Fitness Lasagna

Fitness Lasagna

Instead of regular lasagna noodles, this recipe calls for zucchini noodles in order to sway the calorie balance in your favor. Cheese has also been swapped out for egg whites, which increases the overall protein while reducing calories.

 

What you need…

Servings: 6

For the Noodles

  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 4 Green Zucchinis, sliced into ⅛ inch noodles
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • a sprinkle of dried basil

For the Filling

  • 1½ pounds ground meat (turkey, beef, chicken or even ground impossible burger)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dried Oregano (OR fresh oregano)
  • 1 (25.5 oz) jar marinara sauce
  • 16 oz. carton egg whites

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the ends off the spaghetti squash and discard. Slice the rest of the spaghetti squash into 1-inch rings. Use a spoon to remove the seeds from the center of each ring. Cut the rings into half and arrange on one of the baking sheets. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  3. Using a mandoline slicer, slice the zucchini into ⅛ inch lasagna noodles. Place in a single layer on the remaining prepared baking sheets. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and dried basil. Bake at 400 F for 10 minutes.
  4. In a large skillet, place the ground meat, salt, garlic, onion and oregano over medium high heat. When the meat is browned add the marinara sauce and scrape the roasted spaghetti squash flesh into the skillet. Mix well and simmer for 5 minutes.

For the Assembly

  1. In a casserole dish, make a single layer of zucchini noodles at the bottom. Top with half of the filling. Top with half of the egg whites. Top with the remaining zucchini noodles, the remaining filling, the remaining egg whites. Sprinkle a little more oregano and basil on the very top.
  2. Reduce the oven to 375 and bake uncovered for 40 minutes. Turn on the broil for 2-3 minutes, to help evaporate some of the liquid from the top of the lasagna. Enjoy!

Nutrition

One serving equals: 380 calories, 14g fat, 987mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 6g sugar and 44g protein.

 


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