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Lasagna ~ A Healthier Spin On a Delicious Italian Meal

Lasagna, need I say more. This delicious Italian meal is full of cheese and O-M-G, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. So those who know me, know I eat pretty healthy. You must be thinking I've fallen off my rocker. Nope, I am about to put a healthier spin on this bad boy for us all to enjoy without the guilt.

9 cooked whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach
2 cups low fat ricotta cheese
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1 egg
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
Salt & pepper to taste
1/2 pound cooked ground turkey
Spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Cook noodles according to directions on the package.
2. Pre heat oven to 350°. Cook ground turkey stove top in a medium skillet. Adding salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
3. Mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, spinach*, egg, garlic, Italian seasoning and ground turkey*. Mix well and set aside. (* If you are making a kid friendly version like I did, you will wan…

Meal Planning- It's not just a strategy, It'a way of life!

The honest truth is that when I am prepared I am successful. Now that doesn't mean that I don't give into the temptation of cookies or other treats that might be in the house. But I can say that overall, my eating is what it should be when I meal plan for the week. Meal planning can be overwhelming. The good news is that that there is no right or wrong way to meal plan. It's a matter of finding what process works for you, your lifestyle and family.

About 8 months ago, I decided it was time to take control of our eating and really focus on healthier choices. The 21 Day Fix Extreme was when I really got serious and actually followed the meal plan for the first time. Looking back, I realized, I had wasted the previous months of working out with poor eating choices. Muscles are made in the kitchen, plain and simple. I can work out all day, everyday, but unless I make the right food choices, I won't get the results I am looking for.

My current meal planning system has mult…

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