Lasagna is one of my all time favorite dishes. I love making it and I love eating it. I love that it feels like both a comfort food and a delicious indulgence all at once. I even love the leftovers! For me, it’s a near-perfect meal.
Except for one thing.
It doesn’t do my waistline any favors, nor is it particularly great for blood glucose levels. Pasta, generally, can be tricky for people with diabetes. Traditional lasagna is relatively high in calories, fat, carbs, and even cholesterol. So, fitting it into your daily meal plan can pose some problems.
But Tova, from Diabetic Survival Kit, is here to help. She’s got a delicious lasagna recipe that’s fun to make, lower in carbs, and seriously delicious! Plus, it serves 12 people! So, if you’re looking for leftovers, you’ve come to the right place! Instead of pasta, Tova uses thinly sliced zuchinni– a substitute that reduces the total carbohydrates in the meal, and offers some pretty awesome health benefits. Zuchinni is high in omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, and protein!
Tova’s yummy recipe definitely doesn’t skimp on cheese, ground beef, garlic, or mushrooms, so it’s still so flavorful, your family will barely know it’s diabetes-friendly! Tova’s recipe has only 280 calories per serving and 7 grams of carbohydrates, and two of those are dietary fibers! Plus, there are a whopping 19 grams of protein in a single serving!
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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.