Here’s a quick spin on my hi-protein zucchini lasagna that will help with portion control. Raid your (grand)mom’s cabinet and grab some hermetic jars and stuff them with the lasagna ingredients. You can also find jars at places like Container Store, Walmart and Target. This is simple, fast and budget friendly.
This is also a great idea you can use for tailgates, parties, picnics and more. Simply remove the metal ring and reheat in the microwave or in the oven. And since hermetic jars are airtight, these store and freeze well so you can enjoy throughout the week.
Ingredients for up to 6 servings:
1 lb extra lean ground turkey
1.5 cup low sodium basil marinara sauce (I used Trader Joe brand)
1/2 cup red onions
1 cup low fat cottage cheese
1 egg white
3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella (optional but recommended)
Seasonings for meat: garlic powder, onion powder, cumin. Seasoning may not be needed if you
purchase a “seasoned” marinara sauce.
1. Season turkey and cook in skillet with marinara sauce and red onions
2. Preheat oven at 350
3. Slice zucchini into pieces
4. Mix cottage cheese with one egg white
5. In a jar add zucchini, Meat sauce, cottage cheese, and then layer one more time.
6. Top with mozzarella if desired
7. Bake in oven for 30 minutes
Approximate macros for 1 of 3 servings (using about 5oz lean turkey):
387 calories 55g protein 16g carbs 12g fat
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Kevin is a fitness enthusiast out of Dallas, TX. When he saw himself in his friend’s Facebook photo he knew it was time to make a change. He was overweight, felt sluggish and had steadily rising blood pressure. So, he did what many people try to do – he started exercising to try to “out train” a poor diet. He quickly learned through periods of weight cycling that if he was going to accomplish his fitness goals, it would have to be through a steady, healthy diet, complemented by hard work in the gym.
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