Want to know the secret trick to making Italian food, like lasagna, healthy?
Look, I’m sure you already know that eating white pasta and spaghetti is pretty much completely void of nutrition, and is super heavy on the carbs.
And I’m sure you would agree that pasta doesn’t often have much of a taste… In fact, you eat pasta for the things that go with it – tomato sauce, cheese, meat, etc.
Well, here’s the secret, which really isn’t even a secret at all…
Use zucchini instead of noodles!
I promise you that even picky eaters will love this zucchini squash lasagna and they won’t even miss the noodles!
Not only that, but this recipe is great to feed the whole family and/or great for meal prep since it makes so much.
Speaking of zucchini, here are some benefits…
3 Benefits of Eating Zucchini
- Awesome For The Heart: Zucchini contains good amounts of potassium that helps reduce blood pressure. It also contains moderate levels of folate that breaks down amino acids like homocysteine that cause heart attacks and strokes. The considerable amount of magnesium helps in keeping blood pressure at a normal rate and the heart beat at a steady rhythm.
- Aids In Weight Loss: Zucchini has incredibly low calories that make it a much-preferred part of any weight loss diet. Substituting calorie rich foods with a sizable portion of zucchini helps you in reducing the number of calories that are taken in. This makes it easier to burn off calories, thereby helping you lose weight. The fibre content helps in burning the fat in the body. Zucchini also keeps the body hydrated with its 95 percent water content. This gives you more energy and fewer headaches.
- Zucchini Improves Eye Health: The cousin vegetable, cucumber is beneficial for reducing the puffiness in the eyes. Similarly, zucchini when used externally helps to remove the puffy bags that develop around the eyes due to excessive water retention. The swelling around the eyes lessens due to the water-rich content. The carotenoid Beta-carotene can be converted into vitamin A in the body. The presence of Vitamin A in the squash helps in active cell development in the eyes, which enhances vision and helps in preventing age-related medical conditions affecting the eyes such as macular degeneration.
Okay, now for this delicious recipe…
You can head over to our Facebook page to watch this live video tutorial I did if you’re more of a visual learner. Just click here to watch!
Zucchini Squash Lasagna Recipe