Tags: Black pepper, Casserole, Domesticated turkey, Lasagna, Lasagne, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Ranch dressing, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna
Been a sunny but very cool day today, high only in the 40’s. It’s that time of year though and it’s my favorite time of the year. Everyone had been wanting Lasagna so Lasagna it was! I usually have a box or two of the Progreso Kitchen Favorites Classic Lasagna, which is our favorite, but I was out so I went to the store and both Kroger and Walmart not only was out of it but no longer carried it! Not good, I love this Lasagna. I even checked on-line and it looks as though Progresso has dropped it. So it was Lasagna from scratch. For dinner, Healthy Harvest Turkey Lasagna w/ Baked French Bread.
I had only made Lasagna like this one other time and it’s been a while. I used the recipe that was on back of the Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna Box, Healthy Harvest Easy Lasagna. I made using the following; 1lb Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, 3 cups (26 oz jar) Ragu Light Tomato and Basil Spaghetti Sauce, 1 small container of Baby Bella Mushrooms (sliced), 1 1/2 cups Water, 1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) Miceli’s Lite Ricotta Cheese, 2 cups (8 oz) Sargento Shredded Mozzarella/Provolone Cheese, divided, 1/2 cup grated Kraft Parmesan Cheese, 2 Eggs, 1/4 cup chopped fresh Parsley, 1/2 tsp Sea Salt, 1/4 tsp ground Black Pepper, and 9 pieces Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Lasagna, uncooked. Cutting calories and carbs by using Ground Turkey Breast and the Miceli’s Lite Ricotta Cheese.
* I failed to recharge my camera, so the pictures are of a previous Lasagna meal. *
Then to prepare it I just went by the instructions on the box which are: Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. The Lasagna came out perfect! The Healthy Harvest Noodles are 5 Star! A keeper recipe. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert later a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mango Chunk Cup.
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Easy Turkey Lasagna
1lb ground beef
3 cups (26 oz jar) spaghetti sauce
1 small container of baby bella mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups water
1 3/4 cups (15 oz container) ricotta or small curd cottage cheese
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella or Monteray Jack cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
9 pieces RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, uncooked
Heat oven to 350°F. In 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, brown meat; drain. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together ricotta cheese, one-half mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt and pepper. 5. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish. Arrange 3 UNCOOKED pasta pieces lengthwise over sauce; cover with 1 cup sauce. Spread one-half cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA, sauce and cheese filling. Top with layer of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST LASAGNA and remaining sauce; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Remove foil; bake additional 10 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 9.7 g
Cholesterol: 75.8 mg
Sodium: 519.1 mg
Total Carbs: 25.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
Protein: 23.9 g
Whole Grain Lasagna from Ronzoni Healthy Harvest
Whole Grain Lasagna are ripple-edged strips about 2-1/4-inches wide and 10-inches long. Almost exclusively used to make oven-baked entrées. Pasta is undercooked, then layered with tomato or cream sauces, cheese, meat (or seafood) or vegetables, then oven baked until pasta is done. Whole Grain Lasagna can also be cooked longer to make roll-ups; individual pieces are spread with cheese filling, rolled up, covered with sauce and oven baked.
Serving Size: 2oz (56g)
Servings per Container: About 6 Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 15
% Daily Value* Total Fat 1.5g 2% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Trans Fat 0 Polyunsaturated Fat 1g Monounsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 0mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 39g 13% Dietary Fiber 5g 20% Sugars 2g Protein 9g
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It was SpaghettiI and Meatballs tonight ! used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Topped everything with Kraft Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Meat Flavored). Along with the great taste the Sauce is only 70 Calories and 6 Carbs! At the end of the post I left the product description for the Ronzoni Spaghetti and the Bella Vita Pasta Sauce.
I also had healthy Life Whole Grain Bread that I buttered with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and then sprinkled with Shredded Parm Cheese. Then I baked it at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Makes an quick and easy way for a side of Bread for Pasta Dishes. For dessert/snack a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Nutrition
Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?
People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.
Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.
Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.
Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.
The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends everyone consume 14 g of fiber for every 1000 calories. Ronzoni Healthy Harvest is an excellent source of fiber, with 5-6 grams of fiber in every 2 oz. serving. Fiber is an integral part of your everyday diet, and RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta, as an excellent source, is a perfect solution to get more of it onto your family’s plate!
Whole Grain Spaghetti
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Bella Vita sauces have only 4g net carbs per serving, are cholesterol free and are OU Kosher Pareve. Now you can enjoy healthy, all natural, low carb pasta dishes with plenty of pleasure…and none of the guilt. Now that’s a beautiful life!
