15 Delicious Ways to Replace Carbs with Eggplant

There are beignets involved

We love pizza, pasta and fries. And while we’re certainly not ones to deny our cravings, we know better than to give in to them every single time. So occasionally, when we’re pining for a carb-heavy dish, we swap in eggplant for some of the less virtuous ingredients to feel satiated but not overindulgent.

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