If you are a regular around these parts, you will know that a few months ago I fell spectacularly off the healthy eating wagon and am really sad to say that I regained almost all of the weight I had previously worked so hard to lose. Finally 3 weeks ago, I hauled myself back on board and am glad to say I am already 5 and a half pounds down. I have achieved this less by experimenting with my favourite meals, finding ways to make them more nutritious and less calorific whilst keeping them as yummy as the original. I am sure I can’t be the only one who is hoping to lose
a few A LOT of pounds before this years party season so I thought I would share with you my favourite menu makeovers. Today Ladies and Gentlemen, I bring you my healthy-ish Beef Lasagne.
What you will need to make enough for 6 greedy adults
500g of less than 5% Fat Beef Mince, 3 garlic cloves, I red, 1 green and 1 yellow pepper, 2 onions, 400g can chopped tomatoes, 400g passata, 3 tsp Italian herbs
500g fat free Greek yogurt, 4 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder (you can replace this with nutmeg if you prefer).
12 lasagne sheets
160g reduced-fat cheddar cheese
How to make my healthy-ish Beef Lasagne
Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5.
Brown your mince in a non stick frying pan. Add your chopped onions, crushed garlic, diced peppers and herbs. Once the veg is softened, add the tin of tomatoes and the passata. Season and simmer for 20 mins.
While your meat sauce is simmering beat the eggs, add the mustard powder then slowly fold in the Greek yoghurt. Again season to taste.
Spray the dish you are going to bake your lasagne in with an oil spray. You can buy these in any supermarket.
Cover the base of the dish with half of your meat mixture, layer with 6 lasagne sheets, top with half of the yoghurt mixture then repeat.
Sprinkle with grated cheese.
Top Tip – I find that if I freeze the cheese first, it grates very finely which makes it seem like it goes so much further.
Finally pop it in the oven for 40 mins until it looks deliciously golden then enjoy with a a crunchy side salad.
If you have enjoyed this post and would like more of my menu makeovers then let me know and I will make this a weekly series. Meantime if you do try my healthy-ish Beef Lasagne, then why not post a photo of it on Instagram or Twitter and tag me – on twitter I am @thejulieellen and on Instagram @imjulieellen. It would totally make my day x