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Diabetes Friendly "Lasagna"

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  Zucchini 6 Medium
  Ground beef 1 Pound (lean version preferred)
  Tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs), crushed (can use more)
  Garlic powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon (can use more)
  Italian seasoning 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Portobello mushroom 6 Ounce, sliced
  Olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh spinach 10 Ounce (frozen may also be used)
  Ricotta cheese 15 Ounce
  Mozzarella cheese 8 Ounce
  Parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon (to taste)

1. Cut zucchini lengthwise into thin planks about 1/4 inch thick.
2. Layer zucchini into colander, salting each layer. Place in sink for 15 minutes.
3. Brown meat in skillet. Drain fat.
4. Add crushed tomato and spices to meat. Mix, remove from heat. Set aside.
5. Sauté mushrooms in a little of the olive oil until slightly browned. Set aside.
6. Thoroughly rinse zucchini. Pat dry.
7. Place zucchini on the foil-wrapped baking sheet. Brush each plank with olive oil. Season with additional no-carb and no-sodium seasonings if desired.
8. Broil zucchini for 4 to 6 minutes, or until slightly browned. Flip, then broil an additional 4 to 6 minutes.
9. While zucchini is broiling, combine eggs, spinach, ricotta, and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Remove zucchini from oven.
10. Layer lasagna: --place half zucchini on bottom, then --place half the mozzarella onto the zucchini, then --place all the mushrooms, then --place half the meat, then --place all the ricotta spinach mixture, then --place the rest of the zucchini, then --place the rest of the meat, then --place the rest of the mozzarella. Then sprinkle the top with the 2 tablespoons Parmesan.
11. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes, or until bubbling.

12. Serve hot

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Beef, Pasta
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
We know that diabetics have a tough time dealing with the condition. They cannot eat many dishes due to the high fat or oil content but this simpler version of a classic dish is a must taste.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 992 Calories from Fat 687

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 77 g119%

Saturated Fat 33.4 g167%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 196 mg65.3%

Sodium 1536.2 mg64%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 5.7 g22.7%

Sugars 8.1 g

Protein 59 g118.4%

Vitamin A 170.4% Vitamin C 117.7%

Calcium 92.1% Iron 28.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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