July 28, 2010 2 Comments
Do you love lasagna? So do I. Unfortunately, the regular old lasagna has so much fat and calories that it can never be considered a healthy food. Thanks to The Biggest Loser cookbook, I have found a really healthy alternative for less than 250 calories per serving. It is very simple to make and is very high in nutrients. Here is what you do. Prepare your lasagna with the following changes.
Substitute thinly sliced zucchini for the lasagna noodles. Make sure you use low fat tomatoe sauce and low fat mozarella cheese. Substitute turkey italian sausage for the normal italian susage and substitute fat free cottage cheese for the ricotta cheese. NOTE: you should slice your zucchini the day before and let it drain overnight. You should also drain your cottage cheese to get rid of the excess liquid. This will make your lasagna firmer and easier to cut and serve. I mix italian spices and two egg whites into the cottage cheese just before putting the lasagna together. You can add any other vegetables ( onions, peppers, celery, etc) but I saute these along with the turkey italian sausage to soften them up a little bit before putting them into the lasagna. Build your lasagn in layers of the vegetables, cottage cheese, tomato sauce, sausage and cheese using the zucchini instead of noodles. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour. Enjoy. About 240 calories in a one cup serving. I made this two nights ago and served with a spinach salad. Delicious. Here are the pictures of the before and after cooking. Enjoy !!!
P.S. Weighed in this morning… Down another pound last week. Makes my total 51 pounds. Pretty sweet !