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

Here Is To Hope In 2016

  
So now that the tree has been dragged to the curb, the lights are rolled up, and the ornaments are boxed up, it’s time for that annual New Years post…

2015 has not been an easy year for my little family. We have struggled to make ends meet more then people will ever know. Once thing I am hopeful for us to get a little more financially secure as a family. Saving money has always been a struggle for my wife and I. My plan is to cut back on expenses and put a little back each week and slowly pay off our debt. To also plan for big events like Christmas and to coupon like a beast. 

This year I want to get lean. I want to work on building muscle and getting that lean body I have struggled to get my whole life. I am turning 30 soon so it’s time to get lean and get big. My diet will have to change a lot but I will get there. 

I want to run more races. 2015 I ran both a half and full marathon which were huge accomplishments but it did nothing but make we want more “bling” for my wall. The more metals the better. I at least want to run six races this year and I want to also keep a steady running routine. 

I want to get more organized this year. Throw away useless stuff that I don’t need a make more room for useful items. 

I want to get more closer to my wife. This past year we did a lot of our own things. I was running marathons and she was growing our second child. There was a lot of distance between us. Date night stop happening and the “awe” effect of our marriage was gone. We were going through the motions. I don’t want that. I want a more steady date night with my wife. I want to experience the best things about our relationship and I am willing to work for it. She is an amazing woman but I want to make our relationship better. She deserves that. 

I want to blog more. In 2015, I stopped blogging as much. I want to document more for my readers so this year I am going to write more and post frequently. I want to build my readership up like it use to be and post more recipes and funny stories as they happen. 2016 is going to be a great year for this blog. I just know it. 

Well, there you have it. What I want out of 2016. I am so happy to have you along for the ride. Stay tuned.