header_banner

RECIPES

  • vegetarian egg muffins

Egg Frittata Muffins

One of the reasons many of us struggle with maintaining a clean diet is lack of time. Daily meal preparation can be extremely time consuming, which I think is why a lot of us end […]

  • spicy buffalo cauliflower bites recipe

Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Years ago, I stopped eating meat due to digestive issues, which is one of the reasons I started this blog… to create and share healthy, flavorful meat-free recipes! Over time, I discovered many great alternatives […]

No-Bake Protein Balls

These little bite-sized protein balls are not only raw and vegan, but they only take 10 minutes to make (no baking required!) and they’re so tasty! I just made them for the first time a […]

COCKTAILS

  • healthy raspberry lime rickey cocktail

Raspberry Lime Rickey Cocktail

This Raspberry Lime Rickey cocktail recipe got a photo makeover this weekend! I made a batch of these for a friend's bachelorette party on Saturday and they were the perfect poolside drink. 🙂 Raspberry Lime [...]

Pineapple Coolers

Now that the end of August is right around the corner, I had to post one more frozen drink recipe before summer comes to an end. One of my favorite summer activities is to have [...]

  • healthy blueberry vodka soda low-calorie cocktail recipe

Blueberry Vodka Fizz

I love pretty drinks. Especially if they're blue. Makes me feel like I'm drinking adult Kool-Aid. I have so many cocktail ideas (especially with all the new vodka flavors nowadays - whipped cream... cookie dough...) [...]

BLOG

Best Metabolism Boosting Foods and Drinks

Despite my amount of research on metabolism boosting foods and weight loss, the most helpful discoveries have been found in paying attention to the way my body reacts to certain foods. Some important foods, such as grapefruit, [...]

  • stress relief

10 Natural Ways to Relieve Stress

Stress = The. Worst. For me personally, I get horrible TMJ and headaches when I’m stressed out. For some people, it’s insomnia, high blood pressure, you name it. I think many of us take on [...]

Quick and Easy Breakfast Ideas

The old saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day has a lot of truth to it. Kick starting your metabolism first thing in the morning not only promotes weight loss and [...]

TRAVEL

  • Wanderlust Lake Tahoe

Wanderlust 2016 – Squaw Valley, CA

I just got back from the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Squaw Valley, CA, and what an amazing weekend! This was my first time at Wanderlust and the energy, people, music and scenery were all incredible. [...]

London Street Food: Camden, Portobello, Borough & Southbank Markets

Greetings from London! This is my first trip to England and, although I love to blog about the different food trends in other countries, I had no idea what to expect when I arrived here. [...]

Best Restaurants in Los Angeles (Vegan and Gluten-Free Options Too!)

Part of the reason I moved to Los Angeles from the East Coast was because of the incredible selection of diverse restaurants in the city. When it comes to dining out, I generally look for [...]

VIDEOS

How to Make Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Since these spicy buffalo cauliflower bites are by far the most popular recipe on my blog, I added a video tutorial that shows you a step-by-step process of how to make buffalo cauliflower. You can also [...]

DIY Homemade Coconut Popsicles

Here's a video tutorial on how to make your own popsicles at home, with only 4 ingredients! All you need are dates, coconut milk, shredded coconut and raw sweetener (agave, raw honey or pure maple [...]

How to Make Spaghetti Squash

Here is a video tutorial of how to make spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash is a great healthy substitute for pasta, but it does take a bit longer to cook. The shell of the squash is [...]

FEATURED RECIPE

Veggie Zucchini Lasagna
Print
Recipe type: Dinner
Ingredients
  • 1 cup tomato or marinara sauce
  • 2 fresh tomatoes (or 1 cup canned diced tomatoes)
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 3 tbsp white or yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup low-fat or fat-free ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Garlic powder, sea salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. First, start with the sauce. Pour ¼ cup water into pan over medium heat. Add fresh tomatoes, cover pan, and steam for about 3 minutes until skin has split and a ring has formed around the top of the tomato.
  3. Peel skin, remove seeds and discard. Chop into chunks and set aside.
  4. Pour 1 tsp olive oil into a saucepan over low heat. Add diced onions and saute for 2-3 minutes until onions start to soften.
  5. Add tomatoes, tomato sauce, sea salt, pepper and garlic powder. Simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then set aside.
  6. Next, prepare the lasagna. Slice zucchini into thin slices using a mandoline slicer. Lightly salt and set aside for 5 minutes.
  7. Blot with power towel to remove excess moisture.
  8. Place on pan and grill for 1 minute on each side, then blot again with paper towel.
  9. Last, mix ricotta cheese with egg in a medium bowl and stir.
  10. Place a row of zucchini of the bottom of a square pan and layer with sauce.
  11. Layer with spinach leaves and ricotta cheese mixture.
  12. Repeat until ingredients are used up. Lasagna should have 2 rows of spinach and ricotta, and 3 layers of zucchini and sauce.
  13. After third layer of zucchini and sauce, top with mozzarella cheese.
  14. Bake at 375 for 40 minutes.
  15. When the lasagna is finished, there will be some water at the bottom of the pan from the zucchini, so you'll want to drain the water from the pan.
Serving size: 2 slices Calories: 425 Fat: 17g Carbohydrates: 30g Sugar: 20g Sodium: 1628mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 40g
Notes
Makes 2 servings.

 

scc footer