Posts tagged ‘cottage cheese’

October 4, 2011

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

You know what I love about lasagna? Um, everything…Duh. Oh, except for the carb and fat overload. So I decided to take a comfort food and take the guilt out of the dish. This “lasagna” uses spaghetti squash, spinach, cottage cheese, tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella and will totally hit the spot.Ā You get that baked Italian goodness for, get this, about 100 calories a serving!

The secret to lightening up this dish (besides swapping out pasta for squash) is to watch the cheese. So many times we make dishes just slapping on high fat ingredients without thought. In all actuality, half would probably do just as well. This dish totally proves a little can really go a long way!

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 container of Cottage Cheese (i used dairy free)
  • 1 jar of marinara with basil
  • 10 oz of defrosted chopped spinach
  • 1 ball of fresh mozzarella
Directions
  • Cut spaghetti squash in half, scoop out seeds and roast in oven for 45 minutes at 450 degrees
  • Scrape out the insides of the spaghetti squash into a bowl
  • Take a 9×13 dish and spread a thin layer of marinara sauce on the bottom
  • Layer with half of the spaghetti squash
  • Add 1/2 of the spinach and 1/2 of the cottage cheese with more sauce on top
  • Add remaining spaghetti squash and desired amount of sauce w/ slices of fresh mozz on top
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through

  • Slice and serve hot

So, if you like spaghetti squash and are looking for new ways to eat it or are looking for a new dish to try – Make this. It will make you and your thighs happy. Note: You can also use ground turkey in this dish if desired šŸ™‚

QUESTIONS: What’s your favoriteĀ ItalianĀ meal? I want to skinnify it!

June 8, 2011

WIAW

Happy Wednesday!! I miss blogging OH so much. I never realized how much time I spent reading/writing until I could no longer use my computer… Now i’ve been sucked into trashy reality tv. But, I’m not complaining. It makes me feel so normal and down to earth. Not that I ever thought I was weird…

Anyways. It’s that time of the week again!! What I ate Wednesday šŸ™‚ If you haven’t joined in the fun…Do so now and link up to Jenn’s post!

Here’s the breakdown:

Wow, I really got my fruit in for the day didn’t i?? During the Summer I usually eat A LOT of fresh fruit. I don’t hate it. I also had a sugar freeĀ jello for dessert… Because my day is NOT complete without a lilĀ sumptinĀ sumptin.

Workout consisted of an hour of bootcampĀ that kicked off at 5:45 am followed by 10 minutes on the arc trainer! I’ve been LOVING my morning workouts. Every timeĀ I hear my alarm go off at 5am I am almost (dare I say) excited to get my workout on. It feels good to accomplish a workout by 7am.Ā  Today we worked on a lot of strength training – my arms and abs are SO weak. I need to pay more attention to them!

Outfit:

  • Dress: Navy One shoulder – Forever 21 ($10)
  • Belt: Francescas Closet (came with a dress)
  • Flip Flops: Rainbows. So comfortable($48)
  • Bracelet: Francescas Closet ($18)
  • Earrings: White House Black Market ($28)
  • Hair pin: J Crew ($15)

Close up of the bracelet and earrings:

Unfortunately my little peanut Maddie fell on Saturday and busted up her face pretttty badly.Ā 

So we’ve been keeping ourselves inside to prevent her scab from scarring… Can you guess what we did??

Bowling! They actually did pretty well… Averaging a score of 80 for Maya (5 years old) and 60 for Maddie (2 years old). We also played arcadeĀ games, won some superĀ lame cheapĀ prizes, and enjoyed the bowling alley to ourselves with a dance party or two.

My mom has been kind enough to let me use her computer until I move so I should be posting a lot more! Enjoy your night šŸ™‚

QUESTIONS: Do you feel lost without your computer? I clearly depend on technology a wee bit too much.