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One Of My Fav's Made Healthy

This is one of my favorite recipes.

Growing up eating a lot of lasagna, it was hard to give up when I was competing, but this recipe tastes great, and as close to the real thing as there is. And because it's not made with fat and animal products, it's a healthy alternative that will keep your weight down. Try it out!

Whole Food Plant Based Lasagna

• Prep Time: 15 mins

• Cook Time: 30 mins

• Total Time: 45 mins

• Yield: 9 servings

• Method: Oven


For the Lasagna:

• 12 whole grain lasagna noodles

• 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

• 1 medium zucchini, chopped (optional)

• 8oz pkg. sliced mushrooms

• 12oz pkg. frozen spinach, thawed

• 1 cup frozen peas, thawed (optional)

• 7–10 cups marinara sauce (2-25oz jars, I like mine saucy!)

For the Tofu Ricotta:

• 2–14oz pkg. extra firm tofu, drained and pressed

• 10oz tub roasted garlic hummus (1 heaping cup)

• 1/2 cup nutritional yeast

• 1/4 cup fresh basil, finely chopped (optional)

• 1 tsp fine sea salt

• 1 tsp garlic powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add noodles and cook just until al dente. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Once hot, add zucchini, mushrooms, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes or until softened. Add spinach and peas and sauté for another 5 minutes. Remove pan from heat.

  3. Place drained tofu in a large bowl. Crumble with hands. Add hummus, nutritional yeast, basil, salt, and garlic powder. Stir together with your hands until it’s semi-smooth and resembles ricotta.

  4. Place about 1 1/2 cups of marinara in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with 4 noodles (3 lengthwise and 1 width-wise to cover the gap at the end).

  5. Next add half of the ricotta mixture and half of the vegetable mixture.

  6. Top with a heaping 1 1/2 cups or more of sauce.

  7. Repeat with more noodles, tofu mixture, and veggies.

  8. Then top with one last layer of noodles and another 1 1/2 cups or more of sauce.

  9. Then top with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast.

  10. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

  11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Serves 9

Serving Size: 1 piece

Calories Per Serving: 384

Total Fat 9g

Saturated Fat 1.3g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 966.7mg

Total Carbohydrate 28.9g

Dietary Fiber 6.9g

Sugars 8.2g

Protein 19.2g

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Stay Healthy,

Lawrence Castanon

Author, The Short Fight

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