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Easy and Healthy Weeknight Meal: Eggplant Mini Pizzas

When a busy week has you all….

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but you’re trying to maintain that girlish figure, I now have the easiest “recipe” for eggplant of all time for you.  On top of being quick and easy, they’re healthy, gluten free, and mini!  What doesn’t taste better when it’s mini?

As often as possible, I sign up for a CSA box from Hopkins Farms Farm to Table.  It never seems to fail that I end up letting the eggplant go bad because I have no idea what to cook with it.  It doesn’t help matters that, although I like eggplant, my husband does not.  I now have a remedy for this situation: eggplant mini pizzas!  They are beyond quick and easy, they’re perfect for a quick but healthy week night meal (for me, when Wheat is out of town or at a meeting), and they would be really great for kids making their own pizzas.  Plus, it ends the question of “what the heck do I do with these eggplants?”

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Please excuse the poor, poor photography.  Such is my life these days… aka quick and easy eggplant mini pizzas on the couch while making funny faces at the baby next to me.  I’ll take it over pretty pictures any day! :)

The “recipe” is simple:

Eggplant Mini Pizzas

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.  Slice an eggplant into 1/2 inch rounds.  Top with tomato sauce of choice, shredded mozzarella, and mini pepperonis (or any other desired tiny toppings).  Bake for 15 minutes.  Let cool and eat!

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As with most of life these days, I chronicled these over on Snapchat a few nights ago.  Follow me there @nataliekirbo for a dose of our reality.  Because the reality is, I have little time for blogging but I can usually find time to snap it. ;)

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Baby K: One Last Bumpdate

It’s truly difficult for me to believe we will be meeting this baby this week!  I’m so grateful to everyone who has showered Wheat, Baby K and me with so much love over the past few months.  We cannot wait to meet this little person we made, and we can’t wait to introduce him or her to everyone!

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That being said, I’ll be MIA for a while, but I look forward to getting back on my feet and sharing our new life as a family of three in the near future.  Between everything we’ve got going on, 2 crazy dogs and a cat, plus this sweet baby, it’s sure to be chaos around these parts for a while!   Until I’m back on the blog, follow along with this new adventure on Instagram (@oystersandpearls), Twitter (@oystersnpearls), or Snapchat (@nataliekirbo) for updates on how life in the Kirbo casa is going!

Once again, thanks for all the love, friends!

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Do you Snapchat?

Do y’all snap?

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Yeah, Snapchat.  Not in a dirty way!  Snapchat is all the rage these days for bloggers, so I’ve been trying it out.  And turns out, it’s really, really fun.  I try to make all my Instagram pictures pretty and perfect, but there’s no pressure for that on Snapchat.  It’s just ridiculous and fun and uber-temporary, which is kind of liberating these days.  Be my friend?  My username is nataliekirbo – no oystersandpearls to be found… which is also kind of liberating.  It’s just meeeeeee!

On Snapchat, you can catch exciting snippets of my life, such as strange gym sightings, and lots of food.

  

But really… if you’re just standing there… why are you on a treadmill????

I swear, my life is pretty exciting.  Snap me.  All the cool kids are doing it.

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