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Monday, April 2, 2012

Low Cal Lasagna!

I made Eggplant Parmesan this evening! It was fantastic! Since I now know how low cal eggplant is, I figured I would exchange the pasta normally used in lasagna with thinly cut eggplant. The recipe is only 163 calories per serving (1/4 of the recipe), it takes 10 minutes to prepare, and only has 5 ingredients!

  • One medium sized eggplant thinly cut (easily done using a food processor with the slicing attachment)
  • One 15 oz. container of fat free ricotta- my choice Trader Giotto’s Fat Free Ricotta
  • 1.5 cups of low cal marinara- my choice Trader Giotto’s Organic Marinara
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup of part skim mozzarella cheese

1.       Thinly slice one medium eggplant in your food processor
2.        Using a square baking pan layer the pan as follows:
·         Layer 1: Marinara
·         Layer 2: Two layers of eggplant seasoned with salt and pepper
·         Layer 3: Fat free ricotta
                 Keep layering the pan until it is full. Sauce should be the top layer.
3.       Bake for 70 minutes. Sprinkle the mozzarella on top at the 60 minute point.  
4.       Cut into four pieces and enjoy!

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