Monday, May 2, 2016

21 Day Fix Lasagna Roll Ups


This recipe comes from erinrosefitness.com. I have modified it slightly. It makes a very filling dinner and is great for leftovers! A serving is 2 rolls ups.

Ingredients: 
  • 8 sheets of whole grain lasagna
  • 15 oz tub of Ricotta cheese
  • 1 1/3 cup mozzarella and/or Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tea salt
  • 4 cups frozen, chopped spinach and/or kale (in a bag, not a box)
  • 1 regular jar (24-32 oz) of low or no sugar marinara sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Boil lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain and lay on wax paper.
  3. In a medium bowl, blend Ricotta, egg, salt, and mozzarella until well mixed.
  4. Mix in spinach and/or kale.
  5. Spread 1/4 cup of marinara on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  6. Spread spinach mixture evenly over 8 lasagna sheets.
  7. Roll up lasagna sheets and put into 9x13 pan.
  8. Dump the rest of the marinara sauce over the rolls.
  9. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.

18 comments:

  1. Do i mix in the frozen spinach or thaw it

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    1. Just mix the frozen! Makes it easy-peasy! :)

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  2. Could you use fresh kale or spinach?

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    1. You definitely could! I would just chop it up as small as you can so it mixes well!

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    2. I would wilt it first, spinach (not 100% sure about kale) tends to release a lot of water when it cooks, so it might make the filling watery!

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  3. Does 2 roll ups count for 1 yellow, 1 green, 1 red and 1 blue or is it 1 roll up for these containers? Also, do you count the sauce?

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    1. I have the same question. Would the sauce count for a purple? Maybe 1/2 purple?

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    2. Yes, I count 2 roll as 1 of each yellow, green, red, and blue. I count tomato sauce as a green not a purple so I just don't worry about counting it since it's a little bit of bonus green but not a ton. And it's hard to overeat greens.

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  4. can you add ground turkey meat to it ??

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  5. Could you freeze these? Would you bake them before freezing?

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    1. I haven't tried that so I'm not sure. Sorry!

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  6. My husband is allergic to eggs- any suggestions?

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    1. You could try it without and just see how it goes...

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  7. Can you use half ricotta and half low fat cottage cheese?

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    1. Yep! I'd avoid low fat anything though. If you research fat free and low fat foods, you'll find they're actually not all they're cracked up to be!

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