I’m fast-forwarding ahead and skipping some posts. I figured leaving you with a recipe today will be much more beneficial than leaving you with another travel/restaurant post. Don’t worry, I’ll try to fit those in later. My parents got to Ohio about an hour after I got back from Detroit. My mom and I headed to the grocery store to pick up some things for dinner. We wanted to make a comfort dish but healthy at the same time.
My friend’s dad sent me to Ohio with some sauce. I’m not kidding when I tell you…”it’s the best sauce I’ve ever had.” You can add it to any pasta dish or non pasta dish and it’ll make it taste like magic. I’m not sure what magic taste like, but if I had to describe it, it would be close to Ralph’s sauce.
Remember when I made zucchini lasagna for Christmas last year? Well, we made that dish and added whole grain lasagna pasta to it.
I decided to buy whole grain pitas instead of garlic bread to tae the healthier route. We cut the pitas in half, added light butter, a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese, and garlic powder to the top and baked them for 10 minutes or until they’re crisp. The garlic bread was around 70 calories.
While we prepared the pitas and chopped the vegetables, we boiled the whole grain pasta with boiling water and salt.
I used this recipe for the lasagna. I changed it up a bit by adding Ralph’s sauce, and whole grain lasagna pasta on each later.
I cooked the lasagna at 350 degrees for 55 minutes.
While the lasagna is in the oven, I prepared the salad for another side.
The salad had mixed greens, roma tomatoes, onions, soft boiled eggs, croutons, cucumber, and bell pepper.
The little garlic pitas were so good. They were crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. They’re really good when you dip them in the sauce.
Let the lasagna cool for fifteen minutes before cutting into it.
The lasagna will make twelve servings.
Everyone loved the dish and I can’t wait to dig into the leftovers later. Ralph’s sauce was a hit.
By adding more vegetables, you get more nutrients, less calories, less carbs, more fiber, and less sugar to the dish. You feel like you’re indulging in guilt when it’s actually healthy! You can add ground turkey or beef to the recipe if you want. We made an extra dish and froze it so she could put it in the oven to cook another night.
What’s your favorite dish to make healthy?