100% cast iron material with 3 layers of enamel coating that is naturally non-stick! Moreover, the more you use your cast iron and cook with it, the more non-stick it becomes. What a cool feature. 

Ratatouille 

Perfect for any time of the year, this healthy yet filling recipe is the best one to start your New Year by creating the right healthy habits! 

Serves:                      3 

Prep Time:              20 minutes 

Cook Time:              1 hour   

Total Time:               1 hour and 20 minutes 

Ingredients: 

  • ½ Japanese eggplant (trimmed ends) 
  • ½ Zucchini (trimmed ends) 
  • ½ Yellow Squash (trimmed ends) 
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes (trimmed ends) 
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil 
  • ½ sweet onion (diced) 
  • ½ red bell pepper (diced) 
  • ½ Yellow bell pepper (diced) 
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced) 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • 14 ounces of crushed tomatoes
  • 3 fresh basil leaves (chopped) 
  • 4 fresh basil leaves (chopped) 
  • 1 tbs fresh parsley (chopped) 
  • ½ clove garlic (minced) 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1.5 tbs extra virgin olive oil 

Cookware: 

  • RJ Legend Mini Cast Iron Pot
  • Small Bowl

Alternative Ingredients/ Brand Recommendations:

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil -> Avocado Oil or Coconut Oil (may alter taste)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Slice your vegetables (eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, and tomatoes) into thin round circles. 
  3. In a cast iron pot, heat the olive oil over medium to high heat. Saute the onion, garlic, and bell peppers until soft (about 10 minutes). Season to taste with salt and pepper, then add in your crushed tomatoes Stir until the ingredients are fully mixed. 
  4. Remove from heat and add in your fresh basil. Split sauce into each mini cast iron pot. Stir and then smooth the surface of the sauce. 
  5. Arrange sliced vegetables in an alternating pattern on top of the sauce. 
  6. Cover each mini pot and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 20 minutes, until vegetables are tender. 
  7. Take a small bowl and mix the herb seasoning ingredients. 
  8. Pour over the cooked Ratatouille. 

Nutrition Facts (Per Serving): 

  • Calories: 207.41
  • Fat: 12.54g
  • Carbs: 23.3g
  • Protein: 4.8g 

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