Although I love all things carbohydrates I notice a huge difference in my digestion when I cut the wheat and gluten-y ones out. But I am always on the hunt for a good replacement for some of my favourite recipes. Lasagna has always been a comfort food for me. My Dad made a mean lasagna and I requested it every single time I came home from University.
Here is a great alternative recipe posted by one of my favourite trainers. I have added my only little additions to up the protein. Enjoy!
Spaghetti squash lasagna and broccolini
- 1 spaghetti squash (but in half and scoop out the seeds)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 bunch broccolini, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
- 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- Optional additions: cumin, chopped tomatoes, black beans
- Preheat your oven to 450 °F.
- Place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish; add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until the flesh is tender, about 10 minutes. (Alternatively, place squash halves cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in a 400 °F oven until the squash is tender, 40 to 50 minutes.)
- While the squash is cooking heat the oil in a large pan. Add broccolini, garlic and red pepper (you can also add a little cumin, black beans, and chopped tomatoes; cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes. Add water and cook, stirring, until the broccolini is tender, 3 to 5 minutes more. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Use a fork to scrape the squash from the shells into the bowl. Place the shells in a broiler-safe baking pan or on a baking sheet. Stir 3/4 cup mozzarella, 2 tablespoons Parmesan, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper into the squash mixture. Divide it between the shells; top with the remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan.
- Bake on the lower rack for 10 minutes. Move to the upper rack, turn the broiler to high and broil, watching carefully, until the cheese starts to brown, about 2 minutes.Dig in! My little dude loves this one because he gets to eat out of boats!