Halfway there! Hope your week has been treating you well. Ours has been pretty good- still dealing with a sick puppers…but otherwise, all is well. Before I get to the AWESOME lasagna recipe, I wanted to share with you the French toast we enjoyed on Sunday night. I received a sample of Nature’s Pride Hearty Wheat with Flax bread (disclaimer: I received this bread for free from Food Buzz & Nature’s Pride):
The slices are nice and thick and the bread smells and tastes awesome! I immediately knew I wanted to use it in my vegan style french toast recipe. The outcome with strawberries:
So yummy! Thanks Food Buzz & Nature’s Path.
Tuesday night we enjoyed a super tasty dinner. I originally saw this recipe in Health magazine and knew I wanted to make it with just a couple simple adjustments to make it work for what we had on hand. The result was a really tasty and healthy meal (the nutritional stats for the original recipe can be seen on the Health Magazine website). Wontons were a great & different pasta sub:
Artichoke, Spinach & Pesto Wonton Lasagna:
- 1, 5-oz box frozen spinach (or 1/2 a 10 oz package)
- 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
- 1/2 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
- 4 tablespoons pesto, divided
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
- 18 wonton wrappers
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cook spinach in microwave for ~4 minutes. Drain excess water.
In a large bowl, mix together ricotta, artichoke hearts, spinach, 2 tablespoons pesto and egg white.
Spread 2 tablespoons pesto in the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish (I used a Pyrex dish). Lay down 1 layer of 6 wonton wrappers.
Spread 1/3 ricotta mixture on top of wrappers.
Repeat two more times (to get three layers). Spread shredded mozzarella on top and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes and then place under broiler for a few minutes (until cheese is just lightly browned- keep an eye on it!!). Let lasagna cool & set for 10 minutes.
Cut into 6 slices and serve.
This is a great HEALTHY & flavorful dish. I cannot get enough!