Paleo Lasagna

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Jeri’s Corner: Fitness and Food

My Lite Bites

Week 11: I am still hooked on the granola! Also made a double batch of the Tahini Sauce. Both are great snacks for my mid morning and afternoon feedings. This week I really wanted to eat pasta, but I chose to make a lasagna with hot italian sausage and vegetables. For the lasagna, I say use whatever you like eat. The vegetables in this lasagna were zucchini, eggplant and spinach.

Paleo Lasagna

  • 1 pd or package of Italian Sausage, not in casing, or whatever meat you enjoy
  • 1 small Eggplant
  • 2 small zucchinis
  • package of fresh spinach
  • 3 14oz cans of diced tomatoes, salt free. Or, if you enjoy the seasoned kind you can choose that or mix the two to cut down on the sodium
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 can of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp black pepper, oregano, basil, garlic powder
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • red pepper flakes, as much as you can stand (optional)

Set oven to 375. In a skillet, brown the meat selected for this dish and the chopped onion. Once this is complete, drain excess fat and set to the side. In a large bowl, combine the tomato sauce, paste, minced garlic and other seasonings to the bowl. If you have purchased the seasoned tomato sauce, you really do not need to add any more seasonings. Also, I tend to make meals saucy. To reduce the amount of sauce cut back on a can of tomato sauce. After the sauce is mixed, add the meat and onions to it stir and set aside. Slice the eggplant lengthwise or as rounds, as thin as you can and do the same with the zucchini. Grab a casserole dish and add some sauce to the bottom of the dish and begin to layer. This dish had eggplant on the bottom, layer of sauce, zucchini then spinach and the remaining sauce mix. Cover with foil and into the oven for about 35 – 45 minutes.  I put a lining of aluminum foil on the rack below the lasagna, just in case there was spillage.

My Fitness Scene

“The thing that is really hard and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning to work on becoming yourself” Ann Quindlen

Fitness Contest

1 week to go then my final weigh in and measurements. Did I reach the goal of getting my weight down? No. Is there a huge body transformation? No. My take away..it was a fun contest and I will continue on with the initial goal after next week. Just because I could not do it three months doesn’t mean that I can’t achieve the goal in 6 or 9 months. If it were not for the contest, I may have never found the world of Crossfit and met a group of great people.

Now, the next event I am turning my focus to is the Spartan Race. As the saying goes, ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’! Here is a little clip of what I have in store.

That’s it for now!

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