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Kevin Curry

Budget Sweet Potato Lasagna Meal Prep

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This sweet potato lasagna recipe is considered one of the healthier lasagna recipes out there. It is also gluten free, so those who are gluten intolerant or sensitive can eat this without fear. As far as meal prep goes, it is one of the easier ones but peeling and slicing the sweet potatoes can be a big tedious. You can make it less tedious by slicing the sweet potatoes lengthwise on a mandolin. You can use a salt free marinara sauce, and a drizzle of olive oil (although I omitted the olive oil this time), and just alternate layers of the different ingredients.

If you were looking for vegan recipes, if you use veggie crumbles and take out the egg white, and use vegan cheese, it will match your diet requirements too, so don’t feel as though you wouldn’t be able to touch this recipe if you are vegan or vegetarian. Add some sprigs of fresh basil or baby spinach for some green roughage. This sweet potato lasagna recipe also freezes and reheats well, so you can make a big batch and portion it out for weeknight meals and grab and go lunches. Or you can easily assemble it in small single portion containers and cook them in it then freeze. Just heat and serve and you have an easy and filling meal that doesn’t break your back or your bank. You can thaw it out first or pop directly into the oven, depending on how much time you have on your hands.

If you enjoyed this budget friendly sweet potato lasagna recipe, please send me a message or drop me a comment below. I would love to hear how my recipes have changed your ideas of what healthy food could be. To me, nothing is more important than making it easy for you to reach your weight loss and fitness goals while also eating tasty and filling food. Be happy and healthy!

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Budget Sweet Potato Lasagna Meal Prep

Ingredients

* Optional Substitution Note

Ingredients for 1 of 4 servings:

  • 1.5 lb lean ground turkey
  • 400g sweet potato (100g each lasagna, thinly sliced)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella
  • 2 vine tomatoes
  • 15oz organic tomato sauce (no salt)
  • 1/3 cup mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup red onions
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • ~1/2 cup chopped cilantro (use as desired)
  • Seasonings: 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, sea salt, pepper

Steps

Step 1

Set oven to 375F.

Step 2

Slice sweet potato using a mandolin or sharp knife and separately chop up tomatoes, onions and mushrooms.

Step 3

Mix cottage cheese with egg white and set aside.

Step 4

Sauté red onions with garlic paste, then add meat, tomatoes, cilantro, mushrooms, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning.

Step 5

Build lasagna. Add sweet potato slices, meat sauce, cottage cheese and then repeat. Top with mozzarella.

Step 6

Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes at 375F.

Approximate macros for 1 of 4 servings:

Budget Sweet Potato Lasagna Meal Prep

Kevin Curry


Cook 45min

Category
Calories 404

Ingredients for 1 of 4 servings:

  • 1.5 lb lean ground turkey
  • 400g sweet potato (100g each lasagna, thinly sliced)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella
  • 2 vine tomatoes
  • 15oz organic tomato sauce (no salt)
  • 1/3 cup mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup red onions
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • ~1/2 cup chopped cilantro (use as desired)
  • Seasonings: 1 tbsp Italian seasoning, sea salt, pepper

  1. Set oven to 375F.

  2. Slice sweet potato using a mandolin or sharp knife and separately chop up tomatoes, onions and mushrooms.

  3. Mix cottage cheese with egg white and set aside.

  4. Sauté red onions with garlic paste, then add meat, tomatoes, cilantro, mushrooms, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning.

  5. Build lasagna. Add sweet potato slices, meat sauce, cottage cheese and then repeat. Top with mozzarella.

  6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes at 375F.


Nutrition per serving

Calories404cal
Protein53g
Fats7g
Carbs34g
Fiber5g
Sugar13g
5.0
(Based on 3 reviews)

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  1. Apr 24 2023

    I would like to know what size baking tin you used for the lasagna and shepherd’s pie.

  2. May 08 2023

    Sounds great! You didn’t cook the sweet potatoes at all before layering? They cooked through ok? Thanks

  3. Jan 13 2024

    This is excellent and I’ve been making it for years since first seeing it. Various combinations based on your own tastes/ideas are possible.

    I’ve also taken out the marinara and added sautéed shaved steak and sautéed peppers and onions and a touch of reduced fat cream cheese to the cottage to make a Philly cheesesteak lasagna.

Details

Cook 45min

Nutrition per serving

Calories404cal
Protein53g
Fats7g
Carbs34g
Fiber5g
Sugar13g
About Kevin - author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!