According to the book, 'Healing Foods' by DK Publishing House, "Sweet potatoes are both nourishing and easy-to-digest, making them a great food to eat in the evening. They are combined here with eggplant and sweet bell peppers - all good sources of phytonutrients known to be beneficial for the healthy development of new cells." Not only do these ingredients help in aiding digestion, but also promote good health. The anthocyanins present in the eggplant's skin are known to help in development of brain cells. To further strengthen muscle and nerve function, there's cheese! Being an excellent source of calcium, this dairy product helps build strong bones and teeth.
This dinner bowl definitely has a healthy twist to it as it replaces potato with sweet potato, which is brimming with healthful properties. Not only is it easy-to-digest but has blood-sugar regulating and anti-inflammatory properties too. Apart from this, its high antioxidant content also ups the nutritional value of the entire meal.
Red bell peppers are known to support healthy eye-sight and heart health, thanks to the presence of carotenoids in them. Apart from this, the vitamin C present in bell peppers is necessary for the synthesis of collagen, which happens to be the prime structural protein in the body; whereas, zucchini comes loaded with high-fibre content along with vitamin B. The fibre content in zucchini would make the moussaka digestion-friendly by adding bulk to the stool, further facilitating smoother bowel movement.
So, don your aprons and get in the kitchen to prepare this healthy yet light dinner meal for yourself.