Healthy Spinach Lasagna Rolls

I’ve been packing it on pretty heavy with the heavy cream and cheese so I decided I literally needed to take a load off and come up with a healthy, but still tasty meal. I did a little health food search and this looked good enough to feed my boys. These were simple and fast to make. Even though I forgot to turn on the oven for the first 20 minutes of baking (blonde moment) once everyone finally got to eat, they enjoyed their dinner and even got seconds! score! Maybe I’ll start a meatless Monday?

I made this as close as possible to the recipe so the nutrition facts would match up.

Serving size: 1 roll calories: 224 calories; 6ww points plus

adjust calories and points if you add chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 9 lasagna noodles (health it up even more and use whole wheat)
  • 1 (10 ounce) package of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1(15 ounce) container of fat free ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • 1/2 dried oregano
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • tomato sauce (I used Trader Joe’s fat free tomato basil marinara)
  • 9 table spoons part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • (optional) 1 chicken breast, cooked and diced

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Don’t forget this very important part of cooking like I did!

Boil pasta, al dente and add salt and olive oil to water.

Drain spinach and add to a bowl with ricotta, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic, Italian seasonings, oregano, chicken and salt and pepper and combine. Pour about 1 cup of sauce on bottom of your baking dish. Lay out pasta on a non stick surface and spread cheese mixture evenly on each piece and roll carefully with seam facing down onto baking dish. Repeat with the remaining pastas.

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Ladle sauce over the pasta rolls in the baking dish and top each one with 1 tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Cover baking dish lightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes or until cheese is melted. Makes 9 rolls.

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To serve, ladle a little sauce on plate and place roll on top.

Hope you all enjoy this guilt free meal!

xoxo,

J

Recipe adapted from http://www.skinnytaste.com/2010/02/spinach-lasagna-rolls.html?m=1

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