If you love lasagna, but you want to lose weight, then you need to prepare low fat lasagna. Here we will give you ideas on what ingredients to use, so that the lasagna you prepare is low fat. Lets get started.
Noodle strips Most noodle strips you find in regular store will be made from simple carbohydrates and when digested get into your blood as sugar right away. This raises your sugar level and if you are pre-diabetic or diabetic this will make you gain weight. When you eat salad with low fat lasagna, the fiber in the vegetables will trap some of the simple carbohydrates and move them into the colon for elimination. So, fewer carbohydrates will be absorbed into your blood stream.
Use vegetables such as green leafy lettuce, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, or cauliflower. You want to eat those vegetables that are high in fiber. The fiber in these vegetables will help you reduce the fat that is absorbed into your body.
Now, instead of any type of meat, you can substitute spinach or another type of spinach type leaf. Here is where you can experiment a little and use different types of leafy greens. Just cook the leafy green with a little water and for only a few minutes or until the green is soft.
For a vegetarian lasagna, you can put into between the noodle layers cooked spinach or other spinach type lettuces. To find what spinach type leaves you like you can make part of the lasagna with different leafy vegetables. When you cook these vegetables, cook for a few minutes and with a small amount of water.
For herbs that you use, you want them to be fresh. Now, this is not always possible, but you go to a farmers market, you will surely find many fresh herbs to use in your lasagna recipe. When buying onions, garlic and other herbs make sure you ask the farmer if the produce youre buying is organic. You dont want to use product that has pesticides.
The Lasagna sauce you make should have tomato sauce without sugar. You can make the Vegetable Marinara Sauce that is on the home page. This will bring your low fat lasagna to an even lower level.
For a vegetarian or meat lasagna use your own tomato sauce that you make or from a can that has no sugar. Most every product you buy in a can has sugar and it does dont buy it. Combine your meat, spices, herbs with a vegetable marinara sauce and this will produce a wild delicious sauce.
Cheeses here is the heart of the low fat lasagna. Heres where you want to choose low fat cheeses. Never use cheeses that are cut into slices. These are processed and have additives. Use only block cheese that is natural and low fat, such as Low fat mozzarella, Low fat parmesan, Cottage cheese, and Low fat ricotta cheese Use these cheeses in between noodle and sauce layers and end up with the top layer being cheese.