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Spinach Lasagna


Tuesday, May 06, 2014

I started my new attempt to lower my cholesterol:
1. Oatmeal instead of eggs for breakfast
2. Fish oil capsules
3. Meatless Monday

The oatmeal was delicious with 4 frozen blackberries added for sweetness. Fish oil capsule is nasty. And I made a great spinach lasagna for dinner. I got a lot of push-back from DS26, who doesn't like "fad diets" and from DS15 who complained he doesn't like cooked spinach and low-fat cheese, but had seconds. This recipe is a keeper.


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Spinach lasagna

Low fat take on lasagna. Great for meatless Monday.
Minutes to Prepare: 15
Minutes to Cook: 75

Ingredients

9 no-cook lasagna noodles
1 jar pasta sauce
1 cup water
2 eggs
15 oz low fat regatta cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup cooked spinach
1/1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese
cooking spray

Let set 10 min before slicing

Directions
Preheat oven to 375
1. Mix pasta sauce and water
2. Mix 2 eggs, regatta, and Parmesan
3. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray
4. Spread about a cup of water/sauce mix
5. Lay down 3 lasagna noodles
6. Spread 1/3 of cheese mix on noodles
7. spread 1/3 spinach on cheese
8. repeat steps 4-6 twice more
9. top with mozzarella
10. Cover with aluminum foil
11. Cook at 375 for an hour covered
12. Uncover and cook for another 15 min to brown the cheese topping (yum!)

Serving Size: Makes 6 servings, 265 calories

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Miles in May:
5/1 4.31
5/2 2.96
5/3 4.35
5/4 1.81
5/5 3.78

I see a pattern of mileage that matches my alternating strength & cardio training (and rest day!).

I went to the gym yesterday to lift upper body & abs, and decided to do some cardio, too. So I did W3D1 of C25K, and only did 3 intervals because my d@mn knee was killing me. Looks like the steroid shot in March is worn off. Not due for another until June. That's really too bad. My running is going very well, cardio-wise. I'm still rather slow. But I was hoping that as soon as I get through the 8 weeks of Running Mate Couch to 5K 101, I can work on running faster. myrunningmate.com/5k101/

Here's a link to a time/distance converter chart: www.gottfriedville.net/m
athtools/5kconvert.html


If I push myself I can run 5MPH, or a 12 min mile, which is running a 5k in 37 min (theoretically). I can walk at 3.5MPH, a brisk pace for me, or 17 min mile, 53 min to walk a 5k.

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I bought a big bag of kale. Any suggestions on how to cook it?
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/6/2014 5:27PM

    I tried kale chips and didn't like them. I also tried cooking it like spinach and liked the taste but not the texture. I like them best raw in salads - the small baby ones.

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THINFITFEMINIST 5/6/2014 4:22PM

    Cheese is off my program. Sounds good

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CHANGING-TURTLE 5/6/2014 9:28AM

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