Number 3 out of 5
This one was a little more complicated than my other two, but it still turned out well. I’ve been craving Italian food during this sugar detox, and since I can’t have any kind of pasta (even wheat) my choices are limited. I found an interesting recipe on Recipezaar for a South Beach Phase 1 friendly noodleless lasagna. Here was the process:
Browned 2 lbs extra lean ground beef
Added 1 small onion , 1/2 green pepper (both chopped) and 4 cloves garlic (I used pre-minced)
When onion became transparent, added 8oz can tomato sauce, 6oz can tomato paste, 1/4c parsley and some oregano, rosemary, and basil.
Mixed 16oz part-skim ricotta cheese, 2 eggs and pepper in a bowl.
Sprayed 9×13 dish and put 1/2 meat mixture on bottom.
Topped with a layer of sliced zucchini (2 medium zucchini).
Spread ricotta mixture on top of zucchini.
Topped ricotta with sliced mushrooms and 1lb steamed spinach.
Covered with 1c shredded low-fat mozzarella and 1/4c shredded low-fat Parmesan
Layered other 1/2 of meat mixture
Cooked 45 min on 325 until cheese was slightly golden.