“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Spinach Mushroom Lasagna

August 17, 2020 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Spinach Mushroom Lasagna. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Lasagna Noodles, Fat Free Cottage Cheese, Egg Substitute, Shredded Mozzarella, Spices, Baby Bella Mushrooms, Onion, Frozen Spinach, and Marinara Sauce. Where’s the Meat, Who Cares! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Spinach Mushroom Lasagna
Preparation time: 40 minutes
Baking time: 35 minutes
Standing time: 10 minutes

Ingredients
9 uncooked lasagna noodles
1 container (16 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese
1/4 cup liquid egg substitute
2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
3/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray
1 tablespoon water
8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced (or large portabellas, chopped)
1 small onion, finely diced
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1 jar (26 ounces) marinara sauce

Directions
Yield: 8 servings
Serving size: 1/8 of lasagna

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook noodles according to package directions, omitting any salt. Leave in cooking water and set aside. In a large bowl stir together cottage cheese, egg substitute, 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and black pepper; set aside. Coat a nonstick skillet with cooking spray, add 1 tablespoon water, and sauté mushrooms and onion over medium heat 5–6 minutes, or until onion is tender. Drain off any remaining liquid. Stir in spinach and set aside.

2 – Coat an 11″ x 7″ baking dish with cooking spray. Drain noodles well. Layer 3 noodles, half of cheese mixture, half of spinach mixture, and 1/3 of pasta sauce. Repeat layers. Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining pasta sauce. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and bake for 5 minutes more, or until cheese melts. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 231 calories, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 18 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 780 mg, Fiber: 3 g
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Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta

August 16, 2019 at 6:24 PM | Posted in chicken, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I had a Jimmy Dean Simple Scramble Cup – Crumbled Turkey Sausage, Egg Whites, and Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Mostly cloudy, 88 degrees, and a little humid out today. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Then later I went to Costco for a few items. Not much else going on today, did a few things around the house and outside. For Dinner tonight its Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta w/ French Bread.

 

 

 

 

 

I had this meal a while back and really enjoyed it, good Dinner when you want something light. I enjoy simple Meals so much! So for the Chicken I used the leftover Kirkland – Costco Rotisserie Chicken. I put the Chicken in a bowl and I seasoned it with a shake of Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Set aside until ready to use.

 

 

 

 

 

Next I prepared the Sauteed Mushrooms. I used a small package of Baby Bella Mushrooms that I had purchased at Meijer the other day. Cooked them in a small skillet. I added a tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Butter and a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated the skillet on medium heat. I sliced up the Mushrooms and added them to the heated skillet. Seasoned them with Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Roasted Cumin, Dried Thyme, and Dried Rosemary. Sauteed for about 5 minutes stirring them often. Removed the skillet from the heat and set aside.

 

 

 

 

As the Mushrooms were cooking I started cooking the Rotini Pasta. For the Pasta I used Ronzoni Smart taste Rotini. For some reason finding Rozini Pasta Products in this are is getting harder and harder to find. I found this at Walmart. To prepare it I got a sauce pan out and added about 1 1/2 quarts Water and Salt. Brought the water to a rapid boil. Added the pasta and stirred; returned it to a rapid boil. Cooked it for 9 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 9 minutes removed it from the heat, drained it. Added it to a bowl, seasoning it with a bit more Salt and a 1/2 a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then added the Chicken and Mushrooms. Stirred until well mixed. The trio of Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta combine together to make one delicious Dinner! Served it in a bowl and topped it with Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. I also had a slice of Pillsbury French Bread leftover from last night. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Sprite Zero to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotisserie Chicken Nutritional Benefits
With rotisserie chicken, you get a good amount of protein with lower amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol than you find in red meat. What’s more, the chicken contains robust amounts of niacin and phosphorus as well as smaller amounts of other minerals and vitamin B-12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini – Same Great Taste. Smarter Pasta.

Smart eating means combining great taste with nutrition. Ronzoni® Smart Taste® pasta is made with oat fiber giving it the same great pasta taste your family loves and the extra nutrition you’ll love to give them.
About the product
* Great White Pasta Taste; 2.5x the Fiber of Regular Pasta*
* Excellent Source of Calcium; Low Fat; Cholesterol Free Food
* Excellent Source of Vitamin D; Low Sodium
* Kosher
Directions:
Instructions: 1. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt.2. Add pasta and stir; return to a rapid boil.3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.4. Drain well. Serve as desired.

Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta

July 11, 2019 at 6:42 PM | Posted in chicken, leftovers, mushrooms, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs, toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Scattered thunderstorms in the area, 89 degrees, and humid out today. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. They came today and measured for the carpet in the bedroom and bathroom. Not much else going on. For Dinner tonight its Rotisserie Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta w/ French Bread.

 

 

 

 


For the Chicken I used the leftover Kirkland – Costco Rotisserie Chicken. I put the Chicken in a bowl and I seasoned it with a shake of Morton’s Lite Salt and Ground Black Pepper. Set aside until ready to use.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Next I prepared the Sauteed Mushrooms. I used a small package of Baby Bella Mushrooms that I had purchased at Meijer the other day. Cooked them in a small skillet. I added a tablespoon of Blue Bonnet Light Butter and a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil, heated the skillet on medium heat. I sliced up the Mushrooms and added them to the heated skillet. Seasoned them with Salt, Ground Pepper, Ground Roasted Cumin, Dried Thyme, and Dried Rosemary. Sauteed for about 5 minutes stirring them often. Removed the skillet from the heat and set aside.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Mushrooms were cooking I started cooking the Rotini Pasta. For the Pasta I used Ronzoni Smart taste Rotini. For some reason finding Rozini Pasta Products in this are is getting harder and harder to find. I found this at Walmart. To prepare it I got a sauce pan out and added about 1 1/2 quarts Water and Salt. Brought the water to a rapid boil. Added the pasta and stirred; returned it to a rapid boil. Cooked it for 9 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 9 minutes removed it from the heat, drained it. Added it to a bowl, seasoning it with a bit more Salt and a 1/2 a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Then added the Chicken and Mushrooms. Stirred until well mixed. The trio of Chicken, Mushrooms, and Rotini Pasta combine together to make one delicious Dinner! Served it in a bowl and topped it with Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. I also had a slice of Pillsbury French Bread leftover from last night. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ronzoni Smart Taste Rotini – Same Great Taste. Smarter Pasta.

Smart eating means combining great taste with nutrition. Ronzoni® Smart Taste® pasta is made with oat fiber giving it the same great pasta taste your family loves and the extra nutrition you’ll love to give them.
About the product
* Great White Pasta Taste; 2.5x the Fiber of Regular Pasta*
* Excellent Source of Calcium; Low Fat; Cholesterol Free Food
* Excellent Source of Vitamin D; Low Sodium
* Kosher
Directions:
Instructions: 1. Bring water to a rapid boil. To add flavor and reduce stickiness, add salt.2. Add pasta and stir; return to a rapid boil.3. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally.4. Drain well. Serve as desired.

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