Low Carb Pasta Sauce, Meat Flavored
Serving Size: 1/2 Cup (125g)
Servings Per Container: about 6
Per Serving % Daily
Total Calories 70
Calories From Fat 50
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Trans Fat 0 g
Sodium 590mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
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Today’s Menu: Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce
It’s National ‘Eat Italian Food’ Day today so it was spaghetti night tonight! I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. Topped everything with Shredded Parmesan Cheese and Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce (Meat Flavored). Along with the great taste the Sauce is only 70 Calories and 6 Carbs! I also had healthy Life Whole Grain Bread that I buttered and then sprinkled with Shredded Parm Cheese. Then I baked it at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Makes a good side for any Pasta dish. For dessert/snack later a Yoplait Delight Chocolate Eclair Parfait.
Tags: Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce, Calorie, Cooking, Food, Parsley, Pasta, Sauce, Sausage, Seasoning, Turkey
Today’s Menu: Leftovers – Whole Grain Penne Pasta and Turkey Sausage w/ Low Carb Pasta Sauce and Rustic French Bread
It was so good I’m having it twice! I warmed up last night’s leftovers of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Penne Rigate Pasta, a healthy pasta choice at 180 calories and 41 carbs along with the sauce. I used Bella Vita Low Carb Pasta Sauce and that being only 70 calories and 6 carbs! I love this sauce it has great flavor and good on any pasta. So you get the full flavor of pasta sauce but not the calories or carbs. Then for the Turkey Sausage I tried a new one, Johnsonville Turkey Sausage. The sausage is 110 calories and 0 carbs.
I had precooked and sliced the Turkey Sausage earlier. I boiled the pasta and while it was boiling I heated the pasta sauce and added the sliced Turkey Sausage. After boiling and draining the pasta I added the pasta back to pot and added the sauce and sausage to it and mixed until the pasta was well coated. Seasoned the Pasta with McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning and some fresh chopped Italian Parsley. Served the pasta with Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. For dessert/snack later a Mini Bag of Jolly Time 100 Calorie Pop Corn
Tags: cook, Deveining, Fish and Seafood, Home, Olive oil, Pasta, Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, Shrimp
Today’s Menu: Shrimp and Linguine Alfredo
Tried a new one for dinner tonight, Shrimp and Linguine Alfredo. I used a medium size White Shrimp, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Linguine, Kraft 2% Sharp Cheddar Shredded Cheese, Kraft Shredded Parm Cheese, and seasoning. The Classico Light Creamy Alfredo Sauce is only 60 calories and 3 carbs and very tasty! With using the Light Sauce along with the Whole Wheat Pasta, and 2% Cheese your saving a lot of calories and carbs. It’s the first time I made Shrimp Alfredo and it turned out delicious and I’ll be fixing it again soon. I had Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread on the side. For dessert/snack later I made some Stuffed Bacon Mushrooms. I’ll leave the Mushrooms recipe on a separate post.
Classico Light Alfredo Shrimp Linguine
1 jar (15 oz.) Classico® Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce
8 ounces Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Linguine
1 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound large, peeled and deveined raw shrimp
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or parsley
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain and keep warm.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook shrimp and basil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until shrimp are pink, stirring occasionally. Add Pasta Sauce, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper to taste if desired. Serve hot with cooked pasta.
Tags: cook, Grain Rotini, Grain Sandwich Bun, Heinz Premium Tarter Sauce, Home, Tarter Sauce, Tilapia, Velveeta/Kraft Whole Grain Rotini & Cheese
Warmed up some great leftovers for dinner to night! I warmed up the Tilapia and Rotini & Cheese leftover from last night. I put the Tilapia on an Healthy Life Whole Grain Sandwich Bun and topped it with Heinz Premium Tarter Sauce, my favorite Tarter Sauce. I then warmed up the Velveeta/Kraft Whole Grain Rotini & Cheese and dinner was ready! For dessert had a Jello Sugar Free Chocolate Pudding Cup.
Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon Fillet w/Whole Grain
Mac & Cheese, Boiled Mini Carrots, and Whole
Baked the salmon at 400 degrees for 14 minutes
and seasoned with Sea Salt and Ground Pepper Corns
and rubbed with Olive Oil.
The pasta was Whole Grain and made with 2% Cheese.
Today’s Menu: Baked Salmon Fillet w/Baked Mac
and Cheese, Whole grain Bread.
A fresh salmon fillet from local market Jungle Jims.
Baked at 400 degrees for 14 minutes, rubbed with
Pepper Corns and Parsley. the mac and Cheese was
The bread is a whole grain bread loaf from Kroger.