Easy Low-Carb Lasagna

Celebrity Chef Cheryl Najafi

Celebrity Chef Cheryl Najafi, Healthy living Magazine, Recipes

Celebrity Chef Cheryl Najafi, Healthy living Magazine, Recipes

Healthful eating doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite comfort foods because, trust me, I love to eat! Manage cravings by making low-carb versions of your favorite meals. My low-carb lasagna with cabbage recipe and cheesy cauliflower bake recipe eliminate the potatoes and pasta. Keep in mind, the low-carb lasagna is not just about nixing the pasta - lean ground beef drained of excess grease will help you cut the calories and fat. Cheesy cauliflower bake, served in small portions, gives you the satisfaction of a warm, cheesy side dish with fewer calories. For me, the word “diet” is so temporary. That’s why I always add a healthy twist to my favorite down home recipes.

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Easy Low-Carb Lasagna
What you’ll need: (makes 16-20 servings)

Easy low-carb lasagna from Celebrity Chef Cheryl Najafi Healthy Living Magazine

Easy low-carb lasagna from Celebrity Chef Cheryl Najafi Healthy Living Magazine

2 lbs ground beef
1–32 oz jar marinara sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 head of cabbage, chopped into ½” pieces
1 egg
6 oz shredded mozzarella cheese (reserve 2 oz for top layer of lasagna)
6 oz shredded Parmesan cheese
1 c thick Greek yogurt or cottage cheese

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Method:
• preheat oven to 375 degrees
• crumble beef in skillet and cook until browned then drain
• mix cooked beef and marinara sauce in medium saucepan
• cook on medium heat until sauce has reduced by half; about 15 minutes
• add salt and pepper to taste
• sauté cabbage in a little oil until softened then pour into bowl lined with paper towels
• roll up cabbage in paper towels and squeeze out remaining oil; set aside
• combine egg, cheeses and yogurt in small bowl
• layer small amount of cabbage, meat sauce and cheese mixture in 9″ x 12″ baking dish
• layer remaining cabbage and meat sauce until fnished
• sprinkle reserved mozzarella cheese on top
• place baking dish on baking sheet; bake 20 minutes
• cool 10 minutes before serving

Cheryl Says: “Slip a cookie sheet underneath your casserole dish when making recipes that call for sauces. It will catch any spills and save you from messy cleanups.”

Entertainment and Lifestyle Expert and CEO of lifestyle media company CherylStyle.
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