LASAGNA WITHOUT THE PASTA

 

Moussaka recipe—-so good!! Originally made with eggplant, veggies, meat, bread crumbs, and a bechamel sauce.
Well this weekend i made a healthier version since I am in a fitness competition. I made minor changes and it still came out awesome!!! It was filling, a nice change to our dinners and muy satisfying!! Not a diet—simply a lifestyle change!! Remember trick your body so you do not feel like you are on a diet!!!
Ingredients
2 eggplants 2 Kholarabi (was in our veggie box, but you can use other veggies) 1 zuchini 6 leeks (entire piece) 5 small radishes 3 collard green leaves 2 large kale leaves 1/2 c homemade breadcrumbs or store bought 1 (25 oz) Newmans own natural garlic and basil tomato sauce Olive oil Mozzarella cheese low fat shredded 16 oz tofu smart ground (for me:) ) 1/2 pound lean ground turkey 1 Lemon 2 TBS pepper

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees
  2. Slice eggplant longways into 1/2 inch 7-9 long slices per eggplant depending how thick
  3. brush olive oil on front and back of each slice
  4. take 2 long pans and place brushed eggplant flat on each (not on top of eachother so each can bake) place in oven for 20 minutes
  5. take out pans, add oilive oil, add ground meat cook until browned or a bit crispy (your preference), add lemon juice and pepper (i did one tofu and one ground since i do not eat meat but my friend does)
  6. cut up all other veggies (anyway you would like however not too thick since we are layering like a lasagna) (do this while meat is cooking—-process is long enough why make it longer!!!)
  7. Get another available rectangular or square pan put some olive oil on a brush or napkin and apply a light layer on the bottom and corners of the pan
  8. Take out eggplant place one layer horizontally on bottom of pan (as you would lasagna)
  9. Add tofu (to one half side) and ground meat to the other side
  10. add veggies on top of meat (not a great deal just enough to slightly cover the meat)
  11. add about 7 TBS of the sauce (spread evenly with spatula)
  12. Add layer eggplant vertically, add meat, veggies, sauce,
  13. If have space repeat but with eggplant horizontally
  14. last top layer—-meat, veggies, sauce, then add breadcrumbs, add cheese (to your liking we just sprinkly enough on the top layer to get the taste)
  15. bake for 1 hour, remove from oven let sit at least 30 minutes

Ours is a bit more complicated because of the meat but to me its easy!!! entire left 1/2 was my side and right side for your meat eaters! How yummy!!! and as always there’s leftovers

 

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