Pumpkin, mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes… All these veggies can be a decent replacement for ground beef in a lasagna recipe. It is healthier and an excellent meal for vegetarians. Every vegetable in these recipes contains so many benefits that you might reconsider your shopping list next time you go to the supermarket. Those are pretty simple but very delicious meals that you can prepare from spring to fall, and you won’t be afraid that your kids eat junk fast food.
1. Lasagna with aubergines
For this delicious lasagna recipe, you are going to need 3 red peppers, 2 aubergines, olive oil, tomato sauce, 300 g of lasagna sheets, the ½ quantity of white sauce, vegetarian cheese and cherry tomatoes.
Peppers and aubergine are decent substitutes for ground beef. Peppers are able to spice every meal, but aubergines give it fullness and compactness. Besides, aubergines are pretty healthy and nutrient.
An aubergine, also known as eggplant, garden egg or brinjal are full of fiber, potassium, vitamins C and B-6. They can decrease blood cholesterol, protect body cells from damage caused by free radicals and in turn prevent tumor growth and spread of cancer cells. Some studies showed that anthocyanin within eggplant skin is a powerful antioxidant that prevents age-related mental disorders.
2. Lasagna with spinach and mushrooms
Remember Popeye the Sailor Man?! How could you forget one of the favorite cartoon characters on the planet? Well, it wasn’t just a cartoon, Popeye, actually helped many parents to persuade their kids to start eating spinach!
And believe or not, spinach truly is one of the healthiest food on earth. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, B2, C and K, magnesium, folate, iron, calcium, selenium; full of omega-3 fatty acids, loaded with flavonoids. All this helps your body in a thousand ways, so you should eat spinach as much as you can!
Ingredients: ½ cup of grated carrot, ½ tsp of oregano, 6 cooked lasagna noodles, ricotta cheese, chopped spinach, 2 eggs, ½ cups of sliced zucchini, 1 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms and 3 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese.
3. Lasagna with basil and cheese
Basil is pretty common aromatic herb, and you probably use it every day, but did you know that it has so many healthy properties? Studies showed that basil has anti-inflammatory and anti-stress benefits.
It is an excellent pain and fever reducer, it prevents diabetes and protects your liver. Basil has the power to fight cancer and boost your immune system.
Here is the deal… Use: 1 package of lasagna noodles, 1 pound of fresh mushrooms, ¾ cup of green bell pepper, ¾ cup of chopped onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 tbsp of vegetable oil. Fill your lasagnas with 2 jars of pasta sauce, 1 tsp of dried basil, 2 eggs and 1 container of ricotta cheese, a little bit of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
4. Lasagna with butternut pumpkin
800g of butternut pumpkin cut into 1cm-thick slices and bake with 1 ½ tbsp of olive oil. In frying pan bake 1 brown onion, 2 garlic cloves, 1 red pepper, 1 eggplant and 200g of mushrooms.
Add tomatoes with oregano and basil, at the end add 80g of spinach. Prepare a white sauce with 2 tbsp of flour and 2 cups of reduced-fat milk. Grease baking dish, spoon half of the onion mixture into the dish, arrange half the pumpkin over onion mixture, place half the lasagna sheets over pumpkin, repeat layers.
Spoon the sauce over top, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 40 minutes. Benefits of butternut pumpkin: prevents high blood pressure, promotes regularity, improves eyesight, keeps bones strong, protects your skin, boosts immune function, reduces inflammation.
5. Lasagna with an extra garlic
Your favorite “meatless” lasagna with mushrooms and squash prepare with some extra garlic cloves, spice it with ricotta and parmesan cheese, and spice it with fresh parsley and kosher salt.
Why, garlic? Well, you have probably noticed that every tasty meal contains garlic. Not only because it gives a special taste to the dish, then because it is very healthy. Garlic contains many vitamins and minerals, so it can help you clean your system and flush out toxins.
It has the power to build your immunity against cold and flu. Garlic also helps with many other infections, such as sinusitis. It helps to lower cholesterol levels and in past, it has been used as an antibiotic. Daily consumption of garlic can prevent stomach and colorectal cancers. It is good for your skin and hair.
6. Lasagna with fresh leek
Mozzarella or parmesan cheeses are the main part of every tasty lasagna recipe. But nice vegetables make it tasty. So, improve your vegetable recipe for lasagna with fresh leek and enjoy in delicious spring meal.
Butternut pumpkin, sweet potato, and leek blend together with parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and leave some parmesan to sprinkle top when you remove it out from the oven.
Leeks will give sweetly and creamy taste to any meal, besides it is proved that this vegetable has some anti-cancer properties. It can protect you from heart diseases and fight almost any infection. It will improve your digestive health and maintain healthy of cholesterol levels. It is a good food for preventing various types of anemia.
7. Lasagna with lacinato kale
Kale is one of the healthiest veggies you can find. It is low in calories, but high in fiber and iron. Besides, it has no fats at all. It even has more iron than beef, which makes it the perfect food for vegetarians.
It is full of vitamin K that can protect you from various cancers, and Alzheimer’s disease. Kale is filled with antioxidants. It also contains many vitamins A and C and it is full of calcium that prevents bone loss, and osteoporosis.
Here is the recipe: Make the filling for lasagna with 2 bunches of lacinato kale, 1 bunch of collard greens, 4 garlic cloves, kosher salt, and pepper. Prepare a white sauce with unsalted butter, flour and 4 cups of whole milk. Top your lasagna with 2 eggs, sprinkle it with Parmesan and mozzarella.
8. Lasagna with black olives
Are you ready for antipasti lasagna? Yes, it is possible! You don’t have to cook the sauce for lasagne, just use 190g of red pepper and ricotta pesto.
For delicious filling use a large handful of black olives, 280g of roasted artichokes, 240g of dried tomatoes, and 10g of Gruyère and some fresh basil. It only takes you 15 minutes to cook this tasty meal. It is not just quick and tasty, it is also a very healthy meal.
Black olives are an excellent fighter with cardiovascular diseases. They can lower the risk of heart disease. The good fats in olives can reduce insulin insensitivity. It is a great source of vitamin E. It contains nutrients that can reduce the pain. It is good for your skin, hair, and eyes.
9. Lasagna with fresh nutmeg
Cook your lasagna filling with spinach and chestnut mushrooms. Add spices you like the most, and ½ tsp of grated fresh nutmeg. Prepare the white sauce with flour, hot milk, salt and black pepper.
Top your lasagna with grated Parmesan. Fresh nutmeg will give your meal specific but incredibly nice taste. And your friends will ask for more. Nutmeg is very powerful spice. It contains minerals that keep the immune system strong.
It can make your skin look clearer and it reduces scars and alleviating acne. It keeps your brain sharp, and save you from degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s. Some nutritionists prescribed it to rev up blood circulation and treat kidney infections. It certainly can help you sleep better.
10. Gluten free lasagna
So many people have problems with gluten intolerance. That is the good reason to avoid lasagna, no matter how they love them. But, this recipe with gluten-free lasagna will bring the whole taste to your kitchen table.
Prepare the fill using onion, garlic, 2 heads of fennel, 2 peppers, 2 large courgettes. Prepare the white sauce with soy milk, olive oil, vegetable bouillon and black pepper. Preparation takes about 20 minutes.
As you can see, this is one nice and healthy recipe, and it also contains fennel and courgettes that are known as healthy food. Fennel is very helpful if you are suffered from indigestion, bloating, flatulence, constipation, colic, intestinal gas, heartburn, and even irritable bowel. It also Relieves Menstrual Problems and reduces obesity.