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Fit Mom Lasagna – Organic Spinach, More Protein, Less Fat

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Fit and EZ Lasagna

Organic Spinach & Lean Ground Turkey

I love this recipe - you don't have to cook the noodles!  I use high protein, low fat cottage cheese instead of ricotta

My Kids LOVE to help make this!

Saves well for EZ reheat on busy days

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Ingredients:

  • 1 package extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 bunch organic spinach
  • 1-2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. basil
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 Can pasta sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small carton reduce fat cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 box Lasagna noodles (try Barilla, they make noodles with extra protein!)

Directions:

Get ready to make this delicious lasagna that is loaded with protein, veggies and flavor!

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat non stick pan on med / high. Add olive oil and cook onions and garlic until onions are translucent.  Add turkey, brown evenly.

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Add pasta sauce. Simmer. Rinse spinach*, boil for 5 min. and chop.  *I put the spinach in large bowl of water, swish. Dirt settles to the bottom, rinsed leaves on top 🙂

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In small bowl beat eggs, add oregano, basil, Parmesan cheese and cottage cheese.

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Spray large 13x9 pan with non stick spray. Add a little meat sauce on the bottom of the pan.

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Layer uncooked lasagna noodles on top of the sauce, add egg mixture, spinach, mozzarella, meat sauce.

Repeat layers until all ingredients used up. Save a couple handfuls of mozzarella. (Have your kids help, mine love to make the layers!)

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Cover with foil. Bake 45 min. After 45 min. remove foil and top with mozzarella.

Cook 15 min. more uncovered. Let sit for 15 min. before serving.

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Mmm.  Moist, healthy and yummy.  Serve with side salad, garlic bread and glass of cabernet. Aloha!

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