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What do you think about lasagna? Is healthy is it unhealthy? Is it "bad" and makes you gain weight because it contains pasta?

 

All foods can fit into a healthy diet and eating pasta with meals is not going to magically gain weight. Forget the fear around pasta. Nourishing our bodies is all about balance and giving our bodies the nutrients our bodies need to work. 

 

Below is my take on a lasagna where I use low fat creamed cottage cheese rather than a traditional white sauce which means that it takes waaaay less time to prepare and less pans/ cooking to be done. 

 

 

 

 

 

Recipe

 

Ingredients

  • 500g of very lean mice meat or vegetarian alternative

  • 2 medium zucchinis

  • 2 medium carrots

  • 200 g of spinach

  • 300 g of mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 tbs dried basil

  • 1 large jar of pasata

  • 400g tin of crushed tomato

  • 250g of low fat cottage cheese

  • 1/4 cup of milk

  • 280g fresh pasta sheets

  • 1/4 cup of tasty cheese

 

 

Method

  1. In a large fry pan, fry mince or alternative until browned.

  2. Add tomato pasata, crushed tomato and dried basil and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally.

  3. Grate carrots and zucchini into a bowl

  4. Using a large lasagna dish, add a spoon of tomato mince then add a layer of pasta.

  5. Follow this with a thin layer of grated carrot/ zucchini, spinach leaves and mushroom. Top with a small layer of mince meat/ alternative. 

  6. Top with a layer of pasta a press flat. 

  7. Follow this with a thin layer of grated carrot/ zucchini, spinach leaves and mushroom. Top with a small layer of mince meat/ alternative. 

  8. Top with a layer of pasta a press flat. 

  9. Repeat until ingredients are finished.

  10. Mix cottage cheese and milk to make a pourable consistency and spread over the top of the lasagna.

I hope you enjoy it!

 

There are so many ways to make lasagna, what's your favorite?

 

 

Your friend in food, 

 

xx Belinda

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