Zucchini Lasagna 


I know I said I was done for this week but my Facebook and Instagarn friends are asking me for this recipe as my family had this for dinner. 

I have really been into healthy eating  lately (I know that is a shock!). So I have recently came across this app called fit men cook. How come no one has told me about this amazing app? 

I came across this recipe and I was excited and curious to see how this would taste. I love lasagna but I never had it with zucchini as the noodles. 

One of the things I was not excited about was the cottage cheese taking the place of the ricotta. I HATE cottage cheese! I do know that it has tons and tons of protien which is what I love! So I bought some to see if it made a difference. 

Once we took it out of the oven and put it in to a plate, I took a bite and WOW! This was amazing! You would never know there was cottage cheese in this. I looked at my wife and we both agree that this will be in the next meal prep! 

Zucchini Lasagna 

  • 1lb of ground turkey
  • 1 1/2 cups of low sodium marinara 
  • 1 zucchini 
  • 1 egg white
  • 2/3 onion
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste( I used minced garlic)
  • 1/4 cup of mozzarella reduced fat cheese
  • Coconut or olive oil spray
  • Seasonings- cumin, garlic powder, & onion powder for ground turkey. 

Directions

  1. Spray pan with oil and add garlic and onion and cook until onion is translucent. 
  2. Add turkey and seasonings and cook. Add marinara at 90% of cooking turkey. 
  3. Cut zucchini into pieces
  4. Mix cottage cheese with egg white
  5. In a glass pan layer with zucchini, then meat mixture, then cottage cheese, then zucchini, then meat mixture. 
  6. Top with mozzarella 
  7. Bake on 350 for 30 minutes. 
  8. Enjoy! 

Makes 6 servings- 1 serving

387 calories 

12g fat

16g carbs

55g protein

Working On A Better Me! (#9- Get Down To 200 Pounds)

I have decided to start my list and since I have completed the 30 day photo challenge, I took some time away as you noticed to decided what was next. I have decided to start working on things that are on my list. One of the things that I know is going to be hard to complete on this list is number 9.

The back story to number 9 is this:  My mom and my dad both have diabetes and I had to sit through most of my life as the struggled to keep it from controlling their lives. My mom has had the worse of this illness. She has lost all feeling in her toes and last summer had an infection in her toe that was eventually taken.  My dad’s vision has been affected by this disease and cannot drive at night. Along with this disease my mom’s side of the family has heart disease.

I am not going to let this happen to me. This is more than something on a list for me. This is a life saving act that I need to perform to protect myself and live a better life for my family. I know weight loss is hard and I am up for the challenge. I have to be.

I need your help fellow bloggers and readers! If you have any tips or information that can help me as I start this new quest to be a better me, I would be so thankful. I need diet tips and workout tips.

I have joined a gym and starting this coming Sunday I am going to start this new workout plan that will help me jump into shape. I am not trying to look like a Calvin Klein model but I am trying to save my own life.

Thanks everyone for your support already. Trust me when I say this is not going to turn into a weight loss blog. I am still going to continue to post whatever I think is awesome. I will post pictures soon of what I look like now and what I look like after 3 months. Please don’t judge! (LOL).