Saturday, October 23, 2010

a seriously DELICIOUS, healthy creation!

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Boy, was I happy to taste DELICIOUSNESS as soon as this popped out of the oven!!
This was a hit with the entire family and my vegetarian neighbor too :)
Just wait 'til you try it yourselves! Move It Momma's Spinach Lasagna
You'll Need:
1 medium onion-chopped
6 cups thawed frozen spinach OR 10 cups fresh spinach
1 1/2 cups 2% mozzarella shredded cheese
2 tbs. parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper-I'd add a bit more!
1 egg
2 egg whites
1 15 oz part-skin ricotta cheese
1 15 oz fat-free ricotta cheese
3 cups butternut squash-peeled and diced
1/2 jar of roasted garlic tomato sauce
12 oven ready-whole wheat lasagna noodles-
-I find those at Target(Market Pantry brand!)
fresh grated parmesan cheese
Heat skillet with cooking spray, add onion and spinach, saute about 5 minutes or until onions become transparent. Seperate bowl, combine shredded cheese, parsley, salt, pepper, egg/egg whites, and ricotta cheeses, then add that bowl mixture to the skillet w/ spinach mixture!
Stir to combine and remove skillet from heat.
Meanwhile, place diced squash in microwave safe bowl,
cover and cook for about 5 minutes or until tender.
Spray pyrex w/ cooking spray and line bottom with 5-6 lasagna noodles, then THIN layer of sauce, then layer of spinach and cheese mixture, then layer of butternut squash, layer again until you have two layers of noodles and top with parmesan cheese.
Cover and bake at 375 for about 45 minutes!
It was easy and because there were so many veggies packed in there,
I was able to layer less of the noodles and MORE of the "healthy" stuff!
The squash gives it a sweetness that is soooo good!
We had this for leftovers today and it was EVEN better!
Now, go and try it for yourselves...
and a workout tip:
Try finding a group of friends or a friend to exercise with each day! It will give you motivation like crazy and you both can chat, share stories and it'll pass the time like you won't believe...a nice evening walk is PERFECT this time of year, give it a try and tell me what ya think!


Kimberley said...

This looks and sounds delicious! I need to plug it into my Weight Watcher's recipe builder to find out how many points but something tells me I'm gonna make it regardless lol

Tamara said...

Yummy! I am going to have to definitely give this a try!!

TV's Take said...

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Bridie said...

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sara said...

This looks delicious!! I am a new follower!

TV's Take said...

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