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Cheap and Healthy Recipe: Zucchini Lasagna – Face & Fitness

Cheap and Healthy Recipe: Zucchini Lasagna

By Kennedi Rose / February 6, 2012
cheap healthy zucchini lasagna recipe low-carb

Springtime is around the corner: It’s almost time to go back to wearing sleeveless shirts and little dresses.

Which means that for most of us — including (especially) me — some of the winter weight needs to melt away.

In honor of that (unfortunate) fact, here’s a low-fat, low-carb and cheap recipe for zucchini lasagna

You’ll need:

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • Half-pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • One egg
  • 3/4 cupfat-free ricotta
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Basil, oregano, minced garlic, black pepper and salt to taste

cheap healthy zucchini lasagna recipe low-carb

How to Cook:

#1: Slice the zucchini into long, thin strips.

#2: Boil the zucchini until it’s tender. Drain and set aside.

#3: Sautee the beef/turkey and onions until the meat is brown.

#4: Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and seasonings. Mix in 1/4 cup of water. Heat on high until it boils, then lower to a simmer.

#5: Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.

#6: Mix ricotta cheese, egg, flour and cheese together in a seperate bowl.

#7: Put half the meat into a baking pan. Top with half the zucchini and half the ricotta cheese mixture.

#8: Layer the other half of the meat, then zucchini, then the ricotta cheese mixture.

#9: Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.

Photo courtesy dizznbonn and EverJean.

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