PROTEIN NOODLE LASAGNA
I once adored going to Olive Garden for lasagna (which is a huge hit in the book Keto Restaurant Favorites). But when Craig lost his job, and we couldn’t afford to go out to eat, I started cooking our favorite restaurant meals at home! Not only was it a great way to save money, but we both lost a lot of weight eating healthier versions at home!
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Yum! Comfort food without the guilt. I made this Protein Noodle Lasagna ahead of time, froze it and the day I wanted to serve it, I placed it in my oven before I left for work on a “delay timer.” It was a nice way to end the day.
I served this with my homemade GARLIC BREAD.
Check out this video of me and Kai making this delicious Lasagna!
1 pound Italian sausage
¾ pound grass fed ground beef
1/2 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 jar no sugar marinara sauce
16 oz. ricotta cheese
½ tsp Celtic sea salt
¾ lb mozzarella cheese, sliced
¾ Cup Parmesan cheese
Thinly sliced organic deli Chicken Breast (protein noodles)
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a Dutch oven, cook sausage, ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until well browned. Stir in marinara sauce.
In a mixing bowl, combine ricotta cheese with egg, and 1/2 tsp salt. To assemble, spread 1 1/2 cups of meat sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Arrange chicken breast slices over meat sauce. Spread with one half of the ricotta cheese mixture. Top with a third of mozzarella cheese slices. Spoon 1 1/2 cups meat sauce over mozzarella, and sprinkle with 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers, and top with remaining mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Cover with foil: to prevent sticking, either spray foil with cooking spray or make sure the foil does not touch the cheese. Bake for 25 minutes. Remove foil, and bake an additional 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving. Makes 12 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per cup):
Traditional Noodles = 246 calories, 0g fat, 1g protein, 43g carbs, 5g fiber (38g effective carbs)
“Healthified” Noodles = 84 calories, 1g fat, 20g protein, 2g carb, 0g fiber (2g effective carbs)
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving):
Traditional Lasagna = 574 calories, 26g fat, 35.7g protein, 49.7g carbs, 3.4g fiber
“Healthified” Lasagna= 404 calories, 28g fat, 30g protein, 6.4g carb, 0.5g fiber (62% fat, 30% protein, 6.4% carbs)
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This is my rocket star husband… from a bursting 52 to a size 33 skinny jean from Hollister! His life has been saved and that’s the absolute truth! He would not be here today (after 3 heart attacks) without starting Keto 18 months ago. He has changed the minds of many in the medical community and I’m forever grateful!” Lori
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