Thursday, September 29, 2011

Healthy Harvest Lasagna

I have been trying to avoid all white flour and sugar lately! It has been a major challenge too! Especially when you go to someone else's house or you are traveling! I feel like i will get there, but right now it seems like i am not eating enough because i can't come up with enough quick snacks or meal idea's! If you know of any snacks that are white flour/white sugar free, bring them on! :)

My favorite recipe i have tried lately is this Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna! The recipe was taken straight from the box. It is easy to make and it makes lots which is good for left overs! I love the whole wheat lasagna noodles. I did the lowest sugar sauce i could and got part skim cheese and ricotta.

This is so good, give it a try for a healthier lasagna!


1lb ground beef

3 cups (26 oz jar) spaghetti sauce

1 1/2 cups water

1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) ricotta or small curd cottage cheese

2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella or Monteray Jack cheese, divided

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 eggs

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper



Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain. Add spaghetti sauce and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Hope y'all have a wonderful Thursday, its almost Friday! Yay!

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Sounds awesome and not too time-intensive for a weeknight meal! Hummus and veggies has been my snack of choice this week. I try to keep fruit, lower-fat cheese, and whole wheat crackers around but I definitely need to do a better job of planning for healthy snacks for when I'm starving in the afternoons at work. I'll be thinking of some other good options :)