I bought all of my ingredients from Aldi (except the tomato sauce & spinach, which I already had on hand) and the bill was about $20. This recipe makes 9 servings, so you do the math. Eating at home is sooooo much more economical than eating out. It's disgusting what you will spend at a restaurant compared to what you will spend having a home cooked meal. Literally disgusting.
I know a lot of you of you are familiar with the blog Skinnytaste, and if you aren't, then you need to get acquainted. Gina, the blog's author, features the low-fat, healthy version of all of our favorite full-fat dishes.
Last night I tried one of her reader's faves: Spinach Lasagna Rolls. Can we say heaven in my mouth? Perfectly portioned individual lasagnas at 225 calories a pop. Don't mind if I do. Each serving is 6 WW Points+ for those of you keeping track like moi (Down 5 lbs in 2 weeks btw. Thank you boot camp & WW!).
My brother aka the roomie thinks I'm insane for taking pictures as I cook. Keep side-eyeing me bro, but I must give the readers what they want.
9 lasagna noodles, cooked
10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained
15 oz fat free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and fresh pepper
32 oz tomato sauce
9 tbsp (about 3 oz) part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
While my noodles were boiling, I mixed together the spinach, parm, ricotta, egg, salt and pepper in a bowl.
Once noodles are cooked and dried, scoop and spread 1/3 C of the ricotta mix on each noodle:
Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Bam!
Dinner is served!
|Spring salad with baby carrots, cucumber, green olives, fat free croutons, fresh ground pepper and bacon bits served as a side.|
Check out the spinach lasagna recipe page for step-by-step instructions. If I can whip this up in less than 30 minutes, then you can too.
I could spend hours stalking her blog and drooling over the recipes. Up next I've decided I'm giving her Pork Chops with Dijon Herb Sauce a whirl. What recipe of hers is your stomach eyeing?