Monday, 12 May 2014

Healthy Lasagna

Hello all!!

I really don't want this blog to be all about food, and I know that lately I have shared a few recipes here, but I just must share this one with you. 
I love lasagna, but what I don't like about it is that most recipes are really unhealthy and very fatty. Well, I have one that is not only healthy, but also very delicious. You can add meat, chicken breast for example, but I like mine with just vegetables; any I can find in my fridge.

two eggs
two tubs of cottage cheese
around half a kilo of spinach
a bit of grated Parmesan or Cheddar cheese
one onion
two large coves of garlic
one bay leaf
one carrot
two tins of tomatoes
2-3 fresh tomatoes 
any vegetables you have in the fridge, in this case
one courgette
eight mushrooms
one pepper 

Let's begin:

Saute onion and carrot on a bit of olive oil:

Cut your vegetbles in pieces:

Then add it to your onion and carrot:

Cook for two minutes. In the mean time, cut your tin tomatoes and your fresh ones into pieces, add garlic, bay leaf and a bit of basil (or any other herb you like):

Throw that into the pan with the rest of the vegetables and cook for only two minutes. The lasagna will go into the oven, so you don't want to overcook your sauce.

Remove from the hob and prepare cottage cheese and spinach. Wash and cut the spinach into pieces. Add two eggs, two tubs of cottage cheese (around 500gr altogether) and a bit of salt. Mix well with your hands.

Lay four (or if your tray is smaller, then three) sheets of lasagna. Pour your sauce covering all the sheets, and then a layer of cottage cheese and spinach:

Repeat. Lay out the sheets, pour the sauce, add cheese and spinach:

Do that, until you run out of everything. On your last layer of lasagna, put cheese and spinach first, then add the sauce. At the end, sprinkle a bit of grated cheese. This is optional. I usually don't do it, but this time I fancied some, so I put a bit of Cheddar cheese on:

Place the dish in the oven, 200 degrees. Bake for 30-45 minutes.

Serve as soon as it is done, although cold is good too:

Although with preparation and baking it takes a bit over an hour to make this dish, but I promise you, it is worth it. It can feed the whole family (or if there is only two of you, you can have lunch for the next day, and a even a piece each as a snack in the evening), and you will have a nutritious and delicious meal.

I promise I won't do a healthy recipe for a while :-)

Stay healthy and enjoy your week.

Red xx


Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Red,

Well, we are sure that you know that we are never to be found in the kitchen but your lasagne looks totally delicious and could well tempt us there!

Alas, no cottage cheese to be found in the Motherland and, on many an occasion, no sheets of lasagne (what kind of country is this). However, when we make our forays to Blighty and have to fend for ourselves, then your receipt could be a lifesaver! Indeed, mental note to selves, bookmark this post and have it at the ready for our next visit to England.

We do eat meat but the Hungarian cuisine is rather dominated by meat and fat so your lighter lasagne is exceedingly appealing. Perhaps the easiest option all round is that we visit you.......we bring the prepare the lasagne......we all gossip the night away. Deal?

Saf said...

I love this lasagna and, as you pointed out, it takes a while to make but it is the only lasagna worth having:)!! Thanks for the recipe, it will go into H's & mine special book. xxx

Mary Jo Matsumoto said...

This looks delish! It's funny because just tonight I made a veggie ragu spaghetti recipe from my short lived cooking school days and it was so good. Your ingredients (except for the cottage cheese and lasagne) are almost the same. I will come back and get this recipe when I'm feeling less lazy :) Hope all is well with you and thanks for your comments about Lady Jane, she is almost back to normal.

xo Mary Jo