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5 secrets to healthier lasagna

By Carolyn Malcoun, October 27, 2009 - 10:42am

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Carolyn asks: Which comfort food would you like to see made healthier?


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11/01/2010 - 8:04pm

I have a recipe that uses zucchini in place of the noodles so that lasagna can be made gluten free. Zucchini is sliced either lengthwise or in rounds, about 1/4 inch thick, cooked until crisp-tender and used in place of the noodles. I don't miss the noodles and it adds more vegetables to the dish...always a plus.


01/11/2010 - 2:24pm

Have you looked at Dreamfields Pasta. It has only 5 net carbs per
serving. great for us diabetics


12/08/2009 - 7:21pm

This looks yummy! Thanks for the healthy tips!


11/13/2009 - 3:11pm

How about some recipes using TVP? I'm surprised there is nothing on this site with that ingredient (texurized veggie protein)


11/06/2009 - 4:39pm

I like to use the No-Bake noodles also but I also make my own sauce using no -salt diced tomatoes, a can of tomatoe sauce, shredded zuchini, shredded carrots, chopped onion, sliced mushrooms and garlic along with the spices. Comes out VERY chunky and we get alot of veggies than normal with it. My 5 and 8 even love it! And ask for seconds!


11/06/2009 - 9:55am

I recently discovered the no-boil noodles, and they're wonderful. I got mine at our Trader Joe's, but the grocery stores have them as well. I also use spinach instead of meat, so the calorie count doesn't get too wild! I use low fat cheeses and my own tomato sauce (canned tomatoes, a small amount of EV olive oil, onions, garlic, oregano, basil, fennel seed) and we end up with a pretty nutritious meal, adding a green salad with a lo fat buttermilk yummy dressing. Oh, and I add plenty of cooked minced garlic and herbs to the ricotta mixture. I hope this is useful to someone.


11/05/2009 - 3:51pm

If you want to skip the pasta-boiling, you can buy no-boil noodles in most supermarkets, but I haven't seen whole-wheat versions in our supermarkets yet.


11/02/2009 - 1:48pm

I buy fresh lasagna sheets, therefore I don't need to cook them first. I also buy egg-noodle pasta that isn't meant to be boiled. The are about 3 x 5 inch sheets in a small box! Usually Italian brands. Love them. I hate boiling lasagna.... so I avoid it ;)


10/29/2009 - 1:39pm

Check out this link for some good whole-wheat pasta options:


10/28/2009 - 12:15pm

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