Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Green Smoothies and crockpot lasagna

A friend/coworker of mine - Allison - gave me this fantastic recipe for crock pot lasagna and I thought some of you out there would like to try it! It is delicious and SUPER easy!
  • 9 lasagna noodles (uncooked!)
  • 1 lb. ground turkey (I used beef)
  • 2-3 minced garlic cloves
  • 28 oz. can diced tomatoes (I used 2 15oz. cans)
  • 24 oz. can tomato sauce (I used 2 15oz. cans)
  • 1/2 t. basil
  • 1/4 t. oregano
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1 c. cottage cheese
  • 1 c. ricotta cheese
  • mozzarella

Brown the turkey (or beef) with the garlic and mix this in with the cans of tomatoes and sauce. Stir in the salt, pepper, oregano and basil. In another bowl mix the cottage cheese and ricotta. In the crock pot put 2 cups of the tomato/meat mixture. Next break up 3 of the lasagna noodles into 1-2 inch pieces and lay them on top of the sauce. Next place 1/3 of the cottage/ricotta cheese mixture in dollops over the noodles. Layer 2 more times with the tomato/noodles/cheese. Top the last layer with the remaining 2 cups of the tomato mixture. Top with mozzarella cheese!

Cook on high for 3 1/2-4 hours or on low for 6!
This is another fun foody thing I am loving right now. Chris and I make smoothies almost every day which is great and mostly healthy on its own, but I am taking the healthy meter a step up!

I do the basic mix with ice, frozen strawberries, bananas, a couple black berries, milk/water, and vanilla yogurt- and....

a big handful of spinach!

It is so good and good for you! and you can hardly even taste the spinach!
YUM!


3 comments:

nic and allison said...

Ooo can't wait to try the lasagna! Yum.

Kristen's Raw said...

Green smoothies rock. They're a staple in our household. I love how they look right before blending... a blender full of beautiful vibrant colors (or course, depending on what ingredients you use, it's not always so pretty "after" blending - LOL). But, it's still super TASTY!

Cheers to GREENS,
Kristen

The Bunzells said...

Good to know! I love spinach but thats even better that it doesn't change the taste of the smoothie much! Kudos to you for eating heathier! I forget where you guys are living now but there is this website called bountifulbaskets.org for Arizona, Utah, and Washinton. You pay 15$ and you get a whole basket full of fruits and veggies. I tried it out for the first time today and got a ton! Thanks for sharing the lasagna recipe, Looks delicious!