Saturday, April 25, 2015

My Spin on Zucchini Lasagna

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My Spin on Zucchini Lasagna

I have to be honest I'm not having the best luck losing the weight I have gained since having my girls. I'm really trying hard to make things that are good for me and the family and not sacrifice the taste of the meals we love so much.  

I have had blood sugar issues, insulin resistance,  for about 7 years now.  I've been gestational diabetic with both girls.  I really have to watch the carbs I take in or I gain weight very easily.  Since I stopped breastfeeding my youngest over the last few months my numbers are getting worse.  With the medicines I'm taking I'm pretty sure I'm type 2 diabetic now.  This scared me so I'm back to exercising at least once a day and eating what I should.

That is where this recipe was formed.  I have had vegetable lasagna where the zucchini was used in place of the noodles.  That is perfect for me because I shouldn't eat pasta and veggies are always better.  I have one problem with all vegetable dishes.  They do not fill me up long!  So here is my recipe for zucchini lasagna.

What you need:

1 pound extra lean hamburger
1 small onion chopped
1 clove garlic minced
1 jar of pasta sauce of your choice
3 zucchini cut thin length wise ( think like lasagna noodles)
Italian seasoning to taste
1 16 oz lowfat ricotta cheese or lowfat cottage cheese your choice
1 egg
1/4 cup parm cheese
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven at 350.  Cook onion and garlic in a large saucepan coated with cooking spray.  Cook until onion has softened.  Add hamburger and cook until no longer pink.  Add pasta sauce. Turn heat to low. Mix ricotta or cottage cheese with Italian seasoning, egg, and parm cheese.  

In a 13x9 add about 3/4 cup of meat sauce to the bottom of the pan.  Lay out the sliced zucchini evenly. Top with the cheese mixture.  Sprinkle with a half a cup of mozzarella.  Top with another layer of zucchini noodles.  Add the rest of meat sauce.  Finish with the rest of mozzarella cheese.  I spray my aluminum foil with cooking spray so that the cheese doesn't stick.  Cook for 45 minutes covered.  Remove aluminum foil and cook an additional 15 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes.  Enjoy!

You can add more parm cheese and serve with a salad or garlic bread.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family does!

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Introducing Dial Baby Body & Hair Wash & Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash

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Introducing Dial Baby Body & Hair Wash & Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash

I can tell you my girls were so excited when we received the new box from Dial.  It included Dial Baby Body and Hair Wash and Dial Kids Foaming Hand Wash.  My girls right away said they wanted to wash their hands.  

My girls love washing their hands.  So much so I have to really monitor them because they can go through soap very quickly.  They really loved the Dial foaming wash. They love the fruity scent.  I love the fact that it is easy for them to handle and they can see with the foam where they might have missed on their hands.

Of course after dinner they wanted to try the Dial Baby Body and Hair Wash.  I was planning on only using it on my 2 year old.  She is really sensitive to soaps and shampoos so I knew it would be perfect for her.  My 4 year old told me she wanted to use it too, so I let her.  

My oldest loved Dial Baby Body and Hair Wash!  She said she really liked that it didn't burn her eyes like her shampoo normally does.  She also has sensitive skin.  She said she wants to use the Dial Baby Body and Hair Wash from now on!

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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