Get free help preparing your taxes from AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. Find a location




Enter an ingredient, course or keyword and get cooking!




AARP Games - Play Now!
AARP Auto Buying Program


Contests and

AARP’s Superstar
2015 Contest

Sing for a chance to win $5,000! Enter AARP’s Superstar 2015 Contest!
See official rules

most popular


Grecian Meatballs With Eggplant and Zucchini

Grecian Meatballs With Eggplant and Zucchini

8 servings/ serving size: 4 meatballs, ½ cup sauce

This quickly assembled Mediterranean meal features meatballs baked on top of zucchini and eggplant, covered with a colorful tomato sauce and a sprinkle of feta.

2 ½ cups cooked whole grain brown rice

½ cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano leaves

½ teaspoon dried mint

1 ½ pounds 95% lean ground beef sirloin

Salt and pepper to taste (optional)

2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced

2 cups low-sodium tomato sauce

3 tablespoons crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

In a large bowl, combine the rice, onion, garlic, oregano, mint and beef. Season with salt and pepper (if using).

Coat a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and lay the zucchini and eggplant slices along the bottom. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (if using).

Shape the meat mixture into 32 (1 1/2-inch) balls. Place them on top of the zucchini and eggplant. Cover with tomato sauce. Cover pan with foil and bake for 40-50 minutes or until the meatballs are done and the vegetables are tender. Remove the pan from the oven, sprinkle with feta and serve.

Exchanges per serving: 1 ½ starch, 3 lean meat.

Nutrients per serving: 223 calories, 49 calories from fat, 5 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 48 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 23 g total carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber, 5 g sugars, 22 g protein.

Recipe reprinted, with permission, from the American Diabetes Association. Trim & Terrific Diabetic Cooking by Holly Clegg (Alexandria, American Diabetes Association, 2007.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

McCormick and Schmicks (McCormick and Schmicks)

Members save 10% every day when dining at McCormick and Schmick's.

membership schwanns discount

Members save $20 on their first grocery delivery order from Schwan's Home Service™.

Outback membership benefit aarp festive steak dinner

Members save 15% on dinner Monday-Thursday and on lunch every day at Outback Steakhouse.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.