Healthy Lasagna Rollups
Hello to all, especially to the pasta lovers like me! Here’s to another family-friendly, satisfying, and healthy pasta dish — Spinach lasagna!
One of the great things about this dish is that you can make the whole recipe and put some of it in the freezer. You can cook them later on when you crave for a pasta meal.
These lasagna roll-ups are perfect for weekly meal prep dinners. Plus, you don’t have to worry anymore about overeating. By this method, you have better control of the calories and macronutrients you will consume.
For the lasagna noodles, I use brown rice lasagna sheets that are organic and gluten-free. These sheets have the same taste and texture as the regular ones, and you may not even notice a difference between the two when used on lasagna recipes.
Using these organic sheets together with spinach, which is considered as a superfood, makes this lasagna roll loaded with tons of nutrients such as protein, iron, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibers.
The roll-ups are very easy to make and customize. You can add ricotta cheese and ground beef instead of the cottage cheese and turkey meat used in this recipe. Other alternative ingredients on this dish would be fine as well.
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Have a great pasta day my dearest fit foodies! Live happily and stay healthy always!
Healthy Lasagna Rollups
Ingredients for 8 rolls:
- 8 brown rice lasagna sheets (or whole wheat)
- 1.25 lb lean ground turkey (93% lean)
- 15oz unsalted tomato sauce
- 2 chopped Roma tomatoes
- 1/3 cup chopped red onion
- 3/4 cup chopped mushrooms (optional)
- 2 tablespoons oregano
- 1/2 tablespoon red pepper
- 1 tablespoon garlic (paste or minced)
- Creamy spinach sauce
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup 2% cottage cheese
- 1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
- 1.25 cup chopped spinach
- 1/3 cup chopped basil
- 2/3 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella
- fresh chopped parsley
- coconut oil spray
Set oven to 375F.
Boil whole wheat or brown rice lasagna sheets according to the instructions given on the package. **Be very careful not to overcook them. You want them to be soft, yet firm so they will hold once you roll them.** When they are finished cooking, rinse them under cold water and place them on parchment paper.
In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the creamy spinach sauce and set aside in the refrigerator.
Spray a skillet with coconut oil and set on medium high heat. Sauté red onions and mushrooms with garlic. Cook until the onion has browned and turned clear.
Add the lean ground turkey and cook. Chop the turkey with a wooden spatula as it cooks in order to break it up and make it as fine as possible.
Add the seasonings, oregano and red pepper, and stir and chop.
When the turkey is about 90% cooked, pour in the tomato sauce and chopped tomatoes. Continue stirring until the meat is completely cooked. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
Evenly spread about 2 to 3 tablespoons of the creamy spinach mixture on one of the lasagna sheets. Then, add about 2 – 3 tablespoons of the marinara. Roll it up and place it in a baking dish.
Pour the remaining marinara over the lasagna rolls, then sprinkle the mozzarella on top.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil, then bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Approximate macros for 1 of 8 rolls:
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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!