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Monday, 4 May 2015

Healthy Living Lasagne

It's been such a gorgeous day today. So sunny with a clear blue sky most of the day. We've been busy in the garden all day (I did find some time to sit and read my book in the sunshine too) until it became a bit chilly, then into the kitchen to do some cooking.

I'm really pleased with how I'm doing at Slimming World, so far I've lost 22lbs. Long way to go, but I'm really enjoying all the cooking (I've always enjoyed cooking much more than baking).

Lasagne didn't need much of a tweak from how I usually make it. We always use as lean mince as possible, and if there is any fat, it's always drained off.

So... browning the mince, added chopped tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, lots of herbs, garlic and a big spoonful of Marmite. For those of you frowning in horror at the Marmite... I really don't like Marmite... yuck, yuck, yuck, though hubby loves it. I often use it in cooking though, with mince, in stews, with gravy as I find I can't taste the Marmite as such, but it does enhance the flavour of the meat!



It's a nice easy meal, but so tasty. Into the dish



a layer of pasta sheets (I use dry rather than fresh as it's less fat and calories)



At this point I used to add either a cheese sauce or maybe ricotta (depending what we have in). I've swapped it for a low fat cottage cheese. I wasn't sure about doing this as even though I don't mind a little bit of cottage cheese, I wouldn't like too much (or the smell).



It keeps in the fridge and though I wasn't sure... yes, it freezes well too. Tastes very gorgeous with chips done in the actifry (a teaspoon of oil mixed with paprika) and peas.




Very yummy, very filling and all 'free' on the slimming world plan.

Take care
xxx








18 comments:

  1. never thought of using cottage cheese on a lasagna, looks good.

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    1. I wasn't sure what we'd think, but it turns 'firmer' x

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  2. Excellent - I didn't know you could heat cottage cheese. I like it so this is great news!

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  3. It certainly looks delicious. Well done on the weight loss, you're doing brilliantly. I've heard so many people just lately saying how much they've lost with Slimming World, it does look like a good way to lose weight as it seems you can eat decent amounts so you're never hungry.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, you're encouraged to eat plenty, just the 'right' stuff x

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  4. Great recipe. I haven't made lasagna from scratch in ages. Maybe that's a job for this coming weekend.... I know the kids ADORE it!

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  5. That looks delicious - and congratulations on losing 22lbs. Jx

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  6. Well done with the weight loss! I know people you have had great success with SW, that food looks so yummy!xx

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    1. Thank you, nothing like a home cooked meal x

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  7. This sounds delicious....I didn't know you could heat cottage cheese either! Well done!
    Helen xox

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  8. Me too, never thought of using cottage cheese in lasagne but it looks good!
    Caz xx

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  9. What an interesting recipe! Looks yummy and healthy.
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. I have used cottage cheese on lasagna and it is delicious! Your photos are making me hungry. :)

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  11. I use cottage cheese, too! My mom always used it while I was growing up as it was more economical than ricotta (which I love, but my kids don't). It really is just as good! Those chips look so good!

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