Health Challenge: 5 easy ways to make your lasagne healthier

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by Tamar Chamlian

Lasagne doesn’t have to be fattening. Here are five easy steps to make your lasagne healthy while keeping it delicious!

  1. Opt for organic lasagne sheets instead of the traditional ones we find at local markets.
  2. Don’t butter the plate you are cooking the lasagne in. Add just a drizzle of olive oil and spread it with a paper towel.
  3. Substitute a traditional Béchamel Sauce for light double cream (there are several versions available such as fat free, low-fat, etc.).
  4. While cooking the meat for a Bolognese, for example, add tomato paste as well as smaller chunks of tomato. Make an even more vitamin-infused version of this by making a ragout of celery, carrot, and other veggies, and add it to the meat while cooking
  5. The lasagne is taking shape and you’re ready to top it with mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan. Great, well not really! Opt for the fat-free version of the above cheeses, and be careful to sprinkle it on as lightly as possible.

Bon Appetit!

